Financial AId

Affording tuition can be challenging for many. Take one step closer to realizing your dreams with the support of the School of Theatre & Dance. Committed to helping aspiring dance and theatre artists pursue your goals, we offer a variety of merit-based awards and scholarships for incoming and current students. Eligible students are contacted by the school. Students also have financial aid opportunities through the College of The Arts and the USF Scholarships & Financial Aid Services.

Dance Scholarships | Theatre Scholarships

Dance Scholarships

All declared dance majors are eligible for scholarship consideration and there is no application process except when noted.

The allocation of scholarships are determined by the Dance Faculty, unless where noted.

Scholarships are determined via the following criteria:

Green and Gold Talent Scholarship

Awarded to artistically talented non-Florida residents
Number Available: Varies
Amount: $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) for tuition at USF.
Eligibility: All declared dance majors.
Application Procedure: Automatic with USF application.
Decision Date: Applicants for admission to USF by January 2 who submit credentials by February 1 will be given priority consideration. Students who apply after January 2 will be considered on a funds available basis.

BRAVO!

Awarded for excellence in performance and academics.

William Hug Endowed Scholarship

Awarded for excellence in choreography.

Henry S. Parrish Endowed Scholarship in Dance

Awarded for excellence in performance.

Victoria Catherine Selden Dance Scholarship

Senior BFA students are allowed to apply for this scholarship.
Application requires a video/written application.

Michelle Vargas Memorial Scholarship in Dance

Awarded to deserving dance major who shows an innate passion for dance and who is in financial need.

WWD Endowed Scholarship

An incentive scholarship to retain excellent students.

Oscher Family Scholarship in Dance

Awarded for excellence in choreography.

Miriam and Charles Fessler Scholarship

Awarded to full or part-time students at all academic levels pursuing a major in dance.

Talent Grant Awards

Awarded to several students a year, Talent Grant awards are based on talent, creativity, service and academic excellence.

Summer Study Scholarships

Summer talent grants to support study outside the USF program are available.
Summer Talent Grants require a proposal submitted to the faculty, due the Monday following Spring Break.
Typically, first-year students are not awarded summer scholarships.

The John W. Coker Memorial Scholarship

Rotates annually among Art, Music, Theatre and Dance.

The Alexandra and William Frye Endowed Scholarship

Rotates annually among Art, Music, Theatre and Dance.

The Hope Rietchlin Memorial Scholarship

Rotates annually among Art, Music, Theatre and Dance.

The John L. Smith Endowed COTA Scholarship

One award annually, competitive among all COTA students.

The Curtis Marion & David Jordan Scholarship in the Arts

Rotates annually among Music, Theatre, Dance and Art.
Eligibility: Full-time junior or senior, GPA 3.0 or higher

Questions? Contact Theatre and Dance advisor, Nadine Niforos.

Theatre Scholarships

All declared theatre majors are eligible for scholarship and assistantship consideration. The theatre faculty determines the allocation of scholarships, unless where noted.

All scholarship funds are subject to the continuation of state and university funding.

Green and Gold Talent Scholarship

Awarded to artistically talented non-Florida residents
Number Available: Varies
Amount: $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) for tuition at USF.
Eligibility: All declared theatre majors.
Application Procedure: Automatic with USF application.
Decision Date: Applicants for admission to USF by January 2 who submit credentials by February 1 will be given priority consideration. Students who apply after January 2 will be considered on a funds available basis.

Talent-Based Assistantships

Number Available: Variable
Amount: Variable up to $750 per semester (fall and spring).
Eligibility: All declared theatre majors. Several awarded per year. Talent grants are based on talent, creativity, service and academic excellence.
Application Procedure: Designated by chair and faculty.
Decision Date: Variable throughout the year.

Service Award

Number Available: Variable
Amount: Variable up to $400 per semester (fall and spring).
Eligibility: Sophomores and above, majors.

Summer Study Scholarships

Number Available: Variable
Amount: Variable
Application Procedure: Fill out set application for summer study in the Spring semester
Eligibility: All Theatre majors
Decision Date: mid-Spring semester

Katie & Elizabeth Jackson Memorial Award in Musical Theatre

Awarded to a student who shows excellence in the area of musical theatre

Covington

Number Available: (1 every 4th year; none in 99/00)
Amount: $1,000+ per year, 1/2 awarded in Fall, 1/2 awarded in Spring
Eligibility: Upper division majors.

Cole/Krewe

Number Available: 1
Amount: $1,000 per year (fall)
Eligibility: Upper division majors.

Playmakers Scholarship

Number Available: 1
Amount: 1,000 per year(Fall)
Eligibility: Senior, performance student majors.

The Lily Award

This scholarship for upper-level students majoring in theatre was established in June of 2010 by Jane Bangert McNeil to honor her mother Lily Bangert, a former USF Theatre Student.
Eligibility: Junior, theatre major, 3.0 GPA minimum, intent to go on to graduate school or into professional theatre.
Application Procedure: Apply in Jan of junior year
Decision Date: Approx. March/April of same year, and effective for student's Senior Year

The John W. Coker Memorial Scholarship

Rotates annually among Art, Music, Theatre and Dance

The Alexandra and William Frye Endowed Scholarship

Rotates annually among Art, Music, Theatre and Dance

The John L. Smith Endowed CoTA Scholarship

One award annually, competitive among all College of The Arts students

Curtis Marion & David Jordan Scholarship in the Arts

Rotates annually among Music, Theatre, Dance and Art
Eligibility: Fully time Junior or Senior, GPA 3.0 or higher

Questions? Contact Theatre and Dance advisor, Nadine Niforos.