FHU Artist Scholarship

Freed-Hardeman University demonstrates the importance of arts training by providing FHU Artist Awards. This is without a doubt one of the best opportunities for theatre majors to receive additional financial aid for their education. Scholarship amounts are between $4,000 - $6,000 over four years.

Awards are available for theatre majors studying performance or design/production. The application process is outlined below.

 

For those majoring in Theatre Performance:

  1. Each applicant must submit a resume with cover letter outlining his/her career goals and training. Mail to: 

    Dr. Cliff Thompson
    c/o Freed-Hardeman University
    158 East Main Street
    Henderson TN 38340

  2. Every applicant must request a letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with his/her work. The reference should be mailed directly to: 

    Dr. Cliff Thompson
    c/o Freed-Hardeman University
    158 East Main Street
    Henderson TN 38340

  3. Theatre performance students must prepare a 2-minute audition. Contact Dr. Thompson (cthompson@fhu.edu) to arrange a time to perform the audition.

Perform two contrasting pieces that demonstrate range (comic & serious; contemporary & Elizabethan, etc.) The actor may use his/her two minutes in whatever way he/she wishes

If the actor plans to sing in the audition, he/she should bring his/her accompaniment on a digital track. Give us a heads up about a musical audition so that we can prepare the necessary equipment for playback.

An interview follows the audition.

 

For those majoring in Theatre Design/Production:

  1. Each applicant must submit a resume and cover letter  outlining his/her career goals and training. Mail to:

    Dr. Cliff Thompson
    c/o Freed-Hardeman University
    158 East Main Street
    Henderson TN 38340

  2. Every applicant must request a letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with his/her work. Have the reference letter sent to: 

    Dr. Cliff Thompson
    c/o Freed-Hardeman University
    158 East Main Street
    Henderson TN 38340

  3. Theatre  Design/production students should present a portfolio. This could include photographs of completed work, concept designs, digital work. Whatever best illustrates the student’s design ability and promise of future growth.

  4. The student should contact Mr. Brandyn Graves (bgraves@fhu.edu) to arrange a portfolio review and interview with the theatre faculty.

 

We prefer to hold the audition/interview in person. If the artist cannot come to campus then we will accept a recorded audition and portfolio review. The interview will be held live, of course, by phone, FaceTime, Google Hangout, or a similar service.

Scholarship decisions are made by late April each year.

Most importantly, theatre training at FHU takes place within a Christian context. Young artists explore their own faith as they refine their craft. We’re very intentional about the faith-art connection.