Department of Theatre, Cinema & Dance

Scholarship Information

Application Process

The scholarship application process is easy here at Missouri Western! Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the general application for all university scholarships by following this link and completing the general application:
  2. Submit an audition or presentation for the Theatre, Cinema and Dance Department to review. You can do this by contacting Robert Hanson at to sign up for a time at our scholarship time, OR submit a video. See guidelines below.


IF you are asked for a reference letter, your reference can confidentially submit their letter by following this link:


Audition and Presentation Guidelines

This year our general audition is on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. You can sign up for a five minute time slot by emailing Robert Hanson at

If you are 100 miles or more away from Missouri Western and are unable to make the drive, you may submit a video of your audition or presentation following the same guidelines below. If acting, please frame the camera so that the entirety of your movements can be seen in full. Videos are too large to email, so please share the video using a sharing site (for example: YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or Google Drive).

Three options for your Audition or Presentation:


Choose one of the following:

  1. Song and Monologue
    1. Song, 16 bars
    2. 45 second monologue
  2. Monologue
    1. 90 second monologue



Present a 2 minute PowerPoint of your work. If you are an incoming student, please present your strongest work. If you are a returning student, please present your work from this past year. The presentation must include visuals and/or sounds.

  1. Presentations need to be brought on a hard drive or thumb drive formatted for MAC
  2. Visuals can include photos, schematics, ground plans, and sketches



Choose one of the following:

  1. Present a 2 minute PowerPoint of your work (see design guidelines above).
  2. Play a reel (reel is also 2 minute max)
    1. Reel, must include your role for each clip, either embedded as text on reel or as a handout
    2. Reel needs to be brought on a hard drive or thumb drive formatted for MAC


TCD Scholarships Available and Eligibility

TCD Scholarships available, and eligibility can be found at: