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The competition is open to high school seniors who meet the criteria for admission to Kenyon College and who wish to pursue studio art in their four-year college experience. Those who want to be considered for studio art scholarships must submit their form by January 20. Students are not required to major in studio art, but will be expected to take studio art courses each year, and scholarship recipients are encouraged to major or minor in studio art. Each scholarship is worth $25,000 per year and is renewable for four years as long as the student maintains an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Subsequent interviews will not be necessary to renew the scholarship. All first-year applicants are eligible, including Early Decision applicants. Transfer students are not eligible.

How to Apply

Studio art scholarships are determined on a competitive basis and require the following:

Judges will select up to three scholarship winners each year.

If you have any questions about portfolio materials or how to submit them, please contact Chris Renaud in the Office of Admissions at

Scholarship Awards

Studio art scholarships are $25,000 per year and are renewable for four years as long as the student maintains an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, and based on continued participation in studio art courses and faculty recommendation.

Dates to Remember

January 15: Submission of Common Application or Coalition Application.
January 20: Submission of scholarship form and portfolio materials via upload.
Late March: Notification of scholarship winners.

About the Portfolio

The portfolio should include ten images of your artwork, uploaded to the Kenyon Admissions Portal. There are step by step instructions on how to upload your work. Portfolio artwork may include drawing, painting, photography, digital imagery, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and installation.