College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Theatre

Craig A. Humphrey
Interim Department Chair and Professor

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

phone 260-481-6551
fax 260-481-6707
email schultzj@ipfw.edu    

office Williams Theatre
room WT128
hours Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) offers awards and scholarships to students majoring in fine arts, music, theatre and visual communication and design. Awards may include grants, fee remission or work-study assistance. As recipients are selected by their respective departments, applicants should contact their department directly for information.

IPFW also provides financial aid programs to help meet educational expenses. To apply, students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This needs-analysis form, used to determine eligibility for financial aid, is available in Kettler Hall, Room 109, after Jan. 1 each year. Applications received by the first week of March are given priority consideration. For a form or assistance, please call the Financial Aid office at 260-481-6820.

Theatre Scholarships

Scholarships awarded by the Department of Theatre are based upon merit and talent. Criteria for the selection of all scholarship students include academic and professional commitment, discipline, and active participation in departmental productions (either technical or performance assignments). Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are awarded for the academic year, provided that the criteria of the scholarship have been met. They are disbursed in two equal payments - one for the fall semester and the balance for the spring semester.

Scholarships and awards are allocated each spring semester by the theatre faculty and are part of the annual interview and audition processes of the department. After the initial award is made, continuance is determined annually by the faculty.

Endowed theatre scholarships include the following:

Dan Butler

Dan Butler Theatre Scholarship:

    • Student must be a theatre major
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
    • Recipient must be enrolled full time.

  • O. Franklin Kenworthy Scholarship: Student must be a theatre major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. The primary criteria are scholarship and involvement.
  • Theatre Department Scholarship: Student must be a theatre major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The primary criteria are scholarship and involvement. New students must arrange an audition with the Theatre Department.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts awards scholarships to Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Communication and Design majors. These awards are provided from the school rather than from a specific department.

  • Ione Auer Arts Scholarship: Students must be enrolled full time and be pursuing a degree in Visual and Performing Arts. The student must demonstrate a talent for the arts as determined by the Dean and faculty of the school. Preference will be given to incoming students.
  • Samuel S. And Bronnica W. Weinberg Scholarship Fund in Memory of Gertrude Weigler Brateman: Students must be pursuing a degree in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at IPFW and must be enrolled full time. The award is equally divided among Fine Arts, the Department of Music, the Department of Theatre and Visual Communication and Design.
  • Waterfield Foundation Scholarship: Students must be making satisfactory academic progress and be majoring in Visual Arts, Music, or Theatre. This award is equally divided among Fine Arts, the Department of Music, the Department of Theatre and the Department of Visual Communication and Design.

  • Withers Scholars Grant: In order to be eligible for a Withers Grant, students must major in elementary education, history, political science, English, communication, theatre, or library science. In addition, students must have junior, senior or graduate class standing at IPFW the year of the award, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be enrolled full time each semester of the award (12-15 credits,) and be a U.S. citizen.

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Freshmen

Our Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship will pay full tuition and our Chancellor's Scholarship will pay 1/2 tuition. Both scholarships are renewable for four years. The IPFW Admissions Office also has 50 Chancellor Merit Awards that are available to students that are not legal residents of the state of Indiana. The scholarship allows nonresidents to pay in-state fees. High school seniors must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have an SAT score of 1650 or an ACT score of 25 or above. International students should e-mail the International Student Services Office for more information.

A student may receive a Chancellor's Scholarship, a Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship, or a Chancellor's Merit Award, but no more than one of these scholarships will be awarded to an individual student. Not available to students currently or previously enrolled at IPFW. Awards commence in fall semester.

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