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Your talents can earn you fine arts awards

Cornell College offers fine arts awards in theater, dance, visual art, vocal and instrumental music, and our B.F.A. in musical theatre.

Fine arts awards are open to any incoming first-year senior or transfer student interested in participating in fine arts at Cornell. You may begin the Fine Arts Award Application process at any time, but will only be notified of your award decision after completing the college application process and being admitted to Cornell.

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Fine Arts Awards details

  • Fine arts awards range from $500 - $5,000
  • You must submit the Fine Arts Award Application to be considered
    • The application opens on Sept. 1
  • Please review the audition and portfolio guidelines and requirements to maintain awards prior to applying

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Application Criteria and Audition Information

Cornell offers two Fine Arts & Audition days during the year for students to visit campus and audition or schedule an art portfolio review. 2022-23 dates will be announced soon!

NOTE: Students may only receive one talent award in fine arts, cheer and dance, mock trial, or esports.

For questions about the award application process, scheduling an audition, or fine arts department information contact Evelyn Rush, Visual and Performing Arts Senior Recruiting Specialist,