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Laurel Scholarship

The theatre department at Western Oregon University offers up to five Scholarships to incoming and returning students freshman or transfer students each year.  These scholarships are $1,000 recurring gifts for up to four years.

Complete the General Scholarship Application on https://wou.academicworks.com. You must have a WOU Portal username and password to access the General Scholarship Application.  This will automatically place your application into all of the categories that you are eligible for.

2017-18 application opens October 1, 2016      Deadline May 1, 2017.

Please contact Professor David Janoviak (janovid@wou.edu 503-838-8310) to reserve a spot to audition or interview.


Laurel Scholarships in theatre are only offered to students enrolled as theatre majors.  A minimum GPA of  3.00 is required to earn and maintain the scholarship.


Actors interested in applying for a Laurel Scholarship will be asked to prepare a short resume and present an audition consisting of two contrasting monologues (not to exceed three minutes total time).  The audition will be followed by a short interview.


Technical Theatre, Design, Stage Management and Theatre Generalists will be asked to prepare a short resume and provide any supporting materials they may have in their particular area of emphasis.  A 10 – 15 minute interview will be conducted with the candidate.


To apply for and schedule a Laurel Scholarship or other scholarship interview, students should contact theatre professor David Janoviak at janovid@wou.edu




Department of Theatre/Dance

503-838-8310    l    email: janovid@wou.edu    l   Rice Auditorium (RA 105)  Box Office Phone: 503-838-8462