Scholarship Auditions and Interviews

"Can I earn a scholarship?"

If you are planning on coming to NDSU as a Theatre major, there are two possible ways you could earn scholarships! One is through the university system for an academic scholarship and the other is by auditioning/interviewing in the theatre department and being awarded a scholarship for your major.

1. Apply for NDSU Scholarships

2. Theatre Departmental Scholarships

Complete an online scholarship form.

A number of scholarships in theatre arts are available for students with either a performance or a technical emphasis:

  • Jim and Sonja Ozbun Scholarship for Fine Arts
  • Alfred G. Arvold Scholarship for Theatre Arts
  • Frederick G. Walsh Talent Grant
  • Arthur C. and Vera Johnson Talent Grant
  • Margaret Richardson Lyddon Award
  • Circle of Players Theatre Scholarship
  • Donald E. Larew Theatre Scholarship
  • Bison Arts Scholarship for Fine Arts
  • Peggy Gaynor Theatre Scholarship

Factors determining the awarding of the scholarships:

  • Financial need
  • Talent/potential
  • Seriousness of intent
  • Scholastic record

"How do I schedule an audition/interview?"

To schedule an audition or interview, contact the Theatre Office at 701.231.8725 or

PLEASE NOTE: Auditions or interviews are not finalized until your scholarship application has been submitted.

"What should I bring to my audition/interview?"

You will need to bring the following:

    • A copy of your High School Transcript
    • A resume with programs or work sample if applicable
    • At least one letter of recommendation

"When Can I Come Audition/Interview for a Theatre Scholarship?"

We schedule scholarship auditions on Fridays throughout the year as faculty time is available. This can be done by contacting the Theatre Office at 701-231-8725 or

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