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At the Indiana Thespians State Conference, we offer two opportunities to earn scholarship money:  Thespian Scholarship Auditions and College Scholarship Auditions.  Read below for the general guidelines, and see the file at the bottom of this page for more detailed information about how to prepare!  There is also a sample theatre resume for you to use as you create your own.

All who wish to apply MUST fill out an application through Acceptd.  There is a $20 fee for these events that is paid directly to Acceptd.  The $20 will allow you to register for both sets of auditions (if you meet the criteria to do so).

Thespian Scholarship Auditions

  • Takes place Friday night at the State Conference
  • $3000 in scholarship money will be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel
  • You must meet the following criteria
    • current Senior Thespian
    • maintain a cumulative and a current GPA of 2.5
    • be majoring in the arts in college
    • complete the online application on Acceptd by January 9

College Scholarship Auditions

  • Takes place Saturday morning at the State Conference
  • Colleges observe your audition and have the opportunity to interview you there and throughout the day
  • You must meet the following criteria:
    • current JUNIOR or SENIOR Thespian
    • maintain a cumulative and a current GPA of 2.5
    • be wanting to get accepted into a theatre program in college
    • complete the online application on Acceptd by January 9

In 2016, just under $300,000 in scholarship money 

was awarded by colleges to our delegates!


  • First, make sure your Acceptd portfolio has a wide array of your work on it.  Since you have very little time in front of the adjudicators, and because the adjudicators have access to your portfolios a week before the conference, what you put in your portfolios can make an impact!
  • If you are doing a performance-based audition, you have 3 minutes to perform anything you want from plays or musicals to showcase your talent.
  • If you are doing and educational or technical portfolio, you should prepare a 3-4 minute presentation of your portfolio.  
  • If you are doing the college auditions, we also recommend bringing about 15 copies of your headshot and resume to State to distribute in the audition room or to other college reps at the booths (some colleges do not do the college auditions).


Below are several articles giving great advice for preparing for these types of auditions!

Qualities of a Top-Notch College Audition Monologue

College Audition Monologues:  Where to Find Them

5 Myth of the Audition Room

So Tell Me About Yourself

How One Extra Minute Can Make Your Best Audition Ever

9 Tips to Make Auditors Cheer

7 Tips on How to Get Through Your Audition Day

Nail Your Audition:  6 Tips from Gary Kline

3 Ways to Impress Colleges and Nail Interviews as an Artist


If you have any questions please email Grant Steckbeck at 

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