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Grace Keenan Scholarship

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
Visual Art Submission Guidelines:

Applications for the Keenan Scholarship can be obtained through Creighton University?s Undergraduate Admissions Office (402-280-2703 or 800-282-5835).

Applicants should indicate an interest in majoring in Studio Art on their application. The supplemental application materials include:
1. A cover letter describing the applicant's experience, interest in pursing Studio Art at Creighton, and how the Keenan Scholarship may help them reach their artistic goals.
2. A resume outlining the applicant?s relevant experience. (This may include community involvement in the arts, high school courses taken, special instruction, etc.)
3. Two letters of recommendation included with the application, or sent directly to:
    Scholarship Committee
    c/o Michael McCandless
    Department of Fine and Performing Arts
    2500 California Plaza
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska 68178-0303
4. A Portfolio of at least 10 pieces of original artwork. Applicants may schedule an in-person portfolio review at any time, prior to the application deadline. Digital or slide portfolios may be submitted for review, if received prior to the application deadline. Portfolios should include a minimum of 10 original art works. Application materials will not be returned to the applicant. Inquiries regarding the portfolio requirements should be directed to the Scholarship Committee at 402-280-2509 or

Submission deadline for consideration for the 2015-2016 academic year is February 1, 2015 and the last in-person portfolio review date is Saturday, February 14, 2015. In the event of inclement weather, candidates will be contacted to make other arrangements.

Direct Applications & Inquires to:

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

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