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Student scholarships are awarded yearly to new and returning students

Work study positions are also available.

Contact the department chair, for more information.

About Theatre Scholarship

 The theatre department at Washburn is seeking quality students. All students intending to enroll full-time are eligible. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, past performance and potential.

  • Students interested in performance should prepare two 2-3 minute monologues or one monologue and a song exhibiting range, variety and versatility. All audition pieces must be memorized. For musical auditions, please bring a recording, bluetooth, cd and mp3 available. An accompanist will not be provided.
  • Students interested in design/technical production will be interviewed. A portfolio of prior work should be presented.
  • All students must submit a short resume of prior work, transcript and headshot photo. Please contact the theatre department office for further information (785.670.1639).
  • Majoring in theatre is not required to receive a scholarship.

Requirements for Theatre Scholarship Recipients

  • You must be a full-time student and enroll in three hours per semester in the Theatre Department.
  • For Acting/Performance scholarships: You must audition for all productions and be available to perform, if cast, or to participate as assigned to technical /crew responsibilities on productions.
  • For Design/Technical scholarships: You must be available to participate in technical/crew responsibilities on all productions.
  • Non-performance assignments require a minimum commitment of 30 hours per show.
  • You must submit FAFSA for financial aid to be considered for university scholarships. For more information about Washburn's financial aid, visit Washburn Financial Aid Department.

2019-2020 Scholarship Auditions

Scholarship auditions are Feb. 8, 2019. Please call (785) 670.2245 or email Julie Noonan,, for times and more information.

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Washburn University Theatre
Garvey, Room 133
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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