We offer a variety of scholarships to support active undergraduate students in Theatre throughout the year, including the Paula & Ken Krane Theatre Fund, D. Palmer Young Memorial Scholarship, the Alice & William R. Sibley Scholarship In Theater Arts, Peggy and Justin Hawkwood Scholarship in Dramatic Arts, and the Cortright Scholarship. The application process for scholarships will be available each Spring Term including criteria and deadlines.


Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic Year have been awarded! Congratulations to our recipients!

Applications for 2018-2019 scholarships will be available beginning of Spring Term 2018 with criteria and deadline information



Scholarship established by Justin and Peggy Hawkwood, former OSU actors. 


1) Letter of intent with a description of work at the OSU University Theatre;

2) Full-time undergraduate or graduate student;any major or minor

3) Involvement with three OSU productions;

4) Cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher



The fund is made possible by a generous endowment from William R. and Alice Sibley, longtime theatre educators and supporters of Oregon State University Theatre.


1)      Letter of application detailing academic and artistic accomplishments, past/continuing involvement in OSU Theatre, and professional goals in relationship to theatre education

2)      Full-time undergraduate with a Theatre Arts major or minor, with intent to puruse a career in teaching after graduation

3)      Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher 



Scholarship established by Tim Steele, a former student, in honor of the legacy of Professor Everett S. “Cort” Cortright, Oregon State University faculty member from 1944 to 1972. 

“The fund is to be used to provide scholarships for full time students who are in their sophomore or junior year and pursuing a Bachelors degree in Speech Communication with a Theatre Arts option. 

The number and amount of scholarships will be determined by appropriate personnel in the Theatre Department.

Recipients are to be selected by Theatre faculty based on merit and participation in school productions in accordance with policies and procedures for awarding University scholarships.” 



The scholarship honors D. Palmer Young, professor in the Department of Speech Communication and a University Theatre faculty member from the mid 1920’s through the late 1960’s. 


1)      Letter of application detailing the student’s past involvement in and commitment to the theatre program, the apparent promise of continuing contribution and financial need

2)      Consistent participation in the theatre program.

3)      Any major or minor



The fund is “to be used to support students pursuing a degree in Theatre or Speech Communication.  Preference shall be given to diverse students who have achieved at least sophomore standing, and demonstrate financial need.  For the purpose of the scholarship, ‘diverse students’ is defined to include:  first generation to attend college, having financial need as demonstrated on the FAFSA, having a disability, having a primary life role prior to attending OSU that was other than student, being a member of a Racial or ethnic minority in the community, or having a history of involvement in diverse communities (including racial or ethnic minority communities, disabled communities or Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender communities).  Students shall be selected by a scholarship committee in the School of Arts and Communication.” 

This scholarship alternates every year between being awarded from the Speech Communication department or the Theatre Arts department. The 2017-2018 award was for Theatre. The 2018-2019 award will be for a Speech Communication student.



Students must be majoring in Communication or Theatre Arts. During the scholarship year, the student must be a junior or senior with cumulative 3.25 GPA or above. In addition, the student must be involved in extra-curricular speech and/or theatre activities. Financial need not considered. 

To apply, students must submit the following:

1)   An essay (approximately 1-2 pages) on your career goals

2)    A list of extra-curricular activated you have participated in since beginning your college career

3)   An unofficial copy of your transcript.

4)    Two (2) letters of reference from OSU faculty or classroom teachers who could attest to your outstanding academic performance. Letters are directly submitted to Wallace Scholarship committee.


This scholarship alternates every year between being awarded from the Speech Communication department or the Theatre Arts department. The 2017-2018 award was for Speech Communication. The 2018-2019 award will be for Theatre.




The Charlotte J. Headrick Theatre Scholarship Fund (“Fund”) provides scholarships for theatre students who have been involved in multiple aspects of theatre such as performance, production, directing and design.

Recipients are to be selected in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures for awarding scholarships and fellowships. The faculty may award the scholarship to the same student in successive years if he or she continues to meet the criteria.

If no theatre students are available, the scholarship may be awarded to a Speech Communication student.



Scholarship and mini-grants established by Ken and Paula Krane, long-time University Theatre patrons.


1)      Currently enrolled OSU student with a declared theatre arts option in the speech communication major or a declared minor in theatre arts;

2)      Involvement in production during the designated term of the scholarship;

3)      Production involvement is included but not limited to running crews, production staff positions (designers, assistants, stage mangers, etc.), front-of-house, and acting;

4)      All aspects of a student’s previous and current work with the UT (classroom and production) will be considered;

5)      Students whose involvement is limited paid work on production (work-study or student wage) are not eligible unless they occupy a non-paid production assignment;

6)      No student will be eligible to receive more than $1,000 in a single academic year and/or $2,000 over the course of their OSU undergraduate study in Krane scholarship funds (excluding mini-grants). 

Theatre arts faculty will nominate and select recipients from currently enrolled OSU students. 

The awards shall consist of up to $1,500 in multiple scholarships (that is, $500 per term of the academic year) annually.  Scholarship funds must be applied to the student’s OSU account. 

Award, Fall, Winter and Spring (possibly Summer):  $500



 Approximately $500 in mini-grant money per academic year from the Krane Theatre Fund will be made available to OSU theatre students “and support for production expenses of student-led projects.”



1)      OSU theatre major or minor;

2)      Any theatre activity associated with OSU classes, sponsored student productions, and/or sponsored student theatre activities/projects;

3)      Application outlining the details of the project and request


Examples of possible projects/activities eligible for support include but are not limited to student Lab productions, portfolio development or improvement, conference attendance, bringing special guests/speakers to campus, and specialized course/training.

Funds will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis by the University Theatre faculty, taking into account the details of the project/application and the previous work of the student.


The award of the mini-grants will range from $25 - $75, depending on the details of the request and the funds available.  No single project will receive more than $100.  No student will receive more than a total of $150 in mini-grant funds per academic year.