Scholarships

Paying for college can be overwhelming, but the UCA Theatre Program has many financial opportunities awaiting students! UCA Theatre awards $15,000 in scholarships and over $25,000 in work-study positions to its students every year.

Scholarships may vary in amount and are awarded to students who have the potential to contribute leadership to our program by filling positions as performers, technicians, or production assistants.


UCA THEATRE PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP:

Continuing Students (Current UCA Theatre Students)
Entering Students (Entering Freshmen and Transfer Students)

Entering freshmen and transfer students must schedule an audition.

Each semester the Theatre Program awards a limited amount of funding through performance scholarships. These scholarships vary in amount and are awarded to students who have the potential to contribute leadership to our production program by filling staff positions as performers, technicians, or production assistants. The UCA Theatre Performance Scholarships are available to all Theatre majors and to minors continuing in the theatre program. These are awarded on a semester basis so students must reapply each semester regardless of whether you’ve previously received a performance scholarship. Recipients are required to contribute to the Theatre Program.

Click here to read the UCA Theatre Performance Scholarship Requirements. Completed application and supporting documents are due by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 for Spring 2019, and on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for Fall 2019.

Need help with some of these supporting documents? See the bottom of this page for examples and things to consider.


JAMES BRIDGES PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP:

Film, Theatre, & Creative Writing students are eligible for the James Bridges Scholarship. The money supports outstanding student-artists as they pursue studies in Acting, Directing, or Dramatic Writing for the stage, film, or TV. Applications are taken in the Spring of each year with the scholarship awarded for the following year.

James Bridges Scholarship Requirements Completed application and supporting documents are due by 4:30 on Friday, March 8, 2019, for 2019-2020.

Need help with some of these supporting documents? See the bottom of this page for examples and things to consider.


WILLIAM C. PLUMMER SCHOLARSHIP:

Senior Theatre majors are eligible for the William C. Plummer Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded based upon financial need. Applications are taken in the Spring of each year with the scholarship awarded for the following year.

Plummer Scholarship Requirements Completed application and supporting documents are due by 4:30 PM on Thursday,  April 11, 2019, for 2019-2020.


FRED AND LILLIAN PETRUCELLI SCHOLARSHIP:

The Fred & Lillian Petrucelli Scholarship is for full time students majoring in writing, journalism, or theatre. Selection shall be based on financial need, potential and academic performance. (GPA of 2.75 or above) The UCA Foundation provides this scholarship. For questions or additional information, please call (501) 450-3650. Applicants must apply online.

Completed application and supporting documents are due by 4:30 on Friday, March 8, 2019, for 2019-2020.


Have questions about supporting documents for these scholarships?

At UCA Theatre, we want all of our students to be successful. Here are some examples and things to consider for some of the more challenging supporting documents.

Audition Tips (UCA Theatre Performance Scholarship – Entering Students)

Cover Letter (UCA Theatre Performance Scholarship)

Current Resume (UCA Theatre Performance Scholarship and James Bridges Performing Arts Scholarship)

Performing Arts Statement of Pursuit (James Bridges Performing Arts Scholarship)

Statement of Financial Need (UCA Theatre Performance Scholarship)

If you have questions, please contact the UCA Theatre Business Manager,  Melissa Pearson,  at 501-450-5092 or melissap@uca.edu.