Performing Arts Scholarships


You may qualify for a Saint Mary’s Performing Arts Scholarship in Dance, Music or Theatre.

Performing Arts Scholarships

Each year Saint Mary’s offers up to $13,000 in tuition­ remission scholarships for demonstrated artistic excellence. 

These merit­-based awards are available only to incoming first-year students, and are renewable for four years. Recipients must intend to major or minor in the program awarding the scholarship. 

East Bay Performing Arts Full-Ride Scholarship Opportunity

Apply for a $13,000 per year scholarship available to select incoming ‘25-’26 first-year students who major or minor in Theatre, Dance or Music and have demonstrated artistic excellence. Also, apply for the East Bay Performing Arts full-ride scholarship for Black students or students of African descent. Apply early admissions to the college by November 1 and then the scholarship by November 15.

Application Deadline

Scholarship applications will open in October 2024 for the 2025-26 academic year. We will accept applications through November 15, 2024, or until all slots are filled. All scholarship applicants must first complete their application to Saint Mary's College by NOVEMBER 1, 2024. Decisions will go out by Feb. 15, 2025.

Auditions Dates

Scholarship auditions for Dance, Music and Theatre are expected to be held both virtually and in-person in January 2025, though in-person auditions are recommended. Please look at your respective program to see specific details about audition dates.

  • Applicants who are skilled in more than one discipline are welcome to audition for more than one program. Note that a separate audition is required for each scholarship type.

Audition Requirements

Dance Program Scholarship Audition Requirements

Music Program Scholarship Audition Requirements

The audition application form (found by filling out the college's early application form) will then lead you to the required music audition questionnaire for the Music Program.

Theatre Program Scholarship Audition Requirements

Apply BEFORE NOV. 15 for a Scholarship Audition!