Over £1.3 million of scholarship is given to students each year at RCS, allowing the finest and most talented students to study with us, whilst alleviating the cost of tuition fees, rent, travel expenses, as well as the costs of instruments, books, and necessary materials required to be a young artist in training.

Every donation has the power to make an immediate and significant impact on a student.

Donna McKechnie Musical Theatre Scholarship

A brand new partnership between one of the world’s top performing arts education institutions and one of Broadway’s foremost leading ladies, the Donna McKechnie Musical Theatre Scholarship will support deserving students across the world to fulfil their promise by studying musical theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Donna McKechnie’s dedication to musical theatre is legendary. Her role of Cassie in the original Broadway performance of A Chorus Line is a seminal point in the history of musical theatre, earning her a Best Actress Tony Award, and her career is rich with many other Broadway show-stopping performances.

Every donation helps

With your support of this scholarship, talented students across Performance, Production and Musical Directing will be able to study and pursue their dream in one of the world’s best performing arts education institutions, fulfilling their promise and continuing Donna McKechnie’s legacy of producing outstanding work across the musical theatre genre. Every donation to the fund in its entirety will be used to support the next generation of professionals in training to realise their potential.

How to donate

You can donate online below:

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If you want to be part of this exciting initiative, please contact Head of Fundraising, Julie Reynolds, on j.reynolds2@rcs.ac.uk or UK 0141 270 0864.


Scholarship Fund – sponsor an individual

You can choose to give a donation to the general scholarship fund or you can select an individual to sponsor. If you choose to sponsor a specific student, you will receive regular updates on their progress and be invited to recitals and shows throughout their studies. Many donors enjoy seeing the progress of individual students and gain much insight into the difference their donation has made to a person’s life here at RCS.

You can give to the Scholarship Fund in a number of ways:

  • Send a cheque
  • Pay by credit or debit card
  • Pay by standing order

Get in touch by contacting the Development Team: development@rcs.ac.uk or call 0141270 8264

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