Students wishing to be considered for Scholarships should let their adviser know immediately. College and Department Scholarships and awards have varying deadlines for application, again usually early to mid-Spring. Departmental scholarships and awards are given on a merit basis by the votes of various committees, and are awarded at the Curtain Call Awards Banquet.

College and Department scholarships usually look for academic excellence reflected in a good GPA, combined with evidence of leadership and service as demonstrated in extracurricular activities in the College and College, together with a clear sense of one's educational and professional goals. Students should look for opportunities to demonstrate leadership in student organizations, and in a willingness to take the initiative in ensemble activities, which promote the wellbeing of the department as a whole. Many scholarships mentioned below are based on student financial need.

Scholarships and awards requiring nominations and/or recommendations:

 

The Stagedoor Players Performance Award

Requirements:

  • 3.0 CUM GPA
  • Letter of intent
  • Participation throughout the season
  • Regularly enrolled undergraduates with at least 6 hrs

The Technical Theatre Award

Bestowed for artistry in design and technical excellence.

Requirements:

  • 3.0 CUM GPA
  • Letter of intent
  • Contract to work 50 hours in the theatre department technical areas.
  • Participation throughout the season
  • Regularly enrolled undergraduates with completed 12hrs of related course work.

The Curtain Call Awards

Requirements:

The Order of The Copper Mask

This is the highest honor bestowed by the Theatre & Film Arts Department. New members are selected by unanimous secret vote of active members.

Requirements:

  • 3.0 CUM GPA
  • Regularly enrolled undergraduates
  • Provided actual performance/production work
  • Demonstrated exceptional social and personal qualities; the incentive of leadership; and sustained loyalty to the theatre, its activities and its organization.  
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