Special Interest Scholarships - Performing Arts / Drama / Theater

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Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program


Sponsored by: South Carolina State Department of Education
Amount: $2,000
Apply by: February 3
Description: Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
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Colorado State Thespians Scholarships


Sponsored by: Colorado State Thespians
Amount: $1,000
Apply by: November 10
Description: Applicants must be high school seniors, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, plan to attend one of 30 participating universities, colleges or conservatories from across the nation and major in theatre. Students must perform an audition in acting, musical theatre or dance or prepare a portfolio of their expertise in technical theatre to present on the designated audition day in Denver, Colorado. Admission and additional scholarships may be offered by the colleges based on the audition.
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Georgia Thespians Achievement Scholarships


Sponsored by: Georgia Thespians
Amount: $2,000
Apply by: January 11
Description: Applicants must be Georgia high school students and perform an audition in one of the following categories: acting, technical theatre, singing or theatre education.
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