Art Scholarships

First-Year Art Students

Need money for school? The School of Art and Design offers a limited number of full and partial tuition scholarships to talented incoming first-year students. Check out the requirements and apply by Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.

Information sessions will be held via Zoom on:

  • November 11, 2-3 p.m.
  • January 10, 5-6 p.m.

Continuing Art Students

Need money for school? The School of Art and Design offers multiple scholarships based on your art portfolio. It will require an application submitted through MyScholarships and a digital portfolio submitted to us. Learn more about the requirements and how to apply. The deadline is Monday, March 20, 2023.

Information sessions will be held via Zoom on:

  • December 9, 2-3 p.m.
  • February 7, 6-7 p.m.

Process and Notification

Scholarships may take four to six weeks for review. Notifications will be sent to your NIU email.

Tips for Photographing Your Artwork
by Amy Fleming and Jessica Labatte

To prepare images for your digital portfolio, follow these steps (PDF) to create stunning and accurate photographs of your artwork. Read more about photo documentation of artwork.

Contact Us

Janelle O'Malley
Recruitment Coordinator
jomalley3@niu.edu

School of Art and Design
Jack Arends Building, Room 216
815-753-1473
Fax: 815-753-7701
artanddesigninfo@niu.edu

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Incoming students can schedule a time to meet with School of Art and Design's recruitment coordinator using the button below.

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