The purpose of the ETSU Public Performance Scholarship Endowment is to generate scholarships for deserving students who are first-time out-of-state students in the arts.
The ETSU Public Performance Scholarship Endowment was established in the East Tennessee State University Foundation. Interest from the endowment is used to award scholarships to first-time out-of-state students in the arts, waiving out-of-state tuition.
ETSU Public Performance Scholarships will be for one academic year. Scholarships will be paid in two equal installments, one at the beginning of the Fall semester and the other at the beginning of the Spring semester. It is the intention of the Division of Theatre & Dance to increase the endowment principal as funds become available. The selection committee will decide the number of scholarships and the value of each scholarship to be awarded annually, depending on available funds.
A student who applies as an entering freshman must graduate with a 2.5 high school GPA. A student transferring from another college or ETSU discipline must have a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in Theatre to be considered for the scholarship.
In order to continue as a recipient, the student must:
Students who fail to meet these criteria will lose their scholarship for all future terms.
Scholarship applications should be submitted to the Program Director, Pat Cronin. A Scholarship Selection Committee will be appointed to select the scholarship recipient(s) based on the above listed criteria and on competitive auditions/interviews. The committee will notify applicants of the competition results. They will then forward the names of the scholarship recipient(s) along with additional pertinent information to the ETSU Financial Aid Office.
Acting Auditionees applicants must perform two contrasting monologues recorded on video-tape or DVD. The total time for both audition pieces combined must not exceed four minutes.
Technical/Design Auditionees must be interviewed and present their portfolio for review. This portfolio may be mailed to the committee for consideration.
The final date to turn in an application for the upcoming school year is: March 28.
A current resume that includes at least two letters of recommendation are required along with the application.
Audition tape or portfolio, completed application forms, resume and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:
Public Performance Scholarship
Attn: Professor Pat Cronin
Division of Theatre & Dance
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70626
Johnson City, TN 37614-1709