New Theater Scholarships for Freshmen

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Iowa State University Theatre is for the first time accepting applications for freshman scholarships. The dollar amount of scholarships awarded will total $14,000, including two $2,000 scholarships. The scholarship are available through the generosity of Frank Ferguson, an Iowa State University alum.

Any student with a 3.0 high school G.P.A. who has been admitted and accepted to Iowa State University, majoring in Performing Arts with an emphasis in either Acting/Directing or Theatrical Design and Technology is eligible.

Applicants will need to complete a scholarship application form which can be found at and e-mail a resume and two letters of reference to Upon completing the application process, candidates will be contacted to schedule an audition/interview time.

Scholarship auditions and interviews will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Fisher Theater on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames. Actors will present a three-minute audition consisting of two contrasting monologues. Design/technical students will present a portfolio of their work, including a ten-minute presentation.

The audition/interview day will also include an interview with the Theatre faculty scholarship committee, an informal discussion with ISU Theatre students, and include a tour of the Fisher Theater facilities.

Questions can be addressed to Associate Professor of Theatre Brad Dell at or by calling 515-294-0184.