Theatre Scholarships


Theatre Program onstage during a recent tour at Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON


$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 (preferred) after receiving an acceptance letter to Marist
2. Email an electronic audition file and application materials after receiving an acceptance letter to Marist


Round One for Early Decision and Early Application Students: Theatre Open House Day: Saturday February 25, 9:30-11:30

Round Two for All Students: Marist Open House Weekend: Saturday April 8 & Sunday April 9 3:45-5:00

To schedule a Theatre Scholarship audition, contact:
Ms. Lisa Bellis
845-575-3000 ext. 2490

Theatre Scholarship Applicants: 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 (click here for 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:
  • 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.    

Students on Theatre Scholarship must meet the following requirements for maintaining 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.
  • Students will not have any commitments that conflict with routine rehearsal hours of 6:30-10:00 M-F and 10-4 weekends when involved in the one show per year (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.

(click here for complete Scholarship requirements)

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