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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.

Incoming Freshmen

Scholarships Available for Incoming Freshmen 

The following scholarships are available to students who will enroll as an Art + Design major at A-State.

  • CLAC and Art + Design Incoming Freshman Scholarships - $2,966 to be distributed
  • Portfolio Award - $500 prize of the strongest portfolio
  • Myra Tillman Scholarship - varies

Incoming Freshmen Calendar for 2022

  • February 1: Applications and materials accepted online only. See https://astate.slideroom.com
  • February 24, 11:59pm: Submissions close. No work accepted after this date.
  • Late February/Early March: Email sent to winners.

Current Majors

Scholarships Available for Current Majors in 2022

The following scholarships are available to students who are currently enrolled as an Art + Design major at A-State for the following academic year.

  • Department of Art + Design Scholarships - $35,000 to be distributed.
  • Department of Art + Design Endowed Scholarship – Amount varies
  • Kluge Award - $500
  • Savu Lifeline to Art Award -$2,800

Current Majors Calendar for 2021

  • February 1: Applications and materials accepted online only at Https://astate.slideroom.com 
  • March 4, 11:59pm: Submissions close. No work accepted after this date.
  • Mid-March:  Email sent to winners.

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.