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Theatre Scholarship

Theatre scholarships are offered to incoming students - freshmen and transfers - and may be in addition to other academic scholarships offered by the college. Recipients may not, however, receive an additional scholarship in art or music.

  • Award

    Incoming freshmen and transfer students with exceptional dramatic ability are encouraged to apply and audition for Theatre Scholarship, with an annual value of up to $2,000, renewable each year for a lifetime value of up to $8,000.

    Eligibility and Selection

    1. Scholarship applicants must be accepted for admission on or before the scholarship application deadline.
    2. Scholarships are awarded to freshmen and/or transfer students beginning in fall semester.
    3. Scholarships primarily are awarded to students who intend to pursue an academic program as a Theatre major or minor (Theatre, Theatre Education).
    4. Scholarships occasionally are awarded to students who do not intend to pursue a major or minor in Theatre but who can commit, as a priority, to significant participation in the production aspects of the department.

    All scholarships are perpetual and automatically renewable, provided the recipient fulfills the following:

    1. Maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
    2. Exhibits a constructive attitude and active participation in the advancement and quality of the activities of the theatre program including, but not limited to, modeling a mature Christian character and servant leadership.
    3. And either:
      a. Participates as a member of the cast, production staff, or crew for one WLC Theatre mainstage production each semester,
      b. Or leads a specific project beneficial to the activities of the theatre program - upon approval of the faculty.

    Application Instructions

    1. Complete the online application form. We recommend that you review the application first so you know what you'll need to complete it. The application deadline is November 30, 2020, for a 2021-2022 Theatre Scholarship.

    2. In the application, you will need to provide the name, email, and phone number for two references. A link to the recommendation form is available for download here. Note: Your references will return the forms DIRECTLY TO WLC, not to you. If they wish to share their recommendations with you, that is their privilege. 

    3. Once your application has been received, you will receive an email from Prof. Jay Sierszyn ( or WLC Theatre ( to schedule your audition and interview, which must take place on or before December 5, 2020, for the 2021-2022 academic year.



    Audition and Interview

    1. Acting auditions consist of the performance of two short, contrasting, memorized monologues from published plays. The total time should be 2-4 minutes (no longer, please). The interview will follow.

    2. Non-actors present a "portfolio" of their work in theatre and/or related artistic areas or performance events. This may consist of photos, drawings, paperwork, etc. to best display the achievements of the applicant. 

    3. All AUDITIONS AND INTERVIEWS in 2020 will be conducted live, via a virtual platform. They will be in "real time" (no recordings). Detailed instructions regarding the audition and interview will be sent along with scheduling information, or upon request.