Scholarships for Current Students
Theatre & Dance Department Scholarships
At the departmental level, we administer 13 merit-based scholarships funds. Typically, we award about 20 to 25 individual scholarships a year, ranging in size from $150 to $1,000. These awards are given to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors students majoring in the Department of Theatre & Dance. 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.
Deadline to apply: 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019.
Department of Theatre & Dance scholarship funds:
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.