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Department of Art

Scholarship for Current Undergraduate Students

Awards are available to undergraduate art majors submitting portfolios of work for review. Works should be selected from KSU art course assignments. Awards are chosen by art faculty, and include:
  • General art awards and scholarships for freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior art students showing overall outstanding work.

  • A number of awards and scholarships for art students producing outstanding work in a specific concentration.

Requirements to apply

  • Undergraduate working on a degree in Studio Art, Graphic Design or Art History

  • Overall academic GPA above 2.0 and Art GPA above 2.5

  • Student must be enrolled in the upcoming summer or fall semester as an art major to receive scholarship.

Important Dates for Spring 2020 Application

  • February 21: Application Deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

  • March 5 - 9: Notification of scholarship award winners

  • March 23 - 27: Scholarship recipients deliver work.

  • March 30 - April 10: Scholarship winners’ exhibition

  • April 3: Scholarship Award Reception

Application Instructions

      1. PDF of your Degree Audit Report (DARS) (How to view your DARS report.)

      2. Digital images of your work.

        • You can submit up to 3 works, 1-2 images per work.

        • Work previously submitted will not be considered and awarded scholarship
        • Images must be JPEG, 1600 – 2000 pixels for the longer side. 

        • All images must be combined into one zip file before uploading. You can upload only one file of maximum 16 MB.

        • Name each image file as your last name_number. Add “_detail” for the second image. For example: LastName_1, LastName_1_detail, LastName_2…

        • On the online application, you will be asked to submit information for each work (title, medium, size). The number in the file name must correspond with the order of the submitted information.

        • Name of combined zip file must be your full name.

      3. For video/animation, please upload to Vimeo or YouTube and provide a link.

      4. For Art History scholarship, upload a statement in pdf file (maximum 300 words) that addresses the goals, interests and accomplishments in art history. 

Award Disbursal

Most awards will be applied in equal parts across the two semesters of the upcoming academic year. (Half disbursed in the upcoming Fall semester, and half in the following Spring) Seniors who are awarded a scholarship and will be graduating in the current Spring, will have the entirety of their award applied to the current Spring.

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at art@ksu.edu.

Additional Funding Resources  

University-Wide Scholarships

Nontraditional Scholarships 

Veteran Scholarships 

Developing Scholars Program

College of Arts & Sciences and Diversity Scholarships