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.

Scholarship Auditions

Students who are interested in a scholarship audition should do the following after filling out the online scholarship form:
Email a copy of your current resume, an unofficial copy of your high school transcript, and one letter of recommendation to

A virtual audition is also required for those interested in Musical Theatre or Performance. In-person auditions will recommence post-COVID. These items can be recorded and sent in via email.

Prospective Musical Theatre students will want to prepare the following:

  • A one-minute cutting from a recognized musical
  • A contrasting one-minute monologue

Prospective Performance students will want to prepare the following:

  • Two contrasting one-minute monologues

Prospective Design/Tech students will want to send

  • Images of their most recent work.

Additionally, we will set up a time to meet virtually via Zoom or in-person depending upon current COVID safety precautions. Please contact to set up your virtual or in-person scholarship audition.

Factors determining the awarding of the scholarships:

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

If students have any questions about the process, preparing interviewing materials, or the program at NDSU, please don't hesitate to contact Tiffany Fier.

Good luck and we hope to see you soon!