Scholarships in Art & Art History

For students entering with a major in Studio (B.A. or B.F.A.)

Studio Art Talent Awards
All students applying to Otterbein with a declared major in Studio Art may submit images of one or two of their artworks in order to be considered for a financial talent award of $3000! Even if you’ve never taken a high school art class, you are eligible to apply for these scholarships. We’re interested in the whole person: life experiences, potential to succeed in college and enthusiasm for the arts are all things that we value in our students.


Once you have been accepted into Otterbein and granted an Art Talent Award, you will also have the option to participate in a portfolio review with Studio Art Faculty.  Students participating in portfolio reviews are eligible for additional talent awards, up to an overall total of $8000 in talent award scholarships!  Portfolio reviews may take place on campus or online through Accept’d.

Please contact our Admissions Office for more information.

High School Teachers!  Nominate a student for an Otterbein Art Talent Award:

We invite high school teachers to submit student artwork for students interested in majoring art at Otterbein.  Students should be rising seniors interested in majoring in Art in college.  To nominate a student for an award, submit images of their work through our nomination form.

For students entering with a major in Art History:

The art history major at Otterbein emphasizes the close study of artworks, especially direct study of the original work.  We offer short-term international travel courses and semester-long study abroad opportunities to expand your study of art around the world.  Otterbein, which is recognized as a national leader for hands-on, experiential learning, has created the GO:Fund, or the Guaranteed Opportunity Fund. Otterbein believes that more students should have the opportunity to take advantage of these life-changing experiences. The GO:Fund makes that providing a one-time $2,500 grant to support a transformational study abroad or internship experience for eligible students, which can be used during the student’s junior year of study to participate in an Otterbein-sponsored program. Incoming freshman declaring Art History as their first major are eligible for GO:Fund consideration.