UAA Chancellor's Dr. Joann C. McDowell Theatre TuitionWaiver Scholarship*


The University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor’s Dr. JoAnn C. McDowell Theatre Tuition Waiver Scholarship is a two semester full-time tuition waiver, twelve (12) credits per semester. This scholarship is limited to attendance at the Anchorage or PWSCC campus and to students who are formally admitted into a Theatre degree-seeking program. It is the intent of the scholarship to be granted to incoming students who are admitted in a Theater degree-seeking program at PWSCC or those students who were admitted into a Theatre degree-seeking program at PWSCC and who are now admitted into a Theater degree-seeking program at UAA.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant should demonstrate motivation, academic and leadership potential.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a high school minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and/or cumulative college grade point average of 3.0.
  • Applicant must be formally admitted into a Theatre degree-seeking program at the University of Alaska Anchorage or Prince William Sound Community College.
  • Applicant must plan on enrolling full-time (twelve (12) credits) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage campus only) or PWSCC.
  • Applicant may be a U.S. citizen, non-U.S. citizen, Alaska resident, or out-of-state resident.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the semester for which the award is made.
  • Performance applicants must submit a 1-2 minute recording of a performance. Design applicants must submit a portfolio of set and/or costume designs (4-10 pieces). Technical/Management applicants must submit a promptbook or other evidence of activity or achievement.
  • Preference will be given to Alaska high school graduates.
  • Preference will be given to Alaska residents.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are not possible Alaskan Scholars or Great Achievers (this does not however limit UA Scholars or Great Achievers from applying). 
  • It is the intent of the scholarship to be granted to incoming students who are admitted in a Theatre degree-seeking program at PWSCC or those students who were admitted into a Theatre degree-seeking program at PWSCC and who are now admitted into a Theatre degree-seeking program at UAA.
To apply for this scholarship please make sure you meet all of the qualifications above, and then login to secured area of UAOnline to complete the electronic scholarship application.

*In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following information to qualify for this scholarship:

Performance applicants must submit a 1-2 minute recording of a performance.
Design applicants must submit a portfolio of set and/or costume designs (4-10 pieces).
Technical/Management applicants must submit a prompt book or other evidence of activity or achievement.

Supplemental information must be mailed (or dropped off) to the UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance by the deadline (not postmarked by the deadline).  Please submit info in a sealed envelope ATTN: Dr. Joann C. McDowell Scholarship.

Mailing Address
UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance
ATTN: Dr. Joann C. McDowell Scholarship
PO Box 141608
Anchorage AK 99514

Physical Address:
UAA at the University Center
3901 Old Seward
Anchorage AK 99503