College of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships
College of Visual and Performing Arts scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students on the basis of merit and/or financial need, according to specific criteria established through consultation with the Kutztown University Foundation and the donor. Scholarship recipients are selected by their academic department, and not all scholarships are available every year.
Following acceptance to the university and program of study, which may require submission of a successful portfolio or audition, new students are automatically considered for any scholarships for which they meet the selection criteria. Several scholarships in the College of Visual and Performing Arts require a special application procedure, and information may be obtained by clicking on the name of the scholarship. Applicants are advised to carefully prepare and submit their materials by the deadline as directed in the guidelines, to ensure best possible consideration.
Students are also encouraged to view additional opportunities available through the Admissions, Athletics, College of Business, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Financial Aid, Freshman, Honors, and Miscellaneous scholarship categories.
Established by the estate of Mamie H. Afflerbach (Hartman) '20 to provide scholarships based on musical achievement, academic standing, and financial need to students who participate in music performance ensembles.
Communication Design Scholarship
Established by faculty and alumni to provide scholarship aid to a worthy full-time freshman communication design student who shows exceptional talent as determined through the admissions process.
Craig S. M. Hunter Memorial Scholarship
Established by friends, family, and Donovan Advertising in memory of Craig S.M. Hunter '87 for a full-time student majoring in communication design who did not enter college directly from high school and has worked for at least one year. Recipient must have completed at least 65 credits and should be physically fit.
David Theodore Lehman Endowed Art Scholarship
Established through the estate of David Theodore Lehman to provide a scholarship for a student majoring in art education, communication design, crafts, or studio art.
Deane Lenhart Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Deane Lenhart (former professor) by Robert Lenhart (husband), family and friends to provide scholarships for communications studies or theatre majors with an interest and background in dance.
Deborah A. Brandt Communication Design Scholarship
Established by Deborah A. Brandt to provide recognition and financial assistance to female undergraduate communication design students who demonstrate financial need and outstanding artistic abilities.
Established by music faculty members to provide scholarships to music majors who perform in ensembles and take private lessons.
Doris New Grandon Scholarship
Established by Doris N. Grandon '44 to provide scholarships to full-time undergraduate students majoring in education or art education and who have achieved an outstanding academic record, demonstrate financial need, and have completed at least 30 credits.
Established by Aceste J. Barbera, professor emeritus of music, in loving memory of his wife, Dorothy S. Barbera, to provide scholarship assistance to a student who is an accomplished string instrumentalist, preferably a violinist.
Established in memory of Earl "Jim" Mayberry, a dedicated professor of music (1967-1984), by family and friends to recognize exemplary commitment and accomplishment by a student majoring in music or music education who has completed 12-20 credits and plays trombone.
Edward J. Griffin Art Education Scholarship
Established by alumnus Edward J. Griffin '54 for the purpose of scholarship support to a freshman student majoring in Art Education who demonstrates financial need.
Established by family and friends in celebration of the retirement of Dr. Edwin Schatkowski (former chairperson and professor of music) to recognize an outstanding student in the area of music performance.
Established by Samuel P. Smith '43 (former president of Kutztown University Foundation) in memory of his mother, Esther F. Smith '13, to provide an annual scholarship to a music major, with preference given to students studying piano.
Gary and Laree Trollinger Scholarship for a Promising Music Educator
Established by Laree Trollinger, former Kutztown University music professor, to provide a scholarship for a junior year music education major who demonstrates exceptional academic achievement, strong aptitude in a performing area, proficiency in piano, and a committment to teaching in the schools after graduation.
Helen Hughes-Lehman Scholarship
Established by David T. Lehman (husband and former Kutztown University art professor) and the estate of Helen Hughes-Lehman to provide recognition and assistance to outstanding art education students.
John E. and Barbara A. Stolz Honorary Scholarship
Established by John E. and Barbara A. Stolz to provide a scholarship for a sophomore (or higher) student majoring in crafts with a specialty in wood who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.
John and Perma Dreibelbis Art Education and Crafts Scholarship
Established by John and Perma Dreibelbis to provide a scholarship to a freshman student majoring in art education or crafts who demonstrates financial need.
John K. Landis Honorary Scholarship
Established by colleagues, friends, and former students to serve as a testament to the dedicated service John Landis gave to the development of the communication design program and to the committed support he gave his students, to provide a scholarship for a freshman communication design major.
Established in memory of Karen L. Anderson by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson (parents) and friends to provide scholarships to an outstanding junior communication design with a concentration in graphic design concentration major who demonstrates financial need.
Established by Martha L. Hafer to provide scholarships for students performing in the Jazz University Jazz Ensemble.
Established in memory of Mary Grace Wible, retired art education professor at KU, as a bequest of her estate to provide a scholarship to a freshman Pennsylvania resident student of need, majoring in art education.
Mazzaferri Speech and Theatre Scholarship
Provides scholarships to junior or senior students majoring in communication studies or theatre.
Michele M. Russo Memorial Scholarship
Established by Nancy and Michael Russo (parents) in memory of Michele Russo (former student), to assist a studio art major who demonstrates financial need.
Morning Call Scholarship
Established by The Morning Call newspaper to provide scholarships to communication design majors who demonstrate financial need.
Given annually since 1994 by the Graduate Organization of Bands in memory of Reid F. Lessig '72, one of the founders and most active members of the G.O.B., to provide scholarships to current students who are members of the marching unit, concert band, or wind ensemble.
Established by Richard G. Wells, former director of the Kutztown University Jazz Band, to provide scholarship support for a sophomore or junior member of the Kutztown University Jazz Band.
Ron DeLong Art Education Scholarship
Established by Ron DeLong '72 in appreciation for assistance he received as an undergraduate student to provide scholarship assistance to a freshman art education major who demonstrates financial need.
Established by Selma W. Thomson (emerita professor of music) in memory of Rudolf and Flora M. Wertime to provide scholarships to entering freshmen majoring in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, or bassoon.
Ruth B. DeFrancesco Scholarship in Art
Established by a bequest from Ruth B. DeFrancesco to provide scholarship assistance to freshman students majoring in art education, communication design, crafts, or studio art.
Sandra Corpora Presidential Scholarship for Art Studies
Established by Sandra Dickinson Corpora '69 to assist a freshman studio arts major who demonstrates exceptional painting talent and interest in realism in painting.
Sean Christopher Cieri Scholarship
Established in loving memory of Sean Christopher Cieri by his family and friends to provide scholarship assistance to a freshman student majoring in secondary education or communication studies.
Speech Communication Endowed Scholarship
Provides a scholarship for a student of need who is majoring in communication studies.
Susan Allport-Schneider Scholarship
Established in recognition of and appreciation for Susan Allport-Schneider, emerita professor of art education and crafts, for the contributions she made as a teacher and department chair, and through collaborative projects she developed with schools, museums, and other public institutions, to provide a scholarship to a senior art education or crafts major who has demonstrated commitment to scholarship, artistry, and teaching.
Theatre Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for students majoring in theatre.
Thomas F. Schantz Endowed Scholarship
Established by Thomas F. Schantz, emeritus professor of art education, to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding freshman art education students.