College of Visual and Performing Arts

Descriptions and Eligibilty

 The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers awards and scholarships to students majoring in fine arts, music, theatre and visual communication and design. Awards may also include grants, fee remission, or work-study assistance. As recipients are selected by their respective department, applicants should contact their department directly for more information.

IPFW also provides financial aid programs to help meet educational expenses. To apply, students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This needs-analysis form, used to determine eligibility for financial aid, is available in Kettler Hall, Room 109, after Jan. 1 each year. Applications received by the first week of March are given priority consideration. For a form or assistance, please call the Financial Aid office at 260-481-6820.Visual and Performing Arts awards scholarships to Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Communication and Design majors. These awards are provided from the school rather than from a specific department.

Endowed Theatre Scholarships include:

Dan Butler Theatre Scholarship: Student must be a theatre major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and must be enrolled full time.

O. Franklin Kenworthy Scholarship: Student must be a theatre major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. The primary criteria are scholarship and involvement.

Theatre Department Scholarship: Student must be a theatre major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The primary criteria are scholarship and involvement. New students must arrange an audition with the Theatre Department.

College of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

Ione Auer Arts Scholarship: Students must be enrolled full time and be pursuing a degree in Visual and Performing Arts. The student must demonstrate a talent for the arts as determined by the Dean and faculty of the school. Preference will be given to incoming students.

Samuel S. And Bronnica W. Weinberg Scholarship Fund in Memory of Gertrude Weigler Brateman: Students must be pursuing a degree in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at IPFW and must be enrolled full time. The award is equally divided among Fine Arts, the Department of Music, the Department of Theatre and Visual Communication and Design.

Waterfield Foundation Scholarship: Students must be making satisfactory academic progress and be majoring in Visual Arts, Music, or Theatre. This award is equally divided among Fine Arts, the Department of Music, the Department of Theatre and the Department of Visual Communication and Design.

Withers Scholars Grant: In order to be eligible for a Withers Grant, students must major in elementary education, history, political science, English, communication, theatre, or library science. In addition, students must have junior, senior or graduate class standing at IPFW the year of the award, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be enrolled full time each semester of the award (12-15 credits,) and be a U.S. citizen.


University Scholarships

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