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BFA Scholarships

Performance scholarships from $500.00 to $3,000.00 are available to students who:

  • Qualify in terms of dance ability.
  • Maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.8 and a 3.0 in dance classes.
  • Qualify for and enroll in Intermediate or Advanced Modern Dance Technique and Intermediate or Advanced Ballet Technique.
  • Fulfill all performance assignments.

 

Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Scholarship

The Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Scholarships are expressly intended to be available to students majoring in programs in the Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre, Department of Dance, or the School of Music.

Recipients will be selected by a committee to include the administrative heads of the three performing arts areas as well as a representative of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication.  The following criteria will be applied to selection:  Recipients must; (1) be full-time Sam Houston State University in good standing (3.0 overall GPA or higher); and (2) be a student majoring in any program with the Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre, Department of Dance, or the School of Music. Financial need may be considered in the award process, but will not be a determining factor. The scholarship is a one-year award. A recipient may receive this scholarship in subsequent years, but must reapply each year and be selected as the best candidate. 

Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Scholarship Application

  

Mary Ella Montague Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Mary Ella Montague, founder of the dance program and Professor Emeritus in Dance . During her tenure at Sam Houston State University she served as Program Coordinator in Dance , as chair of the Department of Dance, Drama, Radio/Television, Film and Speech, and as Asoociate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Scholarship is awarded each year to the outstanding returning dance major in the department.The recipient of this award demonstrates exceptional artistic, technical and academic achievement and is an exemplary citizen of the department.

 

The Kelley Barber Endowed Dance Performance Scholarship

This scholarship was established in the year 2002 by Kelley Barber to recognize an outstanding student performer in the Department of Dance.

 

The Sophia Victoria Mendez Performing Arts Scholarship

The Sophia Victoria Mendez Performing Arts Scholarship is available to students majoring in any discipline wihtin the performing arts.

A scholarship committee within the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication will select one or more award recipients each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

(1) a full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University; (2) major in any discipline within the performing arts; (3) demonstrated financial need; (4) demonstrated a high skill level in their major; and (5) minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

The Sophia Victoria Mendez Performing Arts Scholarship Application

The Mary S. & G. Scott McCarleyPerforming Arts Endowed Scholarship

The Mary S. & G. Scott McCarlye Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship is available to students majoring in any discipline within the performing arts.

A scholarship committee within the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication will select one or more award recipients each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

(1) a full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University; major in dance, music, music therapy, theater, or musical theater; minimum overall GPA of 2.50.

The Mary S. & G. Scott McCarleyPerforming Arts Endowed Scholarship

 

Dance and Theatre Endowment Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded by a scholarship selection committee consisting of members of the faculty of the Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre and Department of Dance, with screening and advice from the donors. The guidelines specify that the recipient must be a student with significant need, as well as outstanding talent and/or accomplishment.

Dance and Theatre Endowment Scholarship Application

 

Dance Italia Scholarship

The Dance Italia Scholarship will support two undergraduate students to study abroad through the Dance Italia three-week festival. The scholarship award is $2,000 and will offset the festival costa, which are estimated at $4,500.

The following criteria will be used in the selection process: (1) full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University and majoring in Dance; (2) minimum ove3rall GPA of 2.5;(3) demonstrates exceptional artistic, technical and academic achievement and is an exemplary citizen of the department.

Financial need may be considered, but will not be a determining factor as the applicant will be responsible for the estimated additional costs of $2,500.

INSTRUCTIONS:Please type a brief one-page letter of application that makes a case for why you are an outstadning candidate for this cholarship and what this opportunity would mean to your growth and development. Please also discuss how you will financially supplement this scholarship to account for the additional estimated cost of $2,500 (i.e. loan, parents, job...)

Please submit a hard copy to the Dance Department front desk by Wednesday December 4th @ 5:00 pm.

For more info about Dance Italia: http://www.danceitalia.com/

 

McDONALD'S/DAN LEASURE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

The amount of the scholarship varies per semester. Recipients must be a full time sophomore, junior or senior. Recipients with the following majors will be selected on a rotating schedule: dance, basketball and accounting. Selection preference will be given to a McDonald's employee, who is a full time SHSU sophomore, junior, or senior maintaining not less than an overall 3.0 GPA.

 

MFA Scholarships

Performance scholarships from $500.00 to $3,000.00 are available to students who:

  • Qualify in terms of dance ability.
  • Maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in classes.
  • Qualify for and enroll in Advanced Modern Dance Technique and Advanced Ballet Techique.
  • Fulfill all performance assignments.

 

Special Graduate Scholarships

The Special Graduate Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship from Sam Houston State University. It is awarded to selected graduate students whose academic accomplishments and university or community citizenship are excellent in every respect.

Special Graduate Scholarship Application

 

Academic Scholarships

The Sam Houston State University Academic Scholarship program provides financial support for beginning, transfer and current students based on financial need or outstanding academic achievement.

SHSU Scholarship Application

 

 


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