Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance

Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre
 

For information on more general financial aid and scholarship information, try the following two resources:


James Madison University
School of Theatre and Dance
147 Warsaw Avenue, MSC 5601
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
 540.568.6342
 theatredance@jmu.edu.

 

Scholarships for Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Dance Students

The following is a general guide to scholarship programs specific to JMU Theatre and Dance.  Prospective students who audition for the JMU Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Dance concentrations are offered scholarships in the Spring.  Continuing students make application early in the spring semester for the following academic year.  


Criteria and Procedures for Incoming Freshman Applicants


Criteria for determining scholarship recipients include the following: 

1. Talent and Ability, based on audition, portfolio review, and interview

2. Academic promise, based on high-school transcript, GPA (minimum equivalent of 3.0 in a 4-point scale), and standardized test scores

3. Interview

4. Application Essay (A program-admission essay also serves scholarship application purposes.)

5. Letter of recommendation (A program-admission recommendation also serves scholarship application purposes.) 

Audition Dates and Information

 

Dance Admissions

Theatre Admissions

Musical Theatre Admissions


Scholarships for Continuing Dance Students

 TAD Majors with a Dance Concentration become eligible to apply for the following scholarships in the Spring of their first year at JMU.  Application forms, criteria and deadlines are posted on the dance contact board near the studios in March of the academic year.

PARTIAL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS


These scholarships are based on a dance concentrator's academic and artistic achievement within the program, as well as positive contributions to dance program activities both on and off campus.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Scholarship amounts vary each year and must be applied to JMU tuition payment.


PARTIAL SUMMER STUDY TUITION GRANTS


These scholarships are based on a dance concentrator's academic and artistic achievement within the program, as well as positive contributions to dance program activities both on and off campus.  A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.
Scholarship amounts vary each year and must be used towards tuition to a specific summer dance study program.


 Scholarships for Continuing Theatre and Musical Theatre Students

 THE HORACE BURR SCHOLARSHIP

 Named for a former JMU theatre professor, this scholarship is for a student majoring in theatre who has demonstrated excellence in academic and practical theatre work.

THE STRATFORD PLAYERS SCHOLARSHIP

 For a Stratford Players member who has demonstrated excellence in academic and practical theatre work

   THE MARY LATIMER CORDNER SCHOLARSHIP

 Named for a former JMU theatre professor, the scholarship is for a rising junior or senior majoring in theatre who has demonstrated excellence in academic and practical theatre work

 THE STEVEN SNYDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 Named in memory of a JMU alumnus, this scholarship is to recognize creative work in theatre.

THE TOM KING SCHOLARSHIP

Recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a theatre major. 

THE TOM ARTHUR THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the Tom Arthur Scholarship Endowment for Theatre is to provide a need-based scholarship for outstanding JMU undergraduate student scholars who have limited means of support. 

Other Awards Which Require Nomination and May Include Graduating Seniors  

    THE STEVEN SNYDER CREATIVE
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 The Steven Snyder Award is presented annually to recognize creative achievement in theatre, particularly The Experimental Theatre, during the current academic year.  To be considered for the Snyder Award, individuals must be nominated by a faculty member or by Stratford Players. 

 PHILLIP S. GRAYSON AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL THEATRE

 The Phyllip S. Grayson Award is presented annually to recognize excellence in technical theatre.  To be considered for The Phyllip S. Grayson Award, individuals must be nominated by a faculty member or by Stratford Players. 

Award amounts vary and depend on interest from endowed funds and other factors.