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Work Scholarships

The Belknap Theatre Scholarship is a work scholarship that pays part of undergraduate in-state tuition in exchange for working in an area of production (scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound) for Mainstage shows.  At the end of each semester available positions for the next semester are posted on the callboard.  To apply you should submit a resume listing any theatre experience, particularly in technical theatre, a cover letter, and references.  Positions are open to any undergraduate Theatre Arts major or minor in good academic standing.



If you are eligible for the Federal Work-Study program, you can work in the Theatre Arts Department.  Every semester available positions are listed in the Financial Aid office.  These are hourly positions that pay the current federal minimum wage, with openings in the department office/box office, the African American Theatre Program, the costume shop, and the scene shop.



The Hugo and Dena Taustine Acting Scholarship is awarded annually to the winner of an acting competition held each fall.  Theatre Arts majors are eligible to compete and the winner is selected by the acting faculty.  There is a cash award.

The David Palmer Acting Scholarship auditions at the same time as the Taustine and is another acting award for Theatre Arts majors, with a cash award.

The Ken Terrill Award is awarded jointly by the Theatre Arts Department and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Boyd Martin Award is given to a graduating senior theatre major for outstanding contributions to the theatre program.  The recipient must have been a theatre major for at least four semesters and must have at least a 3.0 GPA both cumulatively and in Department courses.  The recipient must also demonstrate an excellent record in performance and/or production and significant service contributions to the Department.  The Department faculty and staff select the winner, who receives a cash award.

Southern Indiana Theatre Scholarship


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