Wayne E. Robinson Jr. Scholarship

Awarded in Spring 2023

The Wayne E. Robinson Jr. Scholarship was established in memory of Wayne E. Robinson Jr. to award scholarships to students in Theatre at FIU. As a professor in FIU Theatre, Wayne always nurtured the best in each student. It is our hope that this scholarship will honor that spirit.

Scholarship funds will be used to recruit and retain talented students who contribute substantially to our program. We expect all students who receive Scholarships to be exemplary in their performance contributions and in their academic work. Students must obtain a B or higher in all Theatre Classes and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for a theatre scholarship.

All scholarship students must

  • be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • be a declared Theatre major.
  • take at least two theatre courses per semester (6 credits) except for Freshmen.
  • Be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident or an international student on an aid eligible visa

Note: Graduating seniors are exempt from the 12 credit hours and can receive the scholarship at the chair’s discretion.

All applicants must submit:

  • An essay / personal statement in describing their aspirations and career goals and how scholarship assistance will help them meet their goals. Limit 1,000 words.
  • A current resume that includes extracurricular activities, professional activities or employment experience, and community service.

All performance scholarship recipients must audition for the faculty-directed productions given in the term in which they receive an award and must accept a role if offered. Those recipients filling a major production assignment are exempt from this requirement.

Awards are per semester and you will need to apply each semester.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a personal statement describing your aspirations and career goals and how scholarship assistance will help you meet your goals. Limit 1,000 words.
  2. Please upload an updated resume.
  3. Are you a declared Theatre Major?
  4. Do you have a B or better in all Theatre classes?