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Scholarships offered by the Department of Theatre & Dance

ETSU Theatre & Dance/Barter Theatre Intern Scholarship

 

About:

The ETSU Internship with Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA is 12 hours elective credit in Theatre for one intensive semester of work within the chosen (and approved) Barter Theatre Department (Box Office, Costumes/Wardrobe, Lighting, Props, Scenery, Sound or Stage Management available fall or spring semesters; Acting available summer semester only).


The ETSU Internship with Barter Theatre will entail approximately 10 hours of work per day, 6 days per week. It is important to note that the work arrangement with Barter Theatre will most likely extend beyond the normal ETSU semester calendar. Exact dates for the internship will be determined upon internship approval and acceptance. (Fall semester internships will run approximately late August until late December. Spring semester internships will run approximately mid January through mid May. Summer semester internships will run approximately mid May through mid August.)

Criteria:

-Only ETSU students will be considered

-Internship candidate must be an ETSU Junior or Senior Theatre major
-Internship candidate must have completed the theatre core requirements prior to application. 
-A 2.5 minimum overall GPA and a 3.0 minimum GPA in Theatre courses are required.
-Transfers must complete at least one semester as a full-time student in residence at ETSU prior to application.

 Application:

*Applicants must contact the Department Chair of Theatre and Dance for an application packet. Packet deadlines are September 1 for spring and summer internships; January 15 for consideration for fall internships.

Acting Applicants

  • Two contrasting scenes each 1-minute in length (no props, chair permitted)
  • 8 bars of a song
  • Resume and headshot
  • Three letters of reference speaking to the applicant's work in theatre

Technical Applicants-

  • Costumes/Wardrobe, Lighting, Props, Scenery, Sound and Stage Management applicants should provide photos of work samples (if possible)
  • Resume and headshot
  • Three letters of reference speaking to the applicant’s work in theatre

Once ETSU Theatre and Dance/Barter Theatre have received the completed application packet, and the interview/audition has been conducted with representatives from both entities, the student will be notified as soon as possible of acceptance or rejection to the internship program.

Award

The scholarship will be a last dollar scholarship to cover tuition and fees for 12 hours after the application of any federal or state aid (excluding loans) and ETSU or external scholarships (including the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship).  The amount of the scholarship will vary depending on the student’s residency classification and financial aid/scholarship package. Housing and a stipend will be included as part of this scholarship.

All applicants are required to file a FAFSA to receive the maximum amount of aid possible.

Scholarship deadline- September 1 for Spring and Summer Internships; January 15 for Fall Internships

For additional information please contact:
Karen Brewster, Department Chair

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Daryl and Harold “Bud” Frank Scholarship in Theatre

About:

The program focuses on recruiting exceptional theatre students, nurturing their artistic and intellectual growth through challenging curricula and hands-on experiences, and promoting their commitment to life-long, high quality artistic involvements. 

Criteria:

High School Students-
-High School GPA 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
-Scholastic exam scores, ACT 22 (composite total without writing) or comparable SAT score.

Transfer Students-
-Transfer students must bring a College GPA of 2.5 overall with a 3.0 average in Theatre.

Application:

  • Completed Daryl and Harold “Bud” Frank Scholarship in Theatre Application.
  • Electronic portfolio of visual examples of previous theatre work.
  • 5 to 15 minute electronic performance presentation OR a 5 to 15 minute presentation telling us about yourself and your work in the theatre. If possible, this should be included with the portfolio on the same media form.
  • Headshot and resume
  • Three letters of recommendation—at least one must effectively speak to applicant’s work in theatre.
  • Please submit all materials by June 1 to Karen Brewster, Department Chair, ETSU Theatre and Dance, PO Box 70626 Johnson City, TN 37614

Expectations:
-Maintain a 3.0 average in Theatre and 2.5 overall average.

-Enroll as a full-time student at ETSU, majoring in Theatre. The student is expected to earn a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

-Audition for all ETSU Theatre, faculty-directed productions each semester and accept a role in one production per semester. If not cast, scholarship students must work on a construction crew, running crew or in some other aspect (such as stage management) of at least one production every semester.

-Students who are interested in design/tech may opt out of auditioning and work on a construction crew, running crew or in some other aspect (such as stage management) of at least one production every semester. A minimum involvement of ten hours per week on ETSU Theatre and Dance productions (or Director of Theatre & Dance approved activities) is required.

-Enroll in and complete a 3-hour theatre course each semester (minimum). Scholarship students must see the Department Chair for advisement prior to registration for classes every semester.
 
-If students fail to comply with the criteria for the scholarship, the award will not be continued for additional semesters or years on this program. 

Awards:

Incoming Freshman Award-
-$6,000  awarded every year for 4 years as long as enrollment is continuous and all requirements are met.

Transfer Student Award
$6,000 awarded every year for 2 years as long as enrollment is continuous and all requirements are met.

 

Application Deadline is June 1. 


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ETSU Creative Arts Scholarship

About:

The purpose of the ETSU Creative Arts Scholarship is to generate scholarships for deserving students who are first-time out-of-state students in the arts.

Criteria:

A student must apply as an entering first-time freshman with a 2.75 high school GPA and a 22 ACT score.

Application:

  • Completed Creative Arts Scholarship Application
  • Resume and headshot
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Please submit all materials by June 1 to Karen Brewster, Department Chair, ETSU Theatre and Dance, PO Box 70626 Johnson City, TN 37614

Expectations:
-Maintain a 3.0 GPA in Theatre and 2.75 overall GPA.

-Audition for a role in a Main Stage, faculty-directed production each semester or work as a technical member of a Main Stage production each semester (stage manager, designer, or running crew: lights operator, sound operator, wardrobe assistant, stage hand, etc.). Involvement of a minimum of 5 hours per week is required.

-Enroll in and complete a Theatre and/or Dance course each semester.

-Enroll as a full-time student at ETSU, majoring in Theatre, minoring in Theatre, or minoring in Dance.

-Recipients who are first year freshmen must live on campus and buy a meal plan first year.

-Students who fail to meet these criteria will lose their scholarship for all future terms.

Award:
-New out-of-state students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are eligible (including international students) to receive in state tuition rates.

-ETSU Creative Arts Scholarships will be for one academic year. Scholarships will be paid in two equal installments, one at the beginning of the Fall semester and the other at the beginning of the Spring semester.

Application Deadline is June 1

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Friends of Theatre Scholarship

About:
The purpose of the ETSU Department of Theatre & Dance Friends of Theatre Scholarship is to generate scholarships for deserving students who are active Theatre majors.

Criteria:
-Incoming Freshman must graduate with a 2.5 high school GPA.
-A student transferring from another college or ETSU discipline must have a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in Theatre to be considered for the scholarship.

Application:

  • Completed Friends of Theatre Scholarship Application
  • Resume and headshot
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Please submit all materials by June 1 to Karen Brewster, Department Chair, ETSU Theatre and Dance, PO Box 70626 Johnson City, TN 37614

Expectations:
-Maintain a 3.0 GPA in Theatre and 2.75 overall GPA.

-Audition for a role in a Main Stage, faculty-directed production each semester or work as a technical member of a Main Stage production each semester (stage manager, designer, or running crew: lights operator, sound operator, wardrobe assistant, stage hand, etc.). Involvement of a minimum of 5 hours per week is required.

-Enroll in and complete a Theatre and/or Dance course each semester.

-Enroll as a full-time student at ETSU, majoring in Theatre, minoring in Theatre, or minoring in Dance.

-Recipients who are first year freshmen must live on campus and buy a meal plan first year.

-Students who fail to meet these criteria will lose their scholarship for all future terms.

Award:
-Friends of Theatre Scholarship is a  book and materials fee.

-ETSU Friends of Theatre Scholarships will be for one academic year. Scholarships will be paid in two equal installments, one at the beginning of the Fall semester and the other at the beginning of the Spring semester.

Application Deadline is June 1

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Diversity in Acting Scholarship

 

About:
The purpose of the ETSU Theatre Diversity in Acting Scholarship is to provide supporting funds for deserving in  students who are active theatre majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance at ETSU.

Criteria:
-Incoming Freshman must graduate with a 2.5 high school GPA.
-A student transferring from another college or ETSU discipline must have a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in Theatre to be considered for the scholarship.

Application:

  • Completed Diversity in Acting Application
  • Two contrasting monologues, no to exceed four minutes
  • Resume and headshot
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Please submit all materials by June 1 to Herb Parker, Associate Professor, ETSU Theatre and Dance, PO Box 70626 Johnson City, TN 37614

Expectations:
-Maintain a 3.0 GPA in Theatre and 2.75 overall GPA.

-Audition for a role in a Main Stage, faculty-directed production each semester or work as a technical member of a Main Stage production each semester (stage manager, designer, or running crew: lights operator, sound operator, wardrobe assistant, stage hand, etc.). Involvement of a minimum of 5 hours per week is required.

-Enroll in and complete a Theatre and/or Dance course each semester.

-Enroll as a full-time student at ETSU, majoring in Theatre, minoring in Theatre, or minoring in Dance.

-Recipients who are first year freshmen must live on campus and buy a meal plan first year.

-Students who fail to meet these criteria will lose their scholarship for all future terms.

Award:
Incoming Freshman-
-at least a 2.5 high school GPA is awarded $3000 per academic year
-at least a 3.0 high school GPA is awarded $4000 per academic year
-at least a 3.5 high school GPA is awarded $5000 per academic year

Transfer Students-
-at least a 2.5 college GPA is awarded $3000 per academic year
-at least a 3.0 college GPA is awarded $4000 per academic year
-at least a 3.5 college GPA is awarded $5000 per academic year

Application Deadline is June 1

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Honors-In-Discipline Scholarship
Students may apply to the Department of Theatre & Dance Honors-in-Discipline program as entering freshmen, as transfers, or as students already enrolled at ETSU. Forms and program details may be obtained by contacting at 423-439-5837.

Qualifications:

  • For entering freshman a high school GPA of 3.2 and an ACT of 25 or an SAT of 1140.
  • Current ETSU student: must enter in their freshman or sophomore year with an overall ETSU GPA of 3.2.
  • Transfer students: must enter in their freshman or sophomore year with an overall GPA of 3.2.

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Flora and Henry Joy Scholarship

About:
The purpose of the ETSU Department of Theatre and Dance Henry and Flora Joy Scholarship is to provide monetary assistance for deserving students who are active Theatre majors at East Tennessee State University.

Criteria:
-Incoming Freshman must graduate with a 2.5 high school GPA.

-A student transferring from another college or ETSU discipline must have a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in Theatre to be considered for the scholarship.

Application:

  • Completed Flora and Henry Joy Scholarship Application
  • Resume and headshot
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Please submit all materials by June 1 to Karen Brewster, Department Chair, ETSU Theatre and Dance, PO Box 70626 Johnson City, TN 37614

Expectations:

-Maintain a 3.0 GPA in Theatre and 2.75 overall GPA.

-Audition for a role in a Main Stage, faculty-directed production each semester or work as a technical member of a Main Stage production each semester (stage manager, designer, or running crew: lights operator, sound operator, wardrobe assistant, stage hand, etc.). Involvement of a minimum of 5 hours per week is required.

-Enroll in and complete a Theatre and/or Dance course each semester.

-Enroll as a full-time student at ETSU, majoring in Theatre, minoring in Theatre, or minoring in Dance.

-Recipients who are first year freshmen must live on campus and buy a meal plan first year.

-Demonstrate need for financial assistance.

-Students who fail to meet these criteria will lose their scholarship for all future terms.

Scholarship Deadline is June 1

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