Future Undergraduate Students

Departmental Scholarships

Several departments offer scholarships to students majoring in a particular area, or in some cases, participating.  Explore our art, music, nursing and theatre scholarships here.

Art Scholarships

Freshmen and transfer students who are accepted to Grand View University and are majoring in Graphic Design, Graphic Journalism, Art Education, or Visual Arts have the opportunity to compete for the following scholarships offered by the Department of Art & Design.

-President’s Award – one $2,000 award
-Art Faculty Award – two awards, $1,500 each
-Art Department Award – three awards, $1,000 each
-Honorable Mention Awards – two awards, $750 each

In addition to art scholarships, students are encouraged to apply for financial aid.  Typically, more than 99% of our full-time students receive financial assistance totaling more than $36 million.  The average financial aid package for new freshmen exceeds $22,435, with more than $13,546 in scholarships and grants and the remainer in work-study and loans.

It's easy to apply 
Select five to ten of your best pieces of art, regardless of medium, click HERE to sign up and give the department of Art & Design a call to arrange for your personal portfolio interview.  Please call anytime between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, to set up your appointment.

Interviews will be conducted February 1 through February 28. 

Follow these Directions
#1 Select 5-10 of your best works of art.
#2 Click HERE to sign up OR
#3 Call 515-263-2977 to arrange an interview time.
#4 Come for a campus visit and your portfolio review.

Music Scholarships

Pro Musica Scholarships
Pro Musica Scholarships are available for music majors as well as non-majors. To be eligible you must respond to the scholarship invitation as a new student and be accepted for admission. The terms of the scholarships are that you participate in an ensemble and take private lessons in your major area with continuous good standing in both areas.

During audition, students are required to perform two pieces or movements in contrasting style from the standard concert repertoire. For specific instructions and more information, or to register for the scholarship audition day, contact the music department. The music department also encourages choir students to improve their musicianship by partially subsidizing their piano or voice lessons.
Music scholarships may also be awarded at Scholarship Days.

For specific instructions or more information about auditioning for a scholarship, please contact Dr. Kathryn Duffy at 515-263-2958 or

Lutheran Music Scholarship

$1,000 renewable scholarships available to alumni of the Lutheran Music Program (Lutheran Summer Music) for students majoring in music, music education, or church music. Recipients may also audition for an additional Pro Musica Scholarship. 

Theatre Scholarships

A scholarship available to selected new full-time day students who will major or minor in Theatre and have an interest in participating in theatre productions.  Scholarship awards range from $300-1,500 based on whether a student is a Theatre major, a Theatre minor or plans only to participate in theatre productions.  The theatre scholarship is renewable based on the student continuing as a Theatre major, minor or participant.  The student must also maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.

Nursing Scholarship

The $5,500 annually renewable UnityPoint Scholarship is open to nursing students who have been approved for early admission. Two are awarded.  Details here.