Shubert Scholars Grant

From The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

The Shubert Foundation is the nation’s largest funder dedicated to unrestricted funding of not-for-profit theatres and dance companies. The Shubert Foundation is especially interested in providing support to professional resident theatre and dance companies that develop and produce new American work.

Type of Support


A limited number of awards are made to preeminent graduate drama programs of universities for scholarship assistance. These programs are evaluated principally in terms of their ability to train and develop theatre artists.


Organization's Location
Program Location
Organization Type
501(c)(3) universities with a MFA program

Organizations may not apply for multiple Shubert Foundation grants in one cycle.


Individuals or conduit organizations
Organizations seeking seed money or program/project support
Fiscally sponsored organizations
Capital campaigns, endowments, renovations
Radio, film, TV, or other media projects


You may submit applications every year.
Contact info
(212) 944-3777
Review Criteria

Grants are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Track record of exemplary theatrical training in MFA programs (Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Producing, Stage Design, etc.)
  • Notable professionals from the theatre industry among faculty
  • Recent track record of graduates who have achieved impact in the performing arts
  • Programs that consider merit and need