Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Scholarship

The Department of Art awards eight CAPAs each spring for the following academic year. The deadline is always April 1st (or the following Monday if April 1st falls on a weekend). The CAPA award is equivalent to full in-state tuition for the upcoming academic year (two regular semesters, does not include winter or summer terms). Newly-admitted freshmen*, transfer students* and current majors who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.

*Contingent upon admission to the University by April 1st


Eligibility Criteria


Scholarship Retention

CAPA Scholars must maintain eligibility criteria below in order to retain current awards and to be considered during the normal application process. Scholarship funds can be withdrawn if a student fails to meet these obligations.


Contact the Undergraduate Director, Wendy Jacobs, at if you have questions.

How To Apply

All applicants will use the Department of Art Combined Application. The link will be activated on the first day of classes following Spring Break and will remain available until 4:00pm on April 1st.

If you are a newly-accepted student, contact Jennifer Flores at well in advance of the deadline to request a guest ID and password.


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Applications that do not include all of these components are incomplete and will not be considered. Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on April 1st. No exceptions will be made.


Decision Process

Scholarship winners are selected by the Department of Art faculty. Decision notifications will be made by email. Awarded funds will be credited at the beginning of each semester to the CAPA Scholars’ student accounts.

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