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College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

Edwin J. and Mildred B. Keene Scholarship in Art and Music

Established in 1997 by Dr. Carol A. Keene '61 to honor her parents, Edwin J. and Mildred B. Keene, this scholarship will be awarded on a rotating basis to a student enrolled in the Saint Xavier University Department of Art and Design or Music. 

Art and Design Rotation

In the Department of Art and Design, the Keene Scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman who should have an overall high school GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 system or a transfer student with no more than 20 hours of transfer credit and who has declared Art and Design as a major.  The scholarship will be granted based upon a portfolio (six to eight pieces in any medium) reviewed by faculty in the Art Department, a letter of application stating the student’s interests in and goals for art, recommendations by two high school teachers (one of whom teaches in the arts), and/or participation in invitational shows that are juried by high school instructors.

The recipient will be eligible to renew the scholarship during his/her college career by maintaining a 3.0 GPA in art and design classes and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 system.  If the recipient changes his/her major from art and design, he/she shall forfeit the scholarship.

Music Rotation

In the Department of Music, the Keene Scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman who should have an overall high school GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 system and who has declared Music as a major. The scholarship will be awarded upon a departmental audition with the music faculty (or a tape for an out-of-state student). 

The recipient will be eligible to renew the scholarship during his/her college career by maintaining a 3.0 GPA in music classes and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 system.  If the recipient changes his/her major from music, he/she shall forfeit the scholarship.