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Each year the college awards merit- and need-based scholarships to applicants who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment and intellectual promise.

With the help of our generous donors, scholarship amounts vary between $500 and $6,000 for an academic year. Some of the awards are renewable through four years of undergraduate study as long as the recipient maintains satisfactory academic performance. New student scholarships are announced mid-April to early May. Continuing student awards are typically awarded late spring.

Incoming Freshmen

Students are considered for these scholarships on the basis of their application submissions to the university and their financial need. In addition to the many scholarships administered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the college offers the following scholarships for fall semester incoming freshmen:


Creative & Performing Arts Awards

Awarded to incoming Art, Dance, Music and Theatre majors by audition or portfolio review.


Dean's Freshmen Scholars

A one-year scholarship for academically talented, well-rounded students.


The Elizabeth Cannon Scholarship

A renewable scholarship for incoming freshmen with a declared ARHU major from Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Current Students

Scholarship information and applications are made available each spring semester and awarded for the following fall semester. To be considered for an award, students must enroll full-time for both the fall and spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. Students must remain an ARHU major and maintain the GPA requirement for each scholarship; otherwise, the scholarship will be revoked. Renewable scholarships are offered for a maximum of 8 consecutive semesters. Scholarship amount is subject to change.

NOTE: The College of Arts and Humanities is no longer accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year. The application deadline was April 2, 2021. Starting February 2022, students may submit applications for the 2022-23 academic year.

Students will be notified via email after applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee. Scholarships and awards will become a part of the student’s financial aid package. Two weeks prior to the beginning of each semester, funds will be credited to the student’s account.

Please see individual department websites for additional scholarship opportunities. For detailed scholarship descriptions and eligibility, please see:

Scholarship  Description 

Arundel Mills Scholarship

For Theatre, Music and/or Dance majors 
Catherine Vuozzo Scholarship For ARHU majors that need financial assistance. 
Heyward G. Hill Memorial Scholarship  For ARHU majors interested in a career in international affairs
Stringer Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship For Theatre, Music and/or Dance majors
Catherine Mackin Memorial Scholarship For first-year ARHU majors
Douglas and Holly Jacobs Memorial Scholarship For transfer ARHU majors from a community college 
James F. Harris Arts & Humanities Visionary Scholarship For ARHU majors with outstanding academic achievement 
Dean's Fund for Students in the Arts For Art, Dance, Music or Theatre majors
Hugh F. & Glen Hannah Cole Financial Aid Scholarship (Names will be provided by Office of Financial Aid and eligible students will be invited to apply For ARHU majors with demonstrated financial need 
ARH-U Ready and Foxworth Unpaid Internship Scholarships For ARHU students completing unpaid internships for academic credit