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  • School of Media Arts & Design Scholarships

    All students should contact the financial aid office when they enroll at MSUM to inquire about loans, grants, work study, honors apprenticeships and scholarships.  There are a number of scholarships for which School of Media Arts & Design students might be eligible.  In addition, the department offers the following scholarships and awards.

    MSUM School of Media Arts & Design Scholarship

    The department has a generous scholarship program. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 and outstanding achievement in academics, artistic/creative activities, or department service are required to be eligible for the scholarships. Three scholarships are annually available to department majors, as described below. The deadline for application is February 17.

    Ted Larson Endowment

    An endowed fund established to honor the legacy of Professor Ted Larson, used at the discretion of the Film Studies Department to promote and preserve film as a medium with which to educate Film Studies majors and engage in scholarly and creative research.

    Rusty Casselton Endowment

    An endowment fund established in 2008, in the memory of Professor Harold “Rusty” Casselton, to continue the mission of the School of Media Arts & Design Department and the education of Film Studies majors.

    Delmar J. Hansen

    These scholarships are made possible by donations to the Delmar J. Hansen endowment fund by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the department. The program recognizes outstanding academic achievement as well as contributions to the department and community through leadership and active participation in events and organizations. The scholarship honors the man who served as Director of Theatre at MSUM from 1957 to 1989.

    Mark Lukac

    These scholarships in Theatre and Film is an endowed fund which was established in memory of Mark Robert Lukac, who was a member in good standing of the MSUM Class of 1991 at the time of his sudden, accidental death on April 8, 1990. This scholarship shall be awarded to a major who is studying theatre or film on the basis of the following:

    • General artistic creativity
    • Acting ability
    • Desire to be a performer
    • Number of student theatre, film, and/or television performances, with quality of performance more important than level of the role
    • Commitment to becoming a stage or film actor
    • Indication of potential to become a director in any of the four named media
    • Commitment to and support of the MSUM theatre/film programs and to the other students majoring in the programs

    Mark Lukac had a zest for and a love of life, an incomparable sense of humor, along with a love of people and a desire to be of help to them. With these traits in addition to the above, the total should be taken as usually strong qualifications. Financial need of an applicant will be considered only if two or more candidates for the scholarship have seemingly equal qualifications, in which case financial need will be considered as an additional positive factor.

    Carol Gaede

    The Carol Gaede Scholarship Award was established to honor Dr. Carol Gaede for her long standing commitment to excellence and learning in the disciplines of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts. The scholarship is a financial award that honors academic, artistic/creative, and/or service achievement in a student who is a declared major. For additional information about these scholarships and awards, contact your advisor.

    Freshman Talent Scholarship

    Freshman talent scholarships can be awarded to incoming freshmen. They are available to high school seniors planning to enroll at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

    Freshman Scholarship Application

     

     

    Department Scholarship Application
    Financial Aid Scholarships