General Scholarship Information
The UNA Theatre program offers a variety of scholarships to incoming students as well as sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in the program. Incoming students are auditioned through the UNA Theatre Scholarship Interview Day in February and, when possible, at the ACT State Screening Auditions at the State Trumbauer Festival. Requirements vary by individual scholarship.
Gladys Shepard Endowed Scholarship
Gladys Shepard Endowed Scholarship is for incoming freshmen who are declared first as Communication Arts-Theatre majors. Students must have an ACT composite score of at least 20 and a high school GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale. An audition/ interview is required.
Edith Hand & George Lindsey Endowed Scholarships
The Hand and Lindsey scholarship are awarded to sophomores, juniors or seniors who are declared first as Communication Arts-Theatre major. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and have a 2.5 GPA. Recipients are also selected based on their contributions to the theatre program in class, as well as on-and off-stage.
Frank Mosier Endowed Scholarship
The Mosier Scholarship is awarded to a junior who will be a senior at UNA prior to attending graduate school in Theatre Arts. Recipients are also selected based on their contributions to the theatre program in class, as well as on-and off-stage.
UNA Fine Arts Merit Scholarships
UNA Fine Arts Merit Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students accepted unconditionally by UNA (by February 1st) with a GPA of at least 2.75 regardless of academic major. An audition/interview is required.
UNA Theatre Scholarships
Theatre scholarships are awarded to UNA theatre majors based on an audition/interview and require participation in UNA Theatre productions as assigned by theatre faculty.
Application Process and Requirements
Applications will be considered on the basis of academic merit, talent, character and demonstrated achievement in or more areas of theatre. Students may be incoming freshman or transferring from another institution. All applicants must enroll as full-time students majoring in Communications Arts with an emphasis in Theatre. All scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability.
To apply for the Theatre Scholarships, students must:
(1) Apply for admission to UNA which may be secured from:
UNA Box 5011
Florence, Al 35632-0001
(256) 765-4608 or (800) TALK UNA
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) Be accepted unconditionally by UNA.
(3) Submit both of the Scholarship application forms and a résumé which exemplifies both instruction and performance experience, accompanied by two letters of recommendation from theatre instructors or related professional who can attest to your theatrical talents, personality and character.
(4) Prepare an audition or portfolio as follows.
Auditions and Portfolio Requirements
Actors should be ready to present two contrasting monologues (not exceed 5 minutes total) along with an acting résumé. Designers and technicians should be ready to present visual representations of their work (actual designs, photographs or a complete portfolio) as a part of their interview process. The audition serves as an opportunity for a student to display his or her ability, meet the faculty and have questions answered concerning the Department of Music and Theatre and other aspects of being a theatre student at UNA. Campus tours are also available.
Students should indicate the appropriate date on which they plan to audition on the application form. Auditions will be held on the following dates:
ACT State Screening Auditions: TBA
UNA Campus Auditions: TBA
Once the application has been processed, you will receive conformation of your audition time and location.
If you have any other questions you can contact us at:
Dr. David Ruebhausen
University of North Alabama
Department of Music and Theatre
UNA Box 5040
Florence, Al 35632-0001
Phone: (256) 765-4597
Fax: (256) 765-4995