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Rupert T. Barber Scholarship

For students with talent and passion for theatre.

If you demonstrate exceptional talent and passion for theatre, you could be named the Rupert T. Barber, Jr. Scholar. This award is renewable for your remaining three years at Davidson providing you maintain a minimum GPA, progress toward degree requirements, and you remain actively engaged in theatre via classes and production work.

Recipients are not required to declare a theatre major. 

Application Process

You must first be an applicant to Davidson College in order to submit your Barber Theatre Scholarship Application.

In addition to the application for admission and scholarship application (login required), you must submit a statement on the role of theatre in your life, a recommendation from a current theatre mentor, and a portfolio or a monologue video.

Finalists will audition on campus during Scholars Celebration and Recognition and Decision Davidson Weekend.


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Gardner Roller Ligo
Director of Merit Programs