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Scholarship Opportunities in the Theatre Department

Alpha Psi Omega

APO is a theatre honor society with the purpose of providing acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in theatre and scholarship. Through the expansion of APO among colleges and universities, it also provides a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre. As students qualify they will be rewarded through the ability to apply for membership in this society.

APO’s motto is, “Seek a life useful by the one and only road of service.” We fulfill this motto through departmental service and community outreach.

We are part of Region 3. Members of good standing in Alpha Psi Omega who transfer to another college or university with an Alpha Psi Omega chapter automatically are accepted into membership. Each year APO has a national meeting at the South Eastern Theatre Conference.

Any questions please contact the current faculty advisor, Erika Guay: egray004@plattsburgh.edu.

APO has a yearly scholarship opportunity for current members: http://www.alphapsiomega.org/index.php/scholarship.

The Dr. Charles & Ruth Kline Theatre Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who have excelled in departmental production work and are attending the Region 1 KCACTF annual conference.

All scholarship recipients must:

  1. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 at SUNY Plattsburgh and in the Theatre major.
  2. Participate in multiple Theatre Department mainstage productions.
  3. Attend the KCACTF conference.

The Excellence in Theatre Award

This award is presented each year to recognize the outstanding contributions of theatre majors and minors to the art of theatre and coursework during the past academic year. This award is supported by the Dr. Charles & Ruth Kline Scholarship fund.

Campus Events and Production Service Award

This award recognizes a member of the student technical crew who exhibits exceptional skill in the area of technical knowledge, management, and leadership. This award is funded through the Winkel Humanities Fund and the Dr. Charles & Ruth Kline Scholarship fund.

Other Scholarships

SUNY Plattsburgh offers a variety of scholarships for returning students. Theatre majors might be most interested in the Toni C. Bloom Scholarship and the Community Service Scholarship. Find out about all the Scholarships here.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the theatre program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

W. Kim Hartshorn, Chairperson
Office: Myers Fine Arts 124B
Phone: (518) 564-2478
Email: hartshwk@plattsburgh.edu