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Adelaide AnnaMarie Kornau Endowed Scholarship in Theatre
Awarded to undergraduate theatre majors in high academic standing who demonstrate financial need and have a conviction to pursue a career in theatre. 

Andrew George DeGrado Endowed Piano Scholarship
Award granted to an outstanding undergraduate student pursuing studies in piano performance. Student must have completed one full semester at Kean with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Scholarship application must show student’s motivation for pursuing studies in piano.

Anthony J. Bosco Scholarship in Music
Awarded to junior and senior music majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA and proven financial need. 

B.J. and Helen Fidurski Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate theatre majors in performance, theatre, or stage management

Betty Landa Annual Memorial Scholarship in Visual Communications
Awarded to students majoring in visual communications in the department of design.  Students must have a 3.0 GPA and proven financial need.

Brautigan Family Music Scholarship 
Awarded to a music major who has exhibited academic excellence and exceptional performance ability on a musical instrument.

Choregos Endowed Scholarship
A merit/talent based scholarship awarded to an undergraduate majoring in theatre or theatre and education.  Audition/portfolio review and interview required.

Concert Artists Scholarship
Awarded to a student showing exceptional musical talent and promise with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  To be eligible, students must complete the Foundation Scholarship application and participate in an audition held by the Music Department by June 30. 

Department of Interior Design Scholarship 
This award goes out to three interior design students each year; one freshman, one sophomore and one senior.

Design Leadership Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior in the Robert Busch School of Design who has already been accepted to the BFA program. Successful candidates must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and proven financial need.

Dr. Michael F. Montgomery, Sr. Music Scholarship
Intended to provide financial support to an incoming freshman who has expressed interest in being a music major and demonstrated a financial need. 

Edward Paul Ceres Memorial Scholarship
Granted to freshmen, sophomores, or juniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA and preference given to instrumental music students.

Elizabeth McColgan Music Scholarship
Granted to a sophomore, junior, or senior music major with a minimum 3.0 GPA and proven financial need.

Elizabeth McColgan Theatre Scholarship
Granted to a senior Theatre major with a minimum 3.0 GPA and proven financial need.

Encore!  Theatre Scholarship
Awarded to sophomore, junior, or senior theatre majors (any option) with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  

Frank Anderson Memorial Scholarship in Design
Awarded to a junior or senior in the Robert Busch School of Design who has already been accepted to the BFA program. Successful candidates must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and proven financial need.

Hazel H. Hardgrove ’79 ’81 Music Education Endowed Scholarship
(see complete listing under College of Education)

James R. Murphy Endowed Scholarship for London Theatre Study 
Granted to theatre majors or minors who are interested in studying in London.

Joe and Josie Gonnella Annual Scholarship in Visual Communications
Awarded to incoming freshmen majoring in the BFA Graphic Design: Interactive, Print, Screen. Students must submit a portfolio of creative work, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and proven financial need. 

Joseph A. and Martha B. Krauss Endowed Scholarship in Journalism 
For undergraduate broadcast-journalism majors in high academic standing who demonstrate financial need and have a conviction to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

Kenneth Muller Interior Design Endowed Scholarship 
Two scholarships each year are presented to juniors in the interior design program with a minimum 2.8 GPA, who have demonstrated artistic abilities and financial need. Intended for one traditional and one untraditional student. 

Margaret Ann Phillips Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students in visual arts or art history. 

Music Department Scholarship 
Awarded through the Department of Music to a music major.

NYC Store Planners Institute Scholarship
Granted to students majoring in Fine Arts and Interior Design.

Patty and Steve Fastook Scholarship for Communication and the Arts
(see complete listing under College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

The Estelle RITCHIE Endowed Scholarship in THEATRE
Provides financial support to a full-time Kean University undergraduate Theatre major with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 of a possible 4.0.

Robert Busch Annual Scholarship in Design
Awarded to a sophomore or junior who is majoring in any of the design programs. Students must submit a portfolio of creative work, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and proven financial need.

S. Arthur Goldberger Scholarship in Industrial Arts
Awarded to students majoring in the industrial arts.

Shaffer-Koros College of Visual and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship
Granted to sophomores, junior, and senior majors within the College of Visual and Performing Arts with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Stella Sozin Tomich Scholarship
(see complete listing under college of education)

Henry S. and Agnes M. Truzack Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduates majoring in instrumental music with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students concentrating on piano or violin and have Union or Essex County, New Jersey residency.

Thelma Jack Newman Scholarship
Awarded to fine arts majors who have exhibited merit through artwork portfolio 
or teaching art. Students with will be given preference with increasing seniority.

Thinking Creatively Annual Scholarship 

Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in design. Students must submit a portfolio of creative work that exhibits outstanding creative thinking, have 3.0 GPA, and proven financial need.

Thomas H. Kean Scholarship 
Qualified students must be United States citizens and New Jersey residents who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in the performing arts, have completed 60 credits and be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in the upcoming semester.  Awarded through the Garden State Arts Center Foundation.

Vince Laona Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are interested in theatre management or stage management.

W. Carl Burger Scholarship
Awarded to a fine arts or art education student with a demonstrated record of community involvement.  The recipient should also show an awareness of the contribution of the arts to mankind’s refinement and development.  

William T. Byrd Jr. Endowed Scholarship 
Awarded to fine arts majors with high academic achievement in interior design.

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