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 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

Not available in the Class of 2024.

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. 2; or Regular Decision - Jan. 6).


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Gardner Roller Ligo
Director of Merit Programs