Scholarships Directory

Theatre Majors

Applications for new students starting Fall 2022 for Theatre Scholarships and admission to BFA Degree tracks are open!

We are accepting virtual submissions now through 2/21/2022, as well as two in-person presentation and interview dates in Spring 2022: 1/29/2022 and 2/19/2022.  Offers to be sent out by 2/28/2022!

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. 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 email Dr. Bart Pitchford, gpitchford@montevallo.edu, with either a Dropbox link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with other 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, plus PDF file if required.

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 may access a dance combination video to learn and self-tape to submit here:
    • In-person applicants must also attend a group dance audition call in addition to their individual audition appointment.
    • 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 email Dr. David Callaghan, callaghand@montevallo.edu with either a Dropbox link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with other 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.

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 email Prof. Marcus Lane, mlane4@montevallo.edu, with either a Dropbox link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with other 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.

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 or website link, in addition to a video presentation of your work.
  • 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 goals.
  • Virtual applicants: please email Prof. Emily Gill, gille@montevallo.edu, with either a Dropbox link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with other 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 PDF file for your portfolio (or website link).
Students must also submit an application here through Award Spring to be considered for other university-wide scholarships.