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You've worked hard for your grades, test scores and portfolio--now's the time to put it all to work for your future. The School of Art, Design and Creative Industries awards more than $120,000 in scholarships annually. We select students of creative excellence and academic distinction within the disciplines of art education, art history, graphic design and studio arts.

How to apply

ADCI scholarship deadlines are in February for the Fall semster of the same year. Incoming freshman and transfer students are eligible to apply.

Our annual priority scholarship deadline is February 20. The extended deadline is July 30.

You can apply BEFORE being admitted to WSU! However, your scholarship award is contingent upon university admission and declaring an ADCI major.

To apply, visit

The application portal will compile applicants' submissions and allow return access as often as necessary until the application is completed. You will create an account and select the appropriate program for application.

The Slideroom portal will prompt you to entered all required information, including the inclusion a portfolio of 8-12 images. A scholarship application portfolio may include school-related assignments and/or independent work in any medium on any subject, including 3D work, multiple pages of a series, sketchbook content, computer-based images, movies or animations. Please note that all ADCI undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications are online only. Work mailed or delivered to Wichita State will not be reviewed or returned.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact

Current students

Through we award the bulk of our scholarships to incoming students, occasionally additional funds are available. Scholarships for current students are handled through a faculty nomination process. If you feel you are deserving of a merit-based scholarship, please talk to your faculty advisor.

Ulrich Alliance scholarships

Every spring, the Ulrich Museum of Art's Alliance Board awards scholarships through a portfolio-based process. Learn more on the Ulrich website, or email