Awards & Scholarships
The Program in Arts Technology offers the following scholarships, awards, and assistantships to recruit and recognize talented students.
We offer a limited number of scholarships in Arts Technology at this time, though we are always looking for opportunities to expand that number. Further, scholarships that are available to all students in the University or in the College of Fine Arts are also available to Arts Technology majors.
Forms of scholarships:
- Tuition Scholarship: These scholarships cover partial costs of tuition. Generally, new students—whether first-year or transfers—receive priority in the awarding of tuition scholarships by the Arts Technology Program. For incoming students these scholarships are based on evaluations of your academic potential, your previous achievement and your potential for success. These scholarships are renewable, on a semester-by-semester basis, for up to four years so long as the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria and policies of the Arts Technology Program.
- Talent Grant-in-Aid: These scholarships cover partial costs of tuition or fees. Generally, they are granted to continuing Arts Technology students and are based upon academic achievement, and service to the program. They are granted for one semester, although students may reapply every year.
- Friends of the Arts: These scholarships are made available through the efforts of the Friends of the Arts organization. They are generally granted to continuing Arts Technology majors, who are evaluated on their academic achievement, and service to the programl. They are granted for one semester, although students may reapply every year.
Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Scholarship Winners:
- Alexia Doane - Tuition Scholarship
- Grayson Randall - Tuition Scholarship
- Lance Savage - Tuition Scholarship
- Rachel White - Tuition Scholarship
- Cornelius Jordan - Friends of the Arts
- Mary McCubbins - Friends of the Arts
- Kieran Pereira - Friends of the Arts
- Amanda Carlson - Talent Grant-in-Aid
- Tessa Gillett - Talent Grant-in-Aid
- Austin Robbins - Talent Grant-in-Aid
- Nathan Schiavone - Talent Grant-in-Aid
- Emily Sewing - Talent Grant-in-Aid
- Jessica Tran - Talent Grant-in-Aid
Williams Family Scholarship in Arts Technology
A generous gift from David Williams, professor of Music and primary architect of the Arts Technology Program, and his wife Kay Williams, a long-time clarinet teacher, has provided a one-time scholarship for incoming first year or transfer students in Arts Technology. If you are applying to the AT Program as a first year or as a transfer student,
please contact Jody DeCremer, for more information.
Past awardees of the Williams Family Scholarship are:
- Sarah Strauss '12
- Ruben Nieuwboer '11
- Kyle Holliday '10
- Kieran Pereira '09
- Joe Holland '08
- Michael Stahl '07
- Michael Khatchadourian '06
- Allison Baker '05
- Melissa Bianchetta '04
- John Scott '03
- Jessica Melville '02
Friends of the Arts Talent Grants
Those enrolled in an Illinois State University Arts Technology program are eligible to receive an monetary award on behalf of the Friends of the Arts. Those students who can demonstrate their scholarly performance may submit an application to the Arts Technology Office.
Opportunities for Graduate Students
The Graduate School provides Graduate assistantship forms and other information on financial assistance . Please complete an assistantship form if you are a graduate student in Arts Technology and wish to have an assistantship with us. Send it to:
The Program in Arts Technology/Grad. Assistantship
Campus Box 5600
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790
Graduate Assistantships may be available through other departments on campus. Visit erecruiting.com (sponsored by the Career Center).
We employ several students to work in our computer labs. If you are interested in being a lab monitor, please contact our Lab Manager,
To be considered for federal, state, and institutional need-based programs, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),which is a need-analysis form. For full consideration, the FAFSA should be submitted to the processor by the preferential filing date of March 1. Regardless of whether or not you think you are eligible to receive aid, you are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA.
The Financial Aid Office at Illinois State University is available to help you understand the application process, how eligibility is determined, and what financial aid programs are available.