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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

 

Fall 2017 scholarships — APPLY NOW

Application period for Fall 2017 scholarships begins January 23, 2017
Application Deadline - March 17, 2017

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

William & Hazel Schock Scholarship

One award (amount varies) awarded based on:

  • outstanding portfolio of 15-20 works of drawing/painting
  • undergraduate Art major or graduate major in painting/drawing
  • 3.0 or higher GPA

Apply

Denise Rhea-Adams Scholarship

Two awards of $5,000 for any School of Art major who plans to study abroad in 2017-18

  • Junior or senior standing
  • 3.5 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 or any Art discipline in the School of Art ​
  • outstanding portfolio of 15-20 works created at KSU 
  • above average GPA and good academic progress
  • financial need.

Apply

Vincent J. Stark Scholarship

$500 award for a junior or senior B.F.A. student majoring in painting and/or drawing awarded based on: 

  • a portfolio of 15-20 works created at KSU 
  • 3.0 or higher GPA

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.

Richard R. Sweet Memorial Scholarship in Art and Design

One $1000 award for a student enrolled as a print media and photography, painting, drawing or sculpture major or minor.  Awarded based on:

  • Must be a graduate of a Portage County high school
  • Full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Digital portfolio and cover letter

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

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 — contact Michael Loderstedt for submission instructions.
  • Due by Friday, March 10 at 3 p.m.

Download PDF Application

THOMAS D. LITTLE PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRINTMAKING

Two awards (one undergraduate, one graduate) totaling $4,000 given based on:

  • a physical portfolio (not digital) of prints 
  • Due by Friday, March 10 at 3 p.m.

Contact Michael Loderstedt for submission instructions. Created in memory of master printer Thomas D. Little, KSU art student in the mid-1970s.

Download PDF Application

 

SPRING 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS 

Applications for Spring 2018 scholarships will become available in September 2017.

UNDERGRADUATE ART SCHOLARSHIP

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

  • a portfolio of 15 -20 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.

Apply

 

VINCENT J. STARK SCHOLARSHIP

$500 award for a junior or senior B.F.A. student majoring in painting and/or drawing awarded based on: 

  • a portfolio of 15-20 works created at KSU 
  • 3.0 or higher GPA

Apply

Incoming Students

Fall 2017 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

$2,000 award (disbursed over two semesters) for an incoming first-year art major. Requires:

  • a portfolio or sample of research/nonfiction writing
  • a letter outlining intentions to enroll as an art major at KSU 

Please contact Lisa Everson for application instructions.

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 grad 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.