Luther offers scholarships based on theatrical talent, regardless of chosen major or minor. Theatre scholarships are awarded after a student has been admitted to Luther.
Luther Theatre Scholarships recognize incoming students who display outstanding potential for participation in Luther's theatre program. Theatre faculty award these scholarships in two areas of interest—performance or design/technical theatre. Candidates for a Luther Theatre Scholarship are identified through an audition or interview and brought to the attention of the scholarship committee.
$8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year).
Audition, Portfolio Review, or Technical Theatre Interview:
To apply for a Luther Theatre Scholarship, students complete one of three options:
The audition, portfolio review and interview process is now closed for those students beginning enrollment in the Fall of 2018. Students beginning enrollment later than the Fall of 2018 should contact the Admissions Office for additional information on the audition, portfolio review and interview process.
Renewable up to 8 semesters, based on full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress and participation in theatre productions each year at Luther.
Participation in theatre productions can be satisfied through involvement in the student-run theatre organization SPIN Theatre, which operates as a co-curricular organization within the theatre program. This organization performs on campus throughout the year.
The theatre program offers scholarships to students demonstrating financial need as well as rewarding outgoing seniors. For more information, contact Jeff Dintaman.
Established by Debra Elstad '74 and her husband, Mark, this scholarship is given to current Luther students who have declared a theatre and/or dance major and qualify for financial assistance. Those interested in having their name submitted for this scholarship should contact Jeff Dintaman.
Established by her sons, this award honors the legacy of Helen Bodensteiner, who served on the Luther faculty from 1946 until her retirement in 1969 and whose vision and work were foundational in growing the program in speech and drama at Luther. This award and accompanying scholarship is given to a graduating theatre senior(s) who has demonstrated significant influence and promise during their four years within the department.