Scholarships for Current Students
Theatre & Dance Department Scholarships
The Department of Theatre & Dance offers a number of scholarships. The amount of an individual award can vary from $100 to over $1,000. These awards are given to currently enrolled students majoring in the Department of Theatre & Dance. (Incoming students should apply for the Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship.)
Applicants must have a current TopDollar application on file. The department's online application is due in mid-February and the department faculty select the recipients in March. Rather than applying for any specific scholarships listed below, this is a general application for support. The department faculty then choose the appropriate fund for each student selected. See the application for further details.
The applications for the 2019-20 school year are closed. Applications will reopen for the 2020-21 school year.
Department of Theatre & Dance scholarship funds:
The Jerry E. Baker Dance Scholarship
The Jerry E. Baker Theatre Scholarship
The Mrs. T.C. Cherry Scholarship
The O.V. Clark Scholarship
The Colonel Oscar Payne Cleaver Scholarship
The James Brown Scholarship
The D. Whitney Combs Scholarship
The Jackson Kesler Costuming Scholarship
The William Leonard Scholarship
The Russell H. Miller Scholarship
The Dance Educators Scholarship
The Joseph Levinoff Dance Scholarship
The Jeffrey Mildenstein Dance Scholarship
The Doris Owens Dance Scholarship
The Beverly Veenker Dance Scholarship
University Scholarships and Financial Aid
Western Kentucky University offers a wide-array of scholarships, awards and loans. The WKU Office of Financial Aid should be your first stop in pursuing financial aid. Students of WKU should also check the Office of Scholar Development for opportunities to support their research, travel, and creative endeavors.