The Caroline Gordon Theater Scholarship was established through a bequest of Caroline Gordon in 20014 to support one dance or theater major who is a "rising" senior and who has earned 75 or more university credit hours. Credit hours must be achieved by December 30th of the school year in which the selection is made.
These scholarships cover partial costs of tuition. Generally, new students—whether first-year or transfers—receive priority in the awarding of tuition scholarships by the School of Theatre and Dance. For incoming students these scholarships are based on evaluations of your performance auditions, your academic potential, your previous achievement and your potential for success. These scholarships are renewable, on a semester-by-semester basis, for up to four years so long as the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria and policies of the School of Theatre and Dance.
Friends of the Arts Academic Support Grants
The Friends of the Arts offer grants to support College of Fine Arts artistic projects, events, visiting artists, and student travel. Grants are available of up to $500 for an individual and up to $1,000 for a group. Learn more and find out how you can apply.
Friends of the Arts Talent Grants
Those enrolled in an Illinois State University School of Art degree program are eligible to receive an up to $200 monetary award on behalf of the Friends of the Arts. Those students who can demonstrate their scholarly performance through artistic ability in either studio practice, art history, or art education studies may submit an application as well as a portfolio and/or evidence of scholarly production to the School of Art Office.
Theatre of Ted Endowment Scholarship
Since 2000, Theatre of Ted (an independent Registered Student Organization) has been raising funds for a special scholarship that has been fully-endowed. This scholarship has been given out each year since 2013 to a student or students who exemplifies their motto “Dare to Suck”. This motto encourages taking creative risks in any any art form, but especially in theatre. This scholarship is open to all majors. Applications for the Dare to Suck Scholarship are available each spring from Theatre of Ted. Deadline for the application is April 1st.