Financial Aid - New Theatre Students


  • The Department has several scholarships that are available to incoming undergraduate students in Theatre.
  • First-year and transfer undergraduate students should complete the Theatre Scholarship Application through KU AcademicWorks. You must have already been accepted to KU, set up a KU online ID, and declared a theatre major or minor in order to apply. By completing this application you will be considered for all Departmental scholarships for which you meet the eligibility requirements. All applications must be completed by March 1 for consideration.
  • Need-based scholarships: To be considered for a scholarship with a financial need component, students must complete the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so financial need can be determined. International students usually must complete KU's International Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW) instead of the FAFSA. Links, timelines, and additional information is available from the KU Office of Student Financial Aid.


All theatre scholarships and awards are presented at the annual student recognition ceremony held at the end of the spring semester. Incoming students being awarded Department financial aid will be notified by mail or email after the ceremony.