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Scholarship Opportunities

NSU Theatre Company Scholarships & Performance Awards
NSU Theatre Company's Institutional Theatre Scholarships & NSU Theatre Performance Awards are financial awards for qualified and deserving students participating in the theatre company. They can be used to help cover expenses for tuition, room & board and books for students whose efforts exceed those of the average student in the following four areas:

  1. Academic Performance – this area evaluates the ability of a student to balance their primary duty as a scholar, with exceptional participation in the company. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA, as well as maintain at least 12 credit hours of course work each semester.
  2. Time & Effort – this area evaluates the amount of time a student invests in company activities.
  3. Talent & Skill – this area evaluates the artistic and technical ability and growth of a student. Students are expected to display either current exceptional talent or skill set or display significant development and growth towards exceptional talent or skillset in an area of theatre.
  4. Professionalism – this area evaluates the ability of a student to honor University conduct rules and regulations. This includes rehearsals, performances, events and any other time a student is officially representing the University.

For incoming freshmen & transfer students, academic performance will be measured by your high school GPA (incoming freshmen) or previous college/university GPA (incoming transfer students); talent and skill will be measured by auditions for performers and resume/portfolio reviews for designers, technicians and managers; and time and effort / professionalism will be measured by letters of recommendation.  However, all four areas will be reviewed during the first semester of attendance for continuation of the award for the next semester.


Auditions, Resume/Portfolio Reviews & Interviews

Designers, Technicians & Managers should schedule a Resume/Portfolio Review and Interview, to be conducted in person or by phone, to discuss their experience and/or specific area(s) of interest through the NSU Theatre Company Artistic Director, Professor Stockard, at or (757) 823-2897.

Performers should schedule an interview and prepare two 60-second contrasting monologues. Contrasting monologues should be a combination of two of the following performance styles:

  • Comedic Classical (Shakespeare or Greek)
  • Dramatic Classical (Shakespeare or Greek)
  • Comedic Contemporary
  • Dramatic Contemporary

If a performer can sing, they should also perform two contrasting 60-second songs from any two genres of music.

If a performer can dance, they should also prepare a 60-second dance routine for each genre of dance they are skilled in.

Auditions and interviews can be scheduled through the NSU Theatre Company Artistic Director at or (757) 823-2897. You do not have to audition and interview in person. If you are auditioning via video submission send a link (not a file) via YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox for consideration to NSU Theatre Company Artistic Director, Professor Stockard, at or (757) 823-2897.