Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

In addition to the many scholarships, awards and bursaries available to all students at the University of Alberta and within the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Drama offers several different Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships specifically for students within our undergraduate Drama programs.

To qualify for any award students must be continuing their studies at the University of Alberta next year. Awards are made by Nomination from the Department of Drama. The Student Awards Committee bases its nominations on the student's academic standing as well as additional criteria as dictated by specific awards. Award amounts may fluctuate according to market conditions.

Application Deadline: tba

Application Form


Betty Allard Dean of Arts Award of Distinction
Field of Study:  Drama       
Value - $9,000  – Payable over three years                    
Number:  1
Conditions:  To be awarded once every 3 years to a student with satisfactory academic standing who has been a resident in the Province of Alberta for at least the last 3 years, entering a degree program in the Faculty of Arts, specializing in Drama, who will be pursuing a theatrical career.  Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic standing, well roundedness, and broad interests.  This award is renewable for a maximum of two additional years contingent on the student maintaining satisfactory standing.

Universiade
Field of Study:  Drama                                           
Value - $1,600                                 
Number: 3
Conditions: Awarded annually to an undergraduate student with demonstrated excellence in fine arts and superior academic achievement on a full normal course load (typically 30 or case made if one of our specializations).

Frank Bueckert Prize
Field of Study:  Drama – Playwriting                  
Value:  $800                        
Number: 1
Conditions:  Awarded annually to an undergraduate student who demonstrates aptitude and promise in playwriting courses taken in the Department of Drama on the basis of superior academic achievement in those courses.  This award may be offered to a part-time, full-time or graduating student.
Donor:  Endowed by the Department of Drama from donations to the Frank Bueckert Fund and proceeds of the Studio Theatre Frank Bueckert Scholarship Performance in honour of his retirement from the Department.


Citadel Theatre Award
Field of Study:  Drama                   
Value:  Two season subscriptions to the Citadel Theatre
Number:  10
Conditions:  Awarded annually to outstanding students in Drama.  If there is no suitable candidate no award will be made.  Donor:  The Citadel Theatre of Edmonton


The Royle Harris Scholarship in Drama                     
Value $1300                         
Number: 1
To be awarded annually to a student entering the third or fourth year of studies in the Faculty of Arts majoring in Drama (BFA acceptable as well).  Recipient will be selected on the basis of superior academic standing with preference given to a student with a demonstrated financial need.

James DeFelice Scholarship
Field of Study:  Drama       
Value: Variable (to a maximum of $1600)          
Number: Variable
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to an undergraduate student with superior academic achievement entering the final year of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program majoring in Drama.  Recipient will be selected on the basis of excellence in Drama and on academic standing.  Extracurricular involvement in various areas of theatre will also be taken into consideration.
Donor:  Various


Sheila M. Edwards Scholarship in Drama
Field of Study:  Drama                                                       
Value:  $1600                      
Number:  1
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement who has completed the second year of studies in the BFA Program in Acting and who is entering the third year (final year) of studies in the same program the following September.  Recipient will be selected on the basis of excellence in acting, theatrical potential, and academic standing on a full normal course load.
Donor:  Endowed by Sheila M. Edwards

Sandra Faye Guberman Memorial Scholarship
Field of Study:  Acting                                                        
Value:  $800                        
Number:  1
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the final year of the BFA Acting Program.  Selection will be made by the BFA Acting Committee on the basis of high academic achievement in the core courses.
Donor:  Friends of the late Sandra Guberman.


Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Scholarship
Field of Study:  Drama                                                       
Value:  $1600                      
Number:  1
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to a student entering second, third, or fourth year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting or Design on the basis of academic attainment, artistic or professional achievement, and contribution and achievement above and beyond class and assigned work.
Donor:  Endowed by friends of Elizabeth Sterling Haynes

I.A.T.S.E. Local #210 Memorial Scholarship
Field of Study:  Drama Technical Theatre Program     
Value:  $1000                                  
Number:  2
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the final year of the BFA Technical Theatre program, Technical Production route.  Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing.
Donor:  Endowed by I.A.T.S.E. Local #210 in memory of past members I.A.T.S.E.


Shoctor Prize in Drama
Field of Study:  Fine Arts in Drama                                 
Value:  $1000                      
Number:  1
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to a student entering the fourth year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama program on the basis of superior academic achievement.
Donor:  Endowed by Dr. Joseph H. Shoctor, QC, of Edmonton

 

Steve Yorke Memorial Award
Field of Study:  Drama                                                       
Value:  $1600                      
Number:  1
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to a student entering the 3rd year of the BFA Acting Program on the basis of overall development and artistic or professional achievement and satisfactory academic standing.
Donor:  Endowed by family, friends and colleagues of the late SteveYorke, BFA Acting 1980.


Tristan Mi Tian Award in Acting
Field of Study: Drama                                                        
Value: $900                        
Number: 1
Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the final year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program majoring in Acting.  Selection based on demonstrated excellence in acting, demonstrated theatrical potential and academic standing.


Barnet and Welch Award in Drama     
Field of Study: Drama                          
Value: $1200                      
Number: 1
Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of, or convocating with, a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts (Honors) with a major in Drama, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama specializing in Technical Theatre Production or Stage Management.  Selection based on academic standing, demonstrated engagement in Community-Based or Applied Theatre and/or extracurricular theatre in the Department of Drama, demonstrated personal development and overall contribution to the drama program.  Preference given to a student entering the third or fourth year.


Terrance Rowswell-O’Connor Award in Drama
Field of Study: Drama                                                        
Value: $4800                     
Number: 2
Conditions: Details in regards to the application process will be sent directly to BFA Acting students.


Anna Bychinsky Fine Arts Award in Drama
Field of Study: Drama                                                        
Value: $1750                      
Number: 1
Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second or third year of any undergraduate degree in the Department of Drama.  Selection based on demonstrated accomplishment and promise in Drama.


A Ron Wigmore Memorial Award
Field of Study: Drama                                                        
Value: $700                        
Number: 1
Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing entering second or subsequent year of undergraduate study in the Bachelor Fine Arts Technical Theatre Program.  Selection based on demonstrated technical accomplishment and will be made by the Bachelor of Fine Arts Technical Theatre Coordinator


The Theatre and Community Change Scholarship
Field of Study: Drama                                                        
Value: $2100                      
Number: 1
Awarded to a continuing undergraduate or graduate student with superior academic achievement who has demonstrated accomplishment in using theatre for social change.  Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement in Drama courses that are engaged with applications of theatre in specific communities.  Extra-curricular or theses projects may also be taken into consideration provided theatre is being used to directly effect positive community change.


UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS (which include financial need)

For the following four awards, the application form must be accompanied by a letter to the Chair which should contain a short statement explaining financial need.  How the student chooses to explain or detail financial need is left to you to define, in order to avoid intrusiveness.


Friends of the Theatre Bursaries (HYBRID)
Field of Study:  Drama       
Value: Variable to a maximum of $3,000            
Number:  Variable
Conditions:  To be awarded to students entering either of the final two years of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama Program on the basis of academic standing and financial need.
Donor:  Endowed by Friends of the Theatre

Houselighters of the Citadel Theatre Awards
Field of Study:  Open                                                          
Value:  $5,600                     
Number:  2
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to Alberta residents entering the third year of studies in an undergraduate degree program on the basis of satisfactory academic standing and proficiency in Drama.  Recipients must also show excellent potential to excel in the field of Drama.  Preference will be given to students in financial need.
Donor:  Endowed in 1994 by the Houselighters of the Citadel Theatre to encourage promising students to further their careers in the field of Drama.


Ruth Timms Nishioka Scholarship in Drama
Field of Study:  Drama                                                       
Value:  $7,500    (variable)
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to one or more students with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs, with a major in Drama.  Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing in Drama courses taken to date, leadership, participation in extracurricular Drama activities, and demonstrated financial need.
Donor: Endowed by Ruth Timms Nishioka


Alan and Mickey Macdonald Bursary in Drama (HYBRID)
Field of Study:  Drama                                                       
Value:  $700                        
Number:  1
Conditions:  To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing registered in any program in the Department of Drama.  Recipient will be chosen on the basis of financial need and excellence in Drama.
Donor: Endowed by Alan and Mickey Macdonald

 

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Please contact the Fine Arts Undergraduate Advisor for assistance.