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Theatre and Dance Scholarships

While many scholarship students major in Theatre or Dance, recipients of Theatre and Dance scholarships may major in any department. Scholarship students need only maintain involvement in the department’s classes or productions to remain eligible for renewal.

Fine Arts Scholarships in theatre or dance are awarded for up to $2,500 per year and are renewable annually. Any prospective first-year student may apply for these scholarships.

Financial need is not a determining factor in the Theatre and Dance scholarship process. The Department’s scholarship recipients are eligible to receive other types of need-based assistance as well as university grants.* While students may apply and interview/audition for Theatre and Dance scholarships prior to applying to Wittenberg, scholarships cannot be awarded until students have been accepted to the university.

While a Wittenberg on-campus visit is highly preferred, the Theatre program will consider requests for video auditions and interviews when travel or production schedules make this impossible. Applicants for Dance scholarships must audition in person with a member of the dance faculty. For all auditions/interviews, contact departmental office manager Sue Apple at (800) 677-7558, ext. 7464.

Questions about the Department of Theatre and Dance and the audition and interview process may be directed to Sue Apple, Office Manager at (800) 677-7558, ext. 7464 or via email at

Schedule an audition and/or interview

  • Theatre performance: Prepare two contrasting pieces. (e.g., comedic/dramatic, classical/contemporary, musical theatre/legit, etc.) not exceeding three minutes in length. These memorized pieces from published theatrical works should demonstrate your range and skill as a performer.
  • Theatre design, stage management, technical theatre, directing, playwriting, and other theatre fields: Bring a portfolio of your work to your interview. This might include production or construction photos, promptbooks, technical drawing, or scripts.
  • Dance: You will be taught a brief routine, participate in an appropriate technique class, and perform a dance of less than three minutes that you have choreographed or that has been set for you.

Theatre Scholarships

Dance Scholarships

Students Performing at Chakeres Theatre

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