SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
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.
Jane Hill was a Co-Founder of Dell’Arte, where – among other roles – she taught melodrama. Her leadership in the performing arts has included Executive Director for Opera Omaha, the Sacramento Philharmonic, and the Eureka Symphony. Jane’s consulting business—artSMART—serves non-profit organizations with a variety of workshops. Past awards include the Greater Omaha YWCA Woman of Vision Award, the Arts on the Green Award for arts service, and being named Arts Executive of the Year by the Sacramento Arts & Business Council. Theatre continues to be her first love. In 2017, Jane directed a much-praised production of Arthur Miller’s ”All My Sons” for Ferndale Repertory Theatre.
African-Canadian Henry Shikongo received the first Jane Hill Scholarship in 2013. Previous to his Dell’Arte training, he received a MFA in Acting from the Institute of Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, and is now a professional actor/teacher at SUNY Oswego.
Iranian native Vida Tayebati graduated with a MFA in 2016. Prior to discovering Dell’Arte, she was studying theatre and devising new works in covert locations in Tehran. After she investigated different theatre programs in Europe, she discovered Dell’Arte’s unique physical theatre program and ventured to Blue Lake contributing her courage on and off the stage.
Fellows include (in order of recency): Everson Ndlovu, Teddy Mangawa, Francisca “Nyari” Nyaradzo Nhongonhema, Tafadzwa “Bob” Mutumbi, Chipo Chikara, and Lloyd Nyikadzino.
Eligibility is contingent upon acceptance to the program; if you wish to be considered, please contact Dell’Arte’s Director of Admissions, Matt Chapman, within two weeks of your acceptance to the program.
Selection is determined by a combination of both merit and need.
Applicants will be required to submit a FAFSA form and a one-page statement of financial need. Recipients will be announced in the month of May (before the school year which begins the following Fall).
Non-US citizens/permanent residents and foreign students are not eligible for this scholarship. However, please see our list of other scholarships on this page for more information.
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 www.fafsa.com to fill out the free application. The school’s FAFSA code is 030256.
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.