Department Scholarships

Dance Scholarship

The Gala Scholarship for the Arts provides funding assistance to talented arts students entering UT Martin. The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts awards two Gala Scholarships each fall, one to the Visual Arts and one to Dance.

 

Up to $1,000 will be awarded to a deserving dance student spread out over the fall and spring semesters during the first year. Students receiving the award must major in the BFA program with an emphasis in Dance Education for that school year.

 

Auditions for the scholarship will be held by appointment. Call (731-881-7400) for an audition appointment.

 

Auditions will be held no later than Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

Students must be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in dance.

If a student is unable to appear at a personal audition a video tape with examples of student work can be mailed to the following address:

 

Atten. Dr. Carol Eckert
Department of Visual and Theatre Arts 
16 Mt. Pelia Rd. 201 Fine Arts Bldg. 
The University of Tennessee at Martin 
Martin , TN 38238 
ceckert@utm.edu
Phone 731-881-7400

*Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of tapes.

 

Vanguard Theatre Scholarship

The Vanguard Theatre Scholarship provides funding assistance to talented students entering UT Martin in the BFA degree program: Theatre emphasis.

 

Up to $2,500 will be awarded spread out over the fall and spring semesters during the first year. Students receiving the award must major in the BFA program with an emphasis in Theatre for that school year.

 

Auditions for the scholarship will be held by appointment. Call (731-881-7400) for an audition appointment. Auditions will be held no later than Friday, March 27, 2020. students must be prepared with two one-minute monologues. One from a serious play and one from a comedy.

 

If a student is unable to appear at a personal audition a video tape with examples of student work can be mailed to the following address:

 

Atten. Dr. Carol Eckert
Department of Visual and Theatre Arts 
16 Mt. Pelia Rd. 201 Fine Arts Bldg. 
The University of Tennessee at Martin 
Martin , TN 38238 
ceckert@utm.edu
Phone 731-881-7400

 

Art Scholarship

The Gala Scholarship for the Arts provides funding assistance to talented arts students entering UT Martin. The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts awards two Gala Scholarships each fall, one to the Visual Arts and one to Dance.

 

Up to $1,000 will be awarded to a deserving art student spread out over the fall and spring semesters during the first year. Students receiving the award must major in the BFA program with an emphasis in one of several art concentrations for that school year.

 

Students may send between 6 -12 slides, e-mail digital photos, or make an appointment for a personal interview.

 

Submissions will be accepted no later than Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

Students work can be mailed or e-mailed to the following address:

 

Atten. Dr. Carol Eckert
Department of Visual and Theatre Arts 
16 Mt. Pelia Rd. 201 Fine Arts Bldg. 
The University of Tennessee at Martin 
Martin , TN 38238 
ceckert@utm.edu
Phone 731-881-7400

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of mailed work.

 

The Nancy Eckert Scholarship

A cash award up to $500 will be given to one or two BFA: Art Education emphasis students each Fall and Spring Semester, to help pay for expenses during their Student Teaching Internship. Applicants will submit an essay explaining financial need and how the additional funds will be used. Deadline for submissions will be the Friday of the 12th week of Fall or Spring Semester for consideration to be awarded the following semester.

 

Submit applications to Dr. Carol Eckert
FA 263
881-7897
ceckert@utm.edu

The League of Striving Artists Achievement Scholarship

A cash award up to $500 will be given to BFA: Art Studio, Art Education, or Graphic Design emphasis student each Spring Semester. This achievement award will be made to sophomore, junior, or senior art students whose dedication to their work throughout the school year is deserving of recognition. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to become eligible. This scholarship will be awarded as a part of the annual Honors Day ceremonies. This scholarship is decided on by the officers of The League of Striving Artists.

The William Snyder Scholarship

A cash award up to $900 will be given to BFA: Theatre emphasis student each Spring Semester. This achievement award will be made to sophomore, junior, or senior theatre students whose dedication to their work throughout the school year is deserving of recognition. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to become eligible. This scholarship is decided on by the Visual and Theatre Arts theatre faculty.

Snyder Visual Arts Scholarship Award

$1000 awarded yearly in the Spring for the following Fall. Foundation reviews take place in December, so eligible students will be notified by December 30th Deadline for submission will be: January 31st

  • Students that score in the top 20% on the Foundation Review (usually in the Sophomore year, or year of transfer) will be eligible to apply for the SVASA
  • To apply they will submit:
    • A resume that highlights Academics, Service and Scholarship
    • An essay providing a synopsis of their involvement with and dedication to the arts (250-500 words)
  • Recipient of the scholarship will be chosen by a panel of Art faculty after reviewing the submissions.

Snyder Dance and Theatre Freshman Scholarship

$1000 each year alternately awarded to a Dance Education or Theatre Major for the Fall of the following year. Auditions will be arranged through the Department of Visual & Theatre Arts. Deadline for submission is the last Friday in March

  • Must meet all Admission requirements and be admitted to UT Martin
  • Audition
    • Dance Education—participate in a dance technique class & interview
    • Theatre—perform two contrasting monologues (1-2 minutes each) & interview
  • Recipient of the scholarship will be chosen by a panel of Dance & Theatre Faculty based on scores from the performance and interview.

 

Dance Education Program

Students in the Dance Program at The University of Tennessee at Martin have many options for studying dance.

View Dance Education Program >

 

Vanguard Theatre

A series of original plays written by students in the playwriting classes are presented in the spring. These performances are directed by students from the directing classes.

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