Drama Scholarships

Boyd Vance Scholarship for Dance and Drama

The Boyd Vance Scholarship is named in honor of the founder and director of ProArts Collective. One of Austin’s most acclaimed musical theater performers, Boyd Vance was also highly regarded for nurturing young performers and promoting African–American arts in Central Texas. ACC and ProArts Collective are pleased to offer this scholarship to continue Mr. Vance’s mission of developing the talents of young African–American performers.

Criteria:

  • Dance or Drama major.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED or 3.0 GPA for all college coursework.
  • Audition and interview with at least one member of the Dance and Drama Department faculty.
  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic merit and artistic promise.
  • Recipient chosen by Dance and Drama Department faculty.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Scholarship award will be $1000 over two semesters.
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books.
  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of nine hours each semester with a 3.0 GPA while on scholarship.
  • Drama majors must enroll in a minimum of 3-6 hours in drama coursework.
  • Dance majors must enroll in 3-6 hours in dance coursework.
  • Recipients must sign an agreement stating specific involvement with the Dance and Drama Department for at least one semester. This involvement may be through performance, in technical production, or in management and administration.

Application Deadline: May 1st of each year

To apply, complete the Boyd Vance Scholarship Application here and return it, with all required attachments, to Mary Rincon, Dance & Drama Department, Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78701.

Dance and Drama Program Scholarship

To assist students enrolled in the ACC Dance or Drama program.

Criteria:

  • Dance or Drama major.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA for all college coursework.
  • Audition and interview with at least one member of the Dance and Drama Department faculty.
  • Completed 12 credit hours at ACC, including two courses in Drama and/or Dance.
  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic merit, artistic promise, and need for financial assistance.
  • Awards are based partly on prior involvement with the Dance and Drama Department for at least one semester.
  • Recipient chosen by Dance and Drama Department faculty.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Amount of scholarship varies each academic year.
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 6-9 hours for Drama or 4-6 hours for Dance with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Drama majors must enroll in a minimum of 6-8 hours in Drama coursework.
  • Dance majors must enroll in 4-6 hours in Dance coursework.
  • Recipients must sign an agreement stating specific involvement with the Dance and Drama Department for at least one semester. This involvement may be through performance in technical production or in management and administration.

Application Deadline: May 1st for Fall / December 5th for Spring

To apply, complete the Dance & Drama Scholarship application here and return it, with all required attachments, to Mary Rincon, Dance & Drama Department, Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78701.

Performing Arts Scholarship

To assist students interested in Performing Arts projects and/or trip participation.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled and successfully complete Dance or Drama course.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA for all college coursework.
  • Financial need as determined by ACC Financial Aid Office.
  • Letter or recommendation from ACC Dance or Drama instructor.
  • Application essay should address your experience in the Dance/Drama Program, past experience in the field and future plans. Please also address why you are taking part in the project, what you expect to gain from it, and how the scholarship can help you participate.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • The number of awards and the dollar amount will be based on the funds available.
  • Scholarship may only be used for ACC Performing Arts projects and trips.
  • Funds will be not be paid until after June 1st.

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2013

To apply, complete the Performing Arts Scholarship application here and return it, with all required attachments, to Mary Rincon, Dance & Drama Department, Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78701.