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. Performing Arts is also awarding up to two merit-based full-tuition scholarships for combined artistic and academic excellence. And beginning Fall 2021, there is a new four-year full-tuition scholarship which can be combined with financial aid to include books, room & board. The East Bay Performing Arts Scholarship for Black Students or Students of African Descent will be awarded once every four years. 

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. 

Application Deadline

We will accept applications through January 15, 2021, or until all slots are filled. All scholarship applicants must complete their application to Saint Mary's College by January 15, 2021.

Auditions Dates

Scholarship auditions for Dance, Music and Theatre are expected to be held virtually on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Music auditions will also take place virtually on Sunday, January 24, 2021 and Theatre auditions will also take place on January 30, 2021 for first-years entering Fall 2021. 

  • 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 will then lead you to the required music audition questionnaire for the Music Program.

Theatre Program Scholarship Audition Requirements

Apply NOW for a VIRTUAL Scholarship Audition!