College Scholarships for Performing Arts

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Jul 31
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
How to apply
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$1,000
Deadline
Jul 31
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away over $100,000 in free college scholarships this year including a $1,000 scholarship every month! Apply now!
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$10,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Unigo
Description
Apply to win one of four $10,000 college scholarship with just 5 Simple Words that illustrate what life will be like 10 years after college graduation. Just answer a few short and simple questions to complete the application for a chance to win $10,000 toward your college education.
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Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program$2,000
Deadline
February 3
Renewable
No
Offered by
South Carolina State Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Room 701-A
Columbia, SC 29201
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.
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Colorado State Thespians Scholarships$1,000
Deadline
November 10
Renewable
No
Offered by
Colorado State Thespians
200 S. Dexter Street
Denver, CO 80246-1055
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, plan to attend one of 30 participating universities, colleges or conservatories from across the nation and major in theatre. Students must perform an audition in acting, musical theatre or dance or prepare a portfolio of their expertise in technical theatre to present on the designated audition day in Denver, Colorado. Admission and additional scholarships may be offered by the colleges based on the audition.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, photo and $35 application fee are required.
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$1,000 - $1,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Niche Parent Survey
Description
Love it or hate it, tell us about your child's school! A few survey responses will earn you an entry into our monthly $1,000 Parent Survey Scholarship that can be used to finance your child's education.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Georgia Thespians Achievement Scholarships$2,000
Deadline
January 11
Renewable
No
Offered by
Georgia Thespians
2280 Remington Court
Marietta, GA 30066
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Georgia high school students and perform an audition in one of the following categories: acting, technical theatre, singing or theatre education.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form and resume of thespian troupe experience are required.
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M. Josephine O'Neil Arts Award$6,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization
c/o Linda McDonnell
3201 Newell Drive
Granite City, IL 62040-5160
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Illinois residents and be sophomores at an accredited community college or current or upcoming juniors at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or the literary arts.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.
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NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award$750-$1,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Federation of Music Clubs (AR)
Dr. George Keck
421 Cherry Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be Individual Junior Special members or Active Junior Club members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Applicants must enter in their state of residence by submitting a taped performance.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Optimist International Oratorical Contest$1,000-$2,500
Deadline
Late March and June 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Optimist International
4494 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.
How to apply
Contact your local Optimist Club.
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$1,000
Deadline
Jul 31
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
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Playwright Discovery AwardUp to $750
Deadline
June 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
VSA Arts
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants themselves need not be disabled, but the script must address the issue. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Princess Grace AwardsUp to $30,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Princess Grace Awards
150 E. 58th Street
21st Floor
New York, NY 10155
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must submit an example of their work in the category in which they apply: theatre, dance, choreography, film or playwriting. Theatre and dance applicants require the sponsorship of a professional company or school, one nominee per institution. Awards are based on the artistic quality of the artist's work, potential for future excellence and activities.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Theatre Scholarships$500-$3,500
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hanover College Office of Admission and Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 108
Hanover, IN 47243
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must attend Hanover College. They must schedule an interview with theatre faculty. They must present an audition, portfolio, script or other material as appropriate to their area of interest.
How to apply
No application form is necessary. A resume, letter of recommendation and material pertinent to area of interest are required.
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Thespian ScholarshipsVaries
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Educational Theatre Association
2343 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be seniors in high school, active members of the International Thespian Society and planning to major or minor in communicative arts. Most of the scholarships require an audition or tech portfolio.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSJunior
Description
Open to all high school juniors in the class of 2016.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Visual and Performing Arts Achievement Awards$1,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Golden Key International Honour Society
Scholarship Program Administrators
Golden Key Scholarships/Awards
P.O. Box 23737
Nashville, TN 37202
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate members who are currently taking classes at a degree-granting program. Selection is based on the work submitted. For the visual arts, students must submit a slide or slides of their artwork. For the performing arts, students must submit a videotape or DVD of a performance up to 10 minutes. The competition categories are: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, computer-generated art/graphic design/illustration, mixed media, instrumental performance, vocal performance and dance.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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YoungArts ProgramUp to $10,000
Deadline
October 18
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
444 Brickell Avenue
P-14
Miami, FL 33131
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be either high school seniors or 17 or 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Youth Free Expression Network Film ContestUp to $1,000
Deadline
December 13
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
275 Seventh Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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