Scholarships in Theatre are awarded to students interested in acting, design & technical theatre — regardless of whether a student plans to major in theatre!

Performance Scholarship In Theatre

Performance Scholarships are available to all first year students regardless of their intended major.  They are awarded to students who show potential in acting, design, or technical theatre. We urge you to audition or interview if you feel you have the appropriate interest and experience. Audition deadline is March 1st.

You will receive an award of $1,500 each year for a total award of $6,000.

Distinguished Performance Scholarship In Theatre

Students with the strongest Performance Scholarship auditions and interviews will be invited to compete for our Distinguished Performance Scholarships that range in awards from $2,000 to $10,000 for four years. To be considered for a Distinguished Performance Scholarship, a student must complete an audition or interview by March 1st. Total Award between $8,000 and $40,000.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  Directed by Joe Jezewski.  Featuring Emily Rober...

Audition/Interview Guidelines

Acting Audition

  • Present two contrasting monologues not to exceed two minutes for each selection.
  • Your choice of monologues can be from either modern or classical plays. Find a longer speech or blend several consecutive speeches of a character together.
  • A monologue should show off who you are. Choose roles in your age range that you could be cast in today.
  • Material should be thoroughly memorized and rehearsed with your theatre director if possible.
  • Be prepared to talk about your theatre experience and how you would like to be involved in theatre at Alma College.

Design/Technical Theatre Interview

  • Prepare a portfolio or chronological record of your theatre experience.
  • Include sketches, drawings, photos and programs, along with honors or awards received for design and/or execution of sets, costumes or lights.
  • Include two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your technical skill and experience.
  • Be prepared to talk about your theatre experience and how you would like to be involved in theatre at Alma College.

The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson.  Directed by Joe Jezewski.  October 2013.

How To Apply
  • Auditions for acting and technical theatre scholarships are as follows:
  • November 6th, 2021
  • December 4th, 2021
  • January 17th, 2022
  • Or you can submit a video audition
  • Please contact Performing Arts Recruitment Coordinator, Kristen Bennett  at (989) 463-7791 or if you would like to schedule an audition, you can also fill out our Audition Interest Form.
  • To be considered for the Distinguished Performance Scholarship with awards from $2,000 to $10,000 you must complete an audition/interview by March 1st.

Students receiving performance scholarships and distinguished performance scholarships do not have to major in theatre. However, they must participate in Alma College Theatre productions each term in either performance or technical work.

If you have any questions, please call or email Kristen Bennett,Performing Arts Recruitment Coordinator  at (989) 463-7791 or


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