Musical Theatre Scholarships

MSUM offers a variety of Musical Theatre scholarships for current and incoming students. Scholarships are listed below. You can also apply for general university scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

Eligibility:

  1. You will declare a Theater major.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  3. Outstanding achievement in academics, artistic/creative activities, or department service.
  4. You will actively participate in departmental co-curricular activities.
  5. The deadline for scholarship applications is February 1.
  6. The scholarship audition/interview day is March 20.
  7. The scholarship announcement day is March 20.

The Carol Gaede Scholarship Award was established to honor Dr. Carol Gaede for her long-standing commitment to excellence and learning in the disciplines of Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Theatre Arts. The scholarship is a financial award that honors academic, artistic/creative, and/or service achievement in a student who is a declared major in communication studies, film or theatre arts.

Requirements: Less than 64 credits, 3.0 GPA, creativity and service to community.

 

 

 

 

The Delmar J. Hansen Scholarships are made possible by donations to the Delmar J. Hansen endowment fund by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the department. This scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement as well as contributions to the departments and community through leadership and active participation in events and organizations.

Eligibility:

  1. Be declared majors in communication studies, film production, film studies or theatre arts;
  2. Have a cumulate GPA of 3.0 or higher, and GPA of 3.25 or higher in major and liberal arts;
  3. 90+ credits;
  4. Have made outstanding contributions on a regular basis to department and/or major-sponsored programs and activities;
  5. Have participated in other university and/or community activities.

 

 

 

  1. You will declare a Theater major.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Outstanding achievement in academics, artistic/creative activities, or department service.
  4. You will actively participate in departmental co-curricular activities.

Must participate in an audition/interview held during the Upperclass Scholarship Audition Day (held in March, exact date TBA).  Requirements are as follows:

Acting:  Two contrasting contemporary monologues, and one classic monologue (5 minute time limit)

Musical Theatre:  Two contrasting musical theatre songs, and one monologue (5 minute time limit)

Theatre Design and Technology:  Technical Portfolio and interview

For additional information regarding scheduling an audition/interview, please contact the Director of Theatre, Craig Ellingson at craig.ellingson@mnstate.edu

 

 

 

MSUM offers a variety of Theatre Arts scholarships for incoming students who will declare a major in the Theatre Arts department and will actively participate in departmental co-curricular activities.

Must perform either a live audition or submit a video demonstrating their excellence in Theatre Arts, and include a head shot and resume, prior to March 1st.  Audition requirements are as follows:

Acting:  Two contrasting monologues

Musical Theatre:  Two contrasting musical theatre songs, and one monologue

Theatre Design and Technology:  Technical resume

For additional information regarding the submission process, or to schedule an audition, please contact MSUM's School of Performing Arts (spa@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2101).

 

 

This scholarship is intended for members of Straw Hat Players who are dedicated to excellence at MSUM.

This scholarship is designated for speech and drama students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing.

Financial need is determined by filling out the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date of February 1, 2020.

This scholarship for juniors or seniors in good academic standing shall be awarded to a major who is studying theatre or film on the basis of the following:

  • General artistic creativity
  • Acting ability
  • Desire to be a performer
  • Number of student theatre, film, and/or television performances, with quality of performance more important than level of the role
  • Commitment to becoming a stage or film actor
  • Indication of potential to become a director in any of the four named media
  • Commitment to and support of the MSUM theatre/film programs and to the other students majoring in the programs

 

 

 

 

Students majoring in theatre who are in good academic standing.

 

 

 

Full time junior or senior students with a minimum GPA of 2.75 who show interest in arts management are eligible for this award. Students must be nominated for the award by their academic department.