Evelyn Anderson Theatre and Dance Scholarship

$500-$6,000 annually ($2,000-$24,000 over four years)

Evelyn Anderson Theatre and Dance Scholarships are awarded to candidates who have demonstrated talent and commitment to pursuing theatre and/or dance at Gustavus. In order to maintain the scholarship, students are required to be engaged in the Theatre and Dance Department for every semester that they are in residence at Gustavus. Students do not need to major within the department to qualify for or maintain the scholarship.

To Apply:

Students may apply for the Theatre and Dance Scholarship after applying for admission and receiving access to their Gustavus Applicant Portal.

Early Action Applicants: November 8, 2022 - deadline for Theatre and Dance Scholarship applications. Please watch your email for further instructions on completing the scholarship process.

Rolling Admission Applicants: February 8, 2023 - deadline for Theatre and Dance Scholarship applications. Please watch your email for details regarding your audition process.

To Audition:

The department strongly prefers live, on-campus auditions. If you are unable to audition on-campus, we will accommodate your virtual audition process. 

Technical Theatre Applicants: Come to your interview prepared to show examples of work you have done in the past (including plans, drafts, photos, or programs). 

Acting/Directing Applicants: Your audition should include the following: Two memorized monologues (not to exceed 3 minutes in length combined) that are contrasting in tone and from any genre. The department strongly prefers content from published plays (no movies, TV shows, or original works, please).

Dance Applicants: The department strongly prefers instrumental music only (music without lyrics).

  1. Live, on-campus auditions should include the following:

    - Solo, 2 minutes in length, in any form or style

    - Students will be asked to participate in a dance class as part of their audition process

  2. Virtual, recorded auditions should include the following:

    - Solo, 2 minutes in length, in any form or style

    - Improvisation, 45-60 seconds in length

    - Learn and perform to the best of your ability this posted dance combination

All virtual auditions: Please ensure your ENTIRE body is visible at all times during your recorded auditions.

To Maintain:

Renewal of the scholarship requires involvement in the department every semester, including taking one theatre/dance course per year.

The Application for Admission opened on August 1, 2022. Please contact Kayla Pauly (kpauly@gustavus.edu) with any questions on the Theatre and Dance Scholarship.