Scholarships

The scholarship program is designed to attract and retain students of exceptional talent and promise and to enable these students to pursue a theatre degree without financial hardship.  Scholarships funds honor a variety of theatre patrons past faculty members, and vary in their academic requirements.  Scholarships are awarded based on an audition or interview held every March.  Students should contact the department at: (810) 237-6522 for additional information and to set up appointments for auditions and interviews. Scholarships currently available are listed below. Nicole Broughton and Janet Haley are our current scholarship coordinators within the department. 

2015-2016 Department Scholarship Auditions & Interviews (NEW & RENEWAL)

Audition or Interview for a Theatre & Dance Department Scholarship ranging from $400-Full Tuition on Saturday March, 28, 2015 between 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Downloadable information sheet & New Scholarship Application PDF. 

ACTORS

Audition: Your audition package will be limited to 4 minutes and must consist of two contrasting monologues. If you are new scholarship candidate, you will need to submit a completed scholarship application at the time of your audition and take part in an interview with the Acting Faculty immediately following. Consider what you may want to tell us about your goals, your experiences, yourself.

If you are a renewal scholarship candidate, you need to submit your ten hours of service documentation for 2014-2015 as well as complete the SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL APPLICATION; submit both to Janet Haley.  You are NOT required to sign up for an audition/interview.

DESIGNERS/TECHNICIANS/STAGE MANAGERS- call the theatre office to sign up for an interview time slot 810-237-6522

Portfolio Review/Interview: Those of you who are presenting yourselves for scholarships in Design and Technology or areas of theatre other than performance should plan an oral presentation of your work using a portfolio to guide you. A portfolio should contain your resume as well as visual evidence of your work, such as photographs from a production you have worked on, a prop or costume you built, drawings from art classes, drafting if you have it, a prompt script for a show you have stage managed, etc.  The interview will be approximately 15 minutes. If you are new scholarship candidate, you will turn in a completed scholarship application (available in the Theatre Office) at the time of your audition and have a brief interview with the Design Faculty. Consider what you may want to tell us about your goals, your experiences, yourself. 

 If you are a renewal scholarship candidate, you need to submit your ten hours of service documentation for 2014-2015 as well as complete the SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL APPLICATION; submit both to Janet Haley.  YOU ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO SIGN UP FOR AN INTERVIEW ON MARCH 28.

DANCERS

PLACE: University of Michigan – Flint Dance Studio at the North Bank Center                     
TIME:    12pm – 3pm (All are asked to attend at 12pm. No appointment is required.)

DANCE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: The dance audition will consist of modern dance and ballet. Students are not required to prepare a movement piece. You must turn in a completed scholarship application (available in the Theatre Office) at the audition and be prepared to converse with the Dance Faculty. Consider what you may want to tell us about your goals, your experiences, yourself. Questions, email Beth Freiman

Frances Ann Frazier Student Travel Scholarship Information

Student travel to conferences and festivals can be funded through the "Fran Frazier Scholarship". Click more to access the downloadable PDF of the application and expense sheet. 

Stephen Landon Memorial Endowed Scholarship

To Make a Donation to the Stephen Landon Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2012 to honor the memory of Stephen Landon, this need-based scholarship supports full-time students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Design and Technology. Make a donation online using the following link: www.giving.umich.edu/give/flint-landon 

Scholarship Requirements for Current Students

REGULATIONS FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS

As of September 14, 2012

ALL THE CONDITIONS BELOW MUST BE MET TO BE ELIGIBLE:

Scholarship students are expected to exercise positive leadership in the department, and to behave in a professional manner in the execution of academic and production responsibilities.  (This includes representation of self and UMF in public media, such as facebook, youtube, myspace, blogs, twitter, etc.)
Student must have a cumulative GPA consistent with the award given.  See individual scholarships GPA requirements below. If you do not know your exact scholarship type, please inquire.

Carl and Sarah Morgan Scholars: cumulative 2.75 G.P.A.
Jeffrey F. Garfield Scholars: cumulative 3.0 G.P.A.
Brian McDonald Scholar: cumulative 3.0 G.P.A.
Chancellor Scholars: cumulative 2.50 G.P.A.
Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Freeman scholars: cumulative 3.2 G.P.A.
Friends of Theatre Scholars: cumulative 2.50 G.P.A.
Kay Sampson Kelly Scholars: cumulative 3.25 G.P.A.
New Theatre Scholarship 2.6 G.P.A.

Positive progress toward theatre degree:

Student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits during each major term for which the scholarship is given.A student dropping a class from his/her schedule and falling below the 12 credit minimum will not receive scholarship money in the subsequent term.
Student must not have received an E, I, or N during the previous major term.
Scholarship will not be awarded to students accruing more than 130 credits for a BA, BS, or BFA degree; Students working toward double degrees will be capped at 150 credits.

10 hours of community service is required for ALL scholarships. The Scholarship Service Form must be submitted to Nicole Broughton by Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, at the time of your renewal audition.
All scholarship recipients must also submit a REPORT at the scholarship renewal audition (see date below) documenting their community service plans/progress (same form as above), academic performance, and participation in departmental productions or functions.

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FOR 1 YEAR. RENEWAL IS NOT AUTOMATIC. Scholarship renewal auditions/interviews will be held on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014.

New Theatre Scholarship

2.6 G.P.A. 

Brian McDonald Scholar

cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. 

Carl and Sarah Morgan Scholars

cumulative 2.75 G.P.A. 

Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Freeman Theatre Scholarship

cumulative 3.2 G.P.A. 

Kay Sampson Kelly Scholars

cumulative 3.25 G.P.A.

Friends of Theatre Scholars

cumulative 2.50 G.P.A. 

Chancellor Scholars

cumulative 2.50 G.P.A.