Prospective Students

Merit and Talent Scholarships

Theater Arts Student

Achievement Awards

Achievement Awards—up to $17,500 per year

Basis: Awarded to students who have superior academic records and have demonstrated an unusual degree of leadership and accomplishment in school or community activities.

Submission: Entering freshmen students who meet all submission deadlines will be considered by the Office of Admissions at the point of their completed application.

Renewal policy: Academic good standing with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Please note: Awards will be based on information submitted at the time of application.

Art Awards

Art Awards—up to $3,500 per year

Basis: Departmental determination based upon slide samples of work (no portfolio, please).

Submission: Students are encouraged to apply to the University by Phase I (Nov. 15). Please indicate on the application your interest in the award.  Samples of your work must be submitted no later than January 15.

Renewal policy: Academic good standing with at least a 2.5 GPA and departmental review of work; major required.

Creative Writing Awards

Creative Writing Awards—up to $3,500 per year

Basis: Awards, determined by the department, are based upon one of the following: Five poems; two short stories; a chapter from a novel; two personal essays; and/or three examples of literary journalism: reviews of books, movies, music, etc.

Submission: Students are encouraged to apply to the University by Phase I (Nov. 15). Please indicate on the application your interest in the award. Samples of your work must be submitted no later than January 15.

Renewal policy: Academic good standing with at least a 2.5 GPA; major required.

Hunsaker Scholarship

The Richard and Virginia Hunsaker Scholarship is awarded to approximately eight incoming freshmen annually. This scholarship program is for exceptional applicants who exhibit outstanding academic achievement, leadership and contributions to their schools and communities.

Students selected as Hunsaker Scholars receive scholarship awards ranging from $4,000 to $57,000, based upon demonstrated financial need, as determined by the University of Redlands Office of Student Financial Services, using data from the FAFSA. Finalists who interview for the scholarship will receive an additional $2,500. Students who are selected as Hunsaker Scholars but do not demonstrate financial need receive a $4,000 scholarship in addition to any Redlands Achievement Scholarship she/he may have already received.

Music Awards

Basis: Departmental determination based upon application and audition to the School of Music.   Those living beyond 200 miles from campus may submit a recorded audition.  For more information call the School of Music at 909-748-8014.

Submission: Music scholarships are offered based on the audition evaluation.  The University of Redlands offers fall admission in two phases: Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Jan. 15). Applications submitted beyond these deadlines will be considered on a space available basis.

Renewal policy: Academic good standing with at least a 3.0 GPA with requirement of private music study and participation in a major conducted ensemble

Presidential Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships—$2,500 per year

Basis: Holistic review of application includes emphasis on course rigor and course load in a college prepratory curriculum with balance of leadership and community service. Recipients come from the top portion of the entering class and in the upper quartile of GPA, SAT and/or ACT Composite scores.

Submission: No deadline. Awards are automatically determined by the Office of Admissions.

Renewal policy: Academic good standing with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Please note: Scholarship will be determined by information submitted at the time of application.  

Theatre Awards

Theatre Awards—up to $3,500 per year

Basis: Awards, determined by the department, are based upon review of the student's University admission essay and theatre resume. Optional : Students interested in performance may submit an audition DVD that illustrates performance work (maximum 3 minutes, no in-person auditions). Students interested in design and production may submit a portfolio in the form of annotated slide samples (that indicate student's role in realizing the work).

Submission: Students are encouraged to apply to the University by Phase I (Nov. 15). Please indicate on the application your interest in the award, and include a resume that documents the breadth and depth of your experience in theatre. Resume must be submitted no later than January 15.

Renewal policy: Academic good standing with at least a 2.5 GPA and department review of work; major required.


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The giant "R" seen on the mountain north of the University that is about one-third the size of the Quad.

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