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Picken Scholarships are competitive $1,500 scholarships in the Arts or Humanities, and are renewable for up to four years. The competition is for incoming first year or transfer students in the Arts or Humanities. To apply, you must first be admitted to UW-Parkside, then submit an online application, and either audition or interview for the scholarship in person on the Arts and Humanities Scholarship Competition Day (February 10). Please note that the scholarship competition also requires examples of your creative work. Complete details, including links to to the application and examples of the creative expression requirement, can be found on the Arts and Humanities Scholarship Competition Day page.
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), and are renewable for up to two years. 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. This particular scholarship was endowed by the Kenosha Community Foundation, so it is limited to students who resided in Kenosha County while completing high school (or the equivalent). Complete details and the application can be found on the Mary Louise Link Arts and Humanities Scholarship page.
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. Incoming new or transfer students do not 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. Complete details and application links can be found on the Music Department Scholarships page. You may also contact the Music Department (262-595-2457) or the UW-Parkside scholarship office for more 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. More information is available on the Theatre Arts Department Scholarships 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.