College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
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Art Scholarship Application


The application is due January 15, 2019*

Steps to apply for an Art Scholarship and Receive
an On-campus Interview

1)Apply and be accepted for admission at CSB/SJU.
2)Submit the online Art Scholarship Application (scroll down to complete application).
3)Have an art teacher or instructor complete the Art, Music and Theater Recommendation Form.

 On-Campus Interview Process

  • Once a student has been accepted for admission at CSB/SJU and all of the above steps have been completed, the date and time of the student's interview will be confirmed by email.
  • Interviews will be one-on-one with a member of our art faculty.
  • On the day of the on-campus interview, students must bring a flash drive or CD containing 10-15 images for a PowerPoint presentation of their work to review and be prepared to discuss the work presented, as well as how he or she will be involved in the art department.
  • The on-campus interview must be completed before a student can be considered for the scholarship. The on-campus interview dates are:
    • February 9 and February 23.
    • You may request to interview sooner for earlier scholarship and financial aid consideration. 
  • Out-of-state students may choose to attend the February 23-25 National Fly-in Weekend and interview at that time. Students are encouraged to contact their Admission Representative to make arrangements for a different weekend if the February 23-25 weekend does not work.
  • Students interviewing for our Trustees' Scholarship can schedule his or her Art interview to be held the same day as the Trustees' interview. 
Time Line Recap
  • Apply and be accepted for admission
  • January 15 - submit the Art Application and recommendation form found at the top of this page
  • Late January - students will be notified of their interview date, time and location
  • February 9 or 23 - attend an on-campus interview (out-of-state students, please see date options listed above)
  • Mid-March - students receive results

Compliance Requirements
  • $1,000 Awards: Each academic year, take a 2-or-more credit art course offered by the CSB/SJU Art Department.
  • $1,500-$4,000 Awards: Each semester, take a 2-or-more-credit art course offered by the CSB/SJU Art Department.

Please note

  • Students cannot be considered for Art, Music and Theater Scholarships until they have been accepted for admission.
  • This application is to be completed by students who plan a continued involvement in art.
  • Students do not need to major in art to be considered for an Art Scholarship.
  • Current CSB/SJU students are not eligible to apply for Fine Arts Scholarships.
  • Students must comply with the Art Scholarship requirements in order to maintain the Art Scholarship for four years at CSB/SJU.
  • Students may apply for more than one Fine Arts Scholarship; however, if they are awarded more than one, they may accept only one of them.
  • To learn more about the Art Department, visit


Terri Johnson
CSB/SJU Art Department
37 S. College Ave.,
St. Joseph, MN  56374
(320) 363-5780

*Applications submitted after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration.



Mailing Address

Please indicate the areas in which you have experience:
Please list your intended major and minor fields of study:
The interview process will take approximately one hour in the Benedicta Arts Center at the College of Saint Benedict. Please indicate your first, second and third choices below. If you have any questions please contact Terri Johnson at 320-363-5036 or