Scholarships

Harris Visual Art Scholarship - Deadline March 1, 2019

The Jeniel Harris Visual Art Scholarship is a need-based award for students pursuing a degree in Visual Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Awards are granted based on artistic merit and given to Visual Art concentrations with financial need. Women over the age of 30 are especially encouraged to apply for this award. Typically one $1,000 award is made per year. Although not renewable, previous recipients are encouraged to reapply for the award. To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st.  Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!   

  • To apply for the Harris Visual Art Scholarship click HERE.
  • All written statements and portfolio samples (including images, video, and audio files) can now be uploaded directly through the online applications dashboard (Blackbaud Award Management).
  • You must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st to be eligible. https://fafsa.ed.gov
  • For more information contact Ben Kinsley at bkinsley@uccs.edu.

Suzy Weinert Scholarship for Fine Arts - Deadline March 1, 2019

The Suzy Weinert Scholarship is a need-based award for Colorado Springs resident students pursuing a degree in Visual Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and entering their junior or senior year. Awards are granted based on artistic merit and given to Visual Art concentrations with financial need. Women especially are encouraged to apply for this award. Scholarship awards range from $500-$1,000. Although not renewable, previous recipients are encouraged to reapply for the award. To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st.  Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!   

  • To apply for the Suzy Weinert Scholarship for Fine Arts click HERE.
  • All written statements and portfolio samples (including images, video, and audio files) can now be uploaded directly through the online applications dashboard (Blackbaud Award Management).
  • You must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st to be eligible. https://fafsa.ed.gov
  • For more information contact Ben Kinsley at bkinsley@uccs.edu.

Louis M. Cicotello Award - Deadline April 1, 2019

Louis Cicotello believed that artists provide the creative foundation for the cultural vitality of a community. One award of $1,000 will be granted to a VAPA student graduating with a concentration in visual art during Academic Year 2018/2019.

  • Download a copy of the Louis M. Cicotello Award in the Visual Arts application form HERE. It is recommended that you save the application form to your computer and complete in Adobe Acrobat or Reader. 
  • The completed application PDF must be submitted to Michaela Steen at msteen2@uccs.edu by 11:59 pm on April 1, 2019.
  • For instructions on creating one single PDF file with images, click HERE.
  • For more information contact Ben Kinsley at bkinsley@uccs.edu.