Theatre Program Scholarships


Theatre Program onstage during a recent visit 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.

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

Theatre Scholarship Auditions for Early Decision & Early Application Students; February 27, 2016
9:30-11:30 AM - Theatre Scholarship Auditions (10 minute slots) for ED & EA Students
*There is separate registration for Scholarship Auditions and Theatre Open House*
Theatre Open House for all Students (ED, EA, Regular Decision): February 27, 2016
11:30 AM - Theatre Information Session for all Students
12:00 PM - Tour of Theatre and Campus for all Students
2:00 PM - "A Chorus Line" Performance -Complimentary tickets for all students and family

To register for all or any part of the February Theatre Open House:

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

Regular Decision Applicants may schedule an audition appointment after receiving an acceptance to Marist, held during Marist Open House April 9 & 10, 3:45-5:00

Theatre Scholarship Applicants: Audition/Interview Requirements:

 One (1) one-minute contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue
 One (1) one-minute Shakespearean monologue
 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) 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 production per academic year, as assigned by the Program Director. If not cast, student will be assigned a technical/administrative position.
  • Students will attend two production builds/strikes per year (or assigned equivalent.)
  • Students will not have any commitments that conflict with routine rehearsal hours of 6:30-10:30 M-F and 10-4 weekends.
  • 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