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Theatre Department Scholarships


Theatre Scholarships

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.

Audition for these opportunities is required. Below 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
  • Herb Wyrick-Elwood P. Dowd Actors' Scholarship

Theatre Guild Scholarships are awarded to students in the fall semester. Incoming first-year and transfer students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships, particularly if they missed out on the spring allocations.

View + Apply for Scholarships

See all the scholarships that ESU has to offer by visiting the scholarship page and following the link to the Scholarship Library.