Allegheny Creative & Performing Arts Scholarships

Art

Recipients are required to enroll in at least one 100-level Studio Art or Art & Technology course (ART 151, 155, 156, 165, 171, 181, 185) during their first year (scholarship recipients are guaranteed a spot in one of these courses during the first semester) and participate actively in Student Art Society and/or BOXX Gallery activities and events.

The required evaluation components are:
1)1-page letter of intent focused on how applicant sees their work in the Visual Arts as part of a liberal arts education;
2)Letter of recommendation from an Art teacher, Art faculty member, or other Arts professional;
3)Resume of Arts experiences;
4) In person (on campus), by telephone, or live video conference interview (10-15 minutes)
5) Documentation of three Art-making experiences which may include: high quality jpg images of 2-D or 3-D artworks made by the applicant with descriptive captions stating the dimensions, medium(s), date completed, and title of work (e.g. drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, sculpture, ceramics, etc…); evidence of participation in a community Arts project (documentation via high quality jpg photographs of the project and descriptive captions explaining the applicant’s role); YouTube or Vimeo links to videos created by the applicant, and online links to interactive or iterative technology-based projects (e.g. games, bots, pages/sites, etc…).

Dance & Movement Studies

Dance and movement studies includes dance as well as yoga, Asian martial arts such as tang so do, tai chi, and aikido.

The Allegheny College Dance & Movement Scholarships are awarded based upon a student’s intended level of participation and performance ability. Students who plan to minor in dance & movement studies are eligible, as are those who plan to participate in dance ensembles but have majors and minors outside of dance. Award amounts range from $1000 to $2000 per year and are renewable based upon continued participation.

The required evaluation components are:
1)1-page letter of intent, focused on how applicant sees dance and movement practices as part of a liberal arts education;
2)Letter of recommendation from a faculty member, dance or movement instructor, or professional;
3)Resume of dance and movement experience or practice;
4)In person or telephone interview (10-15 minutes).

Recipient components include enrollment in at least one Dance & Movement course during the first year (scholarship recipients are guaranteed a spot in one of these courses during the first semester) and
regular participation in Dance & Movement productions (at least once per year in any production role).

Music

The Allegheny College Music Scholarships are awarded based upon a student’s intended level of participation and performance ability. Students who plan to major or minor in music are eligible, as are those who plan to participate in instrumental and vocal ensembles but have majors and minors outside of music. Award amounts range from $1000 to $2000 per year and are renewable based upon continued participation.

Instrumental students should prepare two contrasting selections, or two movements from a larger work. Solos that have been prepared for assessments or concerts are acceptable. Students may also be asked to play scales. Vocalists should select two pieces from the classical repertoire of art song, opera, oratorio, or folk music. Selections should highlight the singer’s best range and two different languages.

Theatre

The Allegheny College Theatre Scholarships are awarded based upon a student’s intended level of participation and performance ability. Students who plan to major or minor in theatre are eligible, as are those who plan to participate in co-curricular productions in the Playshop Theatre but have majors and minors outside of theatre. Award amounts range from $1000 to $2000 per year and are renewable based upon continued participation.

Evaluation components are:
1)1-page letter of intent, focused on how applicant sees their work in theatre as part of a liberal arts education;
2)Letter of recommendation from a faculty member or theatre professional;
3)Resume of theatre experience;
4) In person (on campus or at PA Thespians), by telephone, or live video conference interview (10-15 minutes); and
5)Evidence of theatre experience which may include: Acting (2-minute monologue or two 1-minute monologues),Design & production (digital or manual drawings, production photos), Directing & management (prompt book, 5-minute recording of scene (optional for directing)), and Dramaturgy (research & analysis about a play or production)

Scholarship recipients should enroll in at least one 100-level Theatre course (COMRT 130, 150, 180) during the first year (scholarship recipients are guaranteed a spot in one of these courses during the first semester) and regularly participate in Playshop Theatre productions (at least once per year).

Please complete our Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship Form to begin the process of applying for a scholarship.