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Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships

If you’re an aspiring artist, musician, composer or actor, or have an interest in technical theatre, you may qualify for one of Rhodes′ Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships.

The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in art, music or theatre. 

Financial awards in the Fine and Performing Arts are available to incoming students in variable amounts, as scholarships in art, music and theatre. The determination of the award is dependent upon acceptance to the college and a juried score based upon an audition (Departments of Music and Theatre) or fine arts portfolio (Departments of Art, Music and Theatre).  All awards recognize superior potential in the fine arts and are designed to encourage this development through pursuit of a major or minor in the appropriate discipline. 

Scholarships may be awarded in the following areas:

  • Music Performance
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory or Music History
  • Theatre Performance
  • Design or Technical Theatre
  • Theatre History and Theory
  • Studio Art

How Do I Apply for These Scholarships?

Step One: Complete and submit the Common Application. When you have submitted your admission application, you will receive an email that will provide you with log-in information to access your application status portal. You will also use the log-in information to access the Fine and Performing Arts applications. 

Step Two: Using your log-in information, complete and submit the on-line Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship application.  You may apply in more than one discipline.

When are the Deadlines?

November 23, 2018: Deadline for application and all materials, including YouTube or live audition.  Applies to Early Action applicants. 

February 8, 2019:  Deadline for application and all materials, including YouTube auditions.  Live auditions must be completed by February 16.  Applies only to Regular Decision applicants.

NOTES: Live auditions for Music and Theatre will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and also on Saturday, February 16, 2019 (Regular Decision only). Audition dates may be selected on the Fine and Performing Arts Application. Additionally, students may schedule an audition on a weekday as long as sufficient notice is provided. These appointments may be requested when registering for the campus visit.

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Application

*If you qualify for one of these scholarships and another competitive award, you will receive the greater of the two offered.