Department of Theatre

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Departmental Scholarships are available to Incoming and Transfer Theatre students and to registered full-time Theatre majors. All awards are credited towards the students' bursar accounts for the following one or two semesters. Individual award amounts are between $500 and $2,500 each year. To apply for University-wide scholarships and financial aid, please consult the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Incoming and Transfer Students are invited to audition or apply for a scholarship and to attend the annual Scholarship Audition Day. Contact the department head for more information.

Current, Full-Time OSU Students should submit applications in January of every spring semester. Awards are announced in March.

Professional Development Awards are available to fund opportunities for current OSU Theatre students. Applications are accepted at any time as awards are ongoing.



Incoming and Transfer Students

The Donna Roberts Clack Endowed Theatre Scholarship
The Department's most competitive scholarship. There are up to four Clack Scholars every year. One award goes to an outstanding incoming freshman or transfer Theatre major, and it is renewable for up to four years the student is in residency. Clack Scholars must maintain an excellent GPA and be steadily involved in the life of the Department for the scholarship to be renewed.

The Burris DeBenning Theatre Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman Theatre major, and it is renewable for up to four years the student is in residency. The DeBenning Scholar must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be steadily involved in the life of the Department for the scholarship to be renewed.

The Theatre Student Scholarship Fund
A limited number of incoming and transfer scholarships are awarded from various departmental scholarship funds to promising candidates entering the B.A. in Theatre. Some are one-time awards for the freshman year; others are renewable for up to four years the student is in residency.

Current OSU Theatre Students

The Billye Sue Harmon Scholarship in Theatre
For an outstanding new student in the Department of Theatre as evidenced by high quality work in the classroom and in productions during the first year enrolled.

The D. Terry Martin Scholarship
For the Theatre student who has demonstrated the most progress in the preceding academic year.

The Donna Roberts Clack Endowed Theatre Scholarship
The Department's most competitive scholarship. There are up to four Clack Scholars every year. Upperclassmen may be awarded the Clack Scholarship on the basis of an exemplary GPA and steady involvement in the life of the Department. The scholarship may be renewed.

The Jeanne Adams Wray Endowed Scholarship Fund
For an outstanding Theatre student who has current or past experience in community theatre.

The Jerry and Judy Davis Theatre Endowment Fund
For Theatre students with a primary emphasis in technical theatre.

The Myr-Lou Rollins-Wade Endowed Scholarship Fund
For a Theatre student classified as a junior or senior with at least a 3.0 GPA with express interests in creative movement, musical theatre, or dance.

The Richard Melot Endowed Scholarship for Drama
For an outstanding Theatre student with a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0.

The Thad Scott Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
For an Oklahoma resident and full-time student, classified as a junior and pursuing the B.A. in Theatre with interests in production, with a GPA between 2.5 and 4.0 and with documented financial need.

The Vivia Locke Scholarship Fund
For a Theatre student with a high degree of exemplary participation in the life of the Department who has completed two years in the B.A. program and who is classified as a junior.

Professional Development Scholarships

The Glen E. Lemon Theatre Scholarship Fund
For the purposes of student professional development; that is, conference travel, auditions, study abroad, etc. Awards are ongoing and students may apply at any time. See your faculty mentor for more information. Applications are accepted at any point during the semester.