Theatre Under the Stars


TUTS Education offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarships for programming throughout the year, including The Humphreys School, The River, Tommy Tune Awards, Musical Theatre Academy Spring and Summer Productions. See below for application windows. 

ProgramsApplication OpenDeadline
24/25 TUTS AcademyTBDTBD
Fall 2024 HSMT & The RiverTBDTBD
Spring 2025 HSMT & The RiverTBDTBD
2025 Spring ProductionTBDTBD
2025 Tommy Tune AwardsTBDTBD
Summer Camp 2025: HSMT & RiverTBDTBD
2025 TUTS Texas All State MusicalTBDTBD

Application Instructions & FAQs 


Complete all fields of the scholarship application and upload any necessary supporting documents.

If applying for a scholarship, do not enroll your student through the online registration process. Once the scholarship application is submitted, a spot is reserved for your student in the class(es) designated on your application.

For needs-based applications, when uploading the most recent IRS Tax Return, your social security number can be redacted (marked out). However, the office needs a full copy of this form. Truncated copies are not accepted. If a tax return was not filed the previous year, other government issued documents may be admissible if they highlight current family income and/or benefits.

Feel free to include a personal statement regarding information relevant for the scholarship committee to consider. For example, changes in income, employment, and/or marital status, extenuating family medical expenses since a tax return was filed, etc.


Once your scholarship application has been submitted, applicants will receive an email about obtaining a teacher recommendation complete with instructions and a secure link to share with the teacher. It is required for all applicants to have at least one teacher recommendation.

Once the teacher recommendation form(s) have been submitted, your application will be complete.  


Shortly after each scholarship deadline, the TUTS Scholarship Committee will meet to review all complete student applications to make determinations.

After all applications have been reviewed, the TUTS Offices will contact parents regarding award status via email. At this time, your class registration will be finalized.


HSMT and River scholarship awards are given on a percentage basis and are capped at: 

  • Academy: 2 courses 
  • HSMT Open Enrollment Fall/Spring: 3 courses 
  • River Open Enrollment Fall/Spring: 4 courses 
  • HSMT Open Enrollment Summer: 2 weeks of camp 
  • River Open Enrollment Summer: 2 weeks of camp 
  • Spring/Summer Productions: Up to full tuition