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Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships

Talent Scholarships

Talent Scholarships

TYPE OF AID

ELIGIBILITY

SPECIAL FEATURES

APPLICATION PROCESS

Dean's Meritorious Awards
(DMA Awards)
$500-$3,000

Up to $13,9161 tuition grant for out-of-state students

Artistic ability and academic achievement for Fine Arts, Design, Theatre, and Dance.

Entering freshmen and transfer students; 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 (803-323-2287); 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 $4,000

Up to $13,5801 tuition grant for out-of-state students

Competitive audition

Renewable for up to eight (8) 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

Mary Howey Deckle Theatre Scholarship
Up to Full Tuition

Competitive audition

Renewable for up to eight (8) semesters for freshmen

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)

1 Out-of-State grant/waiver from all Winthrop sources cannot exceed the out-of-state portion of tuition ($13,916 in 2017-2018).

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