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. This merit based award is potentially a $24,000 4-year scholarship. Recipients are strongly encouraged to participate in the theater department production program.
The link for the online theater scholarship application is at the bottom of this page.
Please read the following instructions before beginning the online application!
When you begin the online theater application, please use the same email address which you used/will use for the Common Application. The email address is what links the two applications. All items listed below must be received by December 15.
The online theater scholarship application has three components:
- Online application
- Uploaded theater resumé
- Teacher recommendation
Please do not create an application for viewing only. If you’d like to see what questions are on the application, you may look at a copy here. Do NOT submit this paper form of the application. It must be completed and submitted online.
After you begin the online theater application, you may save/exit as many times as you wish before submitting it. Once you click ‘submit’ you may not make any changes to the application. We recommend you complete the theater recommendation request for your teacher RIGHT AWAY. This recommendation request goes out immediately (it does not wait for you to submit the whole application) and will give your teacher time to write and submit the recommendation while you are preparing the other parts of the theater application.
NOTE: St. Olaf’s theater scholarship application process is not part of the Common App. In addition to the theater scholarship application, applicants must also complete the St. Olaf College Application for Admission (via the Common Application) by January 15. Students who do not complete the college application process will not be considered for any merit scholarships.
For questions regarding the application process contact