New Art Students
A limited number of scholarship awards are available for new students (entering freshmen or transfer students)
Please submit a portfolio that includes 10-12 examples of your original artwork. You may submit original artworks (drawings, photos, etc.) or high-quality digital reproductions of original work; web portfolios or a CD portfolio of your artwork are acceptable. All portfolios will be returned.
• ACT scores
• Transcript(s) of your grades
• A letter of recommendation
• An application letter that discusses your art interests and career plans
Deadline: March 31, 2014
New student application packets must be received no later than Monday, March 31, 2014, for scholarship award consideration. Applications missing any aspect of this process will not be considered.
Mail application materials and portfolios to:
Northern State University
Attn: Art Department
1200 S Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Requirements for Recipients
Art Department scholarship winners are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major courses. If this standard is not met, the award is subject to withdrawal at the discretion of the Art Department faculty.
Current Art Students
Annually, the NSU Art Department awards 6‐10 merit‐based scholarships. The application process includes a formal application, examples of studio work and unofficial transcripts. Please consult D2L for application details.
Music scholarships are awarded to music and non-music majors on the basis of auditions, which are held twice a year.
2014 Audition Dates
- Aberdeen - Feb. 21, 2014
- Aberdeen - Feb. 22, 2014
If you are unable to attend auditions, please submit a recording. Video recordings are preferred over audio-only.
- By recording deadline: Feb. 14, 2014
For students submitting a recording, a YouTube video or audio file are recommended. Send “unlisted” link via email. CDs and DVDs are accepted via the U.S. Postal Service. See information on application form.
Fillable Music Scholarship Application
The NSU Theatre Department offers a number of scholarships to those students actively involved in Northern's academic and production programs. These include:
The Richard Norquist Scholarship
The Herschel and Bea Premack Scholarship
The Theatre Faculty Scholarship
The Masquers Scholarship
The Patrons of Northern State Theatre
Theatre Scholarship Application Form
For more information please contact Daniel Yurgaitis, director of theatre, at 605-626-2563.