University Level Financial Assistance
Department of Theater Scholarships
Undergraduate students are eligible for a variety of financial aid opportunities through the Department. Scholarships and/or tuition waivers of varying amounts (ranging from $500 to $1,500) are available on an annual basis (renewable) to undergraduates who demonstrate contributions/potential in the areas of academic ability, creative work, and service to the department:
The VERIZON Scholarship
A scholarship (ranging from $500-1500) is awarded annually to a student or students whom the Department of Theater faculty recognizes as outstanding in both the areas of academics and production.
The SIU/HB STUDIO Internship Scholarship
A $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a performance student to study acting at the HB Studio’s summer intensive workshop. Award is by audition and requires acceptance into the HB Studio summer workshop.
Applications/Audition/Interview procedures and Deadlines vary. (Application deadlines generally fall in early February.) Theater students should consult the announcement boards or check with the Chair of the Recruitment and Retention Committee. For more information and/or a copy of the “Scholarship/Tuition Wavier Application Form” please refer to the appropriate section of the Undergraduate handbook.
For information on other awards and honors designated by the Department of Theater, visit our Awards page.