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 Academy/PPCJuly 16, 2024August 18, 2024
Fall 2024 HSMT & The RiverJuly 29, 2024August 18, 2024
Spring 2025 HSMT & The RiverOctober 28, 2024December 1, 2024
2025 Spring ProductionJanuary 13, 2025March 2, 2025
2025 Tommy Tune AwardsJanuary 13, 2025March 2, 2025
Summer Camp 2025: HSMT & RiverJanuary 13, 2025April 13, 2025
2025 TUTS Texas All State MusicalMarch 16, 2025March 27, 2025

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

*Returning Academy students should check their registration email for the scholarship application link