Artistic Achievement Awards

The Department of Theatre & Dance offers Artistic Achievement Awards for incoming PLU students. Artistic Achievement Awards are offered in renewable amounts ranging up to $7,500 per year and are in addition to academic merit awards. Students may apply in multiple areas.

To be considered for an Artistic Achievement Award for the 2021-22 academic year, please complete both an admission application to PLU as well as a scholarship award form. Students must complete an application to PLU in order to be considered for an award.

We use a third-party application called Acceptd and our page is accessible via the buttons below. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, auditions and portfolio submissions will be electronic via Acceptd and interviews will be virtual.


Dance at Pacific Lutheran University provides opportunities in performance, choreography, and dance technique for both dancers and those enrolled in our Musical Theatre program. We have two companies for dance performance: Dance Ensemble and Dance Team.

To learn how to best prepare your Dance scholarship application, including detailed video instructions, please read the relevant blog post.

Applications for 2021-22 are now closed; applications were due February 8, 2021.



Theatre at Pacific Lutheran University provides many artistic and technical opportunities through our nine to ten annual productions. The program is housed in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which includes our Studio Theater, Eastvold Stage, and state-of-the-art scenic, costume and lighting shops. Artistic Achievement Awards are given in the three distinct areas that mirror our BFA degrees: Musical Theatre, Acting/Directing and Design/Technical.

To learn how best to put together your application for evaluation by adjudicators, please check out the blog with details on assembling your application.

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year were due February 8, 2021.