2017 Scholarships

The following schools, with contact information, are offering scholarships to 11th and 12th grade students who have work accepted in the 2017 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
Joseph Fisher, Director of Admissions
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 562-6262
Fax: (513) 562-8778
Scholarships of $5,000 over 4 years are available to students who have applied and been accepted to the Art Academy of Cincinnati by March 1, 2017. Awards must be used in Fall semester of 2017.
Ashland University
Dan McDonald, Chair, Department of Art
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805-3799
(419) 289-4142 x.5190
Fax: (419) 289-5638
Three scholarships of $2,000 per year are available and renewable based upon the criteria established by the Department of Art and contingent upon enrollment at Ashland University for the 2017-2018 year with a major in art. Additional scholarships are available based on a portfolio review. Ashland University has a B.F.A. degree in Fine Art, and invites applications.
Ball State University, School of Art
Barbara Giorgio, Assistant Professor Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising, Admissions and Scholarships
School of Art, Art and Journalism Bldg.,Rm. 401
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 285-5838
Fax: (765) 285-5275
High school seniors will be considered for scholarship monies contingent upon acceptance to Ball State University as an art major for 2017-2018 academic year. Apply early to ensure fullest consideration for scholarships. Dec. 1: Priority deadline with full scholarship consideration. bsu.edu/admissions/apply

The College of Fine Arts awards a limited number of performance based Presidential Scholarships for students with strong academics and outstanding talent (portfolio of artwork). Out-of-state (Ohio residents) students will receive $14,000 a year for a four-year total of $56,000 (Ohio reciprocity students will receive $4,500 a year). The Presidential Scholarship is awarded for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study provided the student maintains acumulative GPA of 3.0.

Fine Art Scholarships available to seniors are worth $4,000 over 4 years ($1,000 per year provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0). For a student to be eligible, they will need to meet both university and art admission deadlines and submit art scholarship materials to meet the email deadline of March 1, 2017. bsu.edu/art/scholarships
Blick Art Materials
PO Box 1267
Galesburg, IL 61401
(800) 828-4548
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.
Bowling Green State University, School of Art
Emilie Hobert, Admissions Coordinator
1000 Fine Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0204
(419) 372-0107 1-866-CHOOSE-BGSU
Fax: (419) 372-2544
The BGSU School of Art will offer one $3,000 award to a Governor's Exhibitor. The recipient will need to have been selected to receive an Incoming Freshman Talent Award through BGSU, and the $3,000 award will be a combination of the Governor's Award and the Incoming Freshman Award.
Buckeye Ceramic Supply / Mayco Colors / Ohio Ceramic Supply
Colleen Carey Brennon, President
4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 675-2002
Fax: (614) 675-2054
The Ohio and Buckeye Ceramic Supply "Ceramic Artist Award" is a $250 gift certificate, redeemable at Buckeye Ceramic Supply in Hilliard, Ohio or Ohio Ceramic Supply in Ravenna, Ohio. The award winner will be selected from ceramic artists among the Top 25 award winners. Selection to be made by the state jury.
Capital University
Sarah Thompson, Interim Dir. Of Admissions or Jeff Shaw, Department of Art
1 College and Main
Columbus, Ohio 43209-2394
(866) 544-6175 or (614) 236-6101
Fax: (614) 236-6101
Scholarships are available to students exhibiting at the state level (including cameo shows),who are accepted to Capital University and enrolled as an art major. Awards are given based on portfolio review.
Cleveland Institute of Art
Jonathan D. Wehner, VP of Enroll. Mgmt. and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(800) 223-4700 or (216) 421-7418 or (216) 421-7467
Fax: (216) 754-3634
A minimum of ten scholarships of $10,000 per year ($40,000 over 4 years) are available for admitted seniors.
College for Creative Studies
Amy Armand, Director of Recruitment
201 E. Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202-4034
800) 952-2787 or (313) 664-7425
College for Creative Studies offers merit-based scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $15,000 per year. Two Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition participants will receive an additional $4,000 scholarship award ($1,000 per year for four years).
Columbus College of Art and Design
D. Jean Hester, VP of Enrollment
60 Cleveland Ave. - Canzani Center
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 222-3263 or (877) 869-5897
CCAD offers scholarships to students whose work appears in the state exhibition and who are admitted to CCAD. Governor's Award of Excellence winners are eligible for a $10,000 tuition scholarship, ($2,500 a year renewable for up to four years). Others whose work is in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition are eligible for $2,000 tuition scholarships ($500/year for four years). OGYAE-related scholarships are coordinated with other financial aid awards.
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), SUNY
Magda Francois, Acting Director of Admissions
227 W. 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 217-3760
Fax: (212) 217-3761
Scholarships available to admitted students.
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)
Scott Ramon, VP for Enrollment and Marketing
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111-1820
(800) 522-5224 or (816) 474-5224
Fax: (816) 802-3309
Scholarships ranging from $12,500 to $21,000 are available, and renewable annually based on KCAI's scholarship renewal policy. Application deadline is February 1, 2017.
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Kris Jones, Dir. of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
17 Fountain Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3002
(800) 676-2787 or (616) 451-2787 x.1110
KCAD Admissions will award scholarships that range from portfolio competition waivers ($1,000) up to $20,000 in tuition scholarship.
Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD)
Christopher Brown, Dir. of Admission + Financial Aid
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 376-6000
Merit scholarships are available to all admitted students based on the quality of their Admissions Portfolio, as well as the $1,000 annual scholarships, automatically renewed for up to four years, that are available to state exhibitors. All awards are contingent on acceptance to LCAD for the term they were accepted for.
Marietta College, Art Department
Josh Thrash, Admission; Jolene Powell, Art Dept.
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750
(800) 331-7896 or (740) 376-4600
The Marietta College Art Department offers a merit-based scholarship for outstanding incoming freshmen applying to the Studio Art and Graphic Design programs. The scholarship amount is variable ($500-$3500) and is selected from a portfolio review submitted digitally.
Maryland Institute College of Art
Kelly Teeling, Assistant Director of Freshman Admission
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
(887) 648-6422 or (410) 225-2222
One to ten scholarships in the amounts of $8,000 and $12,000, distributed over four years, will be awarded to students selected to exhibit at the state level. Additional scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 per year are available on a competitive basis. Application deadline is February 1st, 2017.
Montserrat College of Art
Jeffrey Newell, Director of Admissions
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(800) 836-0487 or (978) 921-4242 x.1152
Montserrat College of Art will reserve two $5,000 scholarships for qualified high school seniors participating in the 2017 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. The successful candidates for these awards, renewable for all 4 years of BFA study, will complete the application process and meet the requirements for admission to the Fall 2017 semester prior to February 15.
Mount St. Joseph University
Peggy Minnich, Director of Admission
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670
(800) 654-9314 or (513) 244-4531
A variety of academic scholarships are available ranging from $6,500 to $15,500. 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, University of Akron
Katie Timperio, Manager of Student Affairs
150 E. Exchange St.
Aron, OH 44325-7801
(330) 972-5959
Scholarships of $500 are available. The recipient must be enrolled at the University of Akron during the 2017-2018 academic year.
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Jonathan Lindsay, V.P. Enrollment Mgmt.
148 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03104
(866) 241-4918 or (603) 836-2575
New Hampshire Institute of Art offers scholarships of up to $10,000 (per year, renewable for four years) to Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition participants who are offered admission to our BFA program. Need-based financial aid can be added to these awards. Please apply for admission by February 15 to be considered.
Ohio State Fair Youth Arts Exhibition
Sandy Libertini, Arts Director
Ohio State Fair
717 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH, 43211
(614) 579-5743
The Ohio State Fair Youth Arts Exhibition will offer students receiving a Governor's Award of Excellence free entry in the 2017 Youth Arts Exhibition at the Ohio State Fair for up to 10 works. On-line entry deadline is June 20, 2017. Entry information available at www.ohiostatefair in February 2017.
Ohio State University
Valarie Williiams, Assoc. Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
114 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1363
(614) 292-9905 Fax: (614) 292-1674
The Ohio State University has $1,000 scholarships available to Governor's Exhibition state-level exhibitors. The scholarships are available for anyone attending The Ohio State University and majoring in Studio Art within The Department of Art. Students can choose to seek a B.A. or a B.F.A. degree.
Ohio University, School of Art + Design
David LaPalombara, Professor + Director
20 Church Street, 528 Seigfred Hall, Athens, OH 45701
(800) 766-8278 or (740) 593-4290
Scholarships ranging from $10,000 - $20,000 over four years are available to state exhibitors. For consideration, please also submit Fine Arts Talent Award (FATA) portfolio application to Ohio University School of Art + Design. All applications must be completed through the online application service at, https://ouschoolofart.slideroom.com/.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Ross Grippi, Director of Admission
61 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
(800) 922-8953 or (740) 368-3020
Fax: (740) 368-3314
Scholarships are available for accepted students based on portfolio review.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Casey Turner, Dean of Enrollment
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1424
(215) 972-7625
Merit scholarships and Summer Academy Scholarships are available. Awards are based on portfolio quality.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Taylor Rasak, Recruitment Logistics Coordinator
342 Bull Street, P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31324
(800) 869-7223
Students who apply, are accepted and enroll at SCAD, having met or exceeded admission requirements, and provide documentation of being in the Top 300 selected for exhibition in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition may be eligible to receive a scholarship of at least US$3,000. Accepted students may be eligible for a higher award based on additional materials. High school students who complete their freshman, sophomore and junior years and provide documentation of being in the Top 300 selected for exhibition in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition are eligible to receive a scholarship of at least US$500 toward the SCAD Summer Seminars pre-college summer program.
School of Advertising Art
Mariesa Bloom, Director of Admissions
1725 East David Road
Kettering, OH 45440
(877) 300-9866 or (937) 294-0592
Fax: (937) 294-5869
SAA offers a $10,000 scholarship to students who have artwork exhibited in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition and who are accepted to SAA. Accepted students may be eligible for additional scholarships. See www.saa.edu for more details.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
David Murray, Assoc. Director of Admissions
36 South Wabash Ave., Suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603-3103
(312) 629-6190
Merit scholarships are available to all admitted students, as well as $2,000 annual scholarships are available to state exhibitors. All awards are contingent on acceptance to SAIC.
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Matthew Farina, Director of Admissions
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-3994
(212) 592-2100
Fax: (212) 592-2116
SVA offers two merit-based scholarships: The Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship for $15,000 per year and the Chairman's Merit Award for $7,500 per year. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or above, an exceptional artistic portfolio, and must complete the SVA application by scholarship deadline; February 1, 2017. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA during enrollment at SVA to maintain either of these scholarships.
University of Dayton
Judith Huacuja, Art Department Chair
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2923
(937) 229-3237
Fax: (937) 229-3943
A scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is available. Student must be a full time art major. Scholarship is contingent upon a portfolio review. Renewable up to three years after passing yearly reviews.
University of Mount Union
Michelle Sundstrom, VP for Enrollment Management
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601-3993
(330) 823-2568 or (800) 334-6682
Fax: (330) 823-5097
The University of Mount Union will offer one $2,500 art scholarship to a recipient selected from the high school senior participants in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition at the state level. This offer will be contingent upon a portfolio review and admission to the University. In addition, art proficiencies are available from Mount Union on a competitive basis as the result of a portfolio review during a campus visit and contingent upon admission to the University.
University of Saint Francis, School of Creative Arts
Colleen Huddleson, Assistant Dean
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
(260) 399-8064
Scholarships are available to any high school senior seeking admission to the University of Saint Francis, School 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.
University of Toledo, Department of Art
Barbara Miner, Chair
620 Art Museum Drive
Toledo, OH 43620
(419) 530-8300
Fax: (419) 530-8337
The University of Toledo offers 2 scholarships to incoming freshmen with selection based on evidence of outstanding creative ability and academic excellence. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and an electronic portfolio is required. All awards are restricted to UT students. Application deadline is December 31st, 2016. Sara Jane DeHoff Art Scholarship: Up to $2,000 is given to an entering female freshman majoring in studio fine art, art education or art history. This scholarship is based on financial need and it is offered for a four-year period with the provision that the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA. Art Interests Inc. Scholarship: available annually to outstanding entering freshmen pursuing a career in studio fine art or art education.
 
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