Scholarships & Awards

Scholarship support in the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences, of which Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance is a part, offers more than 350 scholarships and awards to students. Incoming students who are directly admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences with Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance as their intended major may be eligible for a number of merit-based scholarships within the College.

High achieving students may also be recognized for Academic Excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences, or be eligible for admission to the Hutton Honors College.

Indiana University also offers many resources to help you fund your education. Visit the Office of Scholarships website for information on these and other opportunities.

Theatre + Dance scholarships + awards

Alumni, faculty, and friends have established a variety of awards to recognize and support deserving students in our department. These awards are given at the discretion of an award advisory committee including the department chairperson, and with the guidance of the IU Foundation.

Any currently enrolled full-time student who is a major, minor, or graduate student in the Department may apply.

Beginning Spring semester 2021, students are encouraged to apply for The Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance scholarships and awards using the IU Scholarships task in

How to apply for a Theatre + Dance Scholarship

A Theatre and Dance Scholarship is much more than a monetary award. It is also an indication of your abilities, your work ethic, and your promise. When noted on your resume or printed in a bio, the designation “Scholarship Recipient” implies dedication, discipline, responsibility and initiative. That is the ongoing value of a scholarship awarded by our department.

Awards + Scholarships available