Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded annually to current students who have been active in the department and who have met then specific requirements of the individual scholarships. Any of these scholarships may be awarded to one student or split among several students, and any one student may receive multiple scholarships.

The following Scholarship award amounts generally range from $200 to $1,000 per scholarship.

RICHARD AND PATRICIA WALLACE ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Awarded to students who have contributed to, and have been recommended by the department.      

DONOVAN AND PEGGY RHYNSBURGER SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to theatre majors with a 2.5 grade point average after 75 semester hours and significant contribution to the department through extensive involvement in performance, technical theatre and service.

TERRY PERKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMEDIC ACTRESS

Awarded to women theatre majors with a GPA of 2.5 and significant contributions to the department through participation in theatrical productions.

SOL FEINSTONE TECHNICAL THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to theatre majors with a 2.5 grade point average and significant contribution and service to the University through intensive involvement in acting or technical theater.

JOHN ROSS BERNECHE ACTING SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to theatre performance majors with a grade point average of 2.5.

TOM BERENGER ACTING SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to theatre majors with a 2.6 grade point average after 75 semester hours and extensive involvement as an actor in the production program.

JAMES M. MILLER MUSICAL THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

Provides unrestricted support to the Department of Theatre, which may include scholarships for student performers in musical theatre.

RICHARD HENNESSEY SCHOLARSHIP

The student(s) recommended must be a theatre major of high moral character, with a grade point average of 3.5, with financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, have completed at least one term of full-time study at MU, and planning to enroll in full-time study at MU for the following academic year. May be awarded to more than one student.

GEORGE C. SCOTT MEMORIAL ACTING SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by the Episcopal Actors Guild, the George C. Scott Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in theatre performance with an interest either in acting or directing. Based on both talent and commitment to the theatre program, the award goes to a student with a cumulative 2.6 GPA or higher. In addition, the scholarship will be awarded to a different student every year.

ANDREW R. SACKIN PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE ENDOWMENT

The Andrew R. Sackin Scholarship shall be given to undergraduate students or graduate students enrolled in the Department of Theatre in the College of Arts and Science.

SPECIAL TALENT SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to an incoming Freshman Theatre major.

DAN SPRINGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a theatre major who has made significant contributions to MU Theatre productions.

CURATORS’ SCHOLARSHIPS

Undergraduates are recommended by faculty members in the Department of Theatre on the basis of scholastic excellence, financial need and forensic ability as demonstrated through participation in high school or University activities.