Eastern Michigan University
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We want to help you achieve your goals, and financial assistance may be available for qualified students.

CMTA is pleased to announce scholarships that are now available through our department (application and criteria — due by April 1):

  • Gail W. Compton Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Mark S. Gallup Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Worth H. Kramer Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • ­Julia Catherine Niswender Endowed TWIN Scholarship
  • James Gordon “Doc” and Aniceta Eidymt Patterson Endowed Scholarship

  • Rev. Clarence Rivers Mentorship Award

Theatre Arts offers endowed scholarships and CMTA Excellence Awards:

For information on theatre specific awards, please visit the EMU Theatre Scholarship Page.

Yes, additional scholarships are available, some specific to students with majors within Communication, Media & Theatre Arts, and some are offered campus-wide:

Please be certain to also visit the EMU Office of Financial Aid site.



Full and part-time opportunities are available each academic year.  Dr. Doris Fields coordinates the graduate assistants who serve as instructors for CTAC 124:  Foundations of Speech Communication. Assistantships associated with Theatre Arts programs are coordinated by Dr. Lee Stille.

Application: Graduate Assistant Letter of Interest Form and Letter of Recommendation Forms

Applications must be submitted by February 15 to be consideration for the next academic year. Potential graduate assistants must complete the Letter of Interest form and two letters of recommendation. Those interested in Theatre Arts assistantships should also include a resume.  Submit to:

Dr. Don Ritzenhein, Interim School Director
Communication, Media & Theatre Arts
124 Quirk
Ypsilanti, MI 48197



The School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344