Theatre Scholarships

Theatre scholarships.

Four scholarships are available to theatre students.

The Essential Theatre Scholarship


PURPOSE

A special fund scholarship to assist talented students who declare theatre as their major

To reward talented students for their achievements and participation in theatre

To assist deserving students in meeting their unmet financial needs

 
ELIGIBILITY

Student who is an incoming freshmen (FTIC), transfer student, or a currently enrolled FAMU student.

Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or above.

Be an active member of the Essential Theatre demonstrating commitment beyond classroom assignments.

Recipients are expected to accept performance roles as assigned, backstage and front of house assignments, and to volunteer for other Essential Theatre activities as needed.

Demonstrate artistry in the area of theatre arts.

Demonstrate an unmet financial need.

Register as a full-time student (12 hours minimum)
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Complete a scholarship application.
 
Applicants must forward a current transcript of grades with the application.

Arrange an audition and /or interview.

a. Performance applicants must audition before the scholarship committee.
The audition must include two (2) monologues of contrasting styles, and a verse and a chorus of a song that is sung to piano accompaniment, or pre-recorded audio “instrumental only” accompaniment. Total audition not to exceed 4 minutes.

b. Technical theatre applicants must arrange a conference with the Scholarship Committee. Applicants must present a portfolio and a resume of backstage work.
 
 
A limit of one scholarship per academic year may be awarded to students in the program.
 
The Scholarship Committee shall review applicants at the end of each semester. Evaluations and recommendations for retention shall be based on the following criteria:
a. Acceptance and successful fulfillment of performance/crew assignments, and evidence of volunteer work on other Essential Theatre activities.
b. Work ethic and overall attitude
c. Overall quality and demonstrated growth in work
d. Maintain the minimum “C” (2.5) cumulative grade point average and a “B” (3.0) grade point average in major courses.
e. Potential in the discipline
f. A continued demonstrated unmet financial need
 
RETENTION/MAINTAINANCE

Scholars must maintain the “B” (3.0) average in their major courses.

Scholars must maintain the minimum “C” (2.50) average in their semester courses

Scholars must maintain the minimum “C” (2.50) cumulative grade point average.

Scholars whose cumulative average drops below “C” (2.50) or whose major course average drops below “B” (3.0) will be placed on “probationary status” not to exceed one (1) academic semester.

Scholars whose cumulative average drops below “C” (2.50) or whose major course average drops below “B” (3.0) at the conclusion of the probationary period will have scholarships revoked.

The Scholarship Committee shall review scholars at the end of each semester. Evaluations and recommendations for retention shall be based on demonstrated Professional Development to include, but not limited to the following:

  1. Portfolio Review (Required audition/interview materials i.e.; monologues (3 new selections), resume, headshots, design sketches and/or final product.
  2. Acceptance and successful fulfillment of performance/crew assignments, and evidence of volunteer work on other Essential Theatre activities.
  3. Potential in the discipline
  4. Overall quality and demonstrated growth in work
  5. Cooperation and overall attitude
  6. Grade point average
 
REINSTATEMENT


Students may petition for reinstatement to scholarship status when they have successfully satisfied all the above. Only one reinstatement will be granted.

The petition, in written form, must be sent to the Scholarship Committee no later than one week after receipt of grade report.

 
All correspondence should be addressed to:
 
            Theatre Scholarship Committee
            Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
            Florida A&M University
            515 Orr Drive, 208 Tucker Hall
            Tallahassee, Florida 32307

 

Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Scholarship

Theatre Program

 

ELIGIBILITY

Student who is an incoming freshmen (FTIC), transfer student, or a currently enrolled FAMU student.

Student who is a declared Theatre major.

Student must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above.

Student must enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours minimum).

Recipients are expected to accept performance roles as assigned, backstage and front of house assignments, and volunteer for other Essential Theatre activities as needed.

Demonstrated artistry and/or potential in the discipline of Theatre

 
HOW TO APPLY
Student must complete a scholarship application.
 
Applicants must forward a current transcript of their academic work with application.


Applicants must arrange an audition/interview:

    1. Performance applicants must audition before the Scholarship Committee. The audition must include two (2) monologues of contrasting styles, and a verse and a chorus of a song that is sung to piano accompaniment, or pre-recorded audio “instrumental only” accompaniment. Total audition not to exceed 4 minutes.
Out of town applicants who can’t make it to campus may arrange with the Scholarship Committee to send a pre-recorded video tape or DVD in lieu of the live audition.
 
  1. Technical theatre applicants must arrange a conference/interview with the Scholarship Committee. Applicants must present a portfolio and a resume of backstage work.
 
Out of town applicants may arrange to forward slides, photos, or electronic portfolio in lieu of the live conference/interview.
 
  1. Students currently enrolled at Florida A&M University may apply by completing all the requirements listed above.
 
A limit of one scholarship per academic year may be awarded to students in the program.
 
 
RETENTION/MAINTAINANCE

Scholars must maintain the “B” (3.0) average in their major courses.

Scholars must maintain the minimum “C” (2.50) average in their semester courses

Scholars must maintain the minimum “C” (2.50) cumulative grade point average.

Scholars whose cumulative average drops below “C” (2.50) or whose major course average drops below “B” (3.0) will be placed on “probationary status” not to exceed one (1) academic semester.

Scholars whose cumulative average drops below “C” (2.50) or whose major course average drops below “B” (3.0) at the conclusion of the probationary period will have scholarships revoked.

The Scholarship Committee shall review scholars at the end of each semester. Evaluations and recommendations for retention shall be based on demonstrated Professional Development to include, but not limited to the following: 

  1. Portfolio Review (Required audition/interview materials i.e.; monologues (3 new selections), resume, headshots, design sketches and/or final product.
  2. Acceptance and successful fulfillment of performance/crew assignments, and evidence of volunteer work on other Essential Theatre activities.
  3. Potential in the discipline
  4. Overall quality and demonstrated growth in work
  5. Cooperation and overall attitude
  6. Grade point average

REINSTATEMENT

Students may petition for reinstatement to scholarship status when they have successfully satisfied both one (1), two (2), three (3) and six (6) above. Only one reinstatement will be granted.

The petition, in written form, must be sent to the Scholarship Committee no later than one week after receipt of grade report.

 
All correspondence should be addressed to:
           
            Theatre Scholarship Committee
            Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
            Florida A&M University
            515 Orr Drive, 208 Tucker Hall
            Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Camille Olivia Hanks-Cosby Scholarship

Visual Arts Program


The Camille Olivia Hanks-Cosby Scholarship is provided to assist Fine Arts students with their tuition and is a merit-based award.  

Scholarship Guidelines

Applicants must be currently enrolled at FAMU as a major in the Visual Arts program.

Applicants must maintain a minimum of a 3.00 average in their major professional courses in Visual Arts and a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative GPA overall. 

Scholarship Process

Step 1

Applicants must complete an application and attach a letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation, a portfolio of 6-10 images in high resolution CD or jump drive (artwork must of high quality and exhibit good skill and craftsmanship), current unofficial transcript and a self-addressed stamped envelope. 


Step 2

All references must be original letters, printed on letterhead and signed. References should be non-relatives. One must be by an art faculty member, art instructor and/or gallery director. All should be able to attest to your creativity, discipline and ability to complete a college program.


Step 3

Send all materials to:
The Visual Arts Scholarship Committee
Florida A&M University
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Center
1630 Pinder Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Step 4

The Scholarship Committee will arrange a conference with the applicant.


Step 5

Applicants shall be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Students are provided a written copy of the review. Evaluations and recommendations for retention are based on the following criteria.

•    Potential in the discipline
•    Overall quality and demonstrated growth in work
•    Cooperativeness and overall attitude
•    Grade point average

Visual Arts Merit Award


The Visual Arts Merit Award is designated for art supplies in the maximum amount of $100.00 per semester. Students can receive this award up to six semesters with a limit of three scholarships per academic year. The award is based on availability. This award is applied to the studio art courses (lab & materials fees) during the semester of application.  

Merit Guidelines

Applicants must be currently enrolled at FAMU as a major in the Visual Arts program.
 
Applicants must qualify as a sophomore, junior or senior level student.
 
Applicants must maintain a minimum of a 3.00 average in their major professional courses in Visual Arts and a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA overall.
 
A 3.00 or better must be received on every category in their most recent student evaluation to be eligible for the award.
 
Students on the Cosby Scholarship cannot apply for this award.

Merit Process

Applicants must complete an application and attach a letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation, a portfolio of 6-10 images in high resolution CD or jump drive (artwork must of high quality and exhibit good skill and craftsmanship), current unofficial transcript and a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

All references must be original letters, printed on letterhead and signed. References should be non-relatives. One must be by an art faculty member, art instructor and/or gallery director. All should be able to attest to your creativity, discipline and ability to complete a college program.

Step 3

Send all materials to:
The Visual Arts Scholarship Committee
Florida A&M University
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Center
1630 Pinder Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

The Scholarship Committee will arrange a conference with the applicant.
 
Applicants shall be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee annually during the spring semester.  Students are provided a written copy of the review. Evaluations and recommendations for retention shall be based on the following criteria.

•    Potential in the discipline
•    Overall quality and demonstrated growth in work
•    Cooperativeness and overall attitude
•    Grade point average

 

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
Endowed Theatre Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY

Be a student of Black African descent currently enrolled at Florida A&M University as a full-time (12 credit hours minimum) undergraduate student who is a declared Theatre major;

Be sophomore (30 Cr. Hrs. Min.), junior (60 Cr. Hrs. Min.), or senior (90 Cr. Hrs. Min.) at the start of the award period;

Have a minimum cumulative post-secondary grade point average of 2.50 or higher;

Display artistry in the area of theatre arts as an active member of the Essential Theatre with demonstrated commitment beyond classroom assignments.

HOW TO APPLY

Student must complete a scholarship application.

Applicants must forward a current transcript of their academic work with application.

Write a statement of unmet financial need and an essay detailing their commitment to the promotion of positive Black African images in the media/entertainment industry; and

Applicants must arrange an audition/interview with the Committee:

a.    Performance applicants must audition before the Scholarship Committee. The audition must include two (2) monologues of contrasting styles, and a verse and a chorus of a song that is sung to piano accompaniment, or pre-recorded audio “instrumental only” accompaniment. Total audition not to exceed 4 minutes.

Out of town applicants who can’t make it to campus may arrange with the Scholarship Committee to send a pre-recorded video tape or DVD in lieu of the live audition.

b.    Technical theatre applicants must arrange an interview with the Scholarship Committee. Applicants must present a portfolio and a resume of backstage work.

Students currently enrolled at Florida A&M University may apply by completing all the requirements listed above. A limit of one Theatre scholarship per academic year may be awarded to students enrolled in the program.


UPON ACCEPTANCE OF SCHOLARSHIP

Awardees are expected to:

Provide a photograph and a written statement to the Committee, which may be used for promotional purposes; and

Accept performance roles as assigned, backstage and front of house assignments, and to volunteer for other Essential Theatre activities as needed.

RETENTION/MAINTAINANCE

Scholars must maintain the “B” (3.0) average in their major courses.

Scholars must maintain the minimum “C” (2.50) average in their semester courses

Scholars must maintain the minimum “C” (2.50) cumulative grade point average.

a. Scholars whose cumulative or semester average drops below “C” (2.50) or whose major course average drops below “B” (3.0) will be placed on “probationary status” not to exceed one (1) academic semester.

b. Scholars whose cumulative or semester average drops below “C” (2.50) or whose major course average drops below “B” (3.0) at the conclusion of the probationary period will have scholarships revoked.

Acceptance and successful fulfillment of performance/crew assignments, and evidence of volunteer work on other Essential Theatre activities.

The Scholarship Committee shall review scholars at the end of each semester. Evaluations and recommendations for retention shall be based on demonstrated Professional Development to include, but not limited to the following:

  1. Portfolio Review (Required audition/interview materials i.e.; monologues (3 new selections), resume, headshots, design sketches and/or final product.
  2. Acceptance and successful fulfillment of performance/crew assignments, and evidence of volunteer work on other Essential Theatre activities.
  3. Potential in the discipline
  4. Overall quality and demonstrated growth in work
  5. Cooperation, work ethic, and overall attitude
  6. Grade point average

REINSTATEMENT

Students may petition for reinstatement to scholarship status when they have successfully satisfied both one (1), two (2), three (3) and four (4) above. Only one reinstatement will be granted.

The petition, in written form, must be sent to the Scholarship Committee no later than one week after receipt of grade report.

All correspondence should be addressed to:
 
            Theatre Scholarship Committee
            Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
            Florida A&M University
            515 Orr Drive, 208 Tucker Hall
            Tallahassee, Florida 32307