Incoming Student Scholarships

Incoming Student Theatre Scholarships

Students are welcome to schedule an audition or interview or submit a video audition. Students may audition or interview before completing Luther's application process, but scholarships will not be awarded until after a student has been admitted to Luther.

Get to know some of our current scholarship recipients here at Luther!

Please review the requirements (listed below) and complete the Request a Theatre/Dance Scholarship form.

If you have any questions about scheduling your theatre audition/portfolio review, please email Heather Frey at [email protected].You can also view our Frequently Asked Questions about the Luther College theatre scholarship audition process.

Talent scholarship auditions must be completed prior to the deadline each year (April 15, 2023).

Luther Theatre Scholarship

$12,000 over four years ($3,000 per year).

Renewable up to 8 semesters, based on full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress and participation in theatre productions each year at Luther.

Audition Requirements


  • Perform a monologue or monologue and song (1 to 3 minutes), followed by an informal interview with a theatre faculty member. Virtual interviews will be scheduled once the audition video has been received.
  • The performance piece must be memorized.
  • Students choosing to perform a song should be prepared to sing a cappella if no accompanist is available, or to provide a copy of their music in the correct key for an accompanist if one is there.

Design and Technical Theatre Interview Requirements

Design/Technical Theatre

  • Present a portfolio of design or technical work images and/or drawings during an interview with a theatre faculty member.
  • Portfolio images can be of designs (scenery, lighting, costuming, properties) by the student, or projects designed by another person but constructed by the student.
  • Portfolios may be submitted as a PDF document to Heather Frey for virtual interviews.

Luther Talent Scholarships

Learn more about other auditions: Dance and W. Noble Music.