Art

First-Time Freshmen Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships in the Arts
The College of Fine Arts awards a limited number of performance-based Presidential Scholarships for students with strong academics and outstanding talent (portfolio of artwork). Indiana residents will receive $4,500 a year for a four year total of $18,000. Out-of-state students will receive $12,000 a year for a four year total of $48,000. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Fine Art Scholarships
The School of Art awards a limited number of four-year performance scholarships to incoming freshmen in recognition of outstanding talent, leadership, and academic record. Recipients of the Fine Art Scholarships will receive $1,000 a year to apply to educational expenses at the university. This scholarship is renewable for a total of eight semesters provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Outstanding Freshman Scholarships
The School of Art awards a number of one-year scholarships to incoming freshmen. The Outstanding Freshman Scholarships are one-year (non-renewable) amounting up to a maximum of $1000. One-half of each scholarship will be applied per semester to educational expenses at the university in a given academic year.
Scholarship recipients are selected by committee based on their portfolio of artwork, essay, academic ability, character, creativity, and potential for leadership.
Scholarships are available to first-time freshmen entering in the fall semester and have been admitted to Ball State University. Students must pursue a major within the School of Art. Four-year scholarships require an overall high school GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Learn more about Art Scholarships for First-time Freshmen, including Recommendation Form (PDF).

Academic Recognition Award Scholarship Opportunities for Minority Students
These awards allow qualified out-of-state minority students to pay the in-state tuition rate (does not include room and board, university technology fee, residence hall technology fee, coursed-based fees, or Health Center fee). The award is available for a total of eight semesters provided the student maintains a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
Qualifications for eligibility are:

  • Legal residence outside Indiana (out-of-state status)
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Rank in top 50 percent of high school graduating class
  • Completion of college preparatory curriculum
  • First-time freshman, fall semester

Learn about other assistance available to new students through Ball State's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

School of Art
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