Student Groups and Scholarships

Student Groups

Drama Club 
Through the exclusive use of its members and partners, Drama Club promotes the importance of Theatre Arts within our surrounding communities, and within the community as a whole. We are constantly looking for members that share our passion for theatre as an exquisite art form.  Please stop by the Theatre Arts Department "Lobby" (directly outside of the Black Box Theatre) every Wednesday at Noon to inquire about our organization or visit our Campus Connect page.


Mentor Program

The primary goal of the peer mentor program is to partner successful returning theatre company members with new theatre majors, both traditional freshmen and transfer students, in order to help them have a smoother, more positive, productive transition into UW-Parkside, the Theatre Arts Department, and the many academic, artistic, and company expectations of the university and the professional theatre training company.


Many great talent and academic scholarship opportunities exist at UW-Parkside for Theatre Arts Majors. All Theatre Arts Majors wishing consideration for the following scholarships must fill out the standard scholarship forms available on the UWP Scholarships website. All Theatre Arts majors are expected to complete scholarship application forms annually.

For more information about Theatre Scholarships, please contact Professor Jody Sekas, Theatre Arts Chair, at 262.595.2967 or at

Contribute to Theatre Scholarships

Play a part in changing the life of a student — contribute to a theatre scholarship. You can donate online. It is safe and easy. Use the link below. When completing the form, under "Designation," select "Other," and type the name of a theatre scholarship.

Click here to donate online

S.T.A.G.E. Club Theatre Arts Talent Scholarships
The Theatre Arts Department's S.T.A.G.E. Club (Society of Theatre Angels, Gallivants, and Enthusiasts) awards a number of theatre talent scholarships each year to the best and brightest students in the department. Theatre talent scholarships are awarded to the finest incoming new students who show the best potential and to continuing theatre majors who excel academically and artistically in the program. Annual scholarships range from $250 to $1,000.
Julius and Alice Goldstein Scholarship
This annual scholarship of up to $1,000 is awarded to an outstanding continuing Theatre Arts Major who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, talent, and dedication to the department.
Donald C. Cress Award
Each year the Theatre Arts Department chooses one student for this award honoring former Dean, Donald Cress. This award is given for exemplary service to the department and company.
August Wegner III Memorial Music Scholarship
This $750 musical theatre scholarship is awarded to a continuing student who has completed 60 credits and has maintained a 3.2 minimum GPA. Qualifying students must be excelling in theory/composition, jazz, and/or musical theater performance. This award is given by audition only and may go to either a music or theatre major.
Picken Scholarships

Picken Scholarships are competitive $1,500 scholarships in the Arts or Humanities, and are renewable for up to four years. The competition is for incoming first year or transfer students in the Arts or Humanities. To apply, you must first be admitted to UW-Parkside, then submit an online application, and either audition or interview for the scholarship in person on the Arts and Humanities Scholarship Competition Day. Please note that the scholarship competition also requires examples of your creative work. Complete details, including links to to the application and examples of the creative expression requirement, can be found on the Arts and Humanities Scholarship Competition Day page

Mary Louise Link Arts and Humanities Scholarship
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