College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
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Theater Scholarship Application

The application is due January 18, 2020

Steps to apply for a Theater Scholarship and
Set up an Interview

1)Submit the online Theater Scholarship Application (scroll down to complete application).
2)Have a theater teacher complete the Art, Music and Theater Recommendation Form.
3)Upload your essay. You will be able to do so when completing the application below. The typed, 2-page essay should reflect on one of your greatest involvements in theater throughout high school and describe your involvement, successes, and challenges with the show or project.  Let your essay expound on not only your past involvement but also your vision and goals of how you plan to be involved in theater at CSB/SJU.

Interview Process

  • Once you have completed the three application steps above, the date and time of your interview will be confirmed by email.
  • There will be no acting auditions at the Theater Scholarship interview.
  • Interviews can be conducted online (Facetime, Skype, etc.), or if a campus visit is scheduled prior to the January 15 deadline, an interview can be scheduled as part of your visit. Other on-campus interview options are:
    • Saturday, Jan. 18 – Fine Arts Scholarship Day. Scholarship interviews and campus tours will be available.

Compliance Requirements

  • $1,000 Awards: Each academic year, take a 2-or-more-credit theater course or participate in productions offered by the CSB/SJU Theater Department.
  • $1,500-$4,000 Awards: Each semester, take a 2-or-more-credit theater course or participate in productions offered by the CSB/SJU Theater Department.

Please note

  • Students can be considered for Theater Scholarships until January 18 of their senior year. They may complete the scholarship application as early as their junior year.
  • This application is to be completed by students who plan a continued involvement in theater.
  • Students do not need to major in theater to be considered for a Theater Scholarship.
  • Current CSB/SJU students are not eligible to apply for Fine Arts Scholarships.
  • Students must comply with the Theater Scholarship requirements in order to maintain the Theater Scholarship for four years at CSB/SJU.
  • Students may apply for more than one Fine Arts Scholarship; however, if they are awarded more than one, they may accept only one of them.
  • To learn more about the theater department, visit 

Time Line Recap

  • Submit the CSB/SJU Theater Scholarship Application, Recommendation Form, and essay. Wait for email to set up interview.
  • Scholarship decisions will be sent two weeks post interview.
  • Jan. 18 – Deadline to submit the CSB/SJU Theater Application and recommendation form.
  • Jan. 18 – Fine Arts Scholarship Day at CSB/SJU. 


CSB/SJU Theater Department
37 S. College Ave.
St. Joseph, MN  56374
(320) 363-5713


Mailing Address

Please indicate the areas in which you have experience:
Please list your intended major and minor fields of study:
Please type your essay and resume into the comment boxes below. There are also boxes for providing additional application materials.