Art/Music Talent Scholarship

The Art/Music Talent Scholarship is available to incoming students committed to majoring or minoring in Art or Music. Students must apply for the award. The scholarship awards $1,000 to $2,000 annually, or $4,000 to $8,000 four-year value.

Typical academic profile of students who are considered: GPA of 2.0
Academic profile is based on a sliding scale GPA/test score formula. This is an example of an average calculation for this tier. Final GPA and test scores may vary slightly from this scale.

Please note: Federal financial aid & state aid will be applied to your student account before institutional aid. Institutional aid may not exceed the cost of tuition.

Application Process

Art Talent Scholarship

Complete the application form and upload five portfolio images of either two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork.

Music Talent Scholarship

Complete the application form and upload two voice recordings.

Renewal Requirements

  • Retaining your scholarship requires maintaining full-time enrollment at Columbia College in a major or minor in art or music, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and continues to demonstrate academic and artistic excellence, motivation, determination, and passion for the arts.
  • Talent awards are awarded at the beginning of your first term and are generally automatically renewed each year, provided you maintain the required GPA and have not exceeded the maximum number of terms offered. Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are designated for fall/spring terms only and are not available for summer. Talent award can be renewed for full-time enrollment in a bachelor's degree program for up to a total of four years (eight semesters) of scholarship support – actual renewal terms are dependent on freshmen or transfer status.

All Columbia College scholarships and awards are awarded based on availability of funds.

Applicants should contact Danielle Langdon, Chair of the Department of Visual Arts & Music at with any questions.

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