The Department of Communication, Media & Design Arts offers Artistic Achievement Awards to talented, incoming students (new and transferring). Artistic Achievement Awards and limited endowed scholarships are offered in renewable amounts ranging up to $7,500 per year and are in addition to academic merit awards. Awards are renewable for up to three additional years, and are available to students in Dance, Media, Music, Studio Art & Design, and Theatre.

Studio Art & Design award recipients are required to declare as a BA in Studio Arts or BFA in Design major; Media award recipients are required to declare as a BA in Communication major. Students interested in a major in Communication can take coursework in a range of related areas of study, including strategic communication, film and media production, public speaking and advocacy, and critical media literacy. Students seeking a major in Design or Studio Art can enroll in classes in a variety of artistic media, including ceramics, design, 3D modeling, photography, and printmaking, as well as in art history and theory.

How to Apply: In order to apply for an Artistic Achievement Award, you must first apply to PLU via Common App (for First Year students, including Running Start) or Transfer student application, and make sure to mark on your application your academic and/or co-curricular interests in the scholarship areas (studio art/design, communication/media, dance, music, theatre). 

We recommend you submit your PLU application by February 1, 2024 so you have plenty of time to complete the Artistic Achievement Awards application by the February 15, 2024 deadline!

Once your application to PLU is submitted, you’ll set up your PLU student applicant portal and should see the Artistic Achievement Awards application there. You’ll also receive an email inviting you to apply for an artistic achievement scholarship.

Already applied to PLU and not seeing the Artistic Achievement Awards application on your PLU student applicant portal? Connect with your PLU Admission Counselor.