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Bachelor of Fine Arts at UCM
Art Education at the University of Central Missouri
Earn a B.F.A. in Graphic Design
Earn a B.F.A. in interior design at UCM

Scholarships and Special Events

We offer scholarships for both incoming freshmen and transfers, as well as for current students. Only full-time students are eligible to apply. The deadline for application is March 1 of each year.

Incoming and Transfer Scholarships are awarded for both the fall and spring semesters of the first year a student attends UCM while majoring in a Department of Art & Design program. All Incoming and Transfer scholarships require an online application found here: electronic application form and a submitted portfolio.

Foundation Scholarships are available to currently enrolled Department of Art & Design majors only. The Foundation scholarships are available through the University of Central Missouri Foundation Office and have been established by former faculty, alumni, or friends of the Department of Art & Design. All Foundation scholarships require an online application found here: and a submitted portfolio.

The Portfolio

To be considered for a Scholarship in Art, you must submit a digital portfolio of 12-15 pieces of recent work, which may include drawings and two- and three-dimensional pieces.

Submit images in a simple, non-timed PowerPoint presentation. On each PowerPoint slide please include title of work, medium, and dimensions. Write your name and address on the CD/DVD–do not use a stick-on label. Applications and portfolio may be dropped off in the Art Center Office: Department of Art & Design, Art Center Room 120, Warrensburg, MO, 64093 by March 1, or if sending by mail, CD must arrive in our office by March 1.

Below are are links designed to help provide you with the information and instructions you need to apply.


Prospective Students

Current Students