Awards of $500 - $2,000 per year for four years.

These interest-based awards are available to all incoming students wanting to continue their involvement at the college level as a major area or extra-curricular activityIf you are eligible for Scholar Days, schedule your Central Awards audition/interview on your Scholar Day visit.

Art
Music
Theatre
Creative Writing
French, German, Spanish
Communication Studies
Ministry and Mission
Community Service
Sustainability/Environmental Science

  1. Student must be admitted to Central prior to their audition, interview, and/or portfolio review. 
  2.  Audition/interview dates are Saturday, February 1, 8 and 15. Individual audition/interview may also be arranged by contacting Jessi Steward or requesting one during a personal campus visit. Audio/video submissions are accepted (see bottom of page). 
  3. Audition/interviews must be completed by Saturday, February 15, 2014. 
  4. Students submitting a portfolio need to have their works postmarked by Saturday, February 15, 2014.
  5. Students may receive one “Central Award” in addition to their academic scholarship. Kuyper and Pella Rolscreen scholarship recipients are not eligible for Central Awards.
  6. Scholarships are renewable for four years.
  7. View requirements and awarding information.

    Questions - Please email Jessi Steward or call toll free at 1-877-462-3687.

Art

Communication Studies

Students may either submit a portfolio OR complete an on-campus interview. Learn about Central's communication studies department.

Portfolios should include:

For on-campus interviews:

Community Service

Creative Writing

Ministry and Mission

Modern Language (French, German, Spanish)

Music

Sustainability (Going Green)

Theatre

A selection of plays should be available in your school library. You may have to edit the monologues to achieve the appropriate length. Repeat: Monologues must be memorized. We strongly encourage you to read the entire play. Part of the interview will be a discussion of your character's monologue and its context within the rest of the play.

Audio/Video Submissions

While a live audition/interview is preferred, we understand travel is not always possible. Music and theatre students are welcome to submit an audio or videotape demonstrating their performance ability. Technical theatre students may submit a portfolio of their works. Tapes and/or portfolio should be sent to Jessi Steward, Office of Admission, Central College, 812 University Street, Pella, Iowa 50219 and should be postmarked on or before Saturday, February 15, 2014.