Miller Performance Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Miller family, CMT San Jose is honored to administer a total of five (5) financial scholarships to college students pursuing the performing arts.

Each year through 2019, one college-bound student performer will win a $20,000 scholarship, payable in a single lump sum. The winner must show proof of enrollment in a 4-year non-profit college or university, majoring in the arts.

The Miller Performance Scholarship is an audition-based award, offered to all students with a passion for pursuing a career in the performing arts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in acting, dance or voice.

Application Requirements

To qualify, applicants will be asked to submit the following materials:

  1. Completed scholarship application

  2. Headshot
    A 8x10 of the applicant

  3. Your Story
    Please describe for us how you wish to further your education in the performing arts. Let us know what makes you stand out as a performer, your professional goals and aspirations, and why you’re applying for this award. (Not to exceed 500 words)

  4. Support materials
    Please submit a video that showcases you as a performer (actor, singer, dancer, or combination)

    Each applicant may submit up to 2 of the following videos:

    • 32 bars up-tempo

    • 32 bars ballad

    • 90-second dramatic monologue

    • 90-second comedic monologue

    • 90-second solo dance performance

Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length; videos must be in AVI or WMV format, minimum resolution 320x240..

2017 Application Timeline:

CMT staff and a scholarship panel of judges will review all applications submitted. Finalists may be asked to attend an in-person audition, from which one final winner will be chosen. The recipient of this year’s Miller Family Scholarship will be announced at CMT’s Preview Night scheduled on June 24, 2017.

March 21 - April 30, 2017 - Open enrollment
June 24, 2017 (CMT Preview Night) – Scholarship winner announcement

Once all your requirements are complete, please proceed to the Miller Performance Scholarship application form.