Scholarship

Each year, the New Line Theatre Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to one St. Louis metro area high school senior who shows the potential to make outstanding artistic contributions in the musical theatre. This scholarship is available only to high school seniors planning to study musical theatre in college (it does not require majoring in musical theatre). There are no restrictions on the use of these funds.

New Line is not currently offering a scholarship, due to budget constraints. The company hopes to reinstate the scholarship soon. Details will be posted on this page.

In 2013, New Line awarded the scholarship to Elizabeth Ferris, from Althoff Catholic High School, who will attend Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2012, New Line awarded the scholarship to Amanda Leigh Jerry, from Nerinx Hall High School, who now attends Carnegie Mellon University. In 2011, New Line awarded the scholarship to Patrick Beecher, from the Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, who attends Northwestern University. In 2010, New Line awarded the scholarship to Matt Dumke, from Kirkwood High School, who now attends Missouri State University. In 2009, New Line awarded the first scholarship to Jake Fruend, from Webster High School, who went on to attend Columbia College in Chicago.

Requirements for Application:

  • Cover letter introducing the student, including all contact info (address, phone, email, etc.)
    • One of the following two:
    • One-page essay about why the student plans to study musical theatre OR
    • One-page essay on a theatre or music experience that has had a big impact on the student
    • Resume of past theatre and/or music work
    • Recommendation letter from one drama, music, or dance teacher
    • Recommendation letter from one other teacher or administrator


Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30. Judith Newmark, theatre critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will make the final decision. Proof of enrollment in an accredited university or college is required before the check will be issued. No emailed or faxed applications will be accepted.

Send all materials to:
Scott Miller
New Line Theatre
3802-A Keokuk Street
St. Louis, MO 63116


For questions, call 314-773-6526 or email us at info@newlinetheatre.com.