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Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship for Art & Design

The Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship is a competitive award, based on the requirements of the department in which you apply. Award amounts are between $1,000 and $9,000 per year, renewable each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters. High school seniors are invited to apply if they plan to attend WKU and major in one of the degrees listed below.

Only incoming freshman are eligible for this award.

How to Apply (Note: Portfolio is due February 1.)

Step 1

Apply and be accepted to WKU by February 1st.

Please keep in mind that WKU must also receive your official high school transcripts by February 1, 2020 as part of this process.

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Step 2

Complete the TopDollar application by February 1st.

Every applicant must complete the TopDollar scholarship application.

TopDollar Application

Step 3

Complete the form below and provide a link to your portfolio by February 1st.



Step 3: Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship in Art Application Form:


Hold down the CTRL key (Command ⌘ on Mac) to select multiple options.

Select all that apply.

Please indicate that you will provide the portfolio materials listed above.

In the event that an applicant is unable to provide these materials via a Cloud-based system, the department will accept mailed materials postmarked no later than February 1, 2020. Mail materials to the following address:
CAS Application
c/o Department of Art, WKU
Room 441, IWFAC
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Retaining Scholarship

Scholarships are renewed each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.  Terms for renewal include full-time status at Western Kentucky University, good academic standing (a cumulative GPA of 3.0+), and declaring and making reasonable progress toward an approved arts major (see above). Individual departments may have additional policies.

If you have any questions please contact Marcia Sanders in the Dean's Office at 270-745-4415 or email marcia.sanders@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 7/9/20