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2016-17 Incoming Student Scholarships

2016-17 Incoming Student Scholarships

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Jan 26, 2016


Scholarships Administered by the School of Art + Design


All applications are due February 20, 2016 (no exceptions).

All the awards are for incoming first-year students who have already been accepted into the School of Art + Design by Ohio University. These talent-based scholarships are awarded on the potential of individual students, determined by the Scholarship and Honors Committee.

Fine Arts Talent Awards (FATA)

These scholarships are available to incoming first-year students who choose to submit a portfolio for review as per the guidelines below. Fine Arts Talent Awards range in amount between $1500 and $5000 per year. These awards are renewable based on the successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits per semester and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Additionally, to maintain the award, students must remain a major in the College of Fine Arts.

Fine Arts Talent Trustee Award

This is a four-year renewable award, which provides a partial discount ($5,000) to the non-Ohio resident surcharge. Eligibility for this award is based on a combination of talent and academic merit. Renewal is based on the successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits per semester and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.


All applications must be completed through the online application service at,

The Slide Room fee for each application is $10.00. You may apply to either Studio Arts or Art History, or both.

″ For either scholarship application (FATA or Trustee Talent Award)

Download here, complete, and submit the Scholarship Application Form as a PDF.

″ For application in the Studio Arts

In addition to the Scholarship Application Form, please submit 15 digital images of artistic work with information on each artwork, and include at least 3 drawings done from 3 dimensional objects. Include a list of all the artworks.

″ For applications in Art History

In addition to the Scholarship Application Form, please submit one writing sample of three to five pages in length as a PDF

″ For applications to both Art History and Studio Arts

Submit all materials as described above.

″ You will receive a confirmation message upon submission of the application.

We will not consider incomplete application. Please DO NOT send applications through the mail or deliver in person the application with original artworks; they will NOT be accepted and the original artworks will NOT be returned.

Notification: All applicants are notified by email in early April. Please do not call or contact us about the status of your application before April 15.

Decisions made by the Scholarship and Honors Committee at the School of Art + Design on all the scholarship awards are final.

Ohio University Scholarships:

Funds for academically talented and creatively gifted students are offered by Ohio University through a variety of scholarships including the Fall 2016 OHIO Signature Awards. Students are automatically considered for freshman scholarships by virtue of applying for admissions via the freshman application for admissions and being admitted by February 1, 2016. In addition to the many types of OHIO Signature Awards, all majors in the College of Fine Arts are included in the select Ohio University Programs eligible for OHIO Focus Awards. Because many scholarships also require verification of financial need, all scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2016. Ohio University's federal school code is 003100. In addition, those interested in freshman scholarships are required to furnish valid ACT/SAT scores to the Office of Admissions. Scores on file by March 15 will be used for scholarship eligibility determination.

Ohio University Scholarships can be stacked with scholarships and awards from the School of Art + Design up to the cost of attendance.

For complete information on the new  Fall 2016 OHIO Signature Awards please click here.




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