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2018 ScholarshipPoster

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 2018-2019
  • Incoming Student Scholarships - $1,000 - $3,000 for academic year 2018-2019
  • 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.

Application for Art + Design Scholarship for Incoming Students

Application for Art + Design Scholarship for Current Majors

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

Art + Design Scholarship Portfolio Review Frequently Asked Questions

Calendar for 2018:

  • MON, February 26, 2018, 10am: Begin accepting applications/portfolios in the Dept. of Art + Design office, Fine Arts 103
  • MON, MAR 12, 2018, 4pm: All applications/portfolios DUE in the Dept. of Art + Design office, Fine Arts 103. Nothing accepted after this date.
  • Week of MAR 26, 2018: Scholarship Committee reviews portfolios
  • MON, APR 2, 2018: Students may collect portfolios from Dept. of Art + Design office, Fine Arts 103
  • APRIL 18, 2018: Announcements are the reception for the ASU Student Union Juried Show, from 5-7p.

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 - $3,000 for academic year, incoming freshman; juried and awarded via Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis TN. 2017 Deadline passed, decision announced soon.

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.