Merit Scholarships

  • Awarded amount: $1000 per year for four years
  • Awarded to incoming freshmen majoring in Theatre
  • Based on an interview and audition (actors) or portfolio (directors/technicians)


  • Maintain a B (3.0) grade point average in Theatre classes
  • Continue as a Theatre first or second major

Audition procedure

  1. Apply and be admitted to Valparaiso University prior to audition/interview
  2. Participate in auditions/interviews held on February 14, 2015. 

Audition Requirements

  1. Bring to the audition (or send in advance):  (1) A letter of recommendation from a high school teacher who is familiar with your work in theatre and (2) a resume or portfolio of your theatre participation.  
  2. Prepare two contrasting monologues of 1-2 minutes each or one monologue and a song.**   Dance numbers are welcome but not required.
  3. Prospective students interested in design, technical production, and directing will be interviewed only, but should bring materials documenting their work.
**Please provide your own musical accompanist.