Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship (VAPA)

he Visual and Performing Arts have a prestigious home at Cal Lutheran. Whether staging a play in our Blackbox Theatre, touring the world with our CLU Choir, or pushing the boundaries of conventional art, our students pursue artistic expression without limits.

Incoming freshman and transfer applicants with superior talent in the areas of Music, Theatre Arts, or Visual Art can apply and audition for a VAPA Scholarship prior to enrolling at Cal Lutheran. Music and Theatre Arts Scholarships can be awarded up to full tuition and are renewable for subsequent years.

To apply for the VAPA Scholarship you must complete the application form and audition.

VAPA Application Deadlines for Fall 2021
January 15, 2021 Deadline for First Year Student Applicants
February 15, 2021 Deadline for Transfer Student Applicants


The VAPA Application for Fall 2021 is now open and must be submitted by January 15th. You must submit your application for admission to the university before you are able to apply for a VAPA scholarship.  Please use the login information from your personalized student status page that was emailed to you afer you applied to access the application. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at if you have any questions.


Auditions & Requirements

All students applying for Music and Theatre Art and Dance scholarships must submit a video audition and complete and virtal interview to be eligible. Students applying for Multimedia or Fine Art must submit a portfolio to be eligible. Before submitting a VAPA application and submitting video auditions/portfolio items, students must apply for admission.

All video submisisons or portfoloio submission and virtual interviews must be completed by February 20, 2020.

VAPA Virtual Interview Day

  • Saturday, February 13, 2021
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
Theatre Arts & Dance
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021


  • Students may audition for scholarships within the Multimedia, Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Art categories; however, if offered multiple VAPA scholarships, the student can only accept an award from one department and must decline all other offers.

  • The VAPA Scholarship replaces (if higher) any academic scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, or Public Price Promise Scholarship the student was awarded.

  • Students cannot receive an Academic Scholarship (or Presidential Scholarship), the Public Price Promise Scholarship, and the VAPA Scholarship at the same time.

  • If a student is awarded an Academic Scholarship (or Presidential Scholarship), or Public Price Promise Scholarship prior to being determined eligible for the VAPA Scholarship, they will be given the option to choose one of the three scholarships they would like to use while attending Cal Lutheran.

  • The student must retain the scholarship they choose at that time (Academic/Presidential/Public Price Promise or VAPA Scholarship) and may not change their award decision after they begin attending Cal Lutheran.

  • Students must meet annual eligibility requirements to maintain the VAPA scholarship.


For more information about the VAPA Scholarship, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.