Q: Who can qualify for Scholarship Support?
Any student enrolled in grade 12 at a public high school, who plans to graduate in the spring, and has the desire to attend a 4 year program at the university level to pursue a degree in the theatre arts.
Q: If I am homeschooled, am I eligible to apply?
No. Students must be attending a public high school in grade 12 in order to be eligible for this scholarship.
Q: As a scholarship applicant, would I be allowed to receive other grants or scholarships and still qualify for the American Theatre Wing ALW University Scholarship?
Yes, absolutely! A student’s eligibility/qualification is not limited or restricted by the number of grants or scholarships they applied for/received.
Q: Are there any costs or fees associated with applying for a University Scholarship?
No, there is no application fee associated with this program. However, the funding is released to the university directly. Additional costs of attending will need to be arranged for and paid by the student.
Q: Does applying Early Action or Early Decision to a college affect my eligibility to apply for this scholarship?
No. In fact, we encourage applicants who already have ideas about what school they plan on attending to apply.
Q: What fields of study or majors are eligible to apply for this scholarship?
Students who plan to have a major that prepares them to pursue a career in the theatre, either on stage, behind the scenes or in an administrative role, are eligible.
Q: Will the scholarship pay for more than four years of college to earn my bachelor's degree?
No. The scholarship will only pay for 4 years of study.
Q: How will I receive my scholarship?
Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the college or university that the scholar is attending.
Q: Will I be liable for taxes on the scholarship?
No. Your scholarship will be a part of your university's financial aid package.
Q: Can I mail in a paper application?
In general, no, applications may only be submitted and considered via our online application portal. If you have concerns regarding accessibility, please call our office at 212-765-0606 for advice and assistance. Special arrangements can be made.
Q: What if I have more questions regarding the American Theatre Wing ALW University Scholarships and the application process?
Please contact Melissa Cabrero, Manager of Public Affairs & Outreach at the American Theatre Wing, by calling 212-765-0606 x300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.