Scholarships

The Department of Theatre and Dance may offer scholarships in addition to the variety of scholarships, grants and financial aid offered by the University.

Acting:

Incoming freshmen are eligible for scholarships which are awarded based on merit. Students must interview for scholarships and decisions are made based on faculty belief of how a student will contribute to the department in class, on stage and in the hallways. Scholarships are renewable upon satisfactory review and academic performance. Sophomore majors may audition and interview for scholarship consideration; Junior majors may also apply for scholarships, no audition required. Acting scholarship students must audition for all shows and must be in an acting class each semester if one is available.

Contact – Seth Panitch: spanitch@ua.edu / 205-348-3845

Musical Theatre:

Talent-based scholarships may be offered to incoming freshmen and are renewable if certain criteria are met each semester and funds are available.  All Musical Theatre students may request a small need-based scholarship by communicating directly with Stacy Alley, Director of Musical Theatre.

Contact – Stacy Alley: slalley@ua.edu / 205-348-6247

Design and Technical Production:

Scholarships are awarded based on the student’s potential to excel in their creative activities while studying in Theatre Design and Technical Production. Scholarships are renewable upon satisfactory review and academic performance. To be considered for scholarships, students must complete an interview and portfolio review with the appropriate Theatre Faculty.

Contacts –

Design and Technical Production – Randy deCelle: rdecelle@ua.edu / 205-348-6253

Costumes – Donna Meester: dmeester@ua.edu / 205-348-9032

Stage Management – Annie Levy: aglevy1@ua.edu / 205-348-2116

Dance:

Program Scholarships are offered on a limited basis because of fluctuating funds and availability.  Funds are minimal and might help students pay for books or other small fees. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are ineligible to apply for dance program scholarships. Application forms will be available in the Spring semester for current dance majors who wish to apply for a dance program scholarship for the following academic year. Thus, scholarships are available to current majors in their sophomore-senior years. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their dance classes and a 2.5 overall GPA to be eligible for and keep their scholarships. Students are also expected to be professional and exercise model citizenry at all times, as their activities and appearance are a direct reflection on the Dance Program.

Other Resources: 

In order to apply for academic scholarships from the University, students must be admitted to the University and complete the scholarships application by December 15.

Undergraduate Scholarships: https://scholarships.ua.edu/

Student Financial Aid: https://financialaid.ua.edu/