Scholarships Directory

Theatre Majors

Applications for new students starting Fall 2023 for Theatre Scholarships and admission to BFA Degree tracks are now OPEN. 

We are accepting virtual submissions now through 2/13/2023, as well as two in-person presentation and interview dates in Spring 2023: 1/21/2023 and 2/11/2023.  Offers to be sent out by 2/28/2023! While there is no competitive privilege in awarding scholarships or program admissions, we strongly encourage those who are able to attend a live presentation event to meet the Faculty and see the Center for the Arts! 

Prospective students interested in BOTH a scholarship and BFA degree programs admission will submit one application with required materials. Prospective students interested in scholarships only (they intend to pursue a BA/BS degree as a Theatre major), may indicate their preference on the online application form by listing their experiences to date in the provided answer boxes. (“What is the difference?” See our degree tracks here, or contact Prof. Emily Gill, gille@montevallo.edu with any questions!) 

In addition to submitting the online form linked below, students applying for scholarships in the following areas of Theatre should prepare the following. Virtual Applicants must be prepared to upload active links to materials on their application form before submitting. If you have any questions, please email the contact person listed in each section for help: 

Please click here to access the online application.

BA/BS Theatre:

  • Performance-emphasis students should prepare a 60 second monologue of their choice (preferably no dialects and for a character that is age-appropriate).
  • Design/Technical-emphasis students should prepare a three-minute portfolio presentation of their work. In-person presentations will be to a group of 5+ people, so plan for a presentation that is easy to see.
  • Management-emphasis students should present examples of paperwork and be prepared to talk about their experiences in management roles in Theatre in a three-minute presentation.
  • Theory/Research students are encouraged to submit a writing sample and be prepared to answer interview questions about their interest in Theatre research and study.
    All virtual applicants are asked to include in their video submission of their chosen presentation a short statement describing their goals in pursuing a degree in Theatre and current post-graduation goals.
  • Virtual applicants: please submit with your online application form either a cloud storage link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with multiple Faculty for review) or a YouTube link (you can set your permissions to be unlisted and Faculty can access with a shared link) to your presentation and statement video. 
  • Contact Dr. Bart Pitchford, gpitchford@montevallo.edu, for assistance.

BFA degree with concentration in Acting: 

  • Prepare TWO contrasting style monologues (i.e.: contemporary vs. classical, or comedic vs. dramatic) no longer than 60 seconds each, preferably not requiring dialects and for age-appropriate characters. 
  • Virtual applicants are asked to include in their self-taped submission a short statement describing their goals in pursuing the BFA degree and current post-graduation plans. 
  • Virtual applicants: please submit either a cloud storage link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with multiple Faculty for review) or a YouTube link (you can set your permissions to be unlisted and Faculty can access with a shared link) to your audition and statement video. 
  • Contact Prof. Marcus Lane, mlane4@montevallo.edu, for assistance.

BFA degree with concentration in Design/Technology (including Management students): 

  • Prepare a portfolio that represents your current skills in your chosen area of design, technology, or management. 
  • In-person applicants should prepare a three-minute presentation of their portfolio and prepare for a post-presentation Q&A with Faculty. 
  • Virtual applicants, please prepare either a PDF portfolio shared through cloud storage link or website link, in addition to a video presentation of your work.
  • Virtual applicants are asked to include a short statement describing their goals in pursuing the BFA degree and current post-graduation goals. You will submit a link to this video on the online application. 
  • Virtual applicants: please submit either a cloud storage link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with multiple Faculty for review) or a YouTube link (you can set your permissions to be unlisted and Faculty can access with a shared link) to your presentation and statement video, as well as a cloud storage link to your PDF file for your portfolio (or website link).
  • Contact Prof. Kyle Moore, kmoore22@montevallo.edu, for assistance.

BFA degree with concentration in Musical Theatre: 

  • Prepare two 32-bar cuts of contrasting style songs (i.e.: up-tempo vs ballad). 
  • Prepare a 60-second monologue, preferably not requiring a dialect and for an age-appropriate character. 
  • Virtual applicants please submit a link to a self-tape of the dance combination found here 
  • Virtual applicants are asked to include in their self-taped submission a short statement describing their goals in pursuing the BFA degree and current post-graduation plans. 
  • Virtual applicants: please submit either a cloud storage link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with multiple Faculty for review) or a YouTube link (you can set your permissions to be unlisted and Faculty can access with a shared link) to your audition and statement video.
  • Contact Dr. David Callaghan, callaghand@montevallo.edu, for assistance. 
Students must also submit an application here through Award Spring to be considered for other university-wide scholarships.