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Design Department Scholarships


Scholarships are available for Design majors each Spring. Last year, we were able to award over $17,000 to 14 Design students.

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Scholarships offered by the Department of Design include:

Jackson Zechnich Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Whenever possible, preference will be made to applicants who demonstrate interest and commitment to using design for social good; Demonstrated interest in innovation in the field of design; Financial need will also be considered.


Design Entrepreneurship Award

Criteria: Whenever possible, preference will be made to applicants who demonstrate financial need; Outstanding merit in Design; Demonstrated Design work beyond the classroom (i.e designing for on-campus organizations, clients in the community, pro-bono design work). Design students of all class years are eligible.


Art Merit Scholarship (for Design)

Criteria: Merit based scholarship – no other criteria.


Mary Davis Gillies Johnston Endowment for Art

Criteria: Shall be awarded each year to junior students who are declared majors in Design, must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their major, will be considered based on their design presentations, financial aid criteria will not be considered.


Abigail Miller Busche & Ryan Busche Memorial Art Scholarship

Criteria: Will provide funds to students with financial need who have a passion for art and dedicated to pursuing a career in art. The students must hold junior or senior status.


Nancy and Ralph W. Babcock, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Design Production

Criteria: Scholarships shall be awarded by a selection committee chosen by the chair.


Design Department Scholarship

Criteria: Scholarships for Design department students


Design Department Tuition Waiver Award

Criteria: Students selected must be undergraduates, enrolled full-time, and be of superior academic ability