The Department of Theatre & Dance offers opportunities for financial
aid, including the Presidential Scholars in the Arts Program, the Evans
Scholarship for Theatre and Dance, and employment opportunities for
students with Federal Work Study awards. Eligibility for Federal Work
Study is determined through the
Office of Financial Aid.
Presidential Scholars in the Arts
Department of Theatre & Dance at the George Washington University
offers competitive tuition remission scholarships, as part of the Presidential
Scholars in the Arts program.
The scholarships are awarded in the areas of dance, acting and design/technical
production, based upon information on the application, support materials
and the audition/interview process held on the university campus.
Scholarships are only awarded to undergraduate students admitted to
the entering freshmen class. Recipients must demonstrate talent and
determination with intentions of pursuing further training and experience
while at the university in dance, theatre or theatrical design to be
considered for one of these highly competitive scholarships.
must complete a major or a minor in their area of expertise within the
department and are required to register each semester for course work
in the area for which the scholarship is awarded. Recipients participate
each semester in dance, acting or design technical production activities
sponsored or sanctioned by the department. Presidential Scholars in
acting and dance are required to audition each semester for all department
productions. For full scholarship requirements, please contact the Department
of Theatre & Dance.
Subject to annual review of academic and participation requirements,
scholarships are renewed for four years. Recipients are not required
to re-audition for the scholarship each year.
For more information please
see our FAQ.
To be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, students must fulfill
the application requirements for regular freshman admission. Please
see the links below for additional requirements and detailed instructions
on how to apply.
Instructions on how to apply
Details about the audition
to begin online application process.
for the 2014 Presidential Scholars in the Arts application form. The
2014 Presidential Arts days are February 8 and 9, 2014.
Applicants are welcome to audition/interview in as many areas as they
feel qualified. Actors and dancers who have also developed skills in
technical production are encouraged to audition in both areas. However,
a candidate may receive only one award. Application in multiple fields
may require the applicant to be present for both audition/interview
For more information about the Presidential Scholars in the Arts, please
see our FAQ.
Click here for
more information on visiting our department.
For more information on the application and audition dates, please
Department Operations Manager
Work Study (FWS) is a federally-funded work program for students to
earn wages during college while working for nonprofits, educational institutions,
government and community service employers.
At GW, the FWS program is administered by the Student Employment staff
of the Career
Center and the
Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA). Students must meet
eligibility requirements, and apply and accept their financial aid package
- including the FWS Award - each year through the OSFA.
GW FWS students can apply and interview for the following positions in
the Department of Theatre & Dance:
- Costume Shop Assistant
Duties include, but are not limited to, costume construction and alteration,
as well as maintenance of the Theatre & Dance costume stock. Knowledge
of basic sewing skills is preferred, but on-the-job training will
- Main Office Assistant
General office work. Duties include, but are not limited to: updating
files, copying, faxing, typing, answering phones, responding to emails,
etc. Students will need to learn basic information about the academic
program and related productions in order to answer questions from
prospective students, etc. The candidate should have good communication
skills, be computer literate, organized, punctual, and friendly!
- Promotions Office Assistant
Duties include, but are not limited to postering and publicizing MainStage
shows, returning phone calls and emails, and working in the box-office
during MainStage productions. The candidate should have good communication
skills, the ability to work unsupervised, and be computer literate.
Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a plus, but not required. The student
must be available to work evenings of MainStage performances.
- Scene Shop Assistant
Duties include, but are not limited to, scenic construction, painting,
props construction, and installation and setup of scenery. Some experience
with carpentry and set construction preferred. The work is physical
in nature, and the applicant must be willing to get dirty.
These positions are available in the Fall, and last through the academic
year. FWS students are considered student temporary employees and are
required to present appropriate identification and paperwork prior to
commencing employment. Once hired, students receive an hourly wage and
here for more information about the Federal Work Study
program at GW.