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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.

  • Financial Scholarships
  • Scholarships to attend a workshop at Arrowmont


FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - Deadline extended! Now due Friday, April 3.

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

You do not need to be a full-time student to apply, but preference may be given to full-time students.

Awards are up to $3,000 per student for the 2020-2021 school year.

Awards are not automatically renewable, but students may re-apply every year.



A scholarship to attend a one-week workshop at Arrowmont for summer or fall 2020

FILL OUT AND SEND IN THE LINKED FORM with your application, along with the requirements below!!

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 (awarded upon completion of the workshop). 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 WKU TOPDollar information: https://wku.academicworks.com/

2) Email all of the information in the below application to art@wku.edu and alicia.fryia@wku.edu

Application must include:

A link to a publicly-accessible site (DO NOT SEND AS ATTACHMENT!) (Google drive, website, etc)

    • Screenshot showing TOPDollar information complete.
    • 10 - 20 images of recent work
      • Art history majors: a writing sample of a recent essay or paper will suffice in lieu of images & a statement
      • Art Education majors: you may include photos of P-12 and community-based teaching; feedback from service-learning; documentation of PD workshops or conferences; and additional information based on your field of study. Speak to Dr. Miwon Choe if you are an Art Ed student with questions regarding what to submit.
    • A statement about the work submitted
    • A cover letter addressing:
      • What scholarships you are applying for (Arrowmont, Financial, or Both)
      • Artistic / creative achievements and P-12 / community teaching (if applicable)
      • Academic achievements
      • A statement of need (a strong connection to the way a scholarship will assist the success and completion of your degree program is encouraged)
      • 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 2020 are eligible only for the Arrowmont scholarship.

If you graduate in August, *you are eligible* for financial scholarships for summer tuition


Fri, Feb 28 – Arrowmont scholarship applications are DUE

Fri, March 20 – All other scholarship applications are DUE

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 Last Modified 3/26/20