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Theatre Scholarships

Musical Theatre Award
for Musical Theatre Concentration Majors

Deadline: February 15


Vanguard University commits to providing a financial aid package that covers up to full tuition with institutional aid and state and federal grants. Maximum Musical Theatre Scholarship amount is $8,000 annually. Five awards available per academic year.


  • Application and acceptance to Vanguard University
  • Completed application on Getacceptd.com
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Musical Theatre Concentration Major Declaration
  • Audition

Audition Requirements

  • 32 bars of a Broadway song or ballad
    • Demonstrate full vocal range
    • Demonstrate adherence to pitch and tempo
  • Two contrasting one to two-minute monologues
    • Drama / Comedy OR Contemporary / Classical
  • 30-seconds to one-minute choreographed dance piece

( A Bluetooth speaker will be available to play recorded music from and iPod or similar mp3 playing device. ).


Each year, 2-3 shows are entered in the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. These shows are adjudicated to determine the show’s potential competition in the regional festival, and for individual student talent as candidates to compete for the Irene Ryan award, which is the highest national acting scholarship award for college students. Student designers and stage managers are also considered for top KCACTF awards.

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