Don P. Burdick Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2014 by Don’s friends, family, colleagues, and former students. Don was a passionate theatre professor and director at UW Oshkosh, working at the University for 36 years before retiring in 1998. This scholarship is intended to encourage life-long participation and love of theatre, providing financial support for students whose personal and professional qualities mirror the commitment and passion for the performing arts that Don embodied. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in their major and a minimum of 45 credits completed. First preference will be given to students with a theatre major or minor. However, others are encouraged to apply. Applicant must demonstrate involvement in UW Oshkosh theatre productions. Financial need may be considered, but will not be the deciding factor. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply for the award. However, a student may only received the award a total of two times. This award will be paid out in Fall 2022.

College of Letters & Science, Oshkosh Campus, Theatre, Undergraduate Award
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please enter your GPA in your major.
  2. Have you participated in UW Oshkosh theatre productions?
  3. Please upload your resume. Make sure to include your employment history, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, and any leadership positions you have held.
  4. Please submit a statement that demonstrates your lifelong interest/commitment to theatre through high school, community, UW Oshkosh Theatre, or other programs. If applicable, please address your financial need in your statement.
  5. You must provide the name and email of two individuals (non-relatives) who have agreed to serve as references to support your application. One must be a UWO faculty or staff member. Your references must comment on your interest/commitment to theatre.
    • Please provide the name and email of your reference. They will be notified to submit their recommendation once added to your application.