Art, Design and Creative Industries Music Performing Arts


                                 Art, Design and Creative Industries

Priority Deadline: February 20th

Extended Deadline: July 30th

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.

The Slideroom portal will prompt you to enter 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 our scholarship coordinator at

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                                                 School of Music

Any student who intends to major in music is required to audition. Auditions are for both program entrance and scholarships. All instrumental and vocal students who are high school seniors, transfer students, and graduate students are eligible to audition. Please click the link below for further details and review Audition Day dates.

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                                          School of Performing Arts

Application Deadline: February 1st

In October and February of each year, the School of Performing Arts considers all scholarship applications and reviews the eligibility of each student. Outstanding students are then selected to receive scholarships.

New students to the School of Performing Arts are required to audition or interview for scholarship consideration in Dance, Musical Theatre, or Theatre.

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Additional Information



Buck Scholarship  

The James and Catherine Buck Charitable Trust Scholarship is awarded to a student who:

  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Has a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5 at the time of first award
  • Is enrolled full time
  • Employed at least 8 hours off campus

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*Please Note: Students who do not meet the financial need, GPA and credit hour requirements will not see the option to apply for this scholarship in Scholarship Universe.



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