Drew University

Presidential Scholarship in the Arts

Offered annually to students who have demonstrated exceptional talent in art, music, creative writing, dance, or theater. Scholarship recipients do not have to major in an artistic field but they must continue to remain active in the arts to maintain this scholarship.

To apply for the President Scholarship in the Arts please complete the online application below.

Applications for Fall 2015 are currently being accepted.  Application deadline is March 1, 2015.  

You do not need to know if you have been admitted to Drew to apply for the Presidential Scholarship for the Arts, but you do need to have an admission application on file. Once your admission application has been received by Drew (usually 1-2 business days after you submit it) you will receive your Drew ID number via email.  As soon as you get your ID number you can apply for the Presidential Scholarship for the Arts.

Personal Information

This 9-digit ID number was emailed to you when your admissions application was received by Drew. It is the number you use to access drew.edu/status
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Home Address

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Drew offers the Presidential Scholarship for the Arts in several artistic concentrations. Applicants may only apply for a scholarship in a single concentration.
In your essay, discuss your personal interests and/or professional plans as related to your particular talent(s). The essay should also explain the way(s) in which those interests and/or plans will be pursued or served within the framework of a liberal arts education. You may compose your essay directly in the text box above, or copy and paste from other software such as Word or Pages.
Please submit a one page resume, detailing your involvement and experience in creative writing, music, art, and/or theatre. Include competitions or performances, exhibitions, awards and prizes, honors, rankings and/or ratings and special classes, workshops or professional instruction. You may compose your resume directly in the text box above, or copy and paste from other software such as Word or Pages.
In order to evaluate samples of your work, please provide a link to your website or online portfolio. If you don't have an existing online digital portfolio, many free and easy to use services such as Tumblr or Flickr are available. Music and theatre applicants might consider services like Vemo or a YouTube channel. File sharing services such as Google Drive or Dropbox are also great alternatives to provide the scholarship committee with access to samples of your work (just be sure to have the proper share settings to be sure they can be accessed).

Music Samples

Provide a link to audio files or streaming channel of your recorded performance of three contrasting works, each representing a different genre and era of music (from 18th and 20th centuries), to demonstrate your range of ability. Be sure to include the names of the works in the file descriptions.

Art Samples

Online gallery of at least twenty (20) labeled images representing your full range of talent. Make certain the first ten (10) images are of your strongest work.

Theatre - Dramaturgy Samples

Submit a casebook and/or study guide that you've done for a particular show. A casebook would be materials prepared for the director, designers, actors, etc. It usually includes an annotated script, the author's biography and body of work, information on the time period and culture in which the play was created and takes place, and production reviews. Other items may include images, recipes, music, background information on items mentioned in the play, maps, interviews, and essays.

Theatre - Playwriting Samples

Provide one short, original playscript of approximately thirty 30 pages or less.

Theatre - Design Samples

Provide images of slides of your five examples of your design work. Provide a brief description or title of the work with each image. You may submit mulplile images of the same design piece, but please provide a minimum of five separate designs.

Theatre - Dance Samples

Provide video of a short (5-10 minute) dance piece. If others are dancing with you, please be sure that we know who you are. Include a written description of the video sample.

Theatre - Acting Samples

Provide a sample performance of a five-minute, non-musical monologue. Do not submit a video of a live performance or production. Include a written description of the video sample.

Creative Writing Samples

Submitted sample should include ten to twenty pages of your writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a combination of these literary types) which demonstrate your personal style.