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Scholarships and Awards

There are a number of resources available through SIU for undergraduate students including Federal Work-Study Assistantships, Grants, Tuition Waivers, and program Scholarships. Financial aid is also made possible through the Federal Government. 

Additionally, the Theater program provides for a variety of honors and recognition for our undergraduates. Some of these carry cash awards.
SIU's Production of Boy Gets Girl


University Financial Assistance

Theater Program Scholarships

Undergraduate students are eligible for a variety of financial aid opportunities through the program. Scholarships and/or tuition waivers of varying amounts (ranging from $500 to $1,500) are available on an annual basis (renewable) to undergraduates who demonstrate contributions/potential in the areas of academic ability, creative work, and service to the program:

  • The Verizon Scholarship
    • A scholarship (ranging from $500-1500) is awarded annually to a student or students whom the Theater program faculty recognizes as outstanding in both the areas of academics and production.

Applications/Audition/Interview procedures and Deadlines vary. (Application deadlines generally fall in early February.) Theater students should consult the announcement boards or check with the Chair of the Recruitment and Retention Committee. For more information and/or a copy of the “Scholarship/Tuition Wavier Application Form” please refer to the appropriate section of the Undergraduate handbook.


Additional Honors and Awards for undergraduate theater students

The following awards are also available through the Theater program. Some of these are honors and some carry a cash award. In all cases, the student must apply, either by completing the scholarship application form or be nominated by a member of the Theater program Faculty. In most cases, the selection of the recipients is based on the following criteria:
  • Scholarship and/or Creative Activity
  • Involvement in/Service to the program.