The Michael Collins Theatre Scholarship


Up to four scholarships ranging from $100 to $750 may be awarded to students majoring in Theatre Arts who

  • display a commitment to theatre as a diverse and multi-disciplinary pursuit,
  • possess a collaborative spirit and leadership qualities, and
  • demonstrate a positive, willing attitude and work ethic. 

Priority in selection will be given to students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.5 in theatre courses.


Complete/submit the following:

  • Bloomsburg University Standard Scholarship Application
  • Resume of experience in the theatre
  • Short essay addressing the question: “How has your experience in the theatre impacted your understanding of one of the following: leadership, collaboration, work ethic?
  • Audition and/or portfolio review plus an interview with the Theatre Arts faculty.
  • For newly entering students, a letter of support from an individual familiar with the student’s theatrical experience must also be supplied.


Recipients are selected by a majority vote of the faculty of the Division of Theatre and Dance.


Students may apply for up to 4 years, but renewal is not guaranteed.

Essay, Audition/Portfolio review, and interview are part of the renewal process.

Submission Details

  • Application must be made by the university’s announced deadline.  This typically occurs during the first week in February for the following academic year.
  • Bloomsburg University Scholarship Application: Typically becomes available in December of the year preceding the award. Continuing students may download the application through STINF.
  • Entering freshmen and transfer students, may contact the Theatre and Dance division directly to request an application at

Send Resume, Essay, Application and Reference Letter (if applicable) to:

Professor Julie Petry, MFA, Theatre Scholarship Chair
HCA 230, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
Bloomsburg University
400 E. 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Audition/Portfolio Review and Faculty Interview: Candidates will be contacted to set up appointments.