Theatre Arts Scholarship

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts, through the support of generous community members and foundations, is pleased to offer need-based scholarships for classes and summer camps. Qualified applicants may receive up to an 80% tuition scholarship for fall, winter or spring term classes, 50% tuition scholarship for Performance Block classes and 50% tuition scholarship for summer camps.

Scholarships are limited to one class per student, per term and cannot be added retroactively.

Requirements to Process Scholarship Application:

  1. Completed Scholarship Application.  See below for our online and PDF forms.
  2. Letter of recommendation from a third party (teacher, clergy-person, counselor, social worker, youth group leader, etc.) for all youth applications.  A new letter is required each year.  Adult applicants are not required to submit a letter of recommendation.
  3. A $20 deposit, per class

All of this information must be received in the Education Office no later than two weeks before the start of classes each term. Any tuition balance must be paid in full no later than one week before classes begin.

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first served basis. Failure to meet the deadlines could result in registrations being cancelled and the $20 deposit forfeited. Please contact the Education Office if you are have circumstances that prevent you from being able to pay in full by the due date.

Regular Class Online
Scholarship Forms

Regular Class PDF
Scholarship Forms

Attendance Policy

Attendance is crucial in theatre class!  When a student is absent, it not only impacts the students’ learning, it impacts their classmates who are relying on them in scenes and activities.  If a student misses more than one class, we consider that an “incomplete” class.  If a scholarship student misses more than one class, their scholarship status for the remaining school year will be rescinded and the administrative fee will not be refunded.  Readmission into the scholarship program for the following school year will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Class Enrollment Discounts

Season Ticket Subscriber Discount

Enjoy great theatre and save on your class enrollment, as our thank you. Purchase a Season Ticket Subscriber Package to the theatre’s current season and save $10 on every class, workshop or summer camp.

* Discount applies to current Season Ticket Subscribers and is for immediate family only. Offer is not valid with any other discounts.