Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are due by February 15, 2016 for Incoming Students and March 25, 2016 for Continuing Students. Notification of awards will be made in mid-March of 2016 for incoming students, in April for continuing.
Scholarships are available for new and continuing students. We present awards based on our perception of students' ability to contribute to the theatre program as well-rounded students of theatre.
Department of Theatre Arts
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St. #1084
Tacoma, WA 98416-1084
The department offers scholarships to encourage talented and hard working students to participate in theatre at Puget Sound. We are most interested in students who are seeking a well rounded liberal arts education and a thorough background in all aspects of theatre. We are interested in students who can participate in theatrical activity while also maintaining excellent grade point averages. We offer a one time award of $1,000 to $1,500 to exceptional incoming students. Continuing Sophomore, Junior and Senior, students are eligible to apply for Course Assistant scholarships for our acting and core classes and Production Support scholarships in costume, dramaturgy, house management/outreach, lighting, research, stage management, sound or props. In addition to these, we also offer a limited number of scholarships to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors for exceptional academic achievement and outstanding contributions to the theatre program.
In addition to the four items listed above, a video is required for acting emphasis applications. We accept VHS videotapes or DVDs. Prepare one monologue of no more than three minutes. The selection must be from a REALISTIC published play in the twentieth century and may be comic or serious. If you would like, you may also prepare a song of no more than two minutes (optional). Please note that we are not interested in a video of the applicant in school/community productions, etc. You must follow the guidelines listed above. This allows for consistency among the auditioners. The videotape or DVD MUST be received along with your application by February 15, 2016.
There is no audition video required for those students primarily interested in production areas such as scenery, costumes, dramaturgy, lights, props, sound or stage management. Simply send us items 1 through 4 and add a paragraph to your letter which describes your major contributions to theatre production areas. No audition tape is needed for this area of emphasis. Due date, February 15, 2016. It is particularly important for your letter of recommendation to detail your theatre work in production areas.
For further information: Please call or send us an e-mail, Theatre Coordinator, at 253.879.3330 for further information.
Scholarship applications for continuing students are due no later than March 25, 2016.
You can download the form here: Application Forms for Theatre Scholarships.
Applications are accepted in the spring for opportunities include two major categories: 1. course assistants (acting pedagogues, core pedagogues); 2. production (dramaturgy intern, house manager, lighting management, props management, research intern, scene painting, sound management, stage management, wardrobe management). Read the "Scholarship Descriptions and Responsibilities" prior to application. Each scholarship will carry an award of up to $750 per semester and is contingent upon full time enrollment on the main campus. Special arrangements may be made for students enrolled for one semester in an approved study abroad program. There may be additional awards that may be less than $750 per semester, but you will be advised of the award amount before being asked to accept.
The purpose of the pedagog is to serve as an acting coach and role model in THTR 110, 210, 310.
Core Pegagogues provide demonstration scenes, lead acting exercises, and facilitate scene work for the THTR 275 (Theatrical Experience) or First Year Seminars for the Fall and/or Spring semesters. Please see full description in "Scholarship Descriptions and Responsibilities." Please check your schedule, and on your application note any potential conflicts with the course schedule on Cascade.
Requirements for Acting and Core Pedagogues:
Each scholarship listed below will carry an award of up to $1,500 and is contingent upon full time enrollment on the main campus. Special arrangements may be made for students enrolled for one semester in an approved study abroad program. The number and type of the awards may vary from year to year and some partial awards may be made depending on the applicant pool.
Responsibilities: The nature of the responsibilities for each position will vary by the type of scholarship but the following generalizations apply to all production support scholarships.
Clarification: Scholarship recipients do not do all the work on all the shows. It is envisioned, for example, that the "stage management" recipient might stage manage one faculty directed show and then help train the SM for another show. Props management will maintain the props room, serve as coordinator for one show, and perhaps assist the props master for another show. Scholarship recipients may also act in shows. When this occurs, adjustments in expectations will occur, and must be approved by the Director of Theatre.
Application forms for Theatre Scholarships for continuing students are due no later than March 25, 2016.