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
A monetary award toward tuition costs at an accredited summer program of study in theater or dance is given to 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. The selected program should provide skills for the student whose future work in theater or dance, upon return, 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.