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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

SCHOLARSHIPS--UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 2/3/22

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2022
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION LINK

A note from David Mackay, Associate Director for Theatre

Hello Everyone, 

Thanks for your interest in taking part in our Scholarship Day at K-State Theatre. We have decided to go virtual this year rather than holding in person auditions and interviews on February 5th. We apologize for the late notice and for any inconvenience. If you are still interested in seeing our current production of SWEAT, we can still arrange for complimentary tickets for yourself and family members. We are still interested in having you audition or interview for a potential scholarship. We also would be more than happy to Zoom with you so you can get to know our program more. Below are a few questions you may have:  

I’m interested in performing. Can I still audition to be considered for a scholarship?  

Yes! Please send us a video of your monologue. One minute in length via a private YouTube link. You can email your video to David Mackay dbmackay@ksu.edu 

I’m interested in Design/Tech. What can I submit to be considered for a scholarship? 

You can submit a detailed description of plays and/or productions you have participated. Or you can send a resume. Or you can submit a digital portfolio of your work.  

You can email your submission to Kathy kvoecks@ksu.edu 

Can I audition/submit for both performing and Design/Tech? 

YES! 

Thank you

--David Mackay

ELIGIBILITY

You don’t need to be a Theatre major to be involved in K-State Theatre, however scholarships are reserved for our majors. Many of our students double major successfully. If you are admitted to K-State, there is no audition requirement to become a Theatre major. You simply declare Theatre as a Bachelor of Arts-B.A. (foreign language courses required) or a Bachelor of Science-B.S. (additional math and science courses required).

WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE?

Statement of Interest (Everyone)

A short description of your previous theatre experience and your career goals. You can upload this document with your scholarship application.

Actors/Singers

Prepare two short contrasting monologues or a monologue and 16 bars of a song; each piece should be approximately one minute in length.  

Designers/Technicians/Stage Managers

Share written and/or visual materials that will help our faculty understand your experience and interests.  A beginning portfolio for designers and technicians or a stage manager’s prompt book are acceptable materials. If you don't have a portfolio, a short written discussion of your experience, interests and goals is also appropriate.

Directors/Writers/Historians/Future Educators

Share a writing sample, 1-3 pages in length, and be ready to discuss your ideas and point of view with faculty. 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION (Use SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION LINK)

Upload a statement of interest (ALL)

Share a video file (ACTORS/SINGERS)

Upload a portfolio (DESIGNERS/TECHNICIANS/STAGE MANAGERS)

Upload a writing sample (DIRECTORS/WRITERS/HISTORIANS/FUTURE EDUCATORS)

Continuing Scholarships

Students may apply for and earn continuing scholarships each year of attendance at K-State. 40% of our theatre majors receive a scholarship specifically from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance for their continued dedication and participation. Many other campus-wide scholarships are available.

Vincent and Jamey Stonestreet Scholarship

One of the many endowed scholarships awarded to students is the Vincent and Jamey Stonestreet Scholarship. Begun in 2014 by Eric Stonestreet, noted K-State Alumnus and star of Modern Family, the Vincent and Jamey Stonestreet Scholarship honors his father and mother for their giving nature and encouragement in following the dream of professional acting. The scholarship is awarded to juniors or seniors in the theatre program with a preference toward students with financial need. Minimum award is $1,000.

Lizbeth Anne Slinkman Theatre Scholarship

A new incoming freshman will be selected each year & may be renewed for their sophomore year if conditions are met. Each recipient will receive a minimum of $5,000 annually. To be eligible for consideration, the students shall be: incoming freshmen students enrolled in the Theatre Program in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences and graduates of a Kansas High School with preference given to graduates of Manhattan High School.