Theatre and Dance

Western Commitment Scholarships (4-years)

The Western Commitment Scholarship is a new program intended to reward students with excellent academic ability who demonstrate achievement in high school by offering 4-year scholarships towards the cost of attendance at Western Illinois University.

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Scholarships in Theatre and Dance maughan

Dorothy & Maughan McMurdie Musical Theatre Scholarship

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: Must have attended WIU for at least two semesters; must have a GPA no less than 3.0
  • Major, Other Requirements: Must be enrolled in the BFA Musical Theatre Program; Must demonstrate outstanding service to the art of musical theatre at WIU and in the community.
  • Program Information: Theatre and Dance
  • Deadline to Apply: Contact Deptartment of Theatre and Dance
  • Award Amount: $500 per year
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Director, Musical Theatre Program, Department of Theatre and Dance

Harold F. Schory Scholarship

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA, Must be Junior/Senior
  • Major, Other Requirements: Theatre Major, Attended WIU at least two semesters and at least one semester remaining
  • Program Information: Theatre and Dance
  • Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Award Amount: $500 (2 installments
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Comments: Continue to perform within the criteria for renewal eligibility

Frank J. Horn Memorial Scholarship

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: ACT 22 or above, regardless of class rank; freshmen or transfer students; or ACT of at least 18 and rank in the upper 50% of their graduating class
  • Major, Other Requirements: Theatre major
  • Program Information: Theatre and Dance
  • Deadline to Apply: Contact Dept. of Theatre and Dance
  • Award Amount: usually $300
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Dept. of Theatre and Dance

Pearl LeCompte Memorial Scholarship

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: ACT 25 for freshman; 3.0 cumulative GPA for sophomore and transfer students
  • Major, Other Requirements: Theatre major
  • Program Information: Theatre and Dance
  • Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Award Amount: $500 to $2000
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Dept. of Theatre and Dance
  • Comments: Can receive only two times; renewable if continue to perform within criteria

Ronald P. Maurer Memorial Scholarship

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA, sophomore, junior or senior
  • Major, Other Requirements: Theatre Major, must have at least one semester remaining at WIU
  • Program Information: Theatre and Dance
  • Deadline to Apply: Contact Department ofTheatre and Dance
  • Award Amount: $250
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Comments: All students filing dept. applications for scholarships are considered by entire faculty during faculty meeting

The Mary Ewing Scholarship for Theatre

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: 3.0 GPA undergrad/3.5 GPA grad, upper division theatre major or second year grad student
  • Major, Other Requirements: Theatre Major, Preference to Macomb resident, then McDonough County resident.
  • Program Information: Theatre and Dance
  • Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Award Amount: $500 (2 installments)
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Comments: All students filing dept. applications for scholarships are considered by entire faculty during faculty meetings

University Dance Theatre: Talent Grant/Tuition Waiver

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: Based on Auditions
  • Major, Other Requirements: All Majors
  • Program Information: Theatre and Dance
  • Deadline to Apply: Contact the Director, Dance Theatre
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Director, Dance Theatre

University Theatre: Talent Grant/Tuition Waiver

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: Based on Auditions
  • Major, Other Requirements: All Majors
  • Program Information: Theatre and Dance
  • Deadline to Apply: Contact Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Department of Theatre and Dance

For additional information on all types of scholarships, go to the Scholarship Office website.