Financial Assistance

Information on financial aid, work study, student work, internships, work study, scholarships, grants, and competitions can all be found under the following headings.

Financial Aid | Scholarships | Grants | Competitions | Other Opportunities

Financial Aid

     Students in need of financial help can apply for federally funded financial aid to help them with tuition and fees. In order to gain financial aid all prospective students should meet the criteria as outlined in WSU's Financial Aid Forms. To find out more click the links below.

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Art Department awards are drawn from among the following scholarships: Dorothy and Mo Weber, Max Weber, Thomas E. Mauszycki, E. L. King, Ruth SeverudFish, Floretta Murray, and Winona National Bank. The Art Faculty makes the awards on the basis of a portfolio review, which takes place in late Febuary of each year. The faculty may invite a student to compete for a scholarship

  • First years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible. Some scholarships have minimum GPAs, and several are limited to Teaching majors. Award amounts range from $400 to $1000 and most are renewable.
  • If you were awarded an Art Scholarship for the current year and wish to be considered for next year, complete a “Scholarship Renewal Form” and see the Art Department Chairperson for further instructions.
  • A single application is used for all the scholarships.
  • Awards will be granted on the basis of the scholarship(s)
    for which the applicant is eligible.
  • Students may receive more than one award.
  • Instructions for submitting portfolio and a timetable are included
    in the application.



     WSU strives to show students how their effort for personal excellence can translate into recognition as well as the more practical means of financial benefits. Students seeking grant funding for research, professional development, program development and special projects are able to petition for grant to aid and must be petitioned for and must meet the criteria fto recieve the funding. Information about the WSU grant process can be found by clicking the link below.

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     Some design projects in the program are designed as "live" design challenges. Students are given the opportunity to create a design solution for real clients. They learn to apply the appropriate researches, design skills and knowledges to meet the needs of a client. Students who win the contests will gain recognition and financial compensation for their efforts. Some of the winning pieces are provided in the following links.

Dancescape holds a competition every year looking for student created works to help advertise their event with postcard and poster art that utilizes concepts they have learned in the program.

Laptop Covers are one way in which the graphic design students can help out the campus, their fellow students, and the campus-wide laptop program.

WSU Holiday Cards are sent out digitally and by posted mail every year and provides students the opportunity to use their knowledge and get creative during the holidays.

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