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Theatre Scholarships

Theatre scholarships at Northwest are awarded annually to New First-Year Theatre Majors (including Transfer students) as well as Returning Theatre Majors and Minors on the basis of skills, ability, academic excellence, and the availability of funds. 

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2023-2024 Scholarship Dates and Deadlines

First-Year Students (including Freshmen and Transfer Students)

Incoming First-Year students (including freshmen and transfer students) are invited to schedule a scholarship audition or interview on one of the dates listed below. All auditions and interviews will be completed live, either in person or by video conference via Zoom.  

If you are traveling to campus for an admissions tour and are interested in having a scholarship audition that day, please mention this to your admissions counselor when scheduling your campus visit to confirm that it will fit into your daily schedule. Next, contact theatre@nwmissouri.edu and we will make every effort to accommodate your request to coordinate an audition and interview on the day of your campus visit.

We are unable to see any new student auditions after April 1, 2023 for students who are starting at Northwest in the Fall of 2023.

Audition Dates

To schedule your interview, please contact the theatre program at theatre@nwmissouri.edu or call 660-562-1321 to let them know your preferred date/time.

Date(s) Details

Friday,
February 24, 2023

In-person Audition/Interview times are available between 2 pm. and 5 pm. 

Free attendance for all students and families visiting and/or auditioning that day to The Humans, a Second Stage production, beginning at 7:30 pm, Thursday, February 24 in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Advance ticket reservations are required. To reserve your complimentary tickets, please email theatre@nwmissouri.edu at least one week in advance.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

In-person Audition/Interview times are available between 9 am and 2 pm on this day.

Free attendance for all students and families visiting and/or auditioning that day to see The Humans, a Second Stage production, beginning at 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 25, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Advance ticket reservations are required. To reserve your complimentary tickets, please email theatre@nwmissouri.edu at least one week in advance.

Wednesday,
March 1, 2023

Theatre faculty will make their final decisions about Theatre Scholarships by this date. Students will be notified if they received a theatre scholarship shortly thereafter. Students must meet all conditions for admission and return a signed copy of their scholarship offer by the date indicated on the offer to receive the scholarship. Please be aware that all scholarship offers are subject to available funds.

After March 1, it is possible that we can still see students for scholarship interviews pending available funding. We are unable to see any new student auditions/interviews after April 1, 2023.

Event Details

  • These events are held on the Northwest campus in Maryville or online via a video conference.
  • You must be a senior (or equivalent) or transfer student who will start college at Northwest Missouri State University in Fall 2023 as a theatre major (Theatre Performance, Theatre Tech/Design, Speech/Theatre Education, or Theatre) to be eligible to receive a theatre scholarship.
  • If you are not available to audition on the dates listed above, please contact the theatre program via email at theatre@nwmissouri.edu or 660-562-1321 to schedule an alternate audition/interview date or to schedule a video-call audition.

Audition/Interview Details

  • Students who are interested in performance should prepare two contrasting monologues (30-60 seconds each) from a published play to perform during their audition.
  • Students who are interested in design or technical theatre should bring a portfolio or samples of their work to present to the faculty committee. You will have about 5 minutes to present your portfolio.
  • Members of the theatre faculty will interview each applicant about their theatre experience, college goals, and career goals after the student presents their work.
  • Students will be scheduled in 20-minute appointments.
  • If you have any questions about scholarship auditions and interviews, please contact Stephanie M. Jorandby, Theatre Scholarship Coordinator, via email at stephi@nwmissouri.edu or by phone at 660-562-1503.

Returning Theatre Majors and Minors

Students can use the Standard Scholarship Application to apply for most Northwest and major-specific scholarships. Students will be able to complete the application in CatPAWS under the Students tab.

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