You may qualify for a Saint Mary’s Performing Arts Scholarship in Dance, Music or Theatre. Each year Saint Mary’s offers up to $13,000 in tuition­ remission scholarships for demonstrated artistic excellence. And beginning Fall 2020: Performing Arts is also awarding up to two merit-based full-tuition scholarships for combined artistic and academic excellence. These merit­-based awards are available only to incoming first-year students, and are renewable for four years. Recipients must agree to major or minor in the program awarding the scholarship. 


NEW! Travel Stipends for Scholarship Saturday

Our goal is to bring as many scholarship auditioners to Saint Mary's as possible, giving each candidate a chance to show themselves to best advantage, while experiencing our beautiful campus, meeting the faculty, and finding out more about all Saint Mary's has to offer.

If you live in Southern California or out of state, travel stipends are now available. To be eligible, financial need must be demonstrated.  

Travel stipends may be applied toward one roundtrip plane ticket. Cap amount TBD.

For more information, email Jenna Sciarrino, Associate Director of Admissions (


Scholarship auditions for Dance, Music and Theatre are expected to be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 for first-years entering Fall 2021. (Music and Theatre Programs may hold overflow auditions as needed, on Sunday, January 24.)  We will accept applications through January 8, 2021, or until all slots are filled. All scholarship applicants must complete their application to Saint Mary's College by January 15, 2021.

*By January 15, 2021, all students will be notified if Scholarship Saturday auditions will be offered in person or vritually based on the guidance of campus and county health officials.

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.

Dance Program Scholarship Audition Requirements

Music Program Scholarship Audition Requirements

The audition application form will then lead you to the required music audition questionnaire for the Music Program.

Theatre Program Scholarship Audition Requirements

Apply NOW for a Scholarship Audition!