Each year, the JSU drama department awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to talented, hard-working drama students. Scholarships are awarded through an application process that includes auditions or interviews. Students must also demonstrate a commitment to JSU productions and high academic standards.

Scholarship auditions for students entering Fall 2020 will be held on November 16, 2019 and January 25, 2020.  To view scholarships and apply, visit the Financial Aid website.  You MUST select "Drama Auditions" when completing your application.

The JSU Drama Department also attends the State Trumbauer auditions and the State Thespian Competition; please visit our booth at either event for more information.

Once a scholarship is awarded, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 per term, 2.5 overall, and 3.0 in Drama courses.
  • Be a declared Drama major.
  • Make a contribution (either on or back stage) to each production during the term. Scholarship work and cast assignments are made and announced at the beginning of each semester.
  • Attend all department work calls, strikes and tech prep days.
  • Be enrolled in at least one drama course per term.
  • Be a full-time (12-hour load minimum) JSU student.
  • Have a maximum of three (3) absences in drama-related major courses.

For their audition or portfolio review, students should prepare

Performance concentration (no Improv or original material):

  • One-minute comic monologue
  • One-minute serious monologue
  • OPTIONAL- one-minute song
  • Current resume

Production Concentration

  • Portfolio of theatrical technical or design work.
  • Current resume
  • You may also present other original artwork that is relevant.