The Comedy/Tragedy Freshman Scholarship
We look for students with the theatre bug and a sincere desire in maintaining that love. Each year we offer a number of $500 awards to eligible incoming MSU freshman with more than a passing interest in theatre.

Who is eligible and how do I apply?

  • We are looking for high school graduates who have participated in a variety of performance activities on the secondary level, and who show promise in theatre.
  • Apply for the Comedy/Tragedy Freshman Scholarship by filling out the online application form by April 15.
  • You may be asked to participate in an interview process.

What do I have to do to maintain the scholarship

  • You must be a full time student at Minot State University.
  • You must declare a Theatre Arts Minor for the academic year you receive the award.
  • You must audition and/or participate in all mainstage theatre productions during the academic year.
  • While on scholarship you must register for one 3-credit theatre course a semester.
  • You must maintain a 3.00 GPA.
  • You must agree to the above in writing.

For more information, call Dr. Aili Davidson Smith at (701) 858-3865, or e-mail her at