Theatre Arts – Scholarships and Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying to the Theatre Arts Division, you are encouraged to do so regardless of your financial status. We urge all talented and passionate theatre students with need to apply for financial assistance. Each year a large number of our students receive significant scholarships or financial aid. Do not miss out on this extraordinary opportunity due to financial restraints.



NHSI Financial Aid Application

The National High School Institute utilizes the FACTS Financial Aid Application. Awards are made by the NHSI Financial Aid Committee on the basis of financial need. If you wish to apply for a scholarship or financial assistance, you should notate so in the Financial Aid section of the Admissions Application. Then, you will receive an email with next steps regarding the FACTS Financial Aid Application. Please note, FACTS requires a separate $35 application fee as well as copies of your family’s 2018 tax return and 2019 W2’s.  If you cannot pay the $35 financial aid application fee (or the $50 program application fee), please contact our office and we will make appropriate efforts to waive those fees.

FACTS Application Deadlines

The deadline to complete your FACTS Financial Aid Application follows Admissions Deadlines:

Early Admission Financial Aid Application Deadline – Friday, January 17, 2020

Regular Admission Financial Aid Application Deadline – Friday, March 20, 2020




Outside Funding

We also encourage applicants to look into outside scholarship and Financial Aid options. Students may inquire with their school about Activities Funds, talk with the PTA, or local service clubs such as Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, or AAUW. As well, past students have successfully run Go Fund Me and Kickstarter campaigns.

In 2016 an NHSI student was awarded a scholarship from the Anthony Quinn Foundation. Applications deadlines for the 2020 Anthony Quinn Foundation scholarship will be posted shortly.

In 2018 an NHSI student was awarded a scholarship from the American Theatre Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative. 2020 applications will be due in January 2020. There is no fee to apply.



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