Each year the UWF Department of Theatre offers talent scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students. You must audition or present your Design/Tech portfolio in order to be considered for a Talent Scholarship; the auditions can occur at the Open House Dates posted under the Auditions section of the website. We award two John C. Pace incoming Freshmen and two additional scholarships for incoming transfer students in theatre, and during some academic years there are other scholarships available.
You may apply for Theatre Department talent scholarship as a performer, stage manager, or designer. However; receiving a scholarship in one area will not preclude you from working in other areas of theatre as your interests and talents grow. Audition Monologues, Portfolio Reviews, and Interviews are conducted throughout the year at the University’s Theatre Department as well as at the Florida Theatre Conference in the fall for High School Seniors, and the Southeastern Theatre Conference each spring for High School Juniors. Those who audition or interview at one of the Theatre conferences are strongly encouraged to visit the University on an open house date to audition and be considered for the Talent Scholarships, and interview with the entire faculty.
The applicant's grades, as well as scores on the SAT, PSAT or ACT are important and will be considered in the review process. Copies of your transcripts may be required before final approval of any scholarship award.
This scholarship is intended as a four-year scholarship. It will be renewed if the student maintains at least minimal university and departmental scholarship grade requirements of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and if the student shows (1) reasonable development of his or her theatre potential and (2) a proven commitment to the classes, productions and activities of the University’s Theatre Department
If, in the judgment of the faculty of Theatre, the student has not demonstrated these factors, the scholarship will not be renewed. Each student shall be informed of his or her scholarship status by the end of the spring term.
Acceptance of Scholarship
The selected applicant must confirm, in writing, his or her acceptance or rejection of the scholarship offer for the upcoming academic year. A selected applicant may confirm acceptance immediately by telephone and then follow up with a letter, Once an applicant is selected and accepts a scholarship offer, he or she is then obligated to inform the Department of Theatre immediately should his or her plans change. There will be alternates waiting to receive an offer, and it would be unfair to not make the scholarship available to an alternate at the earliest possible moment.
For more information please contact the theatre department.
2011-2012 Scholarship Students
Nadeem Moukkaddam- Besser Tech Scholarship
2010-2011 Scholarship Students
Jessica Abney Ocoee, FL
Jonathan Maisel Davie, FL
Rebecca Moeller Merritt Island, FL
Leonar (Elaina) Walton Jacksonville, FL
2009-2010 Scholarship Students
Marquez Linder St. Petersburgh, FL
Nathan Simmons Panama City, FL
2008-2009 Scholarship Students
Kelly Finn Tallahassee, FL
Melissa Foster Kissimmee, FL