Art and Design Scholarships

We are committed to helping you invest in your future. That’s why we offer a variety of scholarship awards at both the university and department levels. This includes four scholarships that are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students! Please see eligibility requirements below: 

Updated full eligibility requirements are listed on the current year application.
All incoming freshman or transfer students intending to major in Art are eligible.

To provide support to Senior Art and Design major or alumni who intend to conduct research or further study in the field of art or design in a Masters program or another type of structured Post-Baccalaureate program.

Eligibility:  

Senior standing at CMU for the academic year

Signed Art major

Awarded based on financial need with an emphasis on promoting Native Americans into the Arts.

Eligibility:  

Meet Office of Financial Aid requirements for financial aid.

Signed Art major (except incoming Freshman or Transfer students).

Minimum GPA in Art of 2.5 for freshmen, 3.0 for all other students.

Previous recipients may reapply.

Stephen L. Barstow Native American Prize

Preference is given to Native Americans, although all art majors may apply.

Eligibility:

A tribal ID from a State or Federally recognized Native American tribe (if applicable).

Signed Art major

Signed Art major (except incoming Freshman or Transfer students)

Minimum GPA in Art of 2.5 for freshmen, 3.0 for all other levels. 

Previous recipients may reapply.

Eligibility:

Junior or Senior Standing at CMU for the academic year

Meet Office of Financial Aid requirements for financial aid.

Signed Art major

Minimum GPA in Art of 3.0.

Must be a full-time student.

Interest in sculpture or ceramics

Eligibility:

Junior or Senior standing at CMU for the academic year

Minimum GPA in Art of 3.5

Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply for this scholarship

Eligibility:

Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior standing at CMU for the academic yearU

Signed Art major

Minimum GPA in Art of 3.5

Previous recipients may reapply

1-week summer workshop (including room & board) at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN

Eligibility:

Junior or Senior standing at CMU. 

Signed Art major

Minimum GPA in Art of 3.0.

Must be a full-time student

Eligibility:

Junior or Senior Standing at CMU

Signed Art major (except incoming Transfer students)

Minimum GPA in Art of 3.0

Meet Office of Financial Aid requirements for financial aid

Must be a full-time student

Interest in sculpture or ceramics

First preference given to students enrolled in the Multimedia Design minor. Second preference will be given to students enrolled in Graphic Design and/or Animation majors. All art majors may apply.

Eligibility:

Junior or Senior Standing at CMU for the academic year

Minimum GPA in Art of 3.0

Must be a full-time student.

Non-renewable

Art and design study away scholarships

These scholarships are awarded in the Fall for the following Summer.

Eligibility:

Signed Art major

Minimum GPA 3.0

Non-renewable

Study Away Application

Eligibility:

Signed Art major

Junior status (at the time of application)

Must be a full-time student for the entire academic year

Non-renewable

University-level scholarships

Financial aid opportunities are available at the University's Financial Aid Site. Learn more about  CMU Tuition and Fees or find out your tuition by using the  CMU Cost of Attendance Calculator.

Incoming freshmen who have applied to CMU are automatically considered for CMU's  Merit Scholarships. Submit a complete application including all supporting materials by December 1 for priority consideration.