2019 Scholarships

The following schools, with contact information, are offering scholarships to 11th and 12th grade students who have work accepted in the 2019 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. In most cases students will need to apply to these schools before they are eligible candidates for these scholarships.

The scholarships listed by each of the schools below are available offers and are not necessarily guaranteed for students in the Exhibition. The decision to award individual scholarships is at the sole discretion of each institution.


Art Academy of Cincinnati
Tyler Hildebrand, Director of Admissions and Development
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 417-0901
Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 are available to students with work selected for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. This will be in addition to the entrance scholarship upon acceptance.
Ashland University
Dan McDonald, Chair, Department of Art
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805-3799
(419) 289-4142 x.5130
Fax: (419) 289-5638
Three (3) scholarships of $2,000 per year are available and renewable based upon the criteria established by the Department of Art and contingent upon enrollment at Ashland University for the 2019-2020 year with a major in art. Additional scholarships are available based on a portfolio review. Ashland University has a B.F.A. degree in Fine Art, and invites applications.
Blick Art Materials
PO Box 1267
Galesburg, IL 61401
(800) 828-4548
The "Blick Award of Excellence" is a $600 gift certificate that will be presented to a selected drawing/painting student among the Top 25 award winners. Selection to be made by the state jury.
Bowling Green State University, School of Art
Rachel Blumer, Coordinator of Fine Arts Admissions
1000 Fine Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0204
(419) 372-0107
Fax: (419) 372-2544
The BGSU School of Art will offer one $1,000 scholarship to a Governor's Exhibitor. The recipient will need to have been previously selected to receive an Incoming Freshman Talent Award through BGSU (portfolio applications for this Talent Award are submitted in January). When combined with the Incoming Freshman Award ($1000-$2000), the student may receive up to $3000 in total scholarship award.
Buckeye Ceramic Supply / Mayco Colors / Ohio Ceramic Supply
Colleen Carey Brennon, President and CEO
4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 876-1171
The Ohio and Buckeye Ceramic Supply "Ceramic Artist Award" is a $250 gift certificate, redeemable at Buckeye Ceramic Supply in Hilliard, Ohio or Ohio Ceramic Supply in Ravenna, Ohio. The award winner will be selected from ceramic artists among the Top 25 award winners. Selection to be made by the state jury.
Capital University
Garien Hudson, Director of Admission
1 College and Main
Columbus, Ohio 4320
(614) 236-6101
Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are available to students exhibiting at the state level (including cameo shows), who are accepted to Capital University and enrolled as an art major. Awards are given based on portfolio review.
Cleveland Institute of Art
Jonathan D. Wehner, VP of Enrollment Management
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(800) 223-4700
Fax: (216) 754-3634
All applicants to CIA are considered for merit scholarships ranging from $8,500/year -$20,000/year. Admitted seniors in the Top 300 selected for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition may be eligible to receive an
additional $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year for 4 years).
College for Creative Studies
Amy Armand, Director of Recruitment
201 E. Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202-4034
800) 952-2787 or (313) 664-7400
Merit scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $17,000 per year are available. Ohio Governor's Award will be an additional award of $8,000 ($2,000 per year) offered to five recipients.
Columbus College of Art and Design
D. Jean Hester, VP for Enrollment Management
60 Cleveland Ave. - Canzani Center
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 222-3261 or (877) 869-5897
CCAD offers scholarships to students whose work appears in the state exhibition, including cameo shows, and who are admitted to CCAD by May 1. CCAD will offer up to three tuition scholarships to Governor's Award of Excellence winners in the amount of $18,000 each ($4,500 a year renewable for up to four years). Other participants whose work is in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition or Cameo Shows (who are not Award of Excellence winners) are eligible for $4,000 tuition scholarships ($1,000 a year renewable for up to four years). Awards must be used beginning in Fall 2019 semester, and cannot be deferred.
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)
Karen Townsend, VP for Enrollment Management
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111-1820
(800) 522-5224 or (816) 802-3309
Fax: (816) 802-3309
Scholarships ranging from $16,000 to $24,000 are available, and renewable annually based on KCAI's scholarship renewal policy. Application deadline is February 1, 2019.
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Shana Hansma, Director of Admissions Services
17 Fountain Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3002
(800) 676-2787 or (616) 451-2787 x.1163
KCAD Admissions will award scholarships that range from $10,000 up to $25,000 in tuition scholarship.
Marietta College, Art Department
Sara Rosenstock, Department Chair
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750
(800) 331-7896 or (740) 376-4600
The Marietta College Art Department offers a merit-based scholarship for outstanding incoming freshmen applying to the Studio Art and Graphic Design programs. The scholarship amount is variable ($500-$3500) and is selected from a portfolio review submitted digitally.
Maryland Institute College of Art
Kelly Teeling, Director of Freshman Admission
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
(887) 648-6422 or (410) 225-2222
One to ten scholarships in the amounts of $8,000 and $12,000, distributed over four years, will be awarded to students selected to exhibit at the state level. Additional scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Application deadline is February 1st.
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
David Sigman, Director of Admissions
273 E. Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 291-8070
Fax: (414) 291-8077
Scholarships of 16,000 per year are available contingent on the successful completion of MIAD's application process and an academic GPA of 3.0 or higher. Should the student receive a larger merit-based scholarship during the admissions process, MIAD will replace this scholarship and honor the larger award.
Montserrat College of Art
Jeffrey Newell, Director of Admissions
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(800) 836-0487 or (978) 921-4242 x.1152
Montserrat College of Art will reserve two $5,000 scholarships for qualified high school seniors participating in the 2019 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. The successful candidates for these awards, renewable for all 4 years of BFA study, will complete the application process and meet the requirements for admission to the Fall 2019 semester prior to February 15.
Mount St. Joseph University
Peggy Minnich, Director of Admission
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1672
(800) 654-9314 or (513) 244-4531
A variety of academic scholarships are available ranging from $9,000 to $21,000. Scholarships are also available for transfer students. All traditional student scholarships are renewable if the student is full time and maintaining a 3.0 college GPA. For all scholarships, students must apply and be accepted for admission.
Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Melissa Olson, Manager of Student Affairs
150 E. Exchange St.
Aron, OH 44325-7801
(330) 972-6030
A scholarship of $800 is available. A faculty representative will choose the winner of this scholarship. Disbursement will be contingent upon enrollment at the University of Akron with a major in art.
Ohio Art Education Association and Ohio Art Education Foundation
Alice B. Tavani, OAEA President
Dennis Cannon, OAEF President
3805 LeFevre Drive
Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 776-9176
OAEA/ OAEF Award of Excellence is a $700 art education or fine arts scholarship award to the college of their choice for a student in the Top 300 along with a $300 Educator's Grant for their art teacher. The teacher must be or become an Ohio Art Education Association member and selection will be made by a juror from OAEA or OAEF.
Ohio Northern University
William Eilola, V.P. for Enrollment
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
(419) 772-2260
Fax: (419) 772-2821
Scholarships of up to $4,000 are available for art majors based upon portfolio review.
Ohio State Fair Youth Arts Exhibition
Sandy Libertini, Arts Director
Ohio State Fair
717 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH, 43211
(614) 579-5743
The Ohio State Fair Youth Arts Exhibition will offer students earning a Governor's Award of Excellence free entry in the 2019 Youth Arts Exhibition at the Ohio State Fair for up to 10 pieces of artwork. On-line entry deadline is June 20, 2019. Entry information available at https://ohiostatefair.com/youth-arts/ in March 2019.
Ohio State University, Department of Art
Kara Campbell, Department Manager
258 Hopkins Hall
128 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1363
(614) 292-1344
The Ohio State University has (2) $500 scholarships available to Governor's Exhibition state-level exhibitors. The scholarships are available for anyone attending The Ohio State University and majoring in Studio Art within The Department of Art. Students can choose to seek a B.A. or a B.F.A. degree.
Ohio University, School of Art + Design
Julie Dummermuth, Director
20 Church Street, 528 Seigfred Hall, Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-4290
Scholarships ranging from $10,000 - $20,000 over four years are available to state exhibitors. For consideration, please also submit Fine Arts Talent Award (FATA) portfolio application to Ohio University School of Art + Design. All applications must be completed through the online application service at, https://ouschoolofart.slideroom.com/. Please visit our website for instructions.
Otterbein University
Jennifer Markovich, Assistant Director
One South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081-2006
(614) 823-1219
A scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is available to high school juniors who are selected by Otterbein Department of Art Faculty. The scholarship is contingent upon admission to Otterbein University and through the completion of a portfolio review for the Department of Art. Accepted scholarship recipients could potentially increase their award based on the full portfolio review. Students must be art majors seeking a BA or BFA degree in Art. The scholarship is renewable up to four years or eight semesters as long as the student remains an art major and is good artistic and academic standing with the university.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Olivia Snyder, Recruitment Logistics Coordinator
342 Bull Street, P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31401
(800) 869-7223
Students who apply, are accepted and enroll at SCAD, having met or exceeded admission requirements, and provide documentation of being in the Top 300 selected for exhibition in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition may be eligible to receive a scholarship of at least US$3,000. Accepted students may be eligible for a higher award based on additional materials. High school students who complete their freshman, sophomore and junior years and provide documentation of being in the Top 300 selected for exhibition in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition are eligible to receive a scholarship of at least US$500 toward the SCAD Summer Seminars pre-college summer program.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
David Murray, Assoc. Director of Undergraduate Admissions
36 South Wabash Ave., Suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603-3103
(800) 232-7242 or (312) 629-6100 x.6125
Merit scholarships are available to all admitted students, as well as $2,000 annual scholarships are available to state exhibitors. All awards are contingent on acceptance to SAIC.
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Matthew Farina, Director of Admissions
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-3994
(212) 592-2100
Fax: (212) 592-2116
One scholarship in the amount of $20,000/year is available to an exhibitor admitted to SVA.
Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Art
Jennifer Saluti, Director of Recruitment and Admissions
202 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010
(315) 443-2769
Scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 per year are available to accepted students enrolling in the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts based on application and portfolio.
The Modern College of Design
Mariesa Brewster, Director of Admissions
1725 East David Road
Kettering, OH 45440
(877) 300-9866 or (937) 294-0592
Up to five accepted students whose artwork is selected for display in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition will be awarded a $5,000 renewable scholarship ($10,000 value).
University of Dayton
Judith Huacuja, Art and Design Chair
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2923
(937) 229-3237
Fax: (937) 229-3943
A scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is available. Student must be a full time art and design major. Scholarship is contingent upon a portfolio review. Renewable up to three years after passing yearly reviews.
University of Mount Union
Jess Canavan, Director of Admission Events and Special Projects
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601-3993
(330) 823-2590 or (800) 334-6682
Fax: (330) 823-5097
The University of Mount Union will offer one $2,500 art scholarship to a recipient selected from the high school senior participants in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition at the state level. This offer will be contingent upon a portfolio review and admission to the University. In addition, art proficiencies are available from Mount Union on a competitive basis as the result of a portfolio review during a campus visit and contingent upon admission to the University.
University of Saint Francis, School of Creative Arts
Colleen Huddleson, Dean
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
(260) 399-7700
Scholarships are available to any high school senior seeking admission to the University of Saint Francis, School of Creative Arts. Scholarships are awarded to those who have applied for admission, are accepted as students, and comply with all guidelines. Recipients are selected by faculty, based upon the scholarship applicant's portfolio or audition. All awards are applied toward tuition at the University.
University of Toledo, Department of Art
Barbara Miner, Chair
620 Art Museum Drive
Toledo, OH 43620
(419) 530-8300
Fax: (419) 530-8337
The University of Toledo offers 2 scholarships to incoming freshmen with selection based on evidence of outstanding creative ability and academic excellence. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and an electronic portfolio is required. All awards are restricted to UT students. Application deadline is December 31st, 2018. Sara Jane DeHoff Art Scholarship: Up to $2,000 is given to an entering female freshman majoring in studio fine art, art education or art history. This scholarship is based on financial need and it is offered for a four-year period with the provision that the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA. Art Interests Inc. Scholarship: available annually to outstanding entering freshmen pursuing a career in studio fine art or art education.
Wittenberg University
Kelsey Ellis, Director of Admission
Ward St. at N. Wittenberg Ave., PO Box 720
Springfield, OH 45501
Scholarships of $2,000 are available based on portfolio review by December 15 of the student's senior year.
Wright State University
Nancy Patton, Administrative Specialist
3640 Col. Glen Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435
(937) 775-2896
Fax: (937) 775-3049
Two-year merit based scholarships, worth up to $3,000 per year, are available on a competitive basis.
 
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