College of Visual and Performing Arts

Great students have the opportunity…


…to be awarded scholarships. The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers awards and scholarships to students majoring in fine arts, music, theatre and visual communication and design. Awards may also include grants, fee remission, or work-study assistance. As recipients are selected by their respective department, applicants should contact their department directly for more information.

Purdue Fort Wayne also provides financial aid programs to help meet educational expenses. To apply, students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This needs-analysis form, used to determine eligibility for financial aid, is available in Kettler Hall, Room 109, after Jan. 1 each year. Applications received by the first week of March are given priority consideration. For a form or assistance, please call the Financial Aid office at 260-481-6820.

Scholarships awarded by the Department of Theatre are based upon merit and talent. Criteria for the selection of all scholarship students include academic and professional commitment, discipline, and active participation in departmental productions (either technical or performance assignments). Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are awarded for the academic year, provided that the criteria of the scholarship have been met.  They are disbursed in two equal payments – one for the fall semester and the balance for the spring semester.

Scholarships and awards are allocated each spring semester by the theatre faculty and are part of the annual interview and audition process of the department.  After the initial award is made, continuance is determined annually by the faculty. Click on the links in the drop down boxes to your left, in order to learn more about our annual scholarship auditions and interviews and the specific awards the Department of Theatre conveys.