Art and Design Scholarships
The Department of Art and Design at Saint Xavier University has a tradition of developing students that are visually literate, culturally aware and interested in a life of creative collaboration. Students majoring or minoring in art and design are an important part of the SXU community. Their ability to bring an understanding of visual language and creative problem solving to their other classes, clubs and interactions enhance the University in a wide variety of ways.
We are interested in retaining and rewarding students who want to create, communicate and collaborate while studying the underlying history, theory and craft of the art and design disciplines.
Portfolio scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and new transfer students who are majoring or minoring in art and design. Several merit-based scholarship awards will be offered through a portfolio review application process. Scholarship may be renewable.
Deadline for Portfolio submissions: February 13, 2017
Please view the Portfolio Scholarship brochure (PDF).
Thanks to the generosity of Sister Joy Clough, R.S.M. '65, she established an endowed scholarship to honor the memory of her father. The scholarship will assist a Saint Xavier University student in the Art and Design department based on the following criteria: the student must be a declared art and design major on the graphic design track, must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA, demonstrate financial need, and must submit a portfolio along with a letter on why he/she chose to major in graphic design and what he/she intends to do with the degree. This scholarship is available to be renewed once with the submission of a new application.
Edwin J. and Mildred B. Keene Scholarship in Art and Music
Established in 1997 by Dr. Carol A. Keene '61 to honor her parents, Edwin J. and Mildred B. Keene, this scholarship will be awarded on a rotating basis to a student enrolled in the Saint Xavier University Department of Art and Design or Music. In the Department of Art and Design, the Keene Scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman who should have an overall high school GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 system or a transfer student with no more than 20 hours of transfer credit and who has declared Art and Design as a major. The scholarship will be granted based upon a portfolio (six to eight pieces in any medium) reviewed by faculty in the Art Department, a letter of application stating the student’s interests in and goals for art, recommendations by two high school teachers (one of whom teaches in the arts), and/or participation in invitational shows that are juried by high school instructors.
The recipient will be eligible to renew the scholarship during his/her college career by maintaining a 3.0 GPA in art and design classes and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 system. If the recipient changes his/her major from art and design, he/she shall forfeit the scholarship.
This scholarship honors Sister Mary Paul Keefe, RSM, former director of the Art Department at Saint Xavier University for more than 40 years. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the Art Department.
Through generous contributions from the Max Goldenberg Foundation to establish the Max Goldenberg Scholarship for Art and Design. The Art and Design Department will begin selecting a Goldenberg Scholar in the spring semester. The current fund will regularly allow for a scholarship of approximately $1,000 each year as a lasting memorial to Max Goldenberg.
Criteria for award based on quality of work in a digital portfolio of 10 works and a letter of intent and need from the student.