ACTS Scholarship Opportunities

ACTS: American Collegiate Talent Showcase


Apply HereNMSU Special Events is pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunities available from Barbara “Mother” Hubbard’s ACTS program:

 

The Dave Douds

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be planning a career in performing arts,  special events, or facility management.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by official FAFSA results.
  • Preference will be given to students interested in country music entertainment.

The Bob Hope

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Must be a full-time student and have earned at least 30 credit hours.
  • Must be able to prove military status.
  • Must have been discharged under honorable conditions and served for at least 181 days.
Jeff Dunham and Walter

Jeff Dunham with his right-hand man, Walter

The Jeff Dunham Endowed Scholarship

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be a full-time student.
  • Preference will be given to a student majoring in Theatre Arts.

The Richard H. Gilmore

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be classified as a junior level student.
  • Must be planning to pursue a career in special event/arena management associated with the entertainment industry.

The Peirce and Barbara Hubbard Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Preference will be given to students with a major in the College of Business, the College of Education, the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, or performing arts.
ACTS Spring 2014 Scholarship Recipients

Barbara “Mother” Hubbard with some of her Spring 2014 ACTS Scholarship recipients (pictured from left to right: Les Flores, Cassidy Benson, Janis Forest, Barbara Hubbard, Ashley Ostendorf, Leigha Harvey, Madison Miller, and Chantel Rice)

Hubbard International Entertainment Buyers Association Endowed Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in an entertainment business or performance program.
  • Established after Barbara Hubbard received the IEBA Founder award in 1998.

Hispanic Endowed Scholarship for the Performing Arts in Memory of Steve Gutierrez and Maggie Gamboa

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be a Hispanic student studying performing arts, including theatre arts, music, and dance.
  • Must be a student who demonstrates financial need as determined by official FAFSA results.

Charles Day Pharmacy School Scholarship

  • Awarded to students interested in a career in pharmacy.
  • Established in honor of Pharmacist Charles Day, a large supporter of Aggie Athletics and New Mexico State University.

Jan Scarborough Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Music

  • Must be a full-time student.
  • Must have declared a music major.
  • Established in honor of Jan Scarborough, a Las Cruces native famous for her musical “Rock Wedding” and leadership in the first ACTS Competition.

The Stevie Wonder, Ronnie Milsap, Jose Feliciano

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be a full-time student.
  • Must have a certifiable disability (preference will be given to students with a certifiable visual disability).
George Strait

George Strait

The George Strait

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must have declared a music major.
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by official FAFSA results.

The Brooks & Dunn

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Preference to students participating in NMSU’s Rodeo Club.
  • Established in honor of Brooks & Dunn after their sold-out concert in May 2010.

The Bill & Sharon Sheriff

  • Must have declared a business major.
  • Established in honor of Bill & Sharon Sheriff, Las Cruces natives and high school sweethearts who have been extremely supportive of ACTS programs.
Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire

The Reba McEntire

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Must be classified as a junior level, full-time student.
  • Must have declared a music major.
  • Must be planning to pursue a career in the music industry.

 

Apply Here

Preference will be given to students currently or previously employed by the Office of Special Events. For award amount information, please contact Shacoy Parra at sbentley@nmsu.edu or (575) 646-4413 .

 

REMEMBER! You must be admitted as a current NMSU student with an active NMSU account. Please verify with your counselor that the information on your Academic profile is correct before applying. Providing as much detail about yourself as possible will create a better opportunity of being selected for an award. After clicking “Apply Here,” check out the other information including “FAQ,” “TIPS,” and the descriptions of the many other scholarship opportunities available.

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