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 after receiving an acceptance letter to Marist, on February 24 for ED/EA applicants.
2. Email an electronic audition file and application materials after receiving an acceptance letter to Marist  for all applicants, due by April 9.


February 24, 2018: Theatre Open House: Saturday February 24 10:00-4:30 (click Theatre Open House Tab on left for more info)

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.
  • 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.

(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