Donor-Funded Scholarships

James L. Rapport Scholarship

This award was established in 1998 by donations in honor of Dr. James L. Rapport. It was Dr. Rapport's desire to recognize students who have contributed to the theatre program at Northern Michigan University.

2015 2016 - $1,000 minimum
Yes. The scholarship may be renewed (maximum of 2 years) if student maintains eligibility as specified in the criteria. Students MUST reapply annually and be nominated by respective Selection Committee.
Class status:
Require Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Stude
GPA minimum:
Require 3.0
Financial need:
Preference to Theatre major
Additional Requirements
Theater Department faculty will recommend qualified students for awards in one or both of the following categories, listed in order of preference: 1. Scholarship: Students who have demonstrated talent, dedication, innovation or excellent in performance whether on stage or backstage in their cumulative body of work as a theatre undergraduate or graduate assistant. 2. Grant: A grant will be awarded to offset expenses for students participating in the annual McMaster's Seminar at the Stratford Theatre Festival in Statford, Ontario, the New York Theatre trip, or audition preparation.
Additional Preferences:
Preference will be given to students with a declared theatre major, followed by students who have performed on the Forest Roberts Theatre stage or worked in a backstage capacity.

If you are interested in learning more about how to apply for Donor-funded scholarships go to the NMU Financial Aid website.