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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, FreshmanHonors, and Miscellaneous scholarship categories.

Bradley D. Rahn '83 Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rahn (parents) and Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Proudfoot (grandparents) in memory of their son and grandson, Bradley D. Rahn '83, to provide scholarships for hard-working upper-level electronic media students who are active in extracurricular activities.

Calvin E. Afflerbach & Mamie H. Afflerbach Scholarship

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.

Department of Music Endowed Scholarship

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.

Dorothy S. Barbera String Scholarship

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.

E. Annette Mazzaferri Robertson, Ph.D. Scholarship

Established by John J. Robertson, M.D. in memory of his wife, E. Annette Mazzaferri Robertson, Ph.D., to provide scholarship assistance to a communication studies major who has achieved an outstanding academic record and demonstrates financial need.

Earl L. Mayberry Music Scholarship

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.

Edwin Schatkowski Music Scholarship

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.

Electronic Media Alumni Scholarship

Established by Christopher M. Murphy '95 for the purpose of providing scholarship support to an upper-level student majoring in electronic media who is active in departmental activities.

Esther F. Smith Scholarship

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.

Hearst Foundation Scholarship

Established by a grant from the Hearst Foundation to provide annual scholarships to two students:  one majoring in English professional writing, and one majoring in electronic media.

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.

Karen L. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

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.

Klunk & Millan Communication Design Scholarship

Established by James S. Klunk to provide a scholarship for an outstanding communication design major.

Martha L. Hafer Endowed Scholarship for Jazz Studies

Established by Martha L. Hafer to provide scholarships for students performing in the Jazz University Jazz Ensemble.

Mary Grace Wible Scholarship

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.

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.

Reid F. Lessig Scholarship for Bands

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.

R.G. Wells/Kutztown University Jazz Band Scholarship

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.

Rudolf and Flora M. Wertime Music Scholarship

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 '69 Presidential Scholarship for Art Studies

Established by Sandra Dickinson Corpora '69 to provide scholarship assistance to a studio art major who demonstrates exceptional achievement in studio courses, a strong academic record, and professional development in the arts.

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 Communications 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. Established to provide a scholarship to a senior art education major or crafts major who has demonstrated commitment to scholarship, artistry, and teaching.

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.

Volume Squared Scholarship

Established by KA Pang to provide a scholarship for an outstanding sophomore or junior communication design major.