Drew has many programs that benefit theatre and dance students. These awards recognize exceptional work and support education and internships.

Drew Scholarship for the Arts

This annual award of $1,000 ($4,000 over four years) is in addition to any academic merit awards received. While recipients are not required to major in an arts field, they are expected to participate in the fine or performing arts throughout their college career. Learn more.

Joseph Patenaude Internships

Provides substantial financial support to students doing theatre internships during the school year or over a summer break.

President’s Award in Theatre

Drew theatre department faculty award this to a graduating senior who has exhibited exemplary dedication to Drew theatre and featured superior work in a variety of theatrical disciplines.

Vincent and Genovina Porcelli Scholarship

For a junior who has made substantial contributions to theatre at Drew and achieved academic distinction.

Robert Fisher Oxnam/Ensemble Studio Theatre Award in Playwriting

This competitive honor is open to all Drew students and comes with a cash award.

Thomas H. Kean Scholarship

Every year, the Garden State Arts Center Foundation offers this scholarship to a New Jersey resident studying and working in the theatre programs at Drew and a select group of other schools in the state.