High school graduates with acceptable academic records that may have skill, talent or aptitude in any of the following areas:
Students who have had successful experiences in home economics, industrial arts, journalism, electronics, speech, art, and/or music/dancing are eligible. It is not necessary to have been in a high school theatre program, although it is certainly advantageous. Sewing, layouts, design, carpentry, and drawing, as well as acting are all facets of theatre production.
All candidates must audition or have an interview. Requirements for each type audition/interview (performance or production) will be emailed upon receipt of the online application. Students that attend first audition will be looked at as an early consideration for scholarships.
Audition times will be scheduled individually by email or phone following receipt of the online application.
Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition are awarded on the basis of talent, experience, academic record, and an overall commitment to the theatre program at Chipola. Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college's Office of Financial Aid and College Foundation.
1. All candidates must be enrolled at Chipola College or must be accepted for enrollment as a student.
2. All candidates must declare a major in theatre.
3. All candidates must have achieved a scholastic grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 (C) or better in high school and if applicable, college course work completed.
4. Candidates may qualify as either theatre technicians, (costuming, properties, sets, lighting, business and publicity), performers, or both.
1. Submit a completed online Theatre Scholarship Application along with a personal letter telling a little about yourself and your future plans. Be sure to include why you feel you need help in going to college and how you feel you can benefit from the college experience. Bring/send all of these documents before or at the time of your audition.
2. Furnish 3 letters of recommendation which address your talent, character, ability to follow-through on assignments, ability to work independently, and academic ability.
3. Audition times will be scheduled with individual students following receipt of the online application.
At the Audition:
4. Prepare an audition piece consisting of two monologues (you supply the pianist if a musical selection is to be included). The two pieces should be of a contrasting nature and should last no more than 5 minutes total time.
5. Bring a recent photo.
6. Prepare a complete listing of high school, college, or community theatre experience. List any training or coursework you may have had to include music, dance, speaking, drama. Additionally, list any experience in construction, electricity, design, art, costuming, etc
7. Submit your resume if available.
8. Theatre Scholarship Application