Theatre Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available for theatre majors. The actual number and amount of scholarships depend on the funds available.

Wertheim Performing Arts Scholarship

Established by Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim to award scholarships to performing arts students in Theatre at FIU.

FIU Institutional Scholarships

Awarded by FIU to Theatre performing arts and production students with good academic standing.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Scholarships

Scholarships established by RCL for production and performing arts students at FIU Theatre.

Theatre Youth Fair Scholarship

Established by Dade County Youth Fair to provide scholarships for theatre production students who will assist Youth Fair performances in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center.

FIU Arts Council Scholarship

Provides partial scholarships annually for students in theatre, in accordance with the FIU Arts Council.

Tonkinson Scholarships

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Tonkinson to award performing arts students in Theatre at FIU.

Señor Family Scholarships

FIU Theatre alumnus and director Andy Señor Jr. ’13 created the Señor Family Scholarship fund to support young performers at his alma mater, who exhibit a great deal of promise and talent as Performance Majors in the Musical Theatre programs.

Selection Criteria

In order to be considered for a scholarship a student must be a fully admitted and officially declared a theatre major. A student must have received a B or better in all theatre classes for the last semester and must have participated satisfactorily in a performance or production within the last two semesters. Scholarship recipients should be exemplary, both academically and in production participation, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students need to be fully enrolled with a credit load of a minimum of 12 credits. In some rare cases, seniors in their last semester may be considered for a scholarship even if they are only taking a half load of 6 credits. This would be an exception, not the rule.

Scholarships do not automatically renew from term to term.  Students who want to be considered for scholarships must reapply each semester.

Notification via e-mail sent to the students will state the amount of award as well as the term awarded. Scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semesters.  No scholarships are awarded for the summer term. The system will open twice a year for you to apply for a scholarship in November and March. You will be notified when it is time to apply by e-mail.

Application Process

Applications are processed through FIU’s online scholarship application tool, AcademicWorks.

Through AcademicWorks, FIU students can browse and apply for more than 100 scholarships. To apply:

  1. Visit AcademicWorks
  2. Login with your MyAccounts username and password. (You must have already activated your FIU email account and have a Panther ID number).
  3. Fill out the general scholarship application. AcademicWorks will search the database of awards and recommend scholarships you may be eligible to apply for. You can also search for the theatre scholarships you wish to apply for.

Questions about the theatre scholarships should be referred to Zach Meskauskas ( Questions about the application process through AcademicWorks should be referred to their customer service (

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