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Theatre Department Scholarships


Scholarships to help you pay for your dream

Emporia State University Theatre offers talent scholarships to aid qualified students who have declared a major (and in some cases, a minor) in theatre. Many of these scholarships are endowed scholarships honoring students, alums, faculty and friends of ESU Theatre.

Incoming students can audition for these scholarships at our home auditions held annually in early February. Here is a list of the scholarships available through these auditions:

  • John C. Lehman Theatre Scholarship
  • Karl Malden Scholarship
  • Karl and Margaret Bruder Scholarship
  • David and Mary Wylli Matheny Scholarship
  • Nancy Kay Wise Memorial Scholarship
  • Ronald Q. and Jeanne C. Frederickson Scholarship
  • Forrest A. Newlin Scholarship
  • F.L. Gilson Memorial Scholarship
  • George R. R. Pflaum Scholarship
  • Joan Anderson Memorial Scholarship
  • Howard Halgedahl Musical Theatre Scholarship
  • Charlie Hill Theatre Scholarship
  • Litchfield-Hume Theatre Scholarship
  • Earl and Stelouise Sauder Theatre Scholarship
  • Theatre Patrons Scholarship
  • George L. & Fern T. Imthurn Scholarship
  • Marvin and Jerry Butts Scholarship
  • Emporia's Home Team Scholarship
  • Deloy and Gertrude Heath Scholarship
  • Homecoming Scholarships
  • David Cropp Memorial Scholarship
  • Theatre Guild Scholarships