CSU Theatre Scholarships
To help further your studies at CSU, both incoming and current students are eligible to be awarded scholarships by the University and the theatre department.
Merit-based Scholarships for incoming students:
- Apply to CSU through the Office of Admissions: We urge you to apply for admission to the university as soon as possible during your senior year.
- Apply for CSU Scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid
- Complete the scholarship audition/portfolio review process in Acceptd, our audition and scholarship audition platform.
- Submit your CSU Theatre scholarship application, and upload your assessment video or portfolio. The application for next fall opens in Mid-September.
- CSU Theatre program auditions and scholarship applications submitted after Feb. 24 will be viewed on a space-available basis.
Current and Incoming Students may apply for the following CSU Theatre and College of Liberal Arts Scholarships:
- Golden Family Champion an Artist Scholarship
- Alfred R. Westfall Memorial Scholarship
- Porter S. Woods Memorial Scholarship
- Theatre Scholarship
Tuition scholarships for current CSU Theatre majors:
Each spring current theatre majors may apply for special, one-time scholarship awards. Selected students can be awarded both need and merit scholarships based on a short essay and evaluation by the Theatre faculty. An announcement will be made when this scholarship application opens.
Awards for graduating CSU Theatre majors:
Each May, the following special awards are given to graduating majors:
- The Robert Braddy Award for Excellence in Design & Technology: Since 1959, the Theatre faculty annually acknowledges selected students for their outstanding work and commitment to the theatre program in Theatre design and technology. The award is named for our emeritus design faculty in 2007.
- The Palmer and Susan States Award for Excellence in Performance: Since 1959, the Theatre faculty has recognized students for their exceptional involvement and exemplary contribution in the area of performance. Since 1997, the performance award has been named for Palmer and Susan States. Life-long patrons of the performing arts, Palmer and Susie seldom missed a CSU main-stage production. They took great joy in watching students grow and mature as performers, and their presence in our audiences has been greatly missed.
- The Morris Burns Award for Continued Commitment to CSU Theatre: Established in 2007, this award is given to the graduating theatre major who best exemplifies the generosity, patience, and enthusiasm emeritus faculty Morris Burns shared with the program for 25 years.
- David and Sarah Morris Memorial Award: Since 1977, the Theatre faculty has recognized the student leader whose contributions to the program have demonstrated depth, as well as breadth, and whose accomplishments have been unusually and uniquely outstanding.
- Porter Woods Memorial Scholarship: For a theatre major who exceeds expectations, demonstrates financial need, makes broad-based contributions that prove an ability to collaborate and work well with faculty and peers, and has a broad-based interest in multiple facets of theatre performance.
- Porter Woods Legacy Award: Established in 2007, the Porter Woods Legacy Award identifies and rewards a graduating theatre major who has conducted their college career in an exemplary and scholarly manner by exploring multiple facets of our art form; developing expertise in most; and sharing their knowledge and talents with many, both onstage and off.
- Jason Abram Hill Award: In Sept. 2008, the world lost a bright smile and a laugh we will never forget. It was a loss of talent and the loss of a dear friend to us all. Jason Hill will be remembered as an inspired actor and good friend. His parents, Dan and Karen Hill, and sister Tracy created an endowment in his name to ensure Jason’s continued participation in the process he loved so much. The Jason Abram Hill Award honors a graduating theatre major who most exhibited the qualities Jason possessed: excellent scholarship and creative work, a commitment to the theatre program, exceptional collegiality, empathy, high standards of collaboration, a passion for all things theatrical, and the spirit and humanity that makes an exemplary artist and scholar... Jason was a mensch.