Student Financial Services

David Talbott Cox Scholarship

for continuing undergraduate students

The David Talbott Cox Scholarship was established to recognize outstanding junior- and senior-level Theatre Directing students.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2017

The David Talbott Cox Scholarship is open to:

  • Full-time Theatre Directing majors
  • Students who have completed at least 60 credit hours at the time of application with at least 12 credit hours from Columbia
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Students who have successfully completed a Directing II project
  • Students who demonstrate an informed interest in directing, and show individual excellence, maturity, and commitment to creative excellence
  • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Scholarship based on:
  • Demonstration of artistic talent
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Scholarship amount:
  • Maximum of $4,000 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)

Notification of the scholarship:
  • All applicants will be notified by the scholarship committee by March 31, 2017.


Contact: Theatre Department, Ed Mazzocco - 312/369-6103 or