Graduate Student Scholarships


Scholarship Competitions

Named Scholarships

Faculty members nominate students for these awards. No application is required.

Jill McAllister Memorial Musicology Award

Requirement: Graduate student in musicology with an interest in opera

Nicholas Temperley Award

Requirement: Music student with a strong dissertation

Nancy Kennedy Wustman Memorial Award in Vocal Accompanying

Requirement: Accompanying student


Selection criteria stipulated by the donors are used in awarding scholarships. If no criteria have been specified, the departmental advisory committee judges students on the basis of (1) their academic record; (2) their talent in, and commitment to, theatrical production through participation in Department of Theatre productions and/or auditions and portfolio reviews; (3) their potential for growth; and (4) financial need.

Michael Filerman Scholarship

Requirements: The recipient should be talented, exhibit a love for the theatre, and be dedicated to promoting the theatre arts. It is the donor’s preference that all recipients have a critical need: but for the assistance provided by the fund, the student might not be able to continue his or her education.

Amount: $3,000 to be distributed among several recipients

Wilbur B. Menefee Fellowship

Requirement: Preference given to students pursuing scenic design

Amount: About $38,000 to be distributed among several recipients

Lloyd and Edna Morey Scholarship

Requirements: Students in need of financial assistance and of good character, integrity, and industry; selection made on a competitive basis. Three-fourths of the fund will be used as a fellowship for a student of superior ability in dramatic work; one-fourth will be used for prizes for superior work in the field.

Amount: $2,000 to be distributed among several recipients

Jeanette Watkins Reed Theatre Graduate Student Scholarship

Requirement: Talented and deserving student

Amount: $8,000 to be distributed among several recipients

R. B. Ulrich Scholarship

Requirement: Deserving student

Amount: About $1,200 to be distributed among several recipients

West Coast Theatre Scholarship

Requirement: None

Amount: $400 to be distributed among recipients

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