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Office of Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships

Talent Scholarships

Talent Scholarships

TYPE OF AID

ELIGIBILITY

SPECIAL FEATURES

APPLICATION PROCESS

Dean's Meritorious Scholarships
(DMS Awards)
$500-$1,000 plus $10,000 fee grant for out-of-state students
(Art, Theatre and Dance)

Artistic ability and academic achievement

Entering freshmen; typically a one-time award
(A limited number of out-of-state DMS awards are renewable.)

Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts (803-323-2323); Department Chairs of Fine Arts (803-323-2126); Design (803-323-3686); Theatre; and Dance (803-323-2287)

Art Endowed Scholarships
Varying amounts

Portfolio review

Continuing students
Competitive

Chairs, Departments of Fine Arts and Design

Interior Design Endowed Scholarships
Varying amounts

Portfolio review

Continuing students
Competitive

Chair, Department of Design

Music Scholarships
Up to $2,500

Audition

Renewable for up to eight semesters for freshmen

Chair, Department of Music

Theatre and Dance Producers Circle Scholarships
Ranging from $100-$500

Production participation / academic standing

Upperclassmen only; competitive annually

Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

Athletic Scholarships 
Up to Full Scholarship
(Available in 17 intercollegiate sports)

Athletic talent, academic status, physical condition, and NCAA eligibility

N/A

Head coach of the sport or Director of Academic Services and Compliance for Athletics (803-323-2129)