Performing Arts Scholarship
The Performing Arts Department offers individual lessons in the areas of vocal performance and piano performance. Students wishing to take these lessons are required to pay a "lesson fee" which is billed to the student per semester by Emmanuel College.
The Performing Arts Department offers the Grace E. Lawless Performing Arts Scholarship that will cover the cost of these lesson fees for one or two students (number to be determined on a year-by-year basis) per academic year to be awarded based on the criteria outlined below.
The merit-based performance scholarship will cover the costs of private lesson fees for one academic year. It will afford the recipient a number of performing opportunities through the year for which the scholarship is awarded. It would also be a great benefit in building an outstanding portfolio.
1. The award will cover lesson fees for private lessons in the Performing Arts Department at Emmanuel College.
2. The award will cover lesson fees for each recipient for the entire academic year, i.e., two semesters per student.
3. The recipient(s) of the award will be determined at the beginning of each academic year (Fall semester).
4. Only full-time students enrolled at Emmanuel College are eligible.
5. Additionally, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible:
Minors or (individualized) majors in the Performing Arts Department
Students enrolled in at least one of the following courses during the academic year that the scholarship is awarded:
- Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor
- Advanced Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor
- Emmanuel College Chorus
- Any other appropriate courses (including Theater Guild productions) to be determined by the voice/instrument instructor and the department chair
6. The scholarship will be awarded based on merit. Merit will be determined by the voice/instrument instructor and the department chair based on performance audition. Students wishing to audition will also have to submit a written statement addressing how the lessons will positively impact their academic and performance endeavors.
7. During the academic year that the scholarship is awarded, the recipients will be required to perform in a certain number of on-campus events as determined by the voice/instrument instructor and the department chair.
8. The Peforming Arts Department will also reserve the following rights:
- To determine whether one or two students will be awarded the scholarship in any given academic year;
- To award no scholarship in any given academic year;
- To revoke the scholarship of any student awarded after the end of the first (Fall) semester if it is determined that the student has failed to meet or no longer meets the requirements outlined above.
9. No student will be awarded the scholarship two years in a row.