Our Scholarship Programs

~Our Commitment is to provide a culturally enriched environment that fosters an appreciation of the arts through entertainment and continuing education.~

We've partnered with Scholarship America and TuitionHelp®. We have utilized their management services to create amazing scholarship programs and tuition assistance programs for our students and employees. Scholarship Management Services is part of Scholarship America, the nation's largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and educational assistance organization. We’re looking at more opportunities to add value to our AMPED Scholarship program. As we begin to focus our programs more on Production and Theater majors, we hope to begin bringing scholarship recipients into our internship programs with the hope that eventually some of these bright students will become employees upon their graduation.

Scholarships Offered


Artists, technicians and entertainers skilled in the Performing Arts need help with their craft and what better way to help those talented people then to offer them a scholarship through our programs. Those future artists, technicians and performers need to attend school to mold their crafts and learn from the best in the industry. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, you’re in luck, as you can apply to one of our scholarships offered here at The Institute for the Performing Arts.


The "Bill Carroll" Performing Arts Scholarship


This scholarship is designed for students who wish to pursue further studies in the fields of dancing, acting, instrumental, vocal, or musical theatre. The maximum amount awarded is $4000 and applicants simply must submit an audio or visual of some sort to qualify, along with being a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.


The IPA Vocal Scholarship


All students who are pursuing a course of study in voice may be eligible for this scholarship. To qualify, the applicant needs to receive a sponsorship letter from his or her vocal coach. The maximum amount awarded is $4000.


The Linda Guerrera Creative Writing Scholarship


Designed for middle school and high school students who can express their creativity through storyboarding & playwriting, IPA's Linda Guerrera Creative Writing Award grants $2000 on average. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and submit a one-act play of less than 40 pages, incorporating the subject of history.


The Carolina Heven Women in the Arts Scholarship


Women who have acted, sung or has been a part of a theatrical musical program may be eligible for this scholarship. All applicants must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or masters degree program in the field of performing arts.


The IPA Junior & Community College Scholarship


Full-time students attending a public junior or community college in any state may qualify by demonstrating talent through competitive audition.


The IPA Drama Scholarship


Seeking high school seniors from any state, the Drama Scholarship is looking for applicants who have acted in or have been part of a technical crew for a minimum of two drama productions. An average of $1,000 is awarded.


The IPA Technical Scholarship


The Technical Scholarship is for high school seniors. Applicants must be interested in pursuing performing arts in technical theatre production, with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Average award is $2000.


and so much MORE coming!



The 'Institute for the Performing Arts' commitment is to engage today’s youth and working professionals going far beyond the classroom. Our belief of "Education Through Imagination" is to strive beyond the student's limits and dream the dream that we call the Institute for the Performing Arts. This curriculum will truly be interactive just as much as our amazing shows will be for our audiences.