Each year the Department of Theater and Dance offers Bowdoin students a scholarship award for summer study in theater or dance.

Rutan Scholarship Award for Summer Study in Theater or Dance

The Rutan Award offers a first-year student, returning sophomore, or junior student with demonstrated motivation and exceptional promise in theater technique, directing, production skills, dance technique, or choreography $1,000 toward tuition costs at an accredited summer program of study in theater or dance.

The selected program should provide skills for the student whose future work in theater or dance, upon return to the College, will enrich the Bowdoin program.

Bowdoin College pays its portion of the tuition directly to the program selected rather than to the student. Thus, it is important to complete the process within the framework of the institutional deadline.

Students may apply for this grant by preparing a description of the summer program they hope to participate in and why it would be valuable to them.


Fill out the below application for consideration or find the application online. The deadline for Summer 2023 Scholarships is Sunday, April 7th, 2024.