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Thank you for your interest in JSU Theatre and Film scholarships.  Each year we award thousands of dollars in scholarships to our talented, hard-working students. Scholarships are awarded through an audition and portfolio review process.  

Scholarships are only available for students with a major in Theatre or Film.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open October 1.  

Scholarship Application

Once you are on the scholarship page, Click Competitive Scholarships and then search either Theatre or Film for the link to the application.  We also administer the Jan Rhodes, Larry Miles, and Robert Thompson memorial scholarships.  

What to prepare

For all scholarships you will prepare a resume of theatre or film related experience to upload for the application, please submit as a pdf. All video materials should be submitted as links to either YouTube or Vimeo.  

If you have questions about any aspect of the audition process or what materials to prepare, please don't be shy!  Email us at with any questions at all.  Remember, we are rooting for you to succeed.  

Students interested in the Performance concentration should prepare the following to upload for their audition.

  • A current resume of theatrical and related experience
  • A one minute comic monologue
  • A one minute serious monologue
  • OPTIONAL: a one minute song

Students interested in pursuing the Production concentration should prepare the following. 

  • A current resume of theatrical and related experience
  • A portfolio of technical and design work for theatre which may include other artwork that is relevant

If you need assistance in determining what to bring for your portfolio, don't hesitate to contact us using the Request Info form below.  

Students majoring in Film should prepare the following:

  • A current resume of film and related experience

You will also submit a three minute original short film or a three page original short film script.