Freshman Talent Scholarships

A limited number of Freshmen Talent Scholarships are available to incoming students who declare Theatre as their major. Recipients must:

  • Register for two theatre classes (six credit hours total) each semester
  • Maintain a 2.50 overall GPA
  • Participate in at least one University Theatre production each semester
  • Participate in an interview and audition or submit art/technical portfolio

Students applying for a Freshman Talent Scholarship should complete the Admissions and Auditions process.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships are awarded by theatre faculty to sophomore through senior Theatre majors. Students must maintain at least a 3.00 major GPA and at least a 2.50 overall GPA and be actively involved in the University Theatre season.

Scholarship  Description 
Harvey J. and Alwayne B. Gunderson Awarded to an outstanding senior.
Warren M. Lee University Theatre Awarded to students that display talent, contribution to theatre, academic achievement and financial need.
Nelville A. Seeley Theatre Preference given to graduates of South Dakota high schools who have a demonstrated financial need.
First Nighters Awarded to students involved in theatre productions during the year.
Roger Miller Memorial Awarded to students studying in the area of Theatre who have displayed excellence and potential in theatrical productions.
Strollers Memorial Awarded to students that demonstrate excellence in the performing arts, have high academic standards, good character, and financial need.
University Theatre Awarded to students involved in theatre productions during the year.
Robert & Karen Twitchell Awarded to students involved in theatre productions during the year.
Louise Hansen Awarded to students involved in theatre productions during the year.

Hourly Student Technical Assistants

These are awarded by theatre faculty to sophomore through senior Theatre majors for technical work in University Theatre. Please contact the Theatre Department for questions about technical assistants.