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The Picken Scholarships are competitive $1, 500 scholarships in the Arts or Humanities, renewable for up to four years. The competition is only for incoming first year or transfer students in the Arts or Humanities. To apply, you have to first get admitted to UW-Parkside, then fill out an online Picken Scholarship Application, and finally either audition or interview for the scholarship in person on the Picken Scholarship Competition Day (in February or March). Please note that the scholarship application also requires you to submit examples of your creative work. See the Picken Scholarship page for details on what is required by the department or program of your choice. Some departments, such as English, require you to submit your work in advance before Scholarship Day.
The Mary Louise Link Arts and Humanities Scholarship is for continuing UW-Parkside students in Arts or Humanities majors (Art, Communication, English, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages, Music, and Theatre). This scholarship is intended for a student trying to complete his/her Arts or Humanities degree, so the student must have already completed at least 60 credit hours before applying. and is renewable for up to two years. This particular scholarship was endowed by the Kenosha Community Foundation, so it is limited only to students who resided in Kenosha County while completing high school (or the equivalent). More details and an online application are here.
For all the scholarships below, continuing students must fill out a UWP Continuing Student Scholarship Application Form. This online form is available from October through the beginning of December. New or incoming students don't need to fill out this form, as their admission application is considered as an automatic scholarship application.
The Music Department has several of its own scholarships available, including the Martha Peterson Endowed Music Scholarship, the Frances Bedford Endowment Scholarship for Music, the Frank Mantooth Memorial Jazz Studies Fund, the Beat Scholarship in Music, and many more. Please contact the Music Department (262-595-2457) or the UW-Parkside scholarship office for details.
The Art Department also has its own scholarships, including the Kenosha Art Association Annual Scholarship, the Stephen Vasy Memorial Art Endowed Scholarship, the Matthew Bynum Memorial Endowed Scholarship, and more. Art scholarships are available to both incoming freshmen & continuing students on a yearly basis, and are awarded primarily on a creative merit as evidenced by a portfolio of five pieces selected by the applicant: portfolios are judged in early March of every academic year for the following year. Please contact the Art Department at (262) 595-2457 for more details.
The Theatre Arts Department has its own scholarship opportunities, including the S.T.A.G.E. Club Theatre Arts Talent Scholarships, the Julius and Alice Goldstein Scholarship, and the Donald C. Cress Award. For more information, go to the Theatre Arts Department's scholarship page.
The Communication Department also has an endowed scholarship. The Center for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies awards an annual prize, the Teresa Peck Award, for the best essay on a women or gender related topic every academic year, and its Statham-Taylor Memorial fund is available for student community-based research on women or gender issues.
Finally, UW-Parkside has a number of general academic scholarships available to Arts and Humanities students, including the Alumni Founders Club Scholarship, the Ben and Ellie Chemerow Scholarship, the Ralph L. Jaeschke Arts and Sciences Memorial Scholarship, and many, many more. Contact Heather McGee, the Scholarships Coordinator at the Financial Aid Office (262) 595-2574.