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Scholarships

Scholarships and Awards in the School of Art

Students in the School of Art can receive merit- and need-based aid through the following scholarship opportunities. All scholarships are awarded through the Student Financial Aid Office; applicants must have a FAFSA on file in the Student Financial Aid Office before applying for School of Art scholarships.

You must be registered full-time during the semester for which the scholarship is awarded. In the spring, the Scholarship Committee considers applications for fall of the coming academic year; in the fall, the committee considers applications for the coming spring semester.

Scholarships are available for both current and incoming students.

Questions about School of Art scholarships? Contact Lisa Everson, administrative clerk, at lheld2@kent.edu or 330-672-1351.

Current Students

SCHOLARSHIPS for Spring 2019 

DEADLINE: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.

 

How to Prepare a Digital Portfolio

UNDERGRADUATE ART SCHOLARSHIP

Multiple awards to art majors in any discipline awarded based on:

  • One of the following samples of work created while enrolled in the School of Art 
    • Studio majors will submit a digital portfolio of 10-15 works (see application for details on file type requirements)
    • Art history majors will submit a research paper
    • Art education majors may submit a digital portfolio of 10 personal works, a research paper, or a lesson plan
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher  
  • Financial need

More Info & Application

Download the PDF of the application below. Please note applications must be submitted electronically via the link above.

Undergraduate Art Scholarship PDF

VINCENT J. STARK SCHOLARSHIP

Two $1500 awards are available, one for a junior or senior B.F.A. student in painting and/or drawing and one for a M.F.A. student in painting and/or drawing. 

Awarded based on:

  • a digital painting and/or drawing portfolio of up to 10 works created while enrolled in the School of Art (see application for file type requirements)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

More Info & Application

Download the PDF of the application below. Please note applications must be submitted electronically via the link above.

Vincent J Stark PDF

The Frank D. Susi Scholarship in Art Education 

One $800 tuition scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate Art Education major who shows financial need and meets the following requirements. 

  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • In student teaching during the semester of the award
  • Current FAFSA on file with Student Aid

To apply: Complete the online form and submit a letter of interest.

More Info & Application

 

See the link below for study abroad scholarship information.

Study Abroad Scholarship Information

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FALL 2019

Application period for Fall 2019 scholarships will open in February 2019.

How to Prepare a Digital Portfolio

First-Year Art Scholarship

Multiple awards to art majors in any discipline completing their first year. Awarded based on:

  • a portfolio of 10 works created while enrolled at KSU or, for art history and art education majors, a research paper created while enrolled at KSU 
  • 3.0 or higher GPA 
  • financial need.

Amounts vary between $300 and $1,000.

Apply

Denise Rhea-Adams Scholarship

Two awards of $5,000 for any School of Art major who plans to study abroad in 2018-19

  • Junior or senior standing
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Statement in which applicant outlines how study abroad will impact current studies and career plans

Apply

Marjorie L. Collins Scholarship

1 one year full in-state tuition scholarship** (or $10,012 toward out-of-state tuition) & 2 $2500 scholarships 
awarded based on:

  • B.F.A. major in any Studio Art discipline in the School of Art ​
  • outstanding portfolio of 15-20 works created at KSU 
  • 3.0 or higher GPA and good academic progress
  • financial need

Apply

Vincent J. Stark Scholarship

One $1500 award for a junior or senior B.F.A. student majoring in painting and/or drawing and one $1500 award to M.F.A. student in painting/drawing. 

Awarded based on: 

  • a portfolio of 10 works created at KSU 
  • 3.0 or higher GPA

Apply

Carol Klingel Scholarship for Art Education

One scholarship award of $1,000 for:

  • art education major
  • junior or senior standing
  • minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Awarded based on essay explaining "Why I Want to Teach Art"

Apply

Jack and Dora Tippens Scholarship in Foundations

$500 award for a student exhibiting outstanding work in the Foundations Show, as judged by Foundations faculty.

Prizes and Residencies: 

Prizes and residencies open to current students. 

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Anthony Bartholomew / Zygote Press Residency

A residency opportunity provided by Cleveland's Zygote Press in memory of KSU printmaking alumnus Anthony Bartholomew. The two-week residency takes place at Zygote in June, with a $500 stipend.

  • Awarded to graduating senior based on a physical portfolio of at least 10 works.

Portfolios are to be delivered to the Print studio (CVA, 3rd Floor).  Deadline is March 2 at 5:00 p.m. 

Contact Taryn McMahon at tmcmaho5@kent.edu with any questions.

Download PDF Application

THOMAS D. LITTLE PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRINTMAKING

Created in memory of master printer Thomas D. Little, KSU art student in the mid-1970s. Two awards (one undergraduate, one graduate) totaling $4,000 given based on:

  • a physical portfolio (not digital) of prints 

Portfolios are to be delivered to the Print studio (CVA, 3rd Floor).  Deadline is March 2 at 5:00 p.m. 

Contact Taryn McMahon at tmcmaho5@kent.edu with any questions.

Download PDF Application

Incoming Students

Fall 2018 Scholarships 

 

GRAHAM FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Award of $7,500/year ** for an incoming student who will graduate or has graduated from a Carroll County (Ohio) high school.

  • outstanding high school credentials
  • portfolio 

Please contact Lisa Everson for application instructions.

Elmer, Virginia & Karen Novotny Scholarship

$2,500 award (disbursed over two semesters) for an incoming first-year major of any discipline in the School of Art. 

Award recipient will be determined by nomination.

Dr. Emily Farnham Graduate Scholarship in Art History

Award of $500-$1,700 per semester, renewable for a second semester upon reapplication, for an incoming graduate student in art history. Requires strong credentials in art history, a sample of research writing and a statement of intent for M.A. study. Contact Gustav Medicus for application instructions.

** "Renewable" - may be awarded upon subsequent reapplication, given strong academic progress toward degree and continued minimum award GPA.