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How Your Support Helps

Patron Program

Donations to the Patron Program help support mounting our stage productions and the work of our students, both onstage and behind the scenes. You can choose from five different levels of recognition:

  • Stagehand  $50-$99
  • Stage Manager  $100-$199
  • Actor  $200-$350
  • Director  $350-$499
  • Producer  $500+

Departmental Scholarships

Donations to the Department of Theatre scholarship program help us reward and support the education of exceptional theatre undergraduates at the University of Arkansas. Each of our scholarship recipients is a declared Theatre major who maintains a full academic workload and a minimum GPA of 3.0 while also participating in productions. Certain scholarships include additional requirements.

Our list of current endowed scholarship donation opportunities are

  • The Carrie Louise Hamilton Memorial Scholarship in Playwriting
  • The Kathy Mellinger and Sean Phillip Mabrey Endowed Theatre Award
  • The Harry and Barbara Shadden Theatre Award
  • The Department of Theatre General Scholarship Fund

In addition, any individual may create a one time scholarship in any amount with criteria of their choosing. For permanent recurring scholarships, the Department of Theatre and Fulbright Development will be happy to discuss the endowment process. Email for details!

Two Easy Ways to Give

Credit or Debit Card

You can donate online using a credit or debit card by following these 3 easy steps. 

1. Visit

2. For Designation, choose Other Department, Program or Fund  (second option down from the top), and type "Theatre Patron Program" or the name of your chosen scholarship in the space provided. 

3. Fill out the remaining information and submit your payment.

Note: If you would like to give a one-time scholarship, please designate Department of Theatre General Scholarship Fund when giving online, then contact us directly at or (479) 575-6067 to discuss award criteria and preferred presentation name.

Personal Check

You can mail a check with "Patron Program" or your chosen scholarship name in the memo line.

Department of Theatre
228 Fine Arts Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Note: If you would like to give a one-time scholarship, please include a note outlining award criteria and preferred presentation name with your check. We will contact you when the check is received to verify these details before awarding the scholarship.

Department of Theatre Patrons and Scholarship Donors receive recognition in all of our production programs, as well as invitations to special events throughout the year, including our exclusive Season Preview Scholarship Banquet in the spring. All contributions are 100% tax deductible!

We Appreciate Your Generosity

We know there are a number of live theatre outlets available to you in Northwest Arkansas. It is because of people like you that we can continue to offer first-rate theatrical productions for our growing audiences and invaluable hands-on experience for our student actors, designers and crews. 

Please consider becoming a Department of Theatre Patron or Scholarship Donor today!

If you have any questions or issues donating online, please call (479) 575-4752.