Freshmen Scholarships

Nancy Necessary Pridemore and GeorgAnne Voland Buck Freshman Scholarships

New Freshmen Students

Students must demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in theatre through a presentation of an audition or portfolio and interview. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at RU and good conduct to renew the scholarship each year.

Pridemore Scholarship:

Tuition Award: $3,000
Renewable for three additional years
Total award for over four years: $12,000

GeorgAnne Voland Buck Scholarship:

Tuition Award: $1,400 (first year only)

Students will be considered for these scholarships if they provide a complete application for admission to the University by mid-January of their senior year in high school and submit a letter of application to the department chair. This letter should state their academic/career goals and what receiving such a scholarship would mean to them. They should also submit a resume outlining their theatrical experience, extracurricular activities, community service, honors/awards, etc. along with their letter of application. Selected finalists will be invited to campus to participate in an interview process in mid-late February. Letters of application and resumes should be sent to Richard Dunham at