Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship


Varies from $500 to $1500. Cannot exceed $500 when combined with a Regents’ Scholarship. This award may not be combined with a Governor’s.


  1. Achieve a 21+ ACT composite score or 980+ SAT (critical reading + math) and a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA.
  2. Major in art, music, theatre, or dance
  3. Demonstrate artistic promise judged by the awarding department
  4. Audition may be required


Renewable each year up to a maximum of four consecutive academic years. To renew, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in courses taken at Southeast and complete a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year at Southeast. Southeast summer hours taken in the same academic year may be used to meet renewal criteria.
Calculate your GPA to determine if you need to enroll in summer classes.

How to Apply

For information on auditions and/or portfolio requirements, contact:

  • Art Department           573-651-2143
  • Music Department        573-651-2141
  • Theatre and Dance      573-651-2149


Apply by December 1 (guaranteed consideration); awarded through March 1 as funds allow.

Music Ensembles

Audition is required. Contact the Department of Music at 573-651-2141. For more information, visit the Department of Music website.

Golden Eagles

Audition is required. Contact the Director of Bands at 573-651-2141. For more information, visit the Golden Eagles Marching Band website.

Theatre and Dance

Audition is required. Contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at 573-651-2149. Complete the Online Theatre and Dance Scholarship application.

Spirit Groups (Cheerleading & Sundancers)

Audition is required. Contact the Department of Athletics at 573-651-2818.

Show-Me GOLD

Contact the Department of Military Science at 573-651-2427. Or for more information visit the Show-Me GOLD website.


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