Scholarships in FPA


Applications for Fine & Performing Arts Scholarships can be found at the Creighton University Admissions website.

Grace Keenan Scholarship

This fund provides financial support to Fine & Performing Arts majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.  These renewable scholarships are awarded to deserving students based on academic achievement and recipients are selected by the Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department.  As determined by the Chair, students from other disciplines can be nominated based on the availability of funds.  A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for renewal.

The $4000 Grace Keenan Endowed Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen who intend to major or minor in the visual or performing arts.  The Scholarship, which is renewable, is funded by a donation from Grace Keenan, a retired teacher and lover of the arts who opened her home and her heart to Creighton students.

Application Process
Applications for the Keenan Scholarship can be submitted online through the Creighton Admissions Student portal.

Student Portal

Submission deadline date for consideration for the 2016-2017 academic year is January 15th, 2016 and the audition date is Sunday, February 14, 2016. In the event of inclement weather, candidates will be contacted to make other arrangements.

Applicants will be contacted to confirm audition times.  A live audition is preferred, but an audio cassette, CD or video tape is acceptable.  Audition materials cannot be returned.  If accompaniment is needed, itmust be requested at the time of the application.

Direct Applications & Inquires to:

Scholarship Committee
c/o Michael McCandless
Department of Fine & Performing Arts
2500 California Plaza
Creighton University
Omaha, NE  68178-0303

Marion G. Jeffrey Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior Creighton student with a declared major in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.  Financial need is a requirement, and recommendation of candidates will be made by the Department Chair to the Director of Financial Aid.  The award may be renewed by continued eligibility and the recommendation of the Department Chair.