Scholarships and Project Funding

Dept of Theatre Scholarships for New/Incoming Students

The Department of Theatre currently has one scholarship available to new/incoming undergraduate students. One student will be awarded the Helen W. Wildermuth Scholarship, which is a one-time award for incoming theatre majors who is a graduating high school senior from Ohio. Students who wish to apply for the Wildermuth Scholarship should complete the Scholarship Application for Incoming Undergraduates. The application deadline is March 22, 2019.

Dept of Theatre Scholarships for Current and Transfer Students

The Department of Theatre awards several general-aid scholarships each spring to deserving students. Current and transfer students should complete the Scholarship Application for Current and Transfer Students in order to be considered for scholarships. The deadline for the general-aid scholarship application is March 22, 2019.

Additionally, the department offers two specific-use scholarships. The Kirby Kennedy Wyatt II Scholarship Fund primarily provides financial grants in the form of travel expenses, conference fees, and exhibition support to undergraduate students interested in Theatre Technology and Design. The Varner Innovative Production (VIP) Fund is specifically for student projects that are not funded within the department for student-directed initiatives that require an extra measure of investment and sacrifice on the part of the students who commit to bring productions to the stage.

Each application form includes instructions for how to apply.

Scholarship Forms

Arts & Humanities Scholarship Opportunities

Students majoring in the Arts & Humanities are eligible for additional funding in research and travel.

Federal, State and Institutional Grants

A grant is gift assistance awarded through federal, state, or university funds to undergraduate students with high financial need. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART), Ohio Grant Programs, and other university grants. To qualify for these grants you must demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal and state governments, as well as the university.

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a need-based program which provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.

University Scholarships

Scholarships can come from different sources and have various awarding criteria. Ohio State offers numerous institutional scholarships for incoming freshmen and enrolled students. Ohio State students also receive a wide array of scholarships from external donors and outside resources.

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