Cornell College offers Fine Arts Scholarships ranging from $500 - $5,000. Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded in addition to any merit scholarships you may receive, increasing your total assistance package.

We encourage all students who have a strong interest in Art, Music or Theatre to apply for Fine Arts Scholarships. Talk to your Admission counselor about what makes a good candidate.

Application guidelines

To be considered for Art, Music, or Theatre scholarships, you must complete the following steps:

Decisions and notification

Notifications about Fine Arts Scholarships are made as soon as your fine arts materials have been reviewed. We encourage you to complete the process listed above as early as possible, keeping our March 1 deadline in mind.

Renewal

Fine Arts Scholarships are renewable annually if you make satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Please be sure to read the specific eligibility and participation requirements for renewal of the Fine Arts scholarships as listed below.

Questions and assistance

Please contact the Admission Office, with questions at any time.


Available scholarships 

Visual Art Scholarships

Cornell College Visual Art Scholarships: $500 - $4,000

Eligibility: Students earning a Cornell College Visual Art Scholarship are not required to participate in the department's courses or activities, although many recipients take courses or remain involved in Art & Art History Department activities.  Visual Art Scholarships are available to qualified students, regardless of major.

Music Scholarships 

Cornell College Music Scholarships: $1,000, $3,000, and $5,000

Eligibility: Students earning a Cornell College Music Scholarship are required to participate in at least one major ensemble on the student's principal instrument.  Music Scholarships are available to qualified students, regardless of major.

$3,000 and $5,000 Level

Eligibility: In addition to the requirement of participation in at least one major ensemble on the student's principal instrument, students awarded scholarships at the $3000 or $5000 level must enroll in music lessons* on the student's principal instrument, and enroll in the MUS 701 Music Performance Seminar. *Recipients are awarded music lessons at a value of $350 per semester in addition to their scholarship. 

Theatre Scholarships

Cornell College Theatre Scholarships: $1,000 - $4,000

Eligibility: Students earning a Cornell College Theatre Scholarship are not required to participate in the department's courses or activities, although many recipients take courses or remain involved through other Theatre Department activities.  Theatre Scholarships are available to qualified students, regardless of major.