Talent Scholarship—General Information
Talent Scholarships ($1000-3000) are offered to talented, first-time freshman and transfer students who are interested in music, art, theatre, creative writing, or foreign language and who plan to continue participation in one or many of these areas. Students may apply for more than one Talent Scholarship. Students qualify for the Talent Scholarship by submitting an application and scheduling an appointment with a faculty member in their department of interest. Students interested in applying for a Talent Scholarship should start the application process as soon as possible and no later than mid-April. (See audition dates for exact calendar deadlines.)
Talent Scholarships in Theatre
The Edgewood College Theatre Department requires an interview and, for performance, a memorized presentation. For tech and design, students will interview and present a portfolio/resume of their theatre work. The interview will focus on what you hope to accomplish in theatre while you are in college and about your past experiences in theatre. Experience is not a requirement. The Theatre Department is looking for talent and interest. The presentation should be a one- to two-minute memorized piece (or two contrasting pieces) that will showcase your talent and reveal your personality. If you are auditioning for a Talent Scholarship with an emphasis in Musical Theatre, your presentation should consist of an approximately one-minute vocal presentation and an approximately one-minute monologue. If you are interested in a Technical Theatre Talent Scholarship, your audition will consist of an interview and a portfolio and/or resume review.
- Participate as either cast or crew in at least one production a year.
- Take either THA 265 BK Acting I, or THA 290 Stagecraft I before entering junior year.
- Maintain active membership in the Theatre Assembly.
- Maintain a minimum theatre course grade point average of 3.0.
- Focus the COR requirement on theatre arts when possible.
This scholarship is renewable annually for a maximum of four years. Evaluation will be completed in the spring semester of each year to determine whether the scholarship will be renewed. Art, Music, Theatre, English, and Foreign Language Department recommendations will be made to the Scholarship Committee.
This scholarship is given on the basis of artistic, musical, theatrical, written, and spoken achievement, academic performance, maturity, and responsibility. Students who fulfill the requirement of the Talent Scholarship are encouraged to apply for renewal at the end of the freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Students should keep in mind the following as they prepare for this audition:
- Students interested in drama will have 2 minutes for monologues. They can divide this time into 2 contrasting monologues or one large monologue. We encourage pieces that best reflect the range and talents of the students, as well as their personality.
- Students interested in musical theatre will have 2 minutes for a monologue and song.
- Students planning to sing at the audition should prepare 32 measures of music. This can be a cappella or with a tape.
- Audition pieces must be memorized.
- Students should plan on 15-20 minutes for the entire audition process. This process includes the audition, an informal interview, and a chance to ask questions. The interview will focus on what you hope to accomplish in theatre while you are in college and also about your past experiences in theatre.
- It is your decision if you would like a parent or guardian to attend the audition. (Others outside family members traveling with you will not be admitted without permission of the Department of Theatre Arts.)
- Individuals interested in technical theatre should bring a resume and/or portfolio of work done and plan on an interview about your interests and goals in technical theatre.
- A portfolio can include a resume highlighting the shows and technical work, as well as program, paperwork, designs or other supporting materials that highlight the student’s technical abilities.
- Students should plan on 15-20 minutes for the entire interview process. This process includes the audition, an informal interview, and a chance to ask questions. The interview will focus on what you hope to accomplish in theatre while you are in college and also about your past experiences in theatre.
- It is your decision if you would like a parent or guardian to attend the interview. (Others outside family members traveling with you will not be admitted without permission of the Department of Theatre Arts.)