Prospective Students

Theatre Merit Scholarships

The department awards up to twenty-five Theatre Merit Scholarships each year. These scholarships are rewarded based on auditions (for performers) and portfolio reviews (for designers, stage managers, and students interested in production). Auditions and portfolio reviews are conducted two times a year on campus.

Sign up for an audition weekend or learn more about Theatre Merit Scholarship Audition / Interview Weekends and visiting campus (see below for details).

On-campus audition dates for 2016-2017:

Friday, November 11 through Saturday, November 12, 2016



Sign up for an an on-campus audition 

The Patricia Tarr Leavitt Scholarship

Established by two Ole Miss Theatre alumni, this scholarship is awarded yearly to full-time undergraduate students from Mississippi pursuing a BA or a BFA in theatre arts.

The Upton-Cantú Scholarship for Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

The Upton-Cantú Scholarship is a merit-based award given every year to a BFA Acting student. Students are invited into the BFA Acting program after auditioning at the end of their sophomore year.

The Wallace Hamilton Scholarship

Any full-time theatre student is eligible for this annual scholarship, which was established by the friends and family of Wallace Hamilton.

The Susan Colbert Davis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded yearly to theatre students from Mississippi, preferably from either from Chickasaw or Alcorn counties, who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement and who are in at least their junior year of study.

Theatre Merit Scholarship Audition / Interview Weekend Friday - Saturday

Friday
Parents are invited to accompany students to all of the weekend's activities

9:00am: Meet with Rory Ledbetter, Head of Recruitment, and Michael Barnett, Assistant Chair, in Isom 303

10:00am: Sit in on Voice and Movement class with Joe Turner Cantú, Isom 302, or Theatre Design Graphics class with Jared Spears, Isom 101A

11:00am: Sit in on Freshman Performance Studies class with Rory Ledbetter, Isom 202, or Scenic Design with Dex Edwards, Isom 100A

Noon: Lunch hosted by the department, Bryant Hall

1:00pm: Meeting with Theatre Arts faculty and students

1:45pm: Tour of campus conducted by Theatre Arts students

3:00pm: Information session with the Office of Admissions, Martindale

7:30pm: See an Ole Miss Theatre production

Saturday
10:00am: Theatre Merit Scholarship auditions and interviews in Isom 202