Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Competition

The Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Competition recognizes student achievement and talent in the arts.

You may compete in more than one category among music (vocal or instrumental), theatre> (acting, music theatre, dance, technical, stage management, and design), and/or visual art (graphic design, photography, sculpture, painting, and drawing). However, only one scholarship award may be accepted.

All incoming freshman and transfer students are eligible to compete, regardless of major. Competition is by invitation only.

Scholarship Awards

$3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 awards

Scholarships are renewable for three years beyond the freshman year. These scholarships are in addition to any academic awards for which the student may qualify at the time of admission.

How to Apply:

Send the application to the competition for which you are applying to the Lynchburg College Admissions Office, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 or fax to 434.544.8653.

Music scholarship application (PDF)
Art scholarship application (PDF)
Theatre scholarship application (PDF)

The updated deadline to apply is February 13, 2015. If you are selected to compete, you will receive an invitation via email. Invited participants must prepare for an audition/interview, as specified below in the Competition Details section.

Competition Details

  • If you are invited to compete, you must participate in the on-campus competition (no exceptions).
  • The competition will include an interview with a faculty member and audition (music), portfolio review (visual art), or audition/interview (theatre).

Questions? Contact Andrew De Santis in the office of Enrollment Services at 434.544.8390 or .

Music Audition Information

If your performance requires accompaniment, it is preferred that you bring your own accompanist or a high quality accompaniment tape. A staff accompanist will also be available.


Art Portfolio Review Information

You will review your portfolio with several Lynchburg College art faculty members.

Portfolio Requirements
Purpose of the Portfolio
Portfolio Review Process

Theatre Audition/Interview Process

The adjudicators are Lynchburg College theatre faculty members.

Auditions must include the following:

For Acting Applicants
For Musical Theatre Applicants
For Dance Applicants
For Technical Theatre Applicants