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Scholarships & Funding

During their senior year in high school, prospective first-year theatre students may apply for a prestigious Baker Duncan scholarship, a merit-based award that can be combined with other Trinity University scholarships. Current Trinity Theatre students also have the opportunity to tap the Drama Endowment Fund to attend auditions, present papers at conferences, or defray the costs of self-initiated productions throughout the year.

Baker Duncan Scholarships

The Department of Human Communication and Theatre awards Baker Duncan Scholarships in theatre to some members of its first-year class. These prestigious scholarships, worth up to $10,000 each year for four years, are open only to prospective first-year students planning on pursuing a major or minor in theatre. We accept applications from students interested in all aspects of theatre, including performance, directing, design, theatre management, and theatre scholarship. 

Baker Duncan awards are renewable for up to eight semesters, excluding summer, as long as the recipient becomes and remains a minor or major in theatre and maintains full-time enrollment with a predetermined grade point average. Recipients of Baker Duncan awards will be notified of their award in their financial aid packet, which is mailed in early April.

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Drama Endowment Fund

Theatre majors have the opportunity to request funds from the Drama Endowment Fund for self-initiated productions. The Fund also provides for work with high-profile guest artists, who visit campus for six weeks each year to work on our main stage productions.

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Interested in applying for a scholarship or funding?

The human communication and theatre department also has additional opportunities for scholarships and funding in: stage management, design, technical theatre, directing, theatre history, dramatic literature, and criticism.

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