Scholarships & Financial Aid

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

Incoming Student Merit-Based Scholarships

Incoming Student Private Scholarships Portal

Incoming Student Scholarships

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.

High School Portfolio Review: High school seniors with art portfolios are eligible to apply to this online portfolio submission. The High School Portfolio Review takes place in the fall semester with awards being announced in the winter or early spring. School of Art & Design awards three scholarships (partial-tuition waivers) to seniors with the strongest portfolios who have an active FAFSA and are planning to attend Marshall University for a BFA, BA in Art, or BA in Art Education degree.

Student Scholarships

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

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.

Charles & Marilyn Davidson Scholarship: Established to honor Charles & Marilyn Davidson, this scholarship is awarded to full-time majors in the School of Art & Design with good academic standing with first preference to juniors and seniors.

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.

Harvey J. and Kimberly Austin Family Scholarship: The recipient shall be a full-time, undergraduate student, who is majoring in Graphic Design or Video Production in the College of Arts and Media, who is in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher and has financial need per standards of the Office of Student Financial Assistance. First preference to a resident of Cabell County, West Virginia, and second preference to a resident of West Virginia (beyond Cabell County), Ohio, or Kentucky.

Student Exhibition Awards

Annual Student Juried Exhibition: These awards are presented to students exhibiting exceptionally strong work in several different categories. The School of Art & Design sponsors nearly $3000 in prizes that are presented in the Birke Art Gallery every spring during the exhibition’s opening reception.

Foundations Review: Selected Student Works: Presented in both the fall and spring of each year, these awards are given by the School of Art & Design to selected Foundations’ students who present the strongest work during their Foundations Review. In total there are five monetary awards totaling $1000 each semester.


Contact Us

Marshall University
School of Art & Design
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755


Phone: 304-696-6760


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