Our Talent Scholarships are open to future Marietta College first-time freshmen who have developed talents in theatre or musical theatre. Each prospective student can apply for only one Marietta College talent scholarship.

Theatre

(up to $3,500 per year)

Open to any future Marietta College first-time freshman regardless of intended major, this award requires continuous enrollment as a full-time student and satisfactory progress toward a degree, participation in one theatre production each semester, and successful completion of THEA 106 Acting I and THEA 210 Backstage Experience during your first year of enrollment. To be considered, you must:

  • Provide a resume of theatre experience and a letter of reference from a teacher or director
  • Complete an audition or interview as appropriate, either in-person (preferred) or electronically
    • Performance audition: Prepare two memorized contrasting monologues.
    • Directing or Stage Management interview: Prepare a stage manager's production book or a sample of academic or dramatic writing. As an option, you may add a directing portfolio.
    • Design and Technology interview: Prepare a design or technical portfolio.

Musical Theatre

(up to $5,000 per year)

Open to future Marietta College Musical Theatre majors only, this award requires continuous enrollment as a full-time student and satisfactory progress toward a degree, participation in one theatre production AND in one music ensemble each semester, and successful completion of THEA 106 Acting I during your first year of enrollment. To be considered, you must:

  • Provide a resume of theatre experience and a letter of reference from a teacher or director
  • Complete an audition, either in-person (preferred) or electronically. Prepare two memorized contrasting Musical Theatre style songs and a monologue. A pianist will not be provided, so bring your own backup music. A sound system and plug-in capabilities will be provided.

Ready to Apply?

Your on-campus audition or interview can be scheduled online or by calling the Office of Admission at 740.376.4600.

If you're interested in submitting an electronic application, contact Cas Felt in the Department of Theatre via email at cas.felt@marietta.edu or phone at 740.376.4698.

Recipients of Talent Scholarships eligible for need-based assistance will receive a financial aid award incorporating the amount of the scholarship. Priority is given to students who complete their audition or interview before February 28th.