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.

Application opens February 10th.

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.

  • Seniors are eligible ONLY IF you are enrolling in the upcoming summer or fall semester after graduation to complete your degree requirements or as a non-degree seeking student.

Important Dates for Spring 2024 Application

Beginning of Fall 2024 Semester

  • Dates TBA: Announcement of scholarship award winners.
  • Dates TBA: Scholarship award winners assist with exhibition installation.
  • Dates TBA: Scholarship award winners assist with exhibition removal, retreive works.

What you need to complete this application

  • For Studio Art and Graphic Design

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

      • Name of file: your full name_DARS
        Example: JohnSmith_DARS.pdf
    2. Digital image files of your work.

      • You can submit 1-3 works, 1-2 images per work.
      • Information for each work: title, medium, size
      • All images must be combined into ONE PDF file of maximum 10 MB.
      • Name of PDF file: your full name.
        Example: JohnSmith.pdf
    3. For video/animation, please upload to Vimeo or YouTube and provide a link.

* Work previously submitted will not be considered for scholarship

  • For Art History

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

    2. PDF file of statement

      • Address your goals, interests and accomplishments in art history.
      • Maximum 300 words
      • Name of file: your full name
        Example: JohnSmith.pdf

Start Application Here

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)

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at

Additional Funding Resources

University-Wide Scholarships

Nontraditional Scholarships

Veteran Scholarships

Developing Scholars Program

College of Arts & Sciences and Diversity Scholarships