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.

  • 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.
  • Freshman talent scholarships can be awarded to incoming freshmen. Application forms are available to high school seniors planning to enroll at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

    Audition Day February 22, 2019

    Come audition for a scholarship, tour the campus, meet faculty, observe classes, enjoy a free lunch, and more, all as a part of our School of Performing Arts Scholarship Day/Dragon Preview Day! Call or email the School of Performing Arts to get more details or to schedule an audition during this special date!

    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 Theatre Arts, Film Production and Film Studies majors and the community through leadership and active participation in events and organizations.

    Requirements: 90+ credits, 3.0, active in department and/or community.

    These scholarships in Theatre and Film is an endowed fund which was established in memory of Mark Robert Lukac, who was a member in good standing of the MSUM Class of 1991 at the time of his sudden, accidental death on April 8, 1990. This scholarship 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

    Mark Lukac had a zest for and a love of life, an incomparable sense of humor, along with a love of people and a desire to be of help to them. With these traits in addition to the above, the total should be taken as usually strong qualifications. Financial need of an applicant will be considered only if two or more candidates for the scholarship have seemingly equal qualifications, in which case financial need will be considered as an additional positive factor.

    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. A financial award that honors academic, artistic/creative, and/or service achievement in a student who is a declared major in the Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Theatre Arts Department.

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

  • Other Scholarships Offered

    • Margaret Fuglie Lewis Memorial Scholarship for Theatre
    • Larry 'Drone' Peterson Straw Hat Endowment
    • Thomas Proehl Memorial Fund