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Department ofTheatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance Scholarships

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers merit based scholarships specific to Theatre Arts majors, which are grants that help offset tuition costs. Scholarship expectations include continued participation in the department’s production program (acting/dance/tech/design/stage management) or other department activities each quarter; a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Theatre Arts major and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

We begin accepting scholarship applications for the next academic year in early November. Auditions are submitted online with group interviews held via Zoom in mid-February/early March; workshops and final interviews for these scholarships will be held in Mayer Theatre during Preview Days. Awards will be made after Acceptance of admission into SCU/Preview Days.

NOTE: Auditions are NOT required to declare a Theatre and Dance major.


Irene M. and Roe A. Maier Endowed Scholarship

The Irene M. and Roe A. Maier Scholarship Fund was established in 1982 to provide financial assistance to deserving Music and Theatre students who demonstrate academic ability and financial need.

William and Charlotte Chase/Jerald Enos Endowed Scholarship

The William and Charlotte Chase/Jerold Enos Endowed Scholarship Fund provides performance or talent-based and/or need-based tuition scholarships for students with a declared major in Theatre Arts in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Scholarships will benefit students who produce exceptional quality and quantity of work, with a preference for talented students with financial need.

Center for Performing Arts Board Scholarship

The Center for Performing Arts Board Scholarship Fund, formally known as the Tollini Family Endowed Scholarship, was established in 2001 to provide scholarships in the Performing Arts area. Scholarship preference will be given to undergraduates majoring in the Performing Arts area (Theatre, Dance & Music).

Founders Scholarship

In honor of the Theatre and Dance Department founders, Al Gibson and Bill James, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student majoring in theatre and dance.

Trevey/Poindexter Endowed Scholarship

The Trevey/Poindexter Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 1993, provides scholarships to worthy undergraduate students with financial need who are majoring in Theatre and Dance, with a preference for Theatre students. Preference shall be given to students from middle income families who reside in California.

Robert Bothman Endowed Scholarship

The Robert A. Bothman, Inc. Endowed Scholarship Fund, established on August 12, 2011 by Robert A. Bothman, Inc., supports talented students in dance programs.

Louis and Mildred Paganini and Shirley Paganini Dorsa Scholarship

The fund provides undergraduate scholarships, with a preference for students who have financial need and majoring or minoring in Dance. If, in any given year, there are no students who meet these criteria, the fund will provide undergraduate scholarships for students who have financial need and are majoring or minoring in Theatre.

Vickie Barrious Poitevin Endowed Scholarship in Theatre Arts

The Vickie Barrious Poitevin Endowed Scholarship Fund in Theatre Arts will provide a scholarship to student(s) pursuing a degree in Theatre Arts.

Timothy Charles Crow Endowed Scholarship

Established in July 2020, the fund provides undergraduate scholarships, with a preference for students demonstrating financial need and majoring in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting.


Quinn Martin Endowed Scholarship

The Quinn Martin Endowed Scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. Quinn Martin, television producer, to assist students seriously intent on a career in any of the Theatre Arts -- acting, directing, script-writing, design, or production for stage, film, or television. Awarded annually, the Scholarship carries partial tuition for the Junior year, with renewal for the Senior year so long as special and general scholarship requirements are fulfilled. Applications are submitted to the scholarship committee early in Spring quarter. Contact the Department Manager for more details.

Apply for a Theatre and Dance Scholarship