A limited number of scholarship awards are available for new students (entering freshmen or transfer students)
The application period is March 2-31, 2015.
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
New student application packets must be received no later than Monday, March 31, 2015, 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 NSU art students: Find scholarship information on the Fine Arts page in myNSU.
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.
2015 Audition Dates
- In-person auditions - Feb. 20-21, 2015 in Aberdeen
- By CD or DVD (unlisted YouTube video recommended) recording deadline - Feb. 20, 2015
For students submitting a recording, a YouTube video or audio file are recommended. Email “unlisted” link to firstname.lastname@example.org. CDs and DVDs are accepted via the U.S. Postal Service. For details, see application form linked below.
Past the audition dates
After the current music scholarship deadline has passed, Northern still may offer music scholarships based on availability of funds. Contact email@example.com for details.
Theatre Scholarship Application
Application deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2015
The NSU Theatre Department offers a number of scholarships to students actively involved in Northern's academic and production programs. These include the:
Richard Norquist Scholarship
Herschel and Bea Premack Scholarship
Theatre Faculty Scholarship
Patrons of Northern State Theatre Scholarship
For more information please contact Daniel Yurgaitis, director of theatre, at 605-626-2563.