Each year the Department of Theatre Arts awards scholarships to high potential students in acting/directing and musical theatre. If theatre arts are your passion and you desire to perform/direct professionally, work for an arts organization, teach theatre arts, or be involved in any area of theatre arts, you should consider applying for Bethel’s theatre arts performance scholarship.
- Incoming freshmen and transfer students thinking about majoring, minoring, or being involved in productions
- Must be accepted for admission to Bethel University by December 1
- Financial need is not a factor in determining the recipients
- Can be combined with other department scholarships
Renewable each year up to 4 years.
The theatre arts faculty renews scholarships annually if the following requirements are met:
- A maintained GPA of at least 2.5
- Full time enrollment
- Major participation in at least two productions per year (acting, stage managing, and backstage)
- Continued active engagement in classes
- Regular attendance at theatre productions by enrolling in THA195 Theatre Hour
- Active interaction with one's peers in the theatre arts department
Applications for the theatre scholarship require the following:
Completion of Online Application
The application asks for your academic and theatre background, and a short personal essay telling about your interest in pursuing theatre as a major and career or as an active non-major participant in theatre.
We would like to review a 60-second monologue of your choice. In the application, please provide a web link to a video recording of yourself. If interested in musical theatre, please also include a link to a recording of you singing a verse or chorus of a musical number.
- Choose a well-known playwright
- Memorize the monologue
- Focus the camera on your face and upper body
- No excerpts from performance recordings
Letter of Recommendation
Have a teacher or leader familiar with your interest and contribution to theatre write a letter of recommendation on your behalf and email it to the Bethel University Theatre Department at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 1.
If you miss the deadline, please contact Meg Zauner in the Department of Theatre Arts for information on a deadline extension at 651.638.6477.