Scholarship
Opportunities

Annual Need & Merit-based
scholarships

Contact Admissions with Questions
Admissions@atlantictheater.org

 

Each year, we offer a limited number of partial and full scholarships for select students enrolling in either of our three professional conservatories: our Full-Time, Evening and Global Virtual Conservatories. Must be 18+ to apply.

 

Atlantic offers both merit and need-based scholarships. The Office of Admissions will assess each applicant’s audition and application materials to determine scholarship eligibility, based upon their merit, prior training and experience, overall promise and financial need.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships recognize the exemplary artistic work of actors we would like to welcome into the Atlantic family. Merit-based scholarships are based on the quality of work presented in an audition and/or callback, as well as the strength of the application. Atlantic awards a limited number of merit-based scholarships, these are granted at the discretion of the Office of Admissions and the Scholarship Committee.

Need-Based Scholarships

Atlantic recognizes that students may have need related to their current financial situation. Atlantic awards a limited number of partial scholarships based on financial need. To find out if you qualify for a need-based scholarship please contact the Office of Admissions here. Please note that financial documentation is required for need-based scholarship.

New Voices & Global Perspectives Scholarships INQUIRE WITH ADMISSIONS

This winter, we announced two new scholarship opportunities applicable to either our Full-Time or Evening Conservatory programs, for matriculation in the fall of 2021: the Global Perspectives Scholarship for international students and the New Voices Scholarship for domestic applicants!

Both offer five $3,000 tuition scholarships for each year a student is enrolled in either of our fall 2021 conservatories. Designed with the full YOU in mind, this is a unique opportunity to put your most creative personal self forward. In this physically distant and digitally-connected world, we’ve all had to find fresh ways to tell our individual stories. We want to hear yours.

The application window for this year has closed, but there are still limited merit & need-based scholarships available! Inquire with admissions for availability.

 

New Voices Scholarship:

For Domestic Applicants


In addition to our general application materials, we want to understand what kind of a storyteller you are! In a two-minute video, please showcase what kind of storytelling excites you. What kind of art do you want to make? And how do you as an artist uniquely fit into this narrative? Be creative.

The application window for fall 2021 has closed; stay tuned for more information for fall 2022 matriculation. Inquire for availability.

Global Perspectives Scholarship:

For International applicants


In addition to our general application materials, we want to understand what makes you “you!” In a two-minute video, please showcase how you define your personal identity in this global world. And how does your unique perspective and/or culture make you a better artist? Be creative.

Note: the M1 Visa is only provided for the Full-Time Conservatory. International students interested in attending the Evening Conservatory must obtain their own visa.

The application window for fall 2021 has closed; stay tuned for more information for fall 2022 matriculation. Inquire for availability.

Practical Aesthetics Scholarship

The Practical Aesthetics Scholarship is Atlantic’s annual early decision scholarship for either of our three professional conservatory programs: the Full-Time, Evening and Global Virtual Conservatories. Candidates are considered based on merit and need demonstrated by the overall strength of their audition and application. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Admissions office at Atlantic Acting School.

The Atlantic Acting School offers a limited number of partial and full Practical Aesthetics Scholarships for select incoming professional conservatory students. When applying, students will be assessed for scholarship eligibility based upon their merit, prior training and experience, overall promise and financial need.

The Practical Aesthetics Scholarship applications will be accepted annually.

The application window for this year has closed, and applicants will be notified of acceptance and awards in early January, 2021.

 

Scholarship Application Requirements

General Application Materials:

  • Headshot/Acting Resume
  • Letter of Intent/Artist Statement: In honoring the Atlantic motto “create your own work,” write a 500 word essay/artist statement about the work that you desire to create as a theater artist and how the Practical Aesthetics philosophy fits into your vision.
  • Diversity Statement: Please write 250 words answering this question: what does Equity, Diversity and Inclusion mean to you?
  • Letter of Recommendation: Please submit one Letter of Recommendation. Letters should be from teachers, colleagues, employers, or professionals who can attest to your work ethic, talent, and dedication to your craft.
  • Virtual Audition & Interview: Auditions are currently being held either via Skype or Zoom by appointment only and only after the application has been completed in its entirety. You will be contacted by Admissions to schedule your audition date and time.
    • For the audition, please prepare two contemporary monologues, each approximately two minutes in length, from a stage play and/or screenplay that you have read in its entirety. During the audition, you may or may not be given notes and asked to make changes to your audition based upon that feedback. Receiving or not receiving notes is not an indication of success. Please be prepared to discuss your selection of material as well as the choices made in your audition. 
    • The interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and to hear more about where you are in your journey. It is also your opportunity to learn more about Atlantic. Please be prepared to discuss why Atlantic Acting School will help you to achieve your artistic and career goals. 

Additional Scholarship Application Materials:

Work Study

Fully enrolled students have the opportunity to apply for a work study award of $500. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need and work study eligibility. All work study awards are applied directly to tuition costs and require approximately 50 hours of work.

Scholarship Policy

Students must apply and be accepted into the Atlantic Acting School to qualify for scholarships. Scholarships can neither be deferred nor used for programs outside of those designated by the Office of Admissions.

In the event of a student withdrawing from or being dismissed from the program before the year’s completion, any scholarship awards will be forfeited. Students must remain in good standing with all school policies, attendance, and evaluations as well as fulfill all duties as an Atlantic student, per the student contract, in order to continue receiving their scholarship award.

Scholarship awards are only applicable towards program tuition; there will be no cash award given.