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Theatre Scholarships

$2000.00 renewable awards are available

Incoming freshman accepted to Marist College may apply for a theatre scholarship. All students must complete the application requirements to be eligible for a scholarship award. Several renewable scholarships are available each year.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Attend an on-campus audition after receiving an acceptance letter to Marist
2. Email an electronic audition file and application materials after receiving an acceptance letter to Marist (due by April 7)

Audition/Interview Requirements:

  • One (1) one-minute contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue
  • One (1) one-minute Shakespearean monologue or One (1) one-minute Broadway song a capella
  • One (1) recommendation letter form a high school drama director or teacher
  • Completed Theatre Scholarship Application Form

Students should allot 10 minutes for the audition (2 minutes total for the monologues/song) and brief interview. Application materials are due at the audition appointment. Auditions are held in the Nelly Goletti Theatre, 3rd floor Student Center. An in-person audition/interview is recommended for all applicants. In lieu of an in-person audition, electronic files may be sent to: matthew.andrews@marist.edu

Students interested in technical theatre or theatre management are not required to audition but are required to interview. Please present relevant portfolio materials, or a second recommendation letter in lieu of a traditional portfolio.

Requirements for scholarship renewal:

  • Students will declare either an English major with a Theatre Concentration OR a Theatre Minor (your choice).
  • Students will audition for one-two productions per academic year, as assigned by the Program Director. If not cast after two auditions, student will be assigned a technical/administrative position.
  • While in rehearsal, students will not have any commitments or evening classes that conflict with routine rehearsal hours of 6:30-10:00 M-F and 10-4 weekends (approximately six-seven weeks).
  • Students will maintain full-time enrollment and a 2.85 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Quality counts, scholarship may not be renewed as a result of poor performance or poor attendance.

For more information on the Theatre Program, please contact:
Prof. Matt Andrews
Director of the Marist Theatre Program
Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-575-3000 ext. 7507