DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: March 1, 2016 at midnight! Please be aware this is a new deadline!
For Shakespeare Festival Scholarships, Branstrom Award and Production Service Awards, please go to MyScholarships and complete an application. Once you submit an application you will be able to search for scholarship opportunities. Remember, the deadline to submit your application is March 1, 2016.
Shakespeare Scholarship and Production Service Award applications for current GVSU students, incoming freshmen and transfer students are due on March 1, 2016 at 3pm through MyScholarships. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete an audition/interview so please contact Jack Lane to schedule a March 19, 2016 audition/interview.
Performance Studio Series applications for Directors, Stage Managers, and Designers, are due at midnight, March 31, 2016! The completed applications should be submitted through the Theatre Blackboard Site. See the Blackboard Site for more details. Incoming freshmen or transfer, please feel free to email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 616-331-8105.
*Incoming Freshmen and Transferring students entering in the Fall must be a Theatre Major to be eligible for a Shakespeare Scholarship. Click here for incoming and transfer information.
2016 Shakespeare Scholarships and Production Service Awards deadline - March 1, 2016 at midnight! New deadline! Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible but must fill out an application and arrange an audition/interview. Apply Online at My Scholarships by clicking here.
Shakespeare Scholarships & Branstrom Scholarships
This application serves as an application specifically for the Theatre Arts Scholarship Awards. By applying for this scholarship you will automatically be considered for these theatre (theater) scholarships:
Branstrom Fine Arts Scholarship for School of Communications - Theatre, Film/Video and Photography
This scholarship is intended for high achieving students pursuing a degree in theatre, film/video or photography. Applicants must be majoring in Theatre, Film/Video or Photography
Application Process: Contact the Communications Department for more information. No formal application required, students are awarded by faculty nomination.
Award Up to $1,000
Scopes: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communications, Film and Video, Theatre
Amounts will vary depending on scholarship.
Shakespeare Production Service Awards: Available to Theatre majors, minors, and non-Theatre majors. Please go to MyScholarships. Due by March 1, 2016!
Shakespeare Festival Service Awards are available to any Grand Valley student—there is no restriction for theatre majors or minors. Service Awards require roughly 60 hours of service working in a particular area or on specific Shakespeare Festival events. All but one of the awards pays $625 for the work completed and provides students with hands on experience in the area covered by the service award. One award is a two semester award that pays a total of $750 for the two semesters.
There may be some variation by year, but generally service awards are in the following areas. Students who apply should indicate the award or awards for which they wish to be considered and any experience that would make them a good selection for the awards.
Theatre Arts Scholarship Application: New deadline - due March 31, 2016 at midnight!
Production Assignments: Performance Studio Series (directing), Production Stage Managers, Designers (Lights/Costumes/Sets), Senior Projects
Requirements: Full-time or part-time student status, good academic standing, must complete assignments for the Fall Shakespeare Festival.
Materials: Completed application cover form and application letter, specifying your assignment preference, resume, current Degree Progress Report
Note: You must specify your assignment preference, but the Theatre faculty may not be able to accommodate your preference and might assign you to other areas or projects.
Stage Directors of Performance Studio Series - for an application please click here!
Requirements: Full-time student status, good academic standing, must have completed CTH 365 with a grade of B or better (pending your final grade for currently enrolled students). If accepted, you must enroll in one of the following: CTH 298, 498 or 499 during the semester of your project.
Materials: Performance Studio Series Application
Note: Preference may be given to students who have experience as stage managers or Directing II class.
Requirements: Full-time student status, good academic standing. Must have
the following prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better: Stage Managers CTH 250, Costumers CTH 262, Lighting CTH 368, Set Designers CTH 261. If accepted, you must enroll in one of the following: CTH 298, 498 or 499 during the semester of your project.
Materials: Performing Studio Series Application ( Designers, Stage Managers)
Senior Projects (any area)
Requirements: Full-time Theatre majors, good academic standing, senior status at
time of your project. If accepted, you must enroll in CTH 498 during the semester of your project. Materials: Resume, current Degree Progress Report, must have completed the "Senior Project Application" form (obtainable from School of Communications Office Administrator in 290 LSH)
Note: Senior projects must be proposed no later than 12 - 15 weeks prior to the project start date.
These Materials are also available at the Theatre Blackboard Site and must be submitted through the Blackboard Site when completed.
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Branstrom Fine Arts Award
Gilbert and Patricia Davis Endowed Theatre Scholarship: Remembering Shakespeare