If you demonstrate exceptional talent and passion for theatre, you could be named the Rupert T. Barber, Jr. Scholar.

This $10,000 annual award is offered to one student in each first-year class. The award is renewable for the recipient's remaining three years at Davidson providing these requirements are met: maintain a minimum GPA, make expected degree progress, and 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 for admission to Davidson College in order to submit your Rupert T. 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.


This application and the required additional materials should reach our Admission and Financial Aid Office no later than the application deadline for your chosen admission plan (Early Decision 1 - Nov. 15; Early Decision II - Jan. 4; or Regular Decision - Jan. 11).


For questions related to the Rupert T. Barber Scholarship, please contact Gardner Roller Ligo, Director of Merit Programs.