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Department of Art + Design Scholarships

Scholarships from the Department of Art + Design are awarded in the spring every year for the following academic year. Entrants are judged primarily on portfolio, though GPA is also considered.

The following scholarships are available:

  • Department of Art + Design Academic Performance Scholarships for Incoming Students - $2,800 to award incoming students for academic year 2019-2020
  • Incoming Student Scholarships - $1,000 - $3,000 for academic year 2019-2020
  • Department of Art + Design Scholarships - $1,000 - $5,000 for academic year, continuing Department of Art + Design majors
  • Department of Art + Design Endowed Scholarship – Amount varies, $4100 for 2018-2019 academic year, continuing Department of Art + Design majors

NOTE: Department of Art + Design scholarships may be “stacked” on university scholarships, with the exception of the University Honors Scholarship.

Please be sure to prepare portfolio pieces as requested to be considered for scholarships:

Recommendation Letters/Forms should be in print form, sealed in an envelope, and turned in with student's portfolio and application.  Please do not send digital files.  Thank you.

Calendar for 2019:

Mon, Feb 25 - Mon Mar 11, 2019: Accept portfolios in the Dept. of Art + Design office, Fine Arts 103*
*Incoming Students must submit portfolios online. Please see directions on application. 
Spring Break Mar 18-22, 2019: Office closed
Week of Mar 25, 2019: Scholarship Committee reviews portfolios
Mon Apr 1, 2019: Students may collect portfolios from Dept. of Art + Design office, Fine Arts 103

Financial Assistance for students majoring in Art:

Department of Art + Design alumni have established a fund to assist students with the purchase of materials required for ART classes. Contact the department chair for details.

Other opportunities for Fine Arts students!

Mid-South Scholastic Scholarship - $2,000 for academic year, incoming freshman; juried and awarded via Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis TN. 

Chancellor’s Award (cash award + hanging an artwork in the Chancellor’s residence for 1 year)

Dean’s Award (cash award + hanging an artwork in HSS for 1 year) 

Roger Carlisle Memorial Award (cash award + hanging an artwork in the Fine Arts Building for 1 year)

(All three of the above are announced at the Art Student Union exhibit in April)

ASU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, including:

For ASU scholarships, please see your Financial Aid advisor or begin here

A few of these great opportunities may include the following:

  • A-State Scholar
  • A-State Leadership
  • A-State Spirit
  • Beyond Boundaries Scholarship
  • Arkansas Promise Scholarship

For more information, please contact the Scholarship Committee chairperson, Professor Nikki Arnell here.