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Theatre Scholarships

The Award:

The Siska Scholarship is a four year endowment for incoming first-year students who plan on making theatre their major and career. Audition and interview are required for application, and interested high school seniors should contact Steven Roten for more information.

Scholarship applicants will be asked to interview with members of the theatre faculty.  For your audition, prepare the following:


  • Two contrasting monologues under two minutes each 


  • One monologue under two minutes and one upbeat musical theatre song under two minutes (an accompanist will be provided but candidate must provide clearly marked sheet music – no acapella singing allowed)

Production / Design:

  • A Portfolio of realized / theoretical work
  • Evidence of involvement in productions (playbills / programs)

The John Creagh Memorial Scholarship Award was established to honor Dr. Creagh, a beloved Meredith faculty member of theater and communication for 23 years, before he succumbed to cancer just before Easter 2007.  All students with a demonstrated interest in communication, theater, and literature are invited to apply. Students who contribute to the diversity of the college are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Wardlaw Scholarship is awarded to a rising senior theatre major each year who has maintained a high grade point average and made significant contributions to the program.

How to Apply:

Apply online* or submit the paper application. The scholarship deadline is January 15th. 
*If you choose to use the electronic version, log in using the Admissions Applicant Portal Temporary PIN or password you established after you submitted your application for admission to the College.

Selection Criteria:

To be considered for theatre scholarships students must be admitted to the college by January 15. Finalists for the Siska scholarship will be invited to campus for Scholars’ Day in late February to interview with and audition for the faculty selection committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-March.

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Contact Information
Steven Roten
Professor of Theatre
134 Jones Hall
(919) 760-8719
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