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Theater - Fine Arts Scholarship


The Fine Arts Scholarship in Theater is awarded to incoming students who have demonstrated ability and exceptional potential for growth in theater— including performance and technical theater— and who plan to actively participate in theater at Augsburg.

To be considered for a Fine Arts Scholarship in Theater, applicants must:

  • Complete the Fine Arts Scholarship section on the Augsburg University application
  • Submit a theater résumé
  • Have teacher submit a letter of recommendation
  • Audition

Please note, the theater resume and letter of recommendation should be submitted via e-mail to or faxed to 612-330-1590. All materials must be received prior to your interview.

Amount: $3,000/year with one student receiving a full tuition scholarship

Application Deadline: You must have a completed application to Augsburg University submitted by Friday, January 11, 2019. The final deadline to audition/interview is Friday, January 25, 2019.

If you are a TRANSFER STUDENT who would like to apply upon your admission to Augsburg University, you can do so by contacting your Transfer Admissions Counselor. Final deadline for Transfer students to apply for the Fine Arts Scholarship is August 1, 2019.

In order to audition for a Theater Scholarship, you must first be admitted to Augsburg University and plan to be a full-time student seeking your first bachelor’s degree.  Students currently enrolled at Augsburg University may not apply.  Scholarship recipients need not major in theater, but must actively participate in theater productions and other departmental activities. You will be contacted to schedule an audition only after you have been admitted to Augsburg University. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT Josh Owens at or 612-330-1585.


Theater Performance: Prepare two short pieces of contrasting style of your choice (comedy/tragedy, classic/contemporary, etc.) totaling two and a half minutes. Please do not use dialects. No introduction is required; simply name the play and character which you will be performing and begin your scene. You are expected to memorize these scenes. If you have any questions regarding the monologues, please contact Darcey Engen, Do not hesitate to contact her.


Technical Theater: Prepare a work sample which may include photographs or models of costumes, sets, or other aspects of theater you have worked on. Prepare a three- to five-minute presentation in which you explain the sample and provide an overview of your work.



Submit your resume in a Word or PDF document. Make sure to include the following sections:



  • Schools and/or colleges attended (include dates)



  •  Performances (include dates):

 (Play, character, director, i.e. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Puck, directed by John Smith)

  •  Lessons/classes:

 (Include names of primary teachers and their title and the subject matter (e.g. movement, voice, acting classes, set building)

  •   Festivals/camps/workshops/special programs:

 (Include name of program, brief description, location, and dates)


List awards, community work, and/or honors received (include dates)


 Other Category

Add any additional category that you feel reflects you and the unique/individual nature of your work (i.e. teaching experience, recording and/or studio work, community service. etc.)