Visual Art Scholarship Application

Each year the Department of Visual Art awards scholarships to continuing students majoring in Visual Art. This is an important opportunity for students to exhibit their work and possibly earn a scholarship. Participating students are required to submit a body of work for the jurying process. An opening event will be held on Sunday, April 30th, 2023, 2-4 pm. The exhibition is open to the public and students are encouraged to invite friends and family to the exhibition. Visitors are invited to tour all the studios to see the exceptional quality and variety of creative work being made at KU. At the same time, graduate and undergrad studios will be open. In addition to the return of an in-person exhibit, selected artwork will also be shown through the Art Department’s website.

Zoom Info Meeting | TUES, APR 18 at 5:30PM (CST) (login info below)

Scholarship Application | DUE APR 7, 2023 at 5PM (CST)


  • Visual Art Major
  • Self-nominated
  • 3.0 overall GPA*
  • Full-time student, 2023-2024**
  • Open to all media

*Exceptions are sometimes made to the GPA requirement. Applicants can provide a written appeal and rationale on the online form. 
For example: the cumulative GPA is lower than 3.0, but is expected to meet the requirement after the current grading period, OR there are other extenuating circumstances affecting the current KU GPA.
Please fill out the form to indicate your intent to participate in the SCHOLARSHIP EXHIBITION. 

**If fewer than 12 credit hours are needed to meet graduation requirements, less than full-time enrollment is possible with department approval.

Online Application Deadline: Due Friday, April 7th, 5pm (CST), 2023

Participating students will submit a completed application and will be required to either help set up or take down the exhibition. A committee of seven faculty members, one from each studio area, will jury the student work displayed in the exhibition and award scholarships for 2023-24. All eligible Visual Art students are encouraged to participate. There will be a mandatory informational meeting (hybrid) for participating students on Tuesday, April 18th from 5:30-6;30pm in Room 421 or via Zoom.  

Zoom Meeting Info (for those who cannot attend the in-person meeting)
Topic: Scholarship Show Information Meeting | Link to Zoom
Date: April 18th, 2023 05:30 PM Central Time
Meeting ID: 981 8422 4692
Passcode: 449972

Schedule & Important Dates:

April 7th       Friday        Online application form due by 5pm (CST)

April 18th     Tuesday    Mandatory Information Meeting, Room 421 and via Zoom, 5:30p - 6:30p (CST)

April 27th     Thursday   Exhibition space readiness/furniture removal 

April 28th     Friday     Installation of work, 9a-5p

April 30th     Sunday      Exhibition Opening, 2-4p

May 1st         Monday     De-installation of work, 2-4p and furniture replacement/classroom readiness from 3-5p