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Scholarships and Program Admission Auditions/Interviews

The Theatre Arts Department is pleased to offer a variety of annual scholarship opportunities. Click on the links below for more information and application procedures:

Audition Tips

Scholarship Central (for other CWU awards)

Audition / Interview Process for Awards and Program Admission

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External Scholarships*

*This scholarships is not distributed by the Theater Department. Please see the website for deadlines, requirements, and eligibility.

C. Farrell Fine Arts and Research Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students at Central Washington University who are pursuing a fine arts project in Art, Music, Theatre, or Creative Writing, or who are pursuing a research project pertaining to the History, Geology, Archaeology of Kittitas Valley. This scholarship provides one year of in-state tuition, $200 book allowance, and project costs. Please see their website for more information.

Other Programs of Interest

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) allows students from qualifying states to enroll at Central at a reduced tuition rate. The WUE award waives all but 150% of in-state resident tuition rather than the regualr out-of-state- rates. Participating states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, (Washington), and Wyoming.

The William O. Douglas Honors College offers tuition awards to qualified students enrolled in the DHC program.
The Douglas Honors College is an academic program within Central Washington University that provides an enriched academic environment for exceptional students through an interdisciplinary general education program and an upper-division scholarship experience.
Incoming freshman and current CWU students are eligible for admission to the Douglas Honors College. There are additional DHC scholarships available each year to students active in the DHC program.

For more information on scholarship opportunities contact CWU Scholarship Central for application procedures and guidelines regarding these scholarships:.

  • Freshmen/Incoming Transfers
  • Merit Tuition Awards
  • Need-Based
  • Outside Scholarships

There are also several exciting CWU scholarship opportunities available outside of the Department, including the Farrell Scholarship, which will fund creative projects, and associated tuition and books for up to three quarters.

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