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Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships

If you wish to audition for a performing arts scholarship, please contact Jennifer Cunningham, department coordinator, at 319-398-4956 or jennifer.cunningham@kirkwood.edu
 

Chris and Suzy DeWolf Family Fine Arts Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 per year

  • Must be pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in Art, Music or Theatre.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be a graduate of a high school in Linn County, Iowa, with preference for Cedar Rapids Community School District graduates.

 

Doren Kuster Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies per year

  • Must be pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music--with preference given to a vocal music student.
  • Must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 or college GPA of 2.5.  Must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average to receive second-year funding..
  • Must reapply for one additional year of support.
  • Preference given to student who participated in high school tennis.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

 

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship
Amount: Up to $1200 per semester

  • Must maintain at least eight semester hours, including at least one course in a subject other than music, theatre or art.  An initial audition and/or portfolio review is required.  Applications are screened each term to determine continuing eligibility.  Fine and Performing Arts scholarships are awarded to students pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music or theatre as well as those pursuing degrees with other academic interests.
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must actively contribute to the music, theatre and/or art programs, including enrollment in ensembles and/or productions.

Contact the performing arts specialist at 319-398-4956 for more information.

 

Howard Ellson Memorial Music Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies per semester 

  • Must be pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music--with preference given to a band student.

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Ira & Doris Larson Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies per year

  • Must be enrolled in at least eight semester hours and pursing a degree with career interest in music, theatre or art as well as degrees with other academic interests.
  • Talent, reliability, grade point average and level will be considered.

Contact the fine and performing arts specialist, 319-398-4956, for an application and/or information.

 

Madeline Roemig Bendorf Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies per year

  • Preference given to a student pursuing a degree with career interest in fine arts.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

 

Performing Arts Honors Scholarship
Amount: Varies per year 

  • Must be a full-time student and an advisee of the director of the applicant’s major.
  • New and returning students are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be enrolled in Applied Music, Music Education, Theatre or Theatre Education. 
  • At least one course per semester must be in an area outside of music or theatre.
  • Must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Students who have been out of school for more than five years may submit a portfolio in lieu of a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must attend an audition on the stated day and time listed in the Performing Arts department promotional materials.
  • New and returning students must have their applications and supporting materials submitted to the college by June 1, preceding the fall semester for which they are applying for the scholarship.
  • Must submit three references to the advisor who auditions them.
  • Students may be eligible for this award for a maximum of four semesters (consecutive semesters or nonconsecutive semesters will be considered).
  • Students must demonstrate talent, commitment and responsibility as observed by their directors.
  • If a student does not maintain eligibility for the Honors Scholarship but remains eligible for a regular Performing Arts Scholarship, he/she may, at the discretion of the director, be given a lesser award.

Contact the fine and performing arts specialist at 319-398-4956 for application information.

 

Robert Aldridge Memorial Theatre Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 per year

  • Must maintain at least eight semester hours, including at least one course in a subject other than music, theatre or art. An initial audition and/or portfolio review is required. Applications are screened each term to determine continuing eligibility. Fine and Performing Arts scholarships are awarded to students pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music or theatre as well as those pursuing degrees in other academic interests.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must actively contribute to the music, theatre and/or art programs, including enrollment in ensembles and/or productions.

    Contact the fine and performing arts specialist at 319-398-4956 for more information.

 

Ted and Lillian Feder Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies per year

  • Must maintain at least eight semester hours including at least one course in a subject other than music or theatre (need not be pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music or theatre to apply).
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must actively contribute to the music and/or performing arts program, including enrollment in ensembles and/or productions.
  • An initial audition is required.

Contact the fine and performing arts specialist at 319-398-4956 for a specific application and/or information.

 

West Music & West Family Music Education  Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies per year

Steve West of West Music established this scholarship to support students for two years at Kirkwood studying for degrees in music education.  Students must have the intent to complete their degrees at the University of Northern Iowa.  Pending audition and acceptance to the University of Northern Iowa's School of Music, students will be awarded two years of support at UNI.

  • Must be full-time pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music.
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

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