Theatre & Dance Scholarship

Students who qualify for Theatre & Dance Talent Scholarships receive $1,000-4,000 each year, for up to $16,000 during four years at Pacific (provided they remain involved in the programs). Students applying to Pacific as incoming freshmen are eligible for these scholarships.

Passionate about theatre, dance, or both? Consider applying for a scholarship to pursue your art at Pacific!

How to Apply

For theatre, download and complete the theatre application form (pdf), and then email it to Dr. Ellen Margolis ( You will receive a confirmation from Dr. Margolis. Applications should be received at least one week prior to your audition/interview date.

For dance, download and complete the dance application form (pdf) and email to Professor Jennifer Camp ( Applications should be received at least one week prior to your audition/interview date.

Once you have sent in your application:

  1. Call or email Michael Johnson at (503) 352-2773 or for an appointment time
  2. See "Interview and Audition Procedures" below, for your chosen area(s)
  3. Come to campus on your appointed day, and let’s get to know each other

Interview and Audition Procedures


Theatre holds auditions in February. Students will participate in a collaborative, collective exercise and an interview. The audition and interview will last approximately one hour. It is not necessary to prepare a monologue for this meeting.


Dance holds audiitons in February. Email to schedule your audition time slot.

Dance attire

Women: leotard or unitard, black or pink tights, ballet slippers, or appropriate shoes for solo, hair pulled back off your face.

Men: close fitting dance clothes, dance belt, fitted t-shirt, ballet slippers or shoes appropriate for your solo.

Please prepare a solo in the style of your choice, maximum of two minutes. This might be an excerpt from a dance you have performed or learned in class.

Video auditions

Please list on your application a Youtube or Vimeo link for us to view a 2-4 minute solo in any style. You may also send a DVD. DVDs must be clearly labeled with your name, address, and email, and should be sent to

Jennifer Camp | Director of Dance
Pacific University
2043 College Way, UC Box A131
Forest Grove, OR 97116