2018 Scholarships

The following schools, with contact information, are offering scholarships to 11th and 12th grade students who have work accepted in the 2018 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
Jamie Owens, Director of Enrollment Management
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 562-6262
Fax: (513) 562-8778
All students with work selected for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, who attend the Art Academy of Cincinnati, qualify for an entrance scholarship of $12,000 annually for four years. Additional scholarship may be available based on student's portfolio review.
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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 academic year. Apply early to ensure fullest consideration for scholarships. Dec. 1: Priority deadline with full scholarship consideration. bsu.edu/admissions/apply

Ball State University has a variety of talent and academic awards for students with an outstanding portfolio of artwork and strong academics (high school GPA and test scores). Ohio residents can be awarded between $10,000 and $16,000 a year. These awards are for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study. Additional information will be provided once awarded.

Students from the state of Ohio are eligible to receive the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) benefit. For a student to be eligible for MSEP at Ball State, they have to live in one of the approved states and have a 3.3 cumulative high school GPA or better on a 4.0 scale. For more information about MSEP, please visit: msep.mhec.org/institution/ball-state-university. Students who receive an academic scholarship are not eligible to receive MSEP benefit. In addition, Ohio residents of certain counties may be eligible for in-state tuition because of the Indiana/Ohio Reciprocity Agreement.

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, 2018. 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
Kristen Rausch, Coordinator of Fine Arts Admissions
1000 Fine Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0204
(419) 372-0107
Fax: (419) 372-2544
The BGSU School of Art will offer one $3,000 scholarship to a Governor's Exhibitor. The recipient will need to have been selected to receive an Incoming Freshman Talent Award through BGSU. 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 and CEO
4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 876-1171
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.
Cleveland Institute of Art
Jonathan D. Wehner, VP of Enrollment Management
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(800) 223-4700 or (216) 421-7418
Fax: (216) 754-3634
Scholarships up to $10,000 per year are available to seniors admitted by April 1.
College for Creative Studies
Amy Armand, Director of Recruitment
201 E. Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202-4034
800) 952-2787 or (313) 664-7426
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) offered to five recipients.
Columbus College of Art and Design
D. Jean Hester, VP for Enrollment Management
60 Cleveland Ave. - Canzani Center
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 222-3261 or (877) 869-5897
CCAD offers scholarships to students whose work appears in the state exhibition, including cameo shows, and who are admitted to CCAD. CCAD will offer up to five tuition scholarships to Governor's Award of Excellence winners in the amount of $10,000 each ($2,500 a year renewable for up to four years). Other participants whose work is in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition or Cameo Shows are eligible for $3,000 tuition scholarships ($750 a year renewable for up to four years). Awards must be used beginning in Fall 2018 semester, and cannot be deferred.
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)
Karen Townsend, VP for Enrollment Management
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111-1820
(800) 522-5224 or (816) 802-3309
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, 2018.
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 $10,000 up to $25,000 in tuition scholarship.
Marietta College, Art Department
Sara Rosenstock, Department Chair
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 are available on a competitive basis. Application deadline is February 1st.
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 2018 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 2018 semester prior to February 15.
Mount St. Joseph University
Peggy Minnich, Director of Admission
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1672
(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. Student recipients must be enrolled in at least 6 credits of 7100 Art coursework in both Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
Ohio Art Education Association and Ohio Art Education Foundation
Alice B. Tavani, OAEA President
Dennis Cannon, OAEF President
3805 LeFevre Drive
Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 776-9176
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 25 along with a $300 Educator's Grant for their art teacher. The teacher must be or become an Ohio Art Education Association member and selection will be made by a juror from OAEA or OAEF.
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 2018 Youth Arts Exhibition at the Ohio State Fair for up to 10 works. On-line entry deadline is June 20, 2018. Entry information available at www.ohiostatefair in March 2017.
Ohio State University
Michael Mercil, Interim Chair, Department of Art
258 Hopkins Hall
128 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1363
(614) 292-5072
The Ohio State University has $500 (2) 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
Julie Dummermuth, Associate Professor + Director
20 Church Street, 528 Seigfred Hall, Athens, OH 45701
(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/.
Otterbein University
Jennifer Markovich, Admission Counselor for the Visual and Performing Arts
One South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081-2006
(614) 823-1219
A scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is available to high school juniors who are selected by Otterbein Department of Art Faculty. The scholarship is contingent upon admission to Otterbein University and through the completion of a portfolio review for the Department of Art. Accepted scholarship recipients could potentially increase their award based on the full portfolio review. Students must be art majors seeking a BA or BFA degree in Art. The scholarship is renewable up to four years or eight semesters as long as the student remains an art major and is good artistic and academic standing with the university.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Taylor Rasak, Recruitment Logistics Manager
342 Bull Street, P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
(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 Brewster, Director of Admissions
1725 East David Road
Kettering, OH 45440
(877) 300-9866 or (937) 294-0592
Fax: (937) 294-5869
The School of Advertising Art (SAA) provides a $10,000 award to high school students who place in the Top 300 on the state level and who are accepted to the School of Advertising Art. 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 Undergraduate Admissions
36 South Wabash Ave., Suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603-3103
(800) 232-7242 or (312) 629-6100 x.6125
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
One $15,000 per year scholarship is available to a winner of the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition who successfully gains admission to SVA.
Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art
Jennifer Saluti, Director of Recruitment and Admissions
202 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010
(315) 443-2769
Scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 per year are available to accepted students enrolling in the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts based on application and portfolio.
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
Jess Canavan, Director of Admission Special Projects
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601-3993
(330) 823-2590 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) 399-7700
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, 2017. 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.
Wright State University
Nancy Patton, Administrative Specialist
3640 Col. Glen Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435
(937) 775-2896
Fax: (937) 775-3049
Scholarships available to incoming students on a competitive basis.
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