When applying to MSU and indicating your intended major, you will automatically be considered for a variety of merit-based scholarships offered by MSU and the College of Arts and Letters.

Award of our departmental scholarships is contingent on admission to MSU, and can be based on high academic performance and evidence of financial need. If submitted, art and design portfolios or writing samples may also be used in consideration for some awards.

Scholarships available:

  • Art History & Visual Culture Scholarship
    • $1,500/year four years
  • Apparel & Textile Design Scholarship
    • $1,500/year four years
  • Royer-Webb Endowed Studio Art Scholarship
    • $1,200/year four years
  • Sally Swiss Endowed Scholarship (two offered)
    • $1,500/year four years
  • Ralph Calder Studio Art Endowed Scholarship
    • $1,500/year four years
  • Rohem Endowed Scholarship
    •  $1,400/year four years
  • Creative Arts Scholarships (three offered)
    • Apparel and Textile Design, Graphic Design, and Studio Art
    • $1,500 one time – $2,500/year four years

We invite MSU applicants who intend to major in Apparel & Textile Design, Art Education, Art History and Visual Culture, Graphic Design, or Studio Art to apply for our scholarships by submitting their application materials by March 8, 2024 here.


Educational assistance is available to students in many forms, including:

  • Student loans
  • Parent loans
  • Scholarships and grants
  • Student employment, work-study
  • Education savings plans
  • Tax credits
  • Tuition reduction plans
  • Veterans’ benefits
  • Fellowships
  • Assistantships
  • Tuition reimbursement

Assistance might be awarded by the federal or state government, the university or private sources such as employers and community organizations.

MSU recommends that all students complete the application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. For more information on financial aid we encourage you to visit MSU’s Office of Financial Aid.