New Art Students
A limited number of scholarship awards are available for new students (entering freshmen or transfer students).
Please submit a portfolio that includes 10-12 examples of your original artwork. You may submit original artworks (drawings, photos, etc.) or high-quality digital reproductions of original work; web portfolios or a CD portfolio of your artwork are acceptable. All portfolios will be returned.
• ACT scores
• Transcript(s) of your grades
• A letter of recommendation
• An application letter that discusses your art interests and career plans
New student applications/portfolios must be received by April 5 for scholarship consideration.
Current Art Students
Annually, the NSU Art Department awards 6‐10 merit‐based scholarships. The application process includes a formal application, examples of studio work and unofficial transcripts.
You must be a full‐time, degree‐seeking (BA, BSed or AS) art major (Art Ed, Fine Art, Multimedia Design, Ad Design, etc) enrolled in at least one art course per semester during your academic tenure at NSU.
You also must be in good academic standing with NSU.
- Completed application form
- CD or DVD with 3 high‐quality digital images of your strongest work in .jpeg or .pdf format (at least 1024x768 ppi)
- A Microsoft Office Word document accompanying the images that includes your name, title, medium, date. Ex: Jane Doe, Master Study after Monet, oil on canvas, Spring 2012.
- A printout of your unofficial transcripts/course history – available on WebAdvisor
Requirements for Scholarship Recipients
Art Department scholarship winners are expected to maintain a minimum of 2.8 GPA in their major courses. If this standard is not met, the award is subject to withdrawal at the discretion of the Art Department faculty.
Submit your materials in an envelope to the Art Office by April 5. Applications missing any aspect of the process will not be considered.
Art Scholarship Application
Music scholarships are awarded to music and non-music majors on the basis of auditions, which are held twice a year. Spring 2013 auditions are complete.
Award amounts vary, but applicants may receive up to $2,500 annually for four years.
For audition dates and deadlines, contact Dean of Fine Arts, Northern State University, 1200 South Jay Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401, 605-626-2497; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Music Scholarship Reference Form
If you are unable to attend auditions, please submit a recording. Video recordings are preferred over audio-only.
The NSU Theatre Department offers a number of scholarships to those students actively involved in Northern's academic and production programs. These include:
The Richard Norquist Scholarship
The Herschel and Bea Premack Scholarship
The Theatre Faculty Scholarship
The Masquers Scholarship
The Patrons of Northern State Theatre
Theatre Scholarship Application Form
For more information please contact Daniel Yurgaitis, director of theatre, at 605-626-2563.