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At Florida Gulf Coast University we believe in your dreams, and have several scholarship programs to support your studies in Art, Art History and Digital Media Design.


For the talented First Year Student:

Apply for our flagship $8,000 Visual Arts Scholarship for first-year students entering FGCU as a declared BA Art major. Your online application includes a portfolio of images of art work produced in high school, an essay introducing yourself, and a letter of recommendation from an art teacher or academic advisor. If selected by the FGCU Art Program faculty, this scholarship will support your studies in the arts for up to four years.

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For the dedicated Mid-Career Student:

Each year we select up to four FGCU art students who have completed 30-85 credits towards their degree to receive our one-time $1,500.00 Rising Star Scholarship. We believe that your hard work and commitment to the Art Program and to your studies in art, art history and design deserve well-earned rewards.


Additional Opportunities:

We strongly encourage all of our students to apply for the many scholarship opportunities available through the FGCU Foundation, some of which particularly target studies in the visual arts. There are also several regional scholarship awards open to area residents studying art at FGCU, such as the Creative Arts Scholarship offered by BIG ARTS of Sanibel Island supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.