Art AND Scholarship

The "Art AND" Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman and transfer undergraduate students. 

Successful students pursue creative expression and problem solving in many facets of their life, even beyond traditional studio experiences. We’re interested in how you are creative in other areas of your life. The "Art AND" Scholarship is your opportunity to tell us about your creative practice AND that other area of interest—and how the two intersect.

To apply for this scholarship, respond to the prompt below with either an approximately 1,000 word written essay or a 3-5 minute video essay. You are welcome to incorporate visuals into your submission, by providing up to 4 additional uploads to supplement your essay response.

The Art AND Scholarship Prompt:

We’re interested in how you are creative in other areas of your life and what you are passionate about in the wider-world. Perhaps you are passionate in art AND nature, or art AND music, or design AND sustainability, or maybe design AND social justice. What are you passionate about and how do you express your creativity or use your creative problem solving skills in the pursuit of that passion?

Submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Has the student clearly identified an area of interest and clearly connected that to their creative practice?
  • Has the student demonstrated superior technical ability in their writing or video essays?
  • Does the submission have a unique stylistic tone that makes for a compelling read or viewing experience?

File Specification (from Slideroom):

  • Images (up to 5MB each)
  • Video (up to 250MB each)
  • PDFs (up to 10MB each)
  • 3D Models
  • External media from YouTube and Vimeo

The 2022-2023 academic year application deadline is March 15, 2022 for incoming undergraduate students, both freshmen and transfer. Any new undergraduate student may apply, including students beginning in Spring or Summer 2022, as there is no minimum grade point average required to enter this competition.

Application Instructions

Apply for this scholarship electronically through March 15, 2022 via this KCAD SlideRoom link.

In addition to submitting the requirements for the application of this scholarship, you must also have a completed Admissions Application by March 15, 2022 to be considered for this scholarship.

If awarded the scholarship will begin Fall 2022. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6 credits per semester). Award amounts vary and award disbursement is based on enrollment status (awards will be pro-rated for less than full-time enrollment). For renewal consideration, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and will be based on funding availability.