Scholarships in Visual And Performing Arts

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

Award: $4,400, Deadline: May 30

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1100 (composite ACT score of 25), be a U.S. citizen, and be recommended as an exceptional academic achiever or outstanding talent in creative and performing arts. Applicant must attend one of 38 historically black public institutions as a full-time student, and must demonstrate financial need.

Vermont Alliance for Arts Education (VAAE) Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Vermont who will pursue a degree in the arts at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need, academic achievement and significant skill and talent in an artistic medium must be demonstrated.

Bachelor of Science, Presidential Scholarship

Award: $7,500, Deadline: February 15

Financial need is not considered. Contact Admissions office for more information.

Bachelor of Science Emerging Leader Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 15

Financial need is not considered. Contact Admissions office for more information.

Senator James M. Jeffords Endowed Scholarship to Honor Marion Hausman Jeffords

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a graduating senior who will pursue a degree in the arts at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Academic achievement and financial need must be demonstrated.

Vivian Klemz Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a resident of Ventura County, pursuing a major in visual, performing, or creative arts, and demonstrate financial need. Preference given to female applicants.

Flora Glenn Candler Scholarship

Award: $25,240, Deadline: November 15

Awarded to applicant who pursues excellence in academics and the performing arts. Nomination by school or Emory Admission Committee is required.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must demonstrate talent in art, music, or theatre. Audition or portfolio is required.

Full-Tuition Division Scholarships (Seton Scholars)


Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and talent in one of the following traditional undergraduate programs of study: humanities, visual/performing arts, natural/health sciences, social sciences, business, or education,

Presidential Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: March 15

Selection is based upon academic merit and talent. Scholarship cannot be combined with other merit scholarships offered by the university.

Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Creative Arts Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Award is to encourage creative projects reflecting the Japanese-American experience and providing cultural representation. Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Professional artists are not eligible.

Visual Arts Scholar Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Selection is based upon academic achievement and art portfolio.

Andrew Squire Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record.

Curtis Lee Smith Scholarship

Award: $18,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record.

Elizabeth Walker Scholarship

Award: $18,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Internship

Award: -, Deadline: June 15 (fall); November 1 (spring); March 1 (summer)

Applicant must be interested in a career in performing arts management or arts education and must submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, two letters of recommendation, and writing sample.

Linehan Artist Scholar Program

Award: $22,000, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

Selection is based upon audition or portfolio review and artistic and academic merit.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

Audition or portfolio review required.

Michael Hairston Art Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a Portsmouth High School graduate. FAFSA is required.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Award: $400, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must demonstrate talent in art, dance, music, or theatre.

Iowa Arts Council Scholarship for the Arts

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school and who has been accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university with a major in at least one of the following arts areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, folk/traditional arts, or visual arts.

Fine Arts Talent Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Selection is based upon talent and academic qualifications. A special emphasis is placed on talent through an audition or portfolio review.

Arts Activity Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must have a special talent in music, theatre, or visual arts, audition or portfolio required.

Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Mecklenburg or surrounding counties.

Presidential Performing Arts Scholarship

Award: $15,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must submit essay and two letters of recommendation from professionals in the field. Music, dance, theatre (including technical) applicants must audition. Art applicants must submit portfolio.

Art Scholarship Graduate Level

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an Alberta resident and be enrolled full time in a graduate program studying drama, dance, literary art, music, or the visual arts.

H. Austin and Florence R.S. Kaye Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: None

Selection based in part upon financial need.

Strassler Scholarship

Award: $64,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must execute an interview on Strassler Scholars Day in February.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.