Fine Arts Scholarships

2018 Fine Arts Invitational Scholarship Event

Feb. 23-24, 2018


Application deadline: Feb. 16, 2018



NSU's fine arts invitational takes place right here on NSU’s beautiful campus. Take this opportunity to discover and explore fine arts at NSU!


At the invitational, you can:

  • Audition for music, art and theater scholarships
  • Submit your art portfolio for review

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Faculty performances
  • Student virtual art exhibition
  • Chat sessions with students and faculty
  • Campus tours
  • Dinner and a theater show

To apply for scholarships, complete the NSU Fine Arts Scholarship Application. The application deadline for the 2018 Fine Arts Invitational is Feb. 16, 2018.


At NSU, we are celebrating a new era in the arts, with state-of-the-art facilities, a world-class faculty, and a dynamic, interdisciplinary program that offers major opportunities within a nurturing and supportive learning atmosphere.


Here, you’ll grow as a performing and visual artist while preparing to excel in your dream career. You will also be a part of a rich community of performing and visual artists who collaborate in significant and wonderful ways.


Be sure to attend this extraordinary event … and set your creative future in motion!



Art Scholarships

Entering freshmen and transfer students may apply for a limited number of art scholarships. For more information, please contact the Art Department at 605-626-2614.


Current NSU art students in good standing are eligible to apply for variety of scholarships administered annually by the art department. Scholarships for current students can be found on myNSU.



Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded to music and non-music majors on the basis of auditions. If you are unable to attend auditions, please submit a recording. Video recordings are preferred over audio-only.



2018-19 Scholarship Auditions

On-campus auditions will be scheduled during the 2018 NSU Fine Arts Invitational.


The 2017 deadline to submit audition by CD or DVD (unlisted YouTube video recommended) has passed. The 2018 deadline will be announced.


For students submitting a recording, a YouTube video or audio file are recommended. Email “unlisted” link to CDs and DVDs are accepted via the U.S. Postal Service.



Past the audition dates and Deadlines

After the current music scholarship deadline, Northern still may offer music scholarships based on availability of funds. For information, please contact



Theater Scholarships

The NSU Theater Department also offers a number of scholarships to students actively involved in Northern's academic and production programs:


Richard Norquist Scholarship

Herschel and Bea Premack Scholarship

Theatre Faculty Scholarship

Masquers Scholarship

Patrons of Northern State Theatre Scholarship


The 2017-2018 application deadline has passed.


For more information, please contact Daniel Yurgaitis, director of theater, at 605-626-2563 or