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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
  • Audition

Amount: $3,000/year

Application Deadline: Admitted first year students who have a complete application (including required supplemental material) by January 14, 2019 will be invited to complete a theater audition.  Auditions must be completed by March 15, 2019. The Admission Office will connect with students once they are admitted to complete the Fine Arts Scholarship process.

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 monologue. You are expected to memorize these monologues. If you have any questions, 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.