Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are available if you are majoring in the visual or performing arts in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.  Please note that you are also eligible for any college-wide or university-level scholarships. (Note that a few awards, such as "Outstanding Senior," may be selected by faculty nomination, invitation to apply, or another process different from scholarships.)

Dorothy Runk Memorial Scholarship in Theatre

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $500-$1000
Criteria for Eligibility:

Merit-based scholarship given to upperclassmen (junior or senior with at least one semester of additional study remaining at Purdue) who have made outstanding artistic or craft contributions during their years of studying theatre at Purdue and who have provided notable support and encouragement of their fellow students. All scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in theatre courses.

To Apply:

Please fill out the Theatre Scholarship Application form




 


Joe Stockdale/Ross Smith Theatre Scholarship

Deadline: February 15
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

 Merit-based scholarship for theatre majors. All scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in theatre courses.

To Apply:

Please fill out the Theatre Scholarship Application form




 


Award of Excellence in Art History

A top student is selected by the Art History faculty to be honored as Art History's Excellent Student

Deadline: Variable
Amount:
Criteria for Eligibility:
To Apply:

Contact: Department Head


Excellence in Visual Communications Design

This fund was established in January of 1985 with a gift received from North American Van Lines, Inc., as a result of a design competition won by Aleesa Wright, a student in Visual & Performing Arts.

Deadline: Variable
Amount:
Criteria for Eligibility:
To Apply:

Contact: Department Head


Industrial Design Award for Excellence

Awarded to outstanding student in Industrial Design

Deadline: Variable
Amount: $500
Criteria for Eligibility:
To Apply:

Contact: Department Head


Louis Sudler Commencement Prize in the Arts

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

Students eligible to compete are nominated by Visual and Performing Arts, Black Cultural Center, Bands and PMO faculty and staff. All scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in theatre courses.

To Apply:

Contact: Department Head


Job-Ready Internship Award

Job-Ready will bring students’ critical skills to organizations addressing important issues while providing students with hands-on work experience. Students whose internships are unpaid or low-paid may apply for financial support enabling them to cover basic costs incurred while interning. Job-Ready objectives will be: (1) To provide employers with access to CLA students’ unique skills; (2) To encourage CLA students to pursue summer internships and to make unpaid and low-paid internships a viable option for more students; and (3) To enrich CLA students’ understanding of relevant issues and opportunities to be a force for good in their lives after graduation.

CONGRATULATIONS, 2017 RECIPIENTS! Get out there and show the world how Liberal Arts works.

Click here for spotlights of past recipients.

 

Deadline: Rolling Selections up to May 1
Amount: up to $2,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

An award for undergraduate students with a Liberal Arts major at Purdue University West Lafayette who have secured a career-launching unpaid or low-paid summer or semester internship and who will return to classes after their internship experience. On-campus internships are not eligible. 

Job-Ready funds for Summer 2017 have all been awarded, and applications are now closed. Congratulations to the students selected to receive this support!

 

 

 

To Apply:

Job-Ready applications are being accepted February through May 1 for 2017. Awards will be made bi-weekly on a rolling basis. Upload your job offer letter and apply here

For more information on this award, contact CLAscholarships@purdue.edu 
For more information about internships, contact Jennifer Perkins, Internship Manager, Liberal Arts Career Center 1289 Beering Hall. 


Theatre Serendipity Scholarship

This scholarship supports the College of Liberal Arts’ commitment to enhancing a welcoming and inclusive learning environment and the belief that diversity of identity and experiential background is essential to educating students to serve the global, pluralistic societies of the 21st century. The scholarship is made possible by an anonymous donor inspired by the communal generosity and individual support received by the donor and spouse.

Deadline:
Amount: $1,000. Renewable.
Criteria for Eligibility:

Academically well-prepared undergraduate student enrolled in Purdue University’s Department of Theatre – Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts.  Preference will be given to students who enhance sexual and/or gender orientation, race, or ethnic representation among the undergraduate students in the Department.

To Apply:

Please fill out the Theatre Scholarship Application form


David J. Brannan Memorial Scholarship

David J. Brannan was a 1976 graduate of Purdue's Visual and industrial design programs, and worked in agencies and at IBM. He brought a wealth of experience to Purdue as he headed Purdue Marketing Communications (PMC) from 1992-2009, managing around 1,000 to 1,500 jobs per year. PMC won both national and local awards under his leadership. He served as an advisor for the Lafayette Downtown Redevelopment Commission to brand city signage that is used today. This scholarship in his honor was established by his wife, Wilma Brannan, in 2010.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

For undergraduates (Indiana residents only) who have been accepted into either Visual Communications Design or Industrial (Consumer Product) Design. Based on academic merit (minimum 3.0 GPA). This scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria.

To Apply:

Contact: Department Chair Li Zhang.


Hannah Densel Outstanding Interior Design Portfolio Award

The Hannah Densel Outstanding Interior Design Portfolio Award recognizes the senior interior design major who has created the program’s best portfolio in the eyes of the faculty. The award honors the memory of Hannah Densel BA ’14 who tragically lost her life in an automobile accident the week of her senior show on March 25, 2014. Her degree was awarded posthumously by the university. Hannah came to Purdue and found her niche in the interior design program and blossomed as a passionate, outstanding student. Her love for the discipline pushed her to do more both in class and beyond. She took ownership of her success and ran with it, transforming herself into an exceptional student fueled by her work ethic and passion for learning. In the words of a fellow student, Hannah was simply beautiful and beautifully simple, a reflection of the grace and elegance that marked both her personal and design aesthetic. The Hannah Densel Outstanding Interior Design Portfolio Award celebrates her accomplishments and those of successive students with an abiding love for interior design. Her parents, Mike and Deb Densel, and her sister and brother-in-law, Tara and Arrand Johnston, and fiancé Jordan Hladish support the award in her memory.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:
To Apply:

No application process, Award will be decided by the faculty of the Interior Design program on the best portfolio of a senior design major.


Marietta Stallard Kettelhut Memorial Scholarship

The Marietta Stallard Kettelhut Memorial Scholarship was established in December 1999 by Mary Ann Combs (BS 1954, History; MS 1991, Education) in memory of her mother, Marietta Stallard Kettelhut (BS 1927, CFS).

Deadline: February 15
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

For first-year students majoring in Theatre, based on academic merit. All scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in theatre courses.

To Apply:

Please fill out the Theatre Scholarship Application form


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