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Art Department Scholarships for Current Students

Scholarships for Art Majors!


Current WKU students can apply every Spring for scholarships for the following academic year.



*Any current Art Department Major (Studio, Graphic Design, Art Ed, Art History) is eligible!*

Awards are up to $3,000 per student for the 2019-2020 school year.



A) A scholarship to attend a workshop at the National Basketry Organization Conferencein BGKY! Pick ONE of the TWO listed below. Note this choice in your cover letter! http://nationalbasketry.org/10th-biennial-nbo-conference/

 Conference dates: July 16 – 20, 2019

  • Includes workshop and meals. 
  • Student responsible for materials and materials fees.


Bryant Holsenbeck https://www.bryantholsenbeck.com/installations.html

Gina Telcocci http://ginatelcocci.com/


B) A scholarship to attend a one-week workshop at Arrowmont for summer or fall 2019

FILL OUT AND SEND IN THE LINKED FORM with your application!!

includes the one-week workshop fee, application fee, meals & housing in dormitory style facilities (student may upgrade their housing for an additional charge), and a $300 stipend that may be used for travel or materials fee.  If a two-week class is selected, the recipient is responsible for the additional workshop fee and meals/housing costs.



For ALL scholarships:

1) Fill out the WKU TOPDollar application: https://wku.academicworks.com/

2) Email application to Kristina Arnold and Stephanie Turner [kristina.arnold@wku.edu and stephanie.turner@wku.edu]      

Application must include:

  1. Screenshot showing TOPDollar application complete.
  2. A link to a publicly-accessible site (DO NOT SEND AS ATTACHMENT!) (Google drive, website, etc)
  • 10 images of recent work [art history students please submit a writing sample in lieu of images]
  • A statement about the work
  • A cover letter addressing:
    • Artistic / creative achievements
    • Academic achievements
    • A statement of need
    • Anything else the scholarship committee should consider, such as ways you’ve been involved in the department or arts / design community; leadership or mentorship roles you’ve taken in and outside of class; and all the ways you are awesome!           

** Seniors graduating in MAY 2019 are eligible only for the Arrowmont and NBO scholarships.


Fri, Mar 15 – Arrowmont and NBO scholarship applications are DUE [Decisions made after Fri, March 22]

Fri, March 22 – All other scholarship applications are DUE [Scholarship decisions made after Fri, April 19]

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 Last Modified 3/18/19