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Academic Scholarships in Theatre
  • Money is awarded at the beginning of each semester.  
  • Application information can be obtained either on the theatre callboards in the Mallette Studio Theatre loading dock area or via the weekly departmental meetings.  These applications are typically generated during the first two weeks of each semester.
  • For further information, you can contact Elliot Wasserman (Email: wasserma).

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Excellence in Learning Awards

  • Each year, the College of Liberal Arts will award two (2) USI Foundation Excellence in Learning Awards to deserving students. Students must be a sophomore or junior at the time of the award. Awards will be monetary and are provided by the USI Foundation. Awards may be used for tuition, books, and/or fees only.
  • The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts will seek nominations from faculty from within the College for sophomore and/or junior undergraduates who have achieved a high level of academic success and display extraordinary professional promise in their chosen field.
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Gennaro Palladino/William Assante Scholarship

  • Awarded (on Honors Day, March 2008) to a junior psychology major with a 3.5 GPA, to be used during the senior year. This is a monetary scholarship.
  • Applicant must write an essay of 500 words or less discussing how the coursework in Psychology has prepared him/her for a career or graduate school. Submit the essay to Dr. Palladino.  Deadline to be determined.

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Kara Fulkerson Memorial Scholarship

  • Awarded (on Honors Day, March 2008) to Psychology major entering their senior year with an overall GPA of 3.0 who has overcome a significant disability or disorder. This is a monetary scholarship.
  • Applicant must submit a letter detailing how he/she meets the criteria. Submit the letter to Dr. Palladino.  Deadline to be determined.

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New Student Talent Scholarships

  • Every year, the Theatre Program interviews and auditions prospective new students from within Indiana who plan to major in Theatre. The faculty has the discretion to award new students four year renewable tuition-specific scholarships if the faculty feels that the student has the talent to merit this support. Although the academic requirement is not as rigorous as other scholarships (students need a high school GPA of 2.5 minimum according to the official calculations of the Admissions Office) students must give strong indications that they are capable of doing college level work. Various appointments are available to students who can contact the Director of Theatre, Elliot Wasserman, to find out more and to prepare.
  • Students who process applications earlier than March 1 and who have higher GPAs and are in the top 25% of their graduating class may be eligible for academic based departmental scholarships. These students should contact Eric Otto, at the Office of Admissions.

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Kentucky students of selected counties eligible for scholarships

High-achieving students from selected Kentucky counties now have an opportunity to be considered for a departmental scholarship at the University of Southern Indiana. Students who are residents of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, and Union counties have access to the same scholarship program that has drawn record numbers of Indiana’s best students to the campus.

Scholarship recipients from the four-county area will continue to benefit from the reciprocity program which allows them to attend USI while paying in-state tuition and fees.

The scholarship program is the Departmental Scholarship and it is a four-year renewable award available to high school seniors who are in the top 25 percent of their class, and also on track to complete the pre-college curriculum, or ranked in the top 10 percent while earning a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale in math, English, science, and social studies.

Award amounts are variable, based upon academic class standing, high school grade point average, and scores on either the ACT or SAT. Academically qualified students who apply to USI by March 1 will automatically receive the departmental scholarship.

Students from reciprocity counties who excel in sports, theatre, music, art, and creative writing also may be eligible for competitive scholarships. Other awards are available through the USI Foundation to recognize individuals on the basis of community service, area of study, or county of residence, in addition to academic achievement.

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