SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Theatre at GV

AWARDS INFORMATION for Continuing Students: Theatre Majors, Minors, & non-majors (freshmen entering in Fall must be a Theatre Major to be eligible)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: TBA

Completed applications should be submitted through the Theatre Blackboard Site. See the Blackboard Site for more details

Production Awards Assistantships/Shakespeare Service - Deadline TBA

Apply Online at my scholarships at http://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/myscholarships-163.htm

Costume Shop – 60 hours a semester $600 - Work in the costume shop

Wardrobe Assistant – Shakespeare production $600 - In charge of and run quick changes. Fix minor repairs, must be available for all dress rehearsal and show dates. Do the laundry of costumes if needed between shows. Work strike

Scene Shop – 60 hours a semester $600 - Work in the Scene shop

Master Electrician – Shakespeare production $600 - Hang and assist with the focus of the light plot. Deal with lighting issues during tech.  Program the light board.  Work Strike

Props for Shakespeare production $600 - Collect, make, purchase props for Shakespeare Production. Attend production meetings.  Work Strike

School Catering for Matinees $600 - Organize school lunches for the matinees. Organize food for tech week

Props Manager - full year – 30 hours a semester $600 - Keep prop storage organized. Answer questions from props person for each productions

Director of Green Show and organization of Orange Girls

Theatre Arts Scholarship Application

This application serves as an application specifically for the Theatre Department Scholarship Awards. By applying for this scholarship you will automatically be considered for these theatre (theater) scholarships:

  • Shakespeare Scholarship
  • Shakespeare Service Award
  • Branstrom Scholarship Award

Varies depending on scholarship.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Did you upload a resume on your General Application? Note: a resume is required for this scholarship application.
  2. Expected graduation date:
  3. Please list all drama classes and workshops in which you have been enrolled, plays you have acted in or worked backstage on (including location of play and role/tech assignment), as well as any related experience or skills you may have (such as dancing or singing skills, forensics experience, etc).
  4. Please submit a 500 word essay describing why you chose your major and your plans after graduation.
  5. Please list at least one individual who knows you and whom we might contact for further information regarding your application. Inlcude their name, position, phone number and email address.

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Financial Awards: Shakespeare Scholarships, Branstrom Scholarships, Shakespeare Service Awards, and Internships

Production Assignments: Performance Studio Series (directing), Production Stage Managers, Designers (Lights/Costumes/Sets), Senior Projects

Shakespeare Scholarships & Branstrom Scholarships

Requirements: Theatre majors only, full-time student status, good academic standing, must participate in some way with the Fall Shakespeare Festival and one other production during the academic year
Materials: Application cover form and application letter, resume, current Degree Progress Report

Shakespeare Service Awards

Requirements: Full-time or part-time student status, good academic standing, must complete assignments for the Fall Shakespeare Festival.
Materials: Completed application cover form and application letter, specifying your assignment preference, resume, current Degree Progress Report
Note: You must specify your assignment preference, but the Theatre faculty may not be able to accommodate your preference and might assign you to other areas or projects.
Service awards include assistance with various design and technical production work as well as administrative assistance with school matinees, Bard to Go, house and stage management, and production and festival assistance.

Stage Directors of Performance Studio Series

Requirements: Full-time student status, good academic standing, must have completed CTH 365 with a grade of B or better (pending your final grade for currently enrolled students). If accepted, you must enroll in one of the following: CTH 298, 498 or 499 during the semester of your project.
Materials: Performance Studio Series Application
Note: Preference may be given to students who have experience as stage managers or Directing II class.

Designers & Stage Managers (Performance Studio Series or Mainstage)

Requirements: Full-time student status, good academic standing. Must have
the following prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better: Stage Managers CTH 250, Costumers CTH 262, Lighting CTH 368, Set Designers CTH 261. If accepted, you must enroll in one of the following: CTH 298, 498 or 499 during the semester of your project.
Materials: Performing Studio Series Application ( Designers, Stage Managers)

Senior Projects (any area)

Requirements: Full-time Theatre majors, good academic standing, senior status at
time of your project. If accepted, you must enroll in CTH 498 during the semester of your project. Materials: Resume, current Degree Progress Report, must have completed the "Senior Project Application" form (obtainable from School of Communications Office Administrator in 290 LSH)
Note: Senior projects must be proposed no later than 12 - 15 weeks prior to the project start date.


Download Materials

These Materials are also available at the Theatre Blackboard Site and must be submitted through the Blackboard Site when completed.

Financial Assistance Information

PS Series Application-Director

PS Series Application-Designer

PS Series Application-Stage Manager