2023 Scholarships

The following schools, with contact information, are offering scholarships to 11th and 12th grade students who have work accepted in the 2023 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. In most cases students will need to apply to these schools before they are eligible candidates for these scholarships.

The scholarships listed by each of the schools below are available offers and are not necessarily guaranteed for students in the Exhibition. The decision to award individual scholarships is at the sole discretion of each institution.

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Brevyn Fleming, Associate Director of Admissions
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 562-8754
Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 (over 4 years) are available to students with work selected for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. This will be in addition to the entrance scholarship upon acceptance.
Ashland University
Dan McDonald, Chair, Department of Art
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805-3799
(419) 289-5130
Three (3) scholarships of $2,000 per year are available and renewable based upon the criteria of the Art Department and contingent upon enrollment at Ashland University for the 2023-2024 year with a major in art.
Blick Art Materials
PO Box 1267
Galesburg, IL 61402
(800) 447-8192
The "Blick Award of Excellence" is a $600 gift certificate that will be presented to a selected drawing/painting student among the Top 25 award winners. Selection to be made by the state jury.
Bluffton University
Claire Clay, Director of Public Relations and Enrollment Operations
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817
(419) 358-3456
Bluffton awards three scholarships starting at $1,000 per year to promising and talented first-year students majoring in art, graphic design, art with teaching licensure, art and writing or pre-art therapy. A portfolio of artwork is required for art scholarship consideration. The scholarships are renewable for four years for art majors maintaining a 2.5 GPA.
Bowling Green State University, School of Art
Rachel Blumer, Fine Arts Admissions Coordinator
1000 Fine Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0204
(419) 372-0107
The BGSU School of Art will offer one $1,000 scholarship to a Governor's Exhibitor. The recipient will need to have been previously selected to receive an Incoming Freshman Talent Award through BGSU (portfolio applications for this Talent Award are submitted in January). When combined with the Incoming Freshman Award ($1000-$2000), the student may receive up to $3000 in total scholarship award.
Cleveland Institute of Art
Thomas E. Green, Assoc. Dir. of Admissions
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-7418
Fax: (216) 754-3634
All applicants to CIA are considered for merit scholarships up to $24,000/year. Admitted seniors in the Top 300 selected for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition may be eligible to receive up to an additional $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year for 4 years)
College for Creative Studies
Susan Enright, Admissions Events Manager
201 E. Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202-4034
(313) 664-7425 or (800) 952-ARTS
Merit scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $17,000 per year are available. Ohio Governor's Award will be an additional award of $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four years) offered to five recipients.
Columbus College of Art and Design
Emily Ragland, VP for Enrollment Management
60 Cleveland Ave. - Canzani Center
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 222-3263
CCAD offers scholarships to students whose work appears in the 2023 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, and who are admitted to CCAD by May 1, 2023. CCAD will offer up to three tuition scholarships to Governor's Award of Excellence winners in the amount of $18,000 each ($4,500 a year renewable for up to four years). Other participants whose work is in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition (who are not Award of Excellence winners) are eligible for $4,000 tuition scholarships ($1,000 a year renewable for up to four years). Awards must be used beginning in Fall 2023 semester, and cannot be deferred.
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)
Darcy Deal, Senior Director of Admissions
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111-1820
(800) 522-5224 or (816) 474-5224
Scholarships ranging from $16,000 to $24,000 are available, and renewable annually based on KCAI's scholarship renewal policy. Application deadline is February 1, 2023.
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Mandy Zweifel-Hughes, Asst. Dir. of Admissions Services
17 Fountain Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3002
616) 259-1118
KCAD Admissions will offer scholarships that range from $500 - $5,000. These are repeating, annual scholarships offered for four years to incoming Freshman students. The total amount offered will be split between the Fall and Spring semesters. The range of financial aid that can be offered to an individual student is $500 to $5,000 per academic year. There is also the opportunity for students who apply and are accepted to KCAD to earn a separate portfolio scholarship.
Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD)
Christopher Brown, V.P. for Enrollment Management
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 376-6000 x223
LCAD offers Merit Scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per year to all admitted students, and automatically renewed based on LCAD's Institutional Aid Policy. An Ohio Governor's Award will be an additional $1,000/year (up to 4 years) to the top 300 winners from the 2023 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. Awards must be used beginning in Fall 2023 semester, and cannot be deferred.
Maryland Institute College of Art
Audrey Tanner, VP, Admissions and Financial Aid
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 669-9200
Merit-based and competitive scholarships are available. An award for the Top 25 Governor's Award of Excellence is an additional $2,500 per year and is renewable.
Mayco Colors
Colleen Carey Brennan, President and CEO
4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 675-2002
The Mayco Colors "Ceramic Artist Award" is a $250 gift certificate, redeemable at Mayco Colors in Hilliard, Ohio. The award winner will be selected from ceramic artists among the Top 25 award winners. Selection to be made by the state jury.
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
Molly Noyes, Director of Admissions
273 E. Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 847-3200 xt. 3257 or (888) 749-MIAD
Renewable scholarships of $16,000 per year, totaling $64,000 over 4 years, are available. Students must apply to MIAD to receive an official scholarship. Scholarship nominations are contingent on a 3.0 (or higher) unweighted GPA. Higher merit scholarships may be available for those that qualify, based on application materials.
Mount St. Joseph University
Peggy Minnich, Dean of Admission
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1672
(800) 654-9314 or (513) 244-4561
A variety of scholarships are available ranging from $11,000 to $22,000. Scholarships are also available for transfer students. All traditional student scholarships are renewable if the student is full-time and maintaining a 3.0 college GPA. For all scholarships, students must apply and be accepted for admission.
Myers School of Art, The University of Akron
Melissa Olson, Manager of Student Affairs
150 E. Exchange St.
Aron, OH 44325-7801
(330) 972-6030
Scholarship(s) in the amount of $1,000 are available. A faculty representative will choose the winner(s) of this scholarship. Disbursement will be contingent upon enrollment at The University of Akron with a primary major in Art. Many other scholarships are available to incoming students including art-specific scholarships through Scholastics and Portfolio Day uakron.edu/art/portfolioday.
Ohio Art Education Association and Ohio Art Education Foundation
OAEA/ OAEF Award of Excellence is a $700 art education or fine arts scholarship award to the college of their choice for a student in the Top 300 along with a $300 Educator's Grant for their art teacher. The teacher must be an Ohio Art Education Association member and selection will be made by a juror from OAEA or OAEF.
Click here for application:
Ohio Northern University
William Eilola, V.P. for Enrollment Management
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
(419) 772-2260 or (888) 408-4668
Fax: (419) 772-2821
Scholarships of up to $4,000 are available for art majors based upon portfolio review.
Ohio University, School of Art + Design
Julie Dummermuth, Director
20 Church Street, 528 Seigfred Hall, Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-4288
State Exhibitors who are admitted to study in the OHIO University College of Fine Arts are eligible for a $4,000 Governor's Show Scholarship ($1,000 renewable for 4 years). Students should submit portfolios for full consideration for all Fine Arts Talent Awards and OHIO Scholarships.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Kendal Kiley, Recruitment Logistics Manager
22 East Lathrop Ave.
Savannah, GA 31415
(800) 869-7223 or (912) 525-5941
Fax: (912) 525-5986
Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 are available. To be eligible to accept this scholarship, you must successfully complete the application process and receive an offer of admission. Please retain a copy of this letter and present it to your SCAD admission advisor to request that this scholarship be applied to your record. This achievement scholarship is not stackable with any other SCAD award, however you may be eligible for a higher level of scholarship by submitting a full resume and portfolio.
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Matthew Farina, Director of Admissions
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-3994
(212) 592-2100
One scholarship in the amount of $23,500/year is available to an exhibitor admitted to SVA.
Support for Talented Students, Inc.
Dr. Marnie Morrison, Chairperson
2200 Lane Woods Drive
Columbus, OH 43221
Support for Talented Students (STS) is a tax-exempt organization whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships for summer enrichment programs for gifted and talented Central Ohio students currently in grades 3-11 from families who cannot otherwise afford the costs. For application and more information visit: http://www.supportfortalentedstudents.org/home
University of Dayton
Joel Whitaker, Chair, Department of Art & Design
300 College Park Dr., Raymond L.Fitz Hall Rm. 250
Dayton, OH 45469-2923
(937) 229-3237
Scholarships offered by the Department of Art and Design are worth up to $10,000 annually. They are awarded to first-year, full-time students who enroll in a four-year program in any of the major program areas within the department.
University of Saint Francis, Creative Arts Division
C. Alison Miyauchi, Executive Director
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
(260) 399-7700 x.807
Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 are available to any high school senior seeking admission to the University of Saint Francis, Division of Creative Arts. Scholarships are awarded to those who have applied for admission, are accepted as students, and comply with all guidelines. Recipients are selected by faculty, based upon the scholarship applicant's portfolio or audition. All awards are applied toward tuition at the University.
Wright State University, School of Fine and Performing Arts
Tracy Longley-Cook, Associate Professor and Associate Chair
3640 Colonel Glen Hwy.
127 Creative Arts Center
Dayton, OH 45435
(937) 775-2896
Two-year merit based scholarships, worth up to $3,000 per year, are available on a competitive basis.
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