Freshman Scholarship

Beginning in the Fall of 2010, the Department of Theatre at Murray State University was able to begin offering a very nice scholarship for sophomores.

Jerry and Betsy Shroat donated this scholarship to our program.  Their generous gift allows us to offer a $6000-$7000 scholarship for an outstanding sophomore.  In order to be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: complete freshman year, be active in theatre during their freshman year, and have committed themselves to academic scholarship.

If a student receives this scholarship, they must: interview with the Chairman of the department, present a monologue or portfolio to the department, remain a theatre major for one academic year, email the Shroat's each month with updates concerning the student's progress and work in the theatre, and maintain a good grade point average.

If a student is interested in applying for this scholarship, please contact the Chairman of the Department of Theatre, Brent Menchinger (

There is no deadline for an application, however, for fall enrollment to the university, it is suggested that a student wait no longer than March 1 of each year to apply.

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