Academic Programs

Art and Art History Scholarships

Students may compete for scholarship awards.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit an application for admission and a fine arts scholarship form.

Other requirements for consideration include the following:

Studio Art:
  1. An interview (optional, though strongly encouraged)
  2. A CD with images of no more than 10 pieces mailed to Ken Higgins. (electronic submissions will not be accepted)
Art History:
  1. An interview (required)
  2. A one-page essay about why you want to study art history at Transylvania University submitted electronically to Ken Higgins.

Fine arts scholarship information is available from the admissions office. Please contact Ken Higgins, director of admissions, at (859) 233-8242 or if you have specific questions regarding the admission process. You may also contact professor Kurt Gohde at (859) 233-8119 or

Grants and Awards

Art and art history students can also receive help paying for their research, studio, and study abroad projects. Here are some examples:

  • Transylvania's Abbott Art Award recognizes demonstrated performance and potential in the visual arts. It is presented at the annual awards ceremony.

  • The Holleian Society, Transylvania's honorary organization that recognizes superior achievement in liberal arts studies, gives an annual award to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the creative life of the community. Art students have regularly received this honor.

  • The Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment and the David and Betty Jones Fund support faculty-directed research or studio projects. Students can apply for these funds twice a year.

  • Transylvania art students regularly receive prestigious national awards. For example, one of our art students received a 2010 Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Germany, and another was an alternate for the same country.

  • Numerous art students have earned various scholarships to offset expenses relating to foreign study programs in Italy, England, and Germany.

Mailing address:

Ken Higgins, Director of Admissions
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508

© 2003-2016 Transylvania University. All rights reserved.

Transylvania University admits students regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.Transylvania University is committed to ensuring that the institution is free of harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief or veteran's status, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law or local ordinance. Click here to read our full non-discrimination policy. Title IX information