Be a part of McPherson College Theatre!

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000 for participating in performing arts at McPherson College. All students accepted to McPherson College are also eligible for Merit Scholarships up to $14,000 for freshman based on GPA/ACT (see calculator below).

Jd BowmanPlease contact:
Jd. Bowman M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Theatre
(620) 242-0527

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In addition the performing arts scholarship, McPherson College offers the following scholarships and awards:

First time freshman can receive up to $14,000 based on your GPA and ACT scores (minimum 2.0 & 18 required).

Transfer students can receive up to $9,000 based on GPA (minimum 2.0 required).

Use our merit award calculator to determine your scholarship amount now!

Merit Award Calculator
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GPA: (unweighted)
ACT: (freshman only)

The Presidential Scholarship is an award of $500 – $3,000 in addition to the Merit Scholarship available to both first time freshman and transfers. Use the merit award calculator above to see if you qualify.

The scholarship is awarded during Presidential Scholars Day for high school seniors or during a Personal Visit for transfer students. The award is based on the following criteria: Cognitive ability test, Round table discussion, Personal interview and High school academic record.

These awards are renewed annually for four years provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

This category recognizes a student’s achievement and participation outside of the classroom. Awards require audition or recommendation from coach/faculty. All McPherson College awards are limited based on academic information. IN ADDITION TO ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS, THESE AWARDS REQUIRE PARTICIPATION – AWARDS ARE RENEWABLE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE FACULTY OR COACH. Students are limited to ONE co-curricular scholarship.

Athletic Awards: Requires coach recommendation. Students are encouraged to complete the Athletic Recruitment Form.

Music Awards: Audition Required. Additional requirements: A letter of recommendation from one or more high school or private music teachers. This letter should include comments that pertain to musical skills, ability to be successful as a musician at the collegiate level, overall character and academic performance in high school.

Theatre Awards: Audition Required. Additional requirements: A letter of recommendation from one or more high school/college theatre instructors. The letter should include comments that pertain to the student’s theatre skills, the student’s ability to be successful within theatre at the college level, the student’s overall character, and the student’s academic performance. A written statement from the student as to why he or she is choosing theatre as a major or interest. The student should discuss personal and professional goals.

Students can receive only ONE Academic award unless indicated otherwise.

Fine Art Scholarship

STUDENTS MUST MAJOR IN VISUAL ART (studio art, art education, graphic design or graphic design management) and complete the following steps.
Additional requirements: Portfolio

STUDENTS MUST MAJOR IN PERFORMING ART (vocal music, instrumental music, theatre, musical theatre) and complete the following steps.
Additional requirements: Audition

Marvin and Doreen Will History/History and Politics Scholarships

STUDENTS MUST MAJOR IN HISTORY and/or POLITICS. These scholarships help provide students with wonderful opportunities for travel, educational advancement, and the chance to study history at McPherson College.

History Scholarship for Studying Abroad

This scholarship is intended to provide need based support for international study experiences which could include a traditional study abroad experience, internship or field experience related to History and/or Politics.

Alumni/Church of the Brethren Scholarship ($1,000)

McPherson College is excited to offer the new Alumni/Church of the Brethren scholarship. $1000 will be awarded to any new student who is either a child or sibling of an alumnus or Church of the Brethren member. Criteria: To qualify as a Church of the Brethren member, please submit a letter of recommendation from your local congregation