Scholarships & Financial Aid

For university and state scholarship opportunities, please visit: Student Financial Assistance.

Incoming Student Scholarships (Recruitment)

Greater Cincinnati Alumni Scholarship for CAM Majors
For incoming freshman from the greater Cincinnati area, who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of 22 or higher/ SAT equivalent.

SCORES Academic Festival-Registration is required to participate.
Art Portfolio Eligibility: High school students with art portfolios, Sophomores through Seniors. Three scholarships will be awarded to seniors who plan to attend Marshall University for a BFA, BA in Art, or BA in Art Education degree.

Matriculated Student Scholarships (Retention)

Art & Design Scholarship: Annual awards to art students who exhibit excellent portfolios and academic achievement.

Barnes Agency Scholarship: Established for Graphic Design students, renewable up to 8 semesters total if in good academic standing. (Endowment projected)

Garth Brown Scholarship: Established in memory of former Marshall student Garth Brown, this scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating artistic talent and commitment to the study of visual art.

Hometown Sportswear Scholarship: Established for upperclassmen Graphic Design students, renewable for up to a total of 8 semester if full-time status and GPA 2.5 are maintained.

John Q. Hill Memorial Scholarship: A scholarship for a first year metro student, established in memory of John Hill, a young artist and athlete, designated for a visual art student possessing outstanding potential. First priority shall be given to a minority student.

Student Exhibition Awards

Juried Exhibition: This award is given to students exhibiting exceptionally strong work in several categories in the Annual Student Juried Show, sponsored by the department and presented in the Birke Art Gallery every spring.

Foundations: Selected Works: This award is given by the faculty to selected Foundation students who present strong work during their Foundations Review.