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Music and Theatre Scholarships and Auditions

Step 1: Apply to Marian University. 

Step 2: Choose an audition date.

Choose an audition date and fill out the registration form below.  Detailed information regarding audition requirements can be found at the bottom of this page for music and theatre. 

  • February 4, 2022
  • February 21, 2022
  • Video Submission (see form below)

*Non-Music Majors are eligible for music scholarships by filling out the Performing Arts Registration Form--no audition is required.

  • Performing Arts Audition Registration Form - Start Here

  • Performing Arts Audition Video Submission Form - Optional

  • Music Major Audition Requirements

  • Theatre Major Audition Requirements

Scholarship Opportunities For Education Majors

We make a values-oriented private education affordable. Nearly 100 percent of our first-time, full-time freshmen receive financial aid in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. Scholarships and financial aid are available.

  • If you are a recipient of a 2020-21 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship (NGHES), you may be eligible for a full-tuition scholarship from Marian University. Students can apply for the 2020-21 NGHES from September 1, 2019, to November 30, 2019. To learn more, visit Scholartrack.
  • If you are a 21st Century Scholar AND an NGHES recipient, you may be eligible for a full-tuition scholarship and free room and board from Marian University.
  • Talented minority students who attend Marian University, plan to pursue a K-12 teaching career, and will teach in Marion County, Indiana for at least two years after graduation, may be eligible for the Urban Teachers Scholarship, a value worth up to $40,000 in scholarships over four years.
  • Please visit see more scholarship opportunities for students who want to earn a bachelor's degree in education on our Indianapolis campus.

Not an NGHES recipient? You may be eligible for other forms of university, state, and federal financial aid and scholarships. Learn more about financial aid available at Marian University.

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship (NGHES) is offered by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education. Awarded to 200 high-achieving high school and college students (priority is given to high school students), this renewable scholarship is up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, you agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay a corresponding, prorated amount.

If you are awarded the NGHES and have been accepted to Marian University, you are automatically eligible to have the remainder of your tuition covered along with the Next Generation scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

For complete eligibility requirements, visit the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship page on the website. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be an Indiana resident who is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be a current high school senior or college student
  • Graduate or soon-to-be-graduate from an accredited Indiana high school
  • Rank in the top 20 percent of your high school graduating class or have a top 20 percent SAT or ACT score
  • Plan to attend an eligible public or private university in Indiana
  • Want to teach at an eligible Indiana school after completing your bachelor's degree
  • Plan to obtain an Indiana teaching license and serve as a teacher at an eligible Indiana school for five (5) consecutive years after graduating from college
  • Have a minimum 3.0 college GPA and complete at least 30 academic credit hours or their equivalent per year
  • File the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

* The NGHES application opens on September 1 and closes on November 30. Finalists are typically selected in early January of the following year and award winners are notified in April. 

* Deadlines and enrollment requirements are determined each year by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Urban Teachers Scholarship Loan Program

Are you a talented minority student who (1) wants to attend Marian University, (2) plans to pursue a career as a K-12 teacher, and (3) wants to teach in Marion County, Indiana for at least two years after graduation?

If this describes you, you may be eligible for up to $40,000 in scholarships thanks to the Walton Family Foundation.

Eligibility criteria

  • Self-identify as a minority or student of color
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 high school GPA
  • Score a minimum of 1,000 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
  • Agree to teach in Indianapolis (Marion County) for at least two years after receiving your initial teaching license

To apply for the Urban Teachers Scholarship Loan Program contact Dr. Leon Jackson at or (317) 955-6677.


For audition information

Kathy Spangler
Chair, Department of Performing Arts
(317) 955-6174

Ben Tebbe
Director, Marian University Theatre
(317) 955-6236

For admission information

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300 or (800) 772-7264

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