Dell’Arte International has a variety of scholarship partnerships that make it possible to offer some limited scholarships to students. The list below is all of the scholarships that we interface with directly. As you will note, there is only one which applies to American students, and that one has a rather particular set of requirements. We wish it were otherwise, but most of our American students pay for their tuition and housing through a combination of Federal loans and personal savings.

(The Carlo): named after our Founder, this is a partial-tuitionscholarship whose amount varies year to year, but is typically in the range of $8000-9000. All international applicants are eligible and automatically considered for this scholarship upon acceptance to the program. This award generally is offered to artists living in countries with more limited resources or access to the kind of training we offer at the school. Since we have a very international student body (nearly 50% in 2015-16) and only one Carlo award, we strongly suggest that international students actively seek additional funding sources.
This partial tuition scholarship is offered each year to one student, based upon need and with the goal of increasing student body diversity. Dell’Arte staff selects the recipient. Scholarship amount is $3000 annually.
This partnership provides an award to a PTP/MFA student towards tuition. Applicants who work with Dell’Arte representatives at any of the eight KCACTF Regional Festivals are eligible for this scholarship upon acceptance to the program.
In April each year, at the national festival in Washington D.C., the Admissions Director selects a
recipient from the Irene Ryan Acting Contest Finalists. The Kennedy Center funds the student’s tuition, travel, and housing for the Dell’Arte Summer Intensive Workshop.
This partnership provides a $4000 tuition award to a Canadian artist. All Canadian applicants are automatically considered upon acceptance to the program.
This Fellowship is the result of a partnership between Dell’Arte International, International Theatre Institue Zimbabwe, Culture Fund Zimbabwe, and the US Embassy Public Affairs Section in Harare. It provides full tuition to the Professional Training Program for a Zimbabwean artist.

Financial Aid

Students at Dell’Arte who are US citizens and enrolled in either the Professional Training Program or the Master of Fine Arts Degree program are eligible to apply for Federal student loans. To begin the process, visit to fill out the free application. The school’s FAFSA code is 030256.

External Scholarships

The Fulbright Foundation: International students should search online for “Fulbright” plus the name of your country. Fulbright has different programs in each country, and you’ll have to do research to determine if they might be able to support your training at Dell’Arte. We have had Fulbright scholars attend the school with that funding in the past.