2024 Scholarships

The following schools, with contact information, are offering scholarships to 11th and 12th grade students who have work accepted in the 2024 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
Danielle Tellez, Associate Director of Admissions
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 562-6284
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
Wendy Schaller, Associate Professor, Adjunct Chair
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805-3799
(419) 289-5955
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 2024-2025 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
Lisa Malone, Fine Arts Admissions Coordinator
1000 Fine Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0204
(419) 372-2786
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
James Malley, 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).
Cleveland State University
Karah Vance, Admission Counselor, Arts
2121 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 687-9336
A $3000.00 scholarship is available for all state exhibitioners who have applied and been admitted into CSU Fall, 2024. Up to 4 scholarships will be awarded upon review for 1 academic year. Can reapply each year.
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 2024 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, and who are admitted to CCAD by May 1, 2024. 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 2024 semester, and cannot be deferred.
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)
Darcy Deal, VP of enrollment management
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111-1820
(800) 522-5224 or (816) 472-4852
Scholarships ranging from $16,000 to $24,000 are available and renewable annually based on KCAI's scholarship renewal process. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2024.
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 2024 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. Awards must be used beginning in Fall 2024 semester, and cannot be deferred.
Maryland Institute College of Art
Jason Morgan, Associate VP Undergraduate Admission
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 222-2565
One $10,000 scholarship applied over four years is available for state exhibitors.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Gina Grenier, Director of Admissions
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 0211
(617) 879-7222
Applicants from Ohio are considered for merit scholarships ranging from $7,500- $9,500 per year (renewable for four years.) Scholarships are contingent on successful application to MassArt and renew of academic record and portfolio.
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.
Miami University
Rod Northcutt, Associate Professor of Sculpture Department of Art, College of Creative Arts
400 South Patterson Avenue Rm 124 Art
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 461 3096
One scholarship of up to $5,000 is available for a state exhibitor intending to major in Studio Art, Communication Design or Art Education at Miami University. The Governor's Exhibitor scholarship is in addition to any previously offered talent-based scholarships and is contingent upon acceptance into Miami University.
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
Molly Gosa, 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 $14,000-$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
Sofia Calderwood, 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.
Nossi College of Art and Design
Mitzi Hatfield, Director of Admissions
590 Creative Way
Nashville, TN 3711
(888) 986-2787
One "Art Contest Scholarship" will be awarded to a high school senior who has shown exceptional creativity in the visual arts. Nossi offers award recipients pursuing a bachelor's degree a scholarship of $2,200.
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 State Fair
Flint Garrabrant, Fine Arts and Youth Arts Director
717 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
Each of the Top 25 students will receive 10 free entries into the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition.
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)
Kelli Jo Haley, Director of Recruitment
22 East Lathrop Ave.
Savannah, GA 3141
(800) 869-7223 or (912) 525-5941
Fax: (912) 412-2050
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.
The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Sioban Lombardi, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
36 S.Wabash, suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6100 or 1 (800) 232-7242
Scholarship to be determined.
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
Scholarship to be determined. The student must be a full-time art major. The scholarship is contingent upon student financial need and a portfolio review.
Wright State University, School of Fine and Performing Arts
Tracy Longley-Cook, Associate Chair
3640 Colonel Glen Hwy.
127 Creative Arts Center
Dayton, OH 45435
(937) 775-2346
Two-year merit based scholarships, worth up to $3,000 per year, are available on a competitive basis.
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