Scholarships in FPA


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

Grace Keenan Scholarship

Creighton University offers $4,000 scholarships, given by the Grace Keenan Endowment to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Grace Keenan was a retired teacher and lover of the arts who opened her door and heart to Creighton students. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen who intend to major or minor in visual or performing arts. In order to renew the scholarship beyond sophomore year, students must declare a major or minor in one of the arts - Art, Dance, Music, Musical Theatre and Theatre. A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for renewal.

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 2019-2020 academic year is January 4, 2019 and the audition date is Sunday, January 27, 2019. Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person. In the event of inclement weather, candidates will be contacted to make other arrangements.

Required materials for Keenan Application:

  1. Fine and Performing Arts Resume
  2. Scholarship Essay
  3. Letter of Recommendation (recommended, but not required)
  4. Audition or Art Portfolio Review

All applicants are required to complete an audition or portfolio review. Auditions and portfolio review interviews will be conducted on campus by Creighton faculty from corresponding departments during the College of Arts and Sciences Special Programs Day held on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Auditions will be conducted between 11 am and 4 pm. If you are unable to attend the Special Programs Day, an audition or portfolio interview can be completed during a campus visit prior to the on campus audition day, or a video audition or art portfolio can be submitted online by January 4, 2019. View audition requirements here.

For more information, please contact Michael McCandless at 402-280-2498 or

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.

Leo Vincent Jacks Scholarship

The Leo Vincent Jacks Scholarship in Classical Languages is a $2,000 renewable scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen who have an interest in the study of the ancient languages and plan to pursue the Classical Languages Major at Creighton University. Select the link here to learn more about the application requirements.