The Timothy Maloney Scholarship

Each year, one incoming theatre student is awarded a renewable merit scholarship worth up to $20,000 per year.

Program Information

Incoming students interested in any area of theatre are encouraged to apply for the Timothy Maloney Scholarship.

Established through the generosity of alumni donors in honor of departmental founder and Professor Emeritus Timothy Maloney, this $20,000 merit scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who intends to major in theatre. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient maintains good academic standing (GPA ≥ 2.5) and declares a theatre major.

Submission Information

For consideration, please submit a portfolio of materials that illustrate your passion for and experience in theatre. Submissions may demonstrate interest or accomplishment in any theatrical discipline, including performance, design, technical production, management, dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, or any combination thereof. Portfolios should be limited to 10-15 images, or a video of no more than 3 minutes. Each image should be named or captioned with the project title, and each project may be accompanied by a brief explanation of no more than 100 words.

Along with your portfolio, please submit a short reflection (300-400 words) discussing how these materials speak to your passion for theatre, and how you hope to learn and grow through pursuing theatre at Washington College.

Submissions may be sent to the Admissions Office. If posting materials online, please ensure that documents are set for public viewing.


Applications will open in 2021 for students starting in Fall 2022.

For full consideration, all materials must be received by the Regular Decision application deadline. Late submissions may be considered at the discretion of the Admissions staff and the departmental faculty. 

Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of April. 

Scholarship History

Before 2021, this scholarship was awarded annually to a rising junior who has declared a major in theatre, based on academic excellence and promise in the field, with special consideration given to minority students. 

2021 - Sophia Rooks

2020 - Lyra Abbott

2019 - Victoria Gill

2018 - Kelly Young

2017 - Kaitlyn Peacock

2016 - Rosie Alger