Scholarship for Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students

There are scholarships available for incoming freshmen and transfer students in Department of Art and will be awarded through portfolio review. Awards are competitive and range from $250.00 to $1,500.00 based on merit of the applications and availability of funds.

Application opens February 10th.

Requirements to apply

  • Overall GPA above 2.0

  • Must be enrolled in KSU Art courses as an art major for the following fall semester to receive scholarship.

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

  1. PDF file of the most recent unofficial transcript:

    • Name of file: your full name_transcript
      Example: JohnSmith_transcript.pdf
  2. Digital images 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.

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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