Scholarships

Paying for college can be overwhelming, but the UCA Theatre Program has many financial opportunities awaiting students! UCA Theatre awards nearly $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.

PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP: Entering Students - Performance Scholarships for Entering Freshmen and Transfer Students are available to all Theatre majors and are awarded on a semester basis. Entering freshmen and transfer students must submit the application and schedule an audition or interview by the deadline. Performance Requirements: Entering Students Due on Monday, April 20, 2015, for FALL 2015.

PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP: Continuing Students - Performance Scholarships are available to all Theatre majors. These are awarded on a semester basis so you must reapply each semester regardless of whether you’ve previously received a performance scholarship. Receptionist are required to contribute to the Theatre Program. Click here to find out how. Performance Requirements: Continuing Students Due on Monday, April 20, 2015, for FALL 2015. Click here to apply online. 

JAMES BRIDGES PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - Junior and Senior Theatre and Film 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. Applicants must submit an approved Artistic Project in their area of interest. James Bridges Scholarship Requirements Due on Friday, March 13, 2015, for 2015-2016.

WILLIAM C. PLUMMER SCHOLARSHIP - Senior Theatre majors (90 hours or more) 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 Due on Friday, March 13, 2015, for 2015-2016.

WORK STUDY APPLICATION - UCA Theatre has a number of paid staff positions available in scenery, lights, costumes, props, and theatre management. Some of these positions are available through the Federal Work Study program. UCA Theatre also has a limited number of paid staff positions for skilled workers regardless of their eligibility for financial aid. May be submitted throughout the year.

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