College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication Scholarships

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 and 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:

  • Be full-time Sam Houston State University in good standing (3.0 overall GPA or higher)
  • Be a student majoring in any program with the Department of Theatre and 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.

To obtain the application form, contact or stop by your appropriate department chair's office.

For more information or to access department specific scholarships, click the links below:

Art Program Scholarships

Department of Dance Scholarships

Mass Communication Department Scholarships

School of Music Scholarships

Theatre and Musical Theatre Program Scholarships

SHSU 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

SHSU Financial Aid Office

The College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication
815 17th Street, Suite 190, Huntsville, Texas 77340
Phone: (936) 294-2340 | Fax: (936) 294-3413 | E-mail:

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