St. Olaf Theater Scholarships

St. Olaf theater scholarships are merit-based scholarships that are awarded to incoming new students with exceptional theater talent and promise in any area of theater. Students also may qualify for additional need-based aid, in which case the theater scholarship becomes part of the student’s financial aid package.

Awards of up to $6,000 per year are open to theater majors and non-theater majors. These renewable awards require involvement in the production program of the St. Olaf Theater and the recommendation of the theater faculty.  Criteria for renewing scholarships

Theater scholarship applications for students planning to enter St. Olaf in the fall of 2016 are due December 15, 2015.  A student applying for the scholarship must also submit an application for admission to the college. The college application must be submitted no later than January 15, 2016. Visit the admissions website for more information and to apply.

The application process is now closed

For information about applying for the Theater scholarship click here.



December 15, 2015
Your complete Theater scholarship application must be received.

January 15, 2016
Your completed St. Olaf College Application for Admission must be on file in the Admissions Office.

Late January 2016

Invitations to the Fine Arts Scholars Program will be sent to select applicants.

February 26 & 27, 2016 – Fine Arts Scholars Program
applicants will attend an on-campus interview with Theater faculty during one of these two days. There will be no auditions.

Late March, 2016
Scholarship decisions are mailed.

May 1, 2016
National Candidate Reply date (date by which all students must respond to offers of admission and to scholarship awards).

Contact Us

Jeanne Tangren Hatle
Academic Administrative Assistant
Theater Department
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield MN 55057