All graduates and guests must complete a Health Screening Form prior to entering Memorial Stadium.
Additional information is available on the Commencement page.
Please visit the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts page to learn more about theatre and communications studies at Whittier College.
CCC Advantage and International students are not eligible to receive Talent Scholarships.
Talent scholarships are renewable for up to four years of continuous study at Whittier College provided that the recipient meets the following requirements:
Although not required, most Talent Scholarship recipients will opt to declare and fulfill a Theatre minor. Visit the Theatre Arts page for more information on the Theatre major and minor.
Applicants are asked to perform one monologue, 2 to 2.5 minutes in length, from a theatrical play of their choice. Film monologues are not accepted. Applicants are recommended to avoid extreme characterizations so that their personal essence may be conveyed. Simple hand props are encouraged, however, costumes and elaborate props are not appropriate.
To submit your video audition, you will copy its link into your application form. Therefore, you must be prepared to submit this by the application deadline - not the live audition date.
Submissions of reels, footage from production work, live public performances, etc., will not be accepted. Videos must be monologues adhering to the same guidelines as in-person auditions.
We want to get to know each candidate, so please take a few minutes after your video monologue to tell the Scholarship Committee about yourself--your theatre background, what you like about it, your future life and/or career plans, etc. Be direct and informal.
There are two deadlines to consider when applying for a Talent Scholarship:
Early Action: January 14
Regular Decision: March 4
You must be a Whittier College applicant to be eligible for these Scholarships. Visit our First-Year or Transfer admission pages for more details about how to apply if you have not done so already.
If you have any questions or concerns, please review the Talent Scholarship FAQ.