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Financial Aid and Tuition

Theatre Audition Lab and Scholarships

North Park University’s theatre program welcomes all students to participate. Scholarships are available for students interested in completing a minor in theatre and are awarded based on audition lab.

Students who audition are automatically considered for theatre scholarships.

Theatre Scholarships

The theatre department offers promising students a limited number of renewable theatre scholarships. Theatre scholarships are offered in addition to other scholarships and grants, and are renewable for four years.

Students awarded a North Park University theatre scholarship must:

  • Register for at least four semester hours of theatre courses per year (16 semester hours over four years) or complete a theatre minor (20 semester hours over four years).
  • Participate in Theatre Workshop as well as both the fall and spring theatre productions.
  • Maintain appropriate academic standing (overall grade point average of 2.0).
  • Be recommended for renewal by the theatre faculty.

Theatre Audition Lab Dates

On-campus auditions will be scheduled on our audition dates listed below.

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – Electronic Submission
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – Electronic Submission


1) Acceptance to North Park University. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, you must be accepted to the University as a first-year or transfer student and enrolled full-time (12 or more semester hours) in your first term. Acceptance to the University prior to scheduling an audition is preferred, but students who have submitted an application may also be scheduled.

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2) Complete a theatre audition lab and scholarship application.  See “Audition Requirements” below for details. Please have your résumé in PDF format ready for upload, and if submitting a recorded audition, the link to your recording.

Theatre Audition and Scholarship Application

3) Participation in the on-campus audition lab. See dates above. Erin Matonte will reach out to confirm audition schedule.

Audition Requirements:

  • Prior to attending the in-person audition lab, please submit a list of ALL areas of theatre experience, including acting, directing, design, writing, dance/movement/choreography, singing/performing, and technical work.
  • Your list should include the type of work (see above) you contributed, the name of the work, the writer, the date, and location/venue of the work.
  • You should also include up to five minutes of audio/video clips and/or 10 images of your work. Files should be labeled with the title of the work.
  • Students invited to the Theatre Audition Lab will be given details on what to prepare  in advance of the lab date.

*All documents must be uploaded in Word or PDF format. Applications must be complete in order to be considered.

Theatre scholarship notifications will be communicated two weeks following each audition date or recording submission.

Questions about the application and audition process may be directed to the Assistant Director of the School of Music, Art, and Theatre Recruitment, Erin Matonte.

*Theatre scholarship awards may be combined with other gift aid such as academic scholarships, grants, etc., however, total gift aid, including federal and state aid, may not exceed the cost of tuition at North Park University.