Theatre at GV

Theatre Majors, Minors, & Non-Majors scholarships are available.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: March 1, 2016 at midnight! Please be aware this is a new deadline!

For Shakespeare Festival Scholarships, please go to MyScholarships and apply. Remember, the deadline to submit your application is March 1, 2016.

Please click here for an Shakespeare Scholarship and Production Assistantship application for incoming freshmen and transfer students due on March 29, 2016 at 3pm.

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 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.

Shakespeare Scholarships & Production Assistantship Awards

2016 Shakespeare Scholarships, Production Assistantships and Service Awards deadline - March 1, 2016 at midnight! New deadline! Only incoming freshmen and transfer students, may fill out an application due on or before March 31, 2016 at 3pm.

Apply Online at My Scholarships by clicking here.

Shakespeare Scholarships & Branstrom Scholarships

This application serves as an application specifically for the Theatre Department Scholarship Awards. By applying for this scholarship you will automatically be considered for these theatre (theater) scholarships:

  • Shakespeare Scholarship
  • Shakespeare Production Assistantship Service Award
  • Branstrom Scholarship Award

Varies depending on scholarship.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Did you upload a resume on your General Application? Note: a resume is required for this scholarship application.
  2. Expected graduation date:
  3. Please list all drama classes and workshops in which you have been enrolled, plays you have acted in or worked backstage on (including location of play and role/tech assignment), as well as any related experience or skills you may have (such as dancing or singing skills, forensics experience, etc).
  4. Please submit a 500 word essay describing why you chose your major and your plans after graduation.
  5. Please list at least one individual who knows you and whom we might contact for further information regarding your application. Inlcude their name, position, phone number and email address

Requirements: Theatre majors only, full-time student status, good academic standing, must participate in the Fall Shakespeare Festival and one other production during the academic year. Available to incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in Theatre please complete:  Application cover form and application letter, resume, current Degree Progress Report

Additional Financial Awards

Shakespeare Production Assistantship Service Awards:  Available to Theatre majors, minors, and non-Theatre majors. Please go to MyScholarships. Due by March 1, 2016!

Costume Shop – 60 hours a semester $600 - Work in the costume shop

Wardrobe Assistant – Shakespeare production $600 - In charge of and run quick changes. Fix minor repairs, must be available for all dress rehearsal and show dates. Do the laundry of costumes if needed between shows. Work strike

Scene Shop – 60 hours a semester $600 - Work in the Scene shop

Master Electrician – Shakespeare production $600 - Hang and assist with the focus of the light plot. Deal with lighting issues during tech.  Program the light board.  Work Strike

Properties for Shakespeare production $600 - Collect, make, purchase props for Shakespeare Production. Attend production meetings.  Work Strike

School Catering Liaison for Matinees $600 - Organize school lunches for the matinees. Organize food for tech week

Properties Manager - full year – 30 hours a semester $600 - Keep prop storage organized. Answer questions from props person for each productions

Director of Green Show and organization of Orange Girls

Bard To Go Stage Manager and Production Assistant

General Theatre Scholarships and 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.

Designers & Stage Managers (Performance Studio Series or Mainstage) - Designer's application & Stage Manager application!

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.

Download Materials

These Materials are also available at the Theatre Blackboard Site and must be submitted through the Blackboard Site when completed.

Financial Assistance Information

PS Series Application-Director

PS Series Application-Designer

PS Series Application-Stage Manager

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2015 - 2016 Scholarship Winners

Shakespeare Scholarships

Sarah Gochenour

Jacob Jager

Emilee Miller

Erin Mickelson

Olivia Dick

Tatiana Parker

Dezarae Begay

Rachel Renaud

Liam Shaffer

Jacob Miller

Branstrom Fine Arts Award

Alaina Wilson

Gilbert and Patricia Davis Endowed Theatre Scholarship: Remembering Shakespeare

Justin Mackey

Kimberlee Griggs