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Scholarship for First Time Dance Majors

Interested in scholarship support from the Department of Theatre & Dance? Our scholarships can be stacked on top of other WKU First-Year Freshmen Scholarships you might receive, up to the cost of attendance. We encourage all students who intend to major in dance (BA in Dance) to audition for a scholarship. 


How to Audition for Placement into the Dance Program:

For information about auditioning for our Dance Program, please visit our Dance Audition page. 


Theatre & Dance Scholarship Funds

Awards will be made from two different funds:

Jerry E. Baker Foundation Scholarship Funds

These scholarships may range anywhere from $500 to several thousand dollars. The award amount is typically split between the fall semester and spring semester of your first year. To be eligible you must maintain full-time status and maintain a major in the area in which you received the award. There may be additional stipulations depending on your major. These are one-time awards, although you are welcome to apply in future years for Scholarships for Current Students.

The Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship Fund

These scholarships can range between $1,000 and several thousand dollars per year and are renewable for four years (8 semesters total). Terms for renewal include full-time status at WKU, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and declaring and making reasonable progress toward an approved arts major.  Students awarded a Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship through the Department of Theatre & Dance must take at least 9 credit hours per academic year in the major in order to maintain reasonable progress in the degree. Transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship.




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 Last Modified 11/2/22