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Visual arts is pleased to award over $100,000 in portfolio based awards every year. Students majoring in visual arts may compete yearly for scholarship support. 


Incoming Freshman Scholarships
Visual arts recommends incoming students with a portfolio to apply for scholarship support. Where relevant students are also encouraged to apply for our Incoming Visual Arts Diversity Scholarships new for 2021. Students that participated in Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts or Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program are also elgible for a 4-year full tuition scholarship from NKU. Please click on the links below:       

Visual Arts Incoming Scholarships

Current Student Scholarships
The Visual Arts Program in the School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University is pleased to offer scholarships for students majoring in Visual Arts. Current visual arts students may compete yearly for scholarship support. Applicants will be judged on the merits of their artwork, as well as their overall grade point average, participation in visual arts courses, and overall artistic development.