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Financial Aid

There are many financial aid options for students enrolled in the School of Theatre & Dance. To view eligibility and requirements, visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid page. All applicants should fill out a FAFSA form for financial aid consideration.

Scholarship information for current Theatre & Dance majors

Theatre Scholarships

Joseph M. Adamo Drama Scholarship
Edward Albee Scholarship
Bartkowiak Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Carolyn Boone Scholarship Fund
Robert Bullard Scholarship
Linda Dorff Scholarship
Drama Scholarship
Hump Scholarship Fund
Nancy & Rob Martin Endowed Scholarship
C. J. Pickett Endowed Scholarship
Theatre Scholarships
Trey Wilson Endowed Scholarship
John & Elena Zaccaria Endowed Scholarship

Theatre BFA Students: Please complete this scholarship application form and the required information and attachments, and submit the completed packet to Gary Cooper via email ( by 1pm on Friday, April 1, 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be informed by May 1, 2022. (Scholarship applications for new students are due by April 15, 2022.)

Dance Scholarships

Joanna Friesen Endowed Scholarship
Patrick Swayze Endowed Scholarship
Tommy Tune Endowed Dance Scholarship

School of Theatre & Dance
133 CWM Center
Houston TX 77204-4016

Graduate Students

The School of Theatre & Dane offers limited Teaching and Grading Assistantships, out-of-state tuition waivers, and Graduate Tuition Fellowships (GTF) for students on the MFA tracks.  Graduate Tuition Fellowships covers the cost of in-state tuition and fees.  Limited scholarships are available. All financial aid and scholarships are awarded in the application process for the respective MFA tracks.

Students studying in the MA for Scholars track are eligible for tuition waivers and stipends. Please email Dr. Alison Christy for more information.

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Scholarship

The Dean’s Artistic Excellence Scholarship is an annual scholarship in the amount of $4000, granted to students who demonstrate artistic excellence in the performing and visual arts and who are accepted to one of the programs in the McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston.

Eligibility criteria and a link to the scholarship application can be found on the College admissions page.