School of Theatre & Dance
Theatre at USF

Theatre Scholarships

"Let me begin by emphatically thanking the Shimbergs, whose scholarship allowed me to survive and take opportunities that I would not have been able to before. Without the scholarships and grants available to me, I would have never been able to have the intense classes with these artists. Opportunities like this are rare in most other schools unless you are a graduate student."

- Excerpt taken from a speech given by TheatreUSF graduate Joanna Strange.


Joanna Strange - publicity picture for An Experiment with an Air Pump

All scholarship funds are subject to continuation of state and university funding.

Green and Gold Talent Scholarship

  • Awarded to artistically talented non-Florida residents
  • Number Available: Varies
  • Amount: $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) for tuition at USF.
  • Eligibility: All declared theatre majors.
  • Application Procedure: Automatic with USF application.
  • Decision Date: Applicants for admission to USF by January 2 who submit credentials by February 1 will be given priority consideration. Students who apply after January 2 will be considered on a funds available basis.

Talent Based Assistantships

  • Number Available: Variable
  • Amount: Variable up to $750 per semester (fall and spring).
  • Eligibility: All declared theatre majors.
  • Application Procedure: Designated by chair and faculty.
  • Decision Date: Variable throughout the year.

Service Award

  • Number Available: Variable
  • Amount: Variable up to $400 per semester (fall and spring).
  • Eligibility: Sophomores and above, majors.

Covington

  • Number Available: (1 every 4th year; none in 99/00)
  • Amount: $1,000+ per year, 1/2 awarded in Fall, 1/2 awarded in Spring
  • Eligibility: Upper division majors.

Cole/Krewe

  • Number Available: 1
  • Amount: $1,000 per year (fall)
  • Eligibility: Upper division majors.

Playmakers Scholarship

  • Number Available: 1
  • Amount: 1,000 per year(Fall)
  • Eligibility: Senior, performance student majors.

The Lily Award

  • This scholarship was established in June of 2010 by Jane Bangert McNeil to honor her mother Lily Bangert, a former USF Theatre Student
  • For upper level students majoring in Theatre
  • Eligibility: Junior, Theatre Major, 3.0 GPA min, intent to go on to Graduate School or into Professional Theatre
  • Application Procedure: Apply in Jan of Junior year
  • Decision Date: Approx. March/April of same year, and effective for student's Senior Year

SIEDE Student Endowment Fund

  • limited matching funds available for scholarship recipients

The John W. Coker Memorial Scholarship

  • Rotates annually between Art, Music, Theatre and Dance

The Alexandra and William Fyre Endowed Scholarship

  • Rotates annually between Art, Music, Theatre and Dance

The John L. Smith Endowed COTA Scholarship

  • One award annually, competitive among all COTA students


Students are also encouraged to explore the scholarships awarded by the university.
Please visit http://usfweb2.usf.edu/finaid/scholarship_splashpage.aspx for more information.

For questions contact Theatre and Dance Advisor, Nadine Niforos at nniforos@usf.edu

 

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