The University of the Incarnate Word's College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) proudly offers academic scholarships for undergraduate students in different programs.

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Scholarship applications for students planning to major in Fine Arts are accepted from March 15 to April 15. Please submit 12 pieces of original artwork via slides, CD or portfolio of actual work.

Students may hand deliver submissions to Roland Sul in Kelso Art Center Room 109 (Fine Arts Building) Art Department or mail to:

Art Department
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway CPO 345
San Antonio, TX 78209

Submissions must include the student’s name, address, phone number and email address. Award announcements will be made by May 15.

For more information, contact Professor Miguel Cortinas, Art Department Chair, at (210) 829-3861 or, or Roland Sul, Art Gallery Director, at (210) 829-3852 or

Tuition discounts are offered for participation in band ensembles at UIW. The list of Tuition Credits, also known as “Band Scholarships,” is typically sent to the Office of Financial Assistance at the end of the first week of classes and should appear on students' accounts the following week.

Please get in touch with Prof. Nieves Villaseñor at for more details.

The Department of Music offers four types of scholarships, described below. To receive any type of scholarship, the student must return the Scholarship Acceptance Form (mailed with the award letter) to Melinda Wright ( No scholarship award will be released until this form is completed and returned. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to find out how your scholarship award applies to your account.

Annually Renewable Music Scholarships

Students may receive annually renewable music scholarships of up to $4,000 per academic year for music majors, or up to $800 per academic year for music minors. These scholarships are awarded to students who show notable musical aptitude and who show significant potential to succeed in their chosen music program. Entering students must audition in January or February of the calendar year in which they plan to attend UIW. Current students not receiving the maximum amount may audition in January to increase their annual award.

These scholarships are renewable for five years. The award is contingent upon the following conditions:

  1. Maintenance of full-time status (12 credit hours minimum) throughout each semester of the award
  2. Enrollment in a major departmental ensemble (Chorale, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble or Orchestra) throughout each semester of the award, unless exempted by the music faculty for internships or student teaching
  3. Demonstrable progress toward the completion of degree requirements
  4. Maintenance of an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Failure to meet any of these conditions will result in the withdrawal of the student's scholarship. The UIW Music faculty also reserves the right to end any music scholarship at any time based on unsatisfactory class performance or excessive absences.

Detailed information about audition dates as well as Scholarship Audition Forms will be posted on the Department of Music website and sent in an e-mail.

One-Year Music Scholarships

One-Year Music Scholarships are available to current music students who are not receiving the maximum amount through auditions in the fall semester. Awards are disbursed in the spring semester. Eligible sophomores and upperclassmen must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0, and first-year students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of their first full semester. One-year scholarships are not renewable. Students must re-audition in January to be considered for an annually renewable scholarship (see above).

One-Year Scholarship Audition Form

Ensemble Scholarships

Ensemble scholarships are awarded at the discretion of ensemble directors. A student must register for the ensemble to receive an ensemble scholarship. Consult with the ensemble director for details and eligibility.

Endowed Scholarships

The Department of Music offers a limited number of endowed one-year scholarships based on academic merit. In the fall semester, a notice is sent to current students about applying for these scholarships.

Other University Scholarships

The faculty strongly encourages prospective and current students to explore scholarship opportunities outside the department. Some of these opportunities are described on UIW's Grants and Scholarships webpage.

For more detailed information, consult the UIW Student Handbook Section XII.

Online Scholarship Auditions/Callbacks

Depending upon your GPA and standardized test scores, students may be eligible for UIW Merit Based Scholarships and other financial aid. For more information, call the UIW Office of Financial Assistance at (210) 829-6008 or visit the UIW Financial Aid web site.

Theatre Arts scholarships range from $500 - $4,000. The Department of Theatre Arts awards these scholarships based on the students' audition and/or portfolio. Prospective students must apply and be accepted into the University to claim any scholarship award. Graduating high school students with a minimum of 2.5 GPA or college students with a minimum of 2.5 GPA may compete for a scholarship.

How to Compete for a Theatre Arts Scholarship


UIW Theatre Arts faculty typically attends the annual Texas Educational Theatre Association conference, the Greater San Antonio auditions and North Texas auditions to recruit students. Students who wish to compete for scholarships may also make an individual appointment to audition on the UIW campus.


  • Each applicant must submit a resume, photo (non-returnable) and two letters of recommendation at the audition.
  • Student performers should present two contrasting monologues (comic/serious, classical/contemporary). The maximum time allowed for the presentation of these two monologues is four minutes.
  • Students interested in Theatre Design/Technology should present a portfolio of their artwork, earlier designs, representations of Theatre Technology products and any other Design Technology-related work.
  • If distance is a problem, student performers may send a video audition of two monologues. DVD format is preferred. Similarly, students interested in Design/Technology may send us their portfolio by mail, using UPS and supplying proper insurance and a tracking number to ensure safe and prompt delivery.

To schedule an audition or portfolio review, contact Brooke Arnold at (210) 829-3810 or