School of Art Scholarship Opportunities for Incoming First-Year Undergraduates

The LSU School of Art has two scholarship opportunities for incoming first-year undergraduate students pursuing degrees in graphic design, digital art, and studio art—ceramics, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Applicants must apply by April 28, 2017, to be considered for 2017–18 scholarships. These scholarship awards will be based on high school GPA, submitted portfolios, and written statements as reviewed by a committee of LSU School of Art faculty.

Application Requirements

  • The portfolio—to be emphasized the most in the review process—should be submitted through Slideroom at and should include up to 10 images of recent work. Follow the instructions in Slideroom for uploading the images.
  • The written statement should address the question, “Why are you interested in the visual arts?” in 120 words or less.

Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Undergraduate Students in Studio Art

The Hearst Foundations Scholarship in Art—$2,000

The School of Art will award one Hearst Foundations Scholarship each fall. Applicants must be incoming first-year minority students. Recipients will receive an additional $2,000 award in their second year of study if they maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher and stay enrolled in the LSU College of Art & Design.

Linda Bliss Salisbury Scholarship—$1,000

The Linda Bliss Salisbury Scholarship (two available) benefits full-time undergraduate first-year students who show artistic promise and are majoring in art in the LSU College of Art & Design School of Art. The recipient must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.

For more information, contact Kitty Pheney at

View more scholarship opportunities in art here.