There are a limited number of scholarships available to outstanding undergraduate theatre majors. These grants are awarded on the basis of talent and potential, not need. Competition for scholarships is based upon audition, portfolio review, interview, and recommendations, GPA and theatre participation. Scholarship Applications will be available to incoming students at their interview/audition and to continuing students in the Spring semester every year. The forms for both incoming and continuing students are available for download via the departmental guides and manuals page.
Departmental scholarship recipients are required to work four (4) hours weekly for a total of 60 hours per semester in addition to all class requirements. Failure to complete the required hours will result in revocation of the scholarship. Scholarship renewal is available for those who continue to meet the scholarship criteria, complete all required work hours, and receive a positive evaluation from the scholarship hours supervisor. Scholarships require you maintain a 3.0 Theatre GPA.
Financial aid recipients please note: awards and scholarships are considered a “resource” and must be included in a student’s financial aid budget. If you are awarded a scholarship that exceeds your financial aid cost, a reduction of payment of financial aid may occur.
Most scholarship recipients will be first-year students who are enrolled full-time as Theatre UCF majors and are committed to pursuing professional careers in theatre or in a related segment of the entertainment industry. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate excellence in theatre and possess the necessary talent, dedication and maturity to excel in the Theatre program and workplace. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by Theatre UCF faculty based upon their experience, letters of recommendation, portfolio review and interview or audition and interview. Both Diversity and Non-Diversity Scholarships are available. Preference will be given to minority students for Diversity Scholarships and in all cases preference will be given to students who meet or exceed all of the above listed criteria.
Dedicated theatre patrons Diane and Lawrence Wink have established this scholarship to acknowledge the recipient’s active involvement in Departmental productions coupled with high academic achievement. The criteria are:
A separate application, is required for this application.
In honor of his many years of valued service , the Tom Begley Memorial Scholarship was created to assist those students who show interest and aptitude in work behind the scenes in the scene shop of Theatre UCF.
Please note that the Tom Begley Memorial Scholarship requires a separate application and essay.
This scholarship is established to assist a BFA Musical Theatre Major who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and is enrolled full-time.
Please note a separate application, essay and letter of recommendation are required for this application.
Visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information and to apply.
Talent Grant Scholarships are awarded by the faculty every year based upon departmental contribution and talent. Talent Grant Scholarships are generally awarded to continuing rather than incoming students.
These scholarships are available to students paying out-of-state tuition costs and are credited against the out-of-state portion of tuition. They are available to both incoming and continuing students. Total out-of-state waiver money from all sources cannot exceed your actual out-of-state expenses. Multiple out-of-state awards from different offices will be reduced to match your actual costs.
The UCF Alumni Association also offers a variety of scholarships and awards to both undergraduate and graduate students. For a list of scholarships offered, the eligibility requirements for each and the application forms for these scholarships please follow the link below.
The UCF Office of Financial Assistance maintains a large listing of scholarships awarded on the basis of academic criteria and/or any combination of academics, financial need, campus/community activities, leadership positions and work experience. For a full list of scholarships administered through this office follow the link below.