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Note: The deadline for completed applications is March 15 of the year for which you are applying. We are accepting applications for the Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 academic year.

How do I Apply?

  1. You must complete the general application for admission to ETSU and submit to East Tennessee State University Office of Admissions, PO Box 70731, Johnson City, TN  37614.  For more information concerning the application process for admission to ETSU, please visit the Admissions "How to Apply" web page.
  2. Review the minimum requirements for admission to the Arts Scholars Program to make sure you are eligible.
  3. Complete the Arts Scholars Program Application. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
  4. Follow the guidelines listed below for submitting your portfolio or other evidence of your artistic work.
  5. Send your completed application and all materials in a single packet NO LATER THAN MARCH 15 (every year). The address is on the application form.

GUIDELINES: Evidence of artistry

You will need to submit a portfolio or other evidence of your artistic abilities. Here are the guidelines, by area of artistry:

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Contreras-Koterbay, Ph.D., Director (423-502-3734,, or contact Eva Lynch, Secretary (423-439-7507, Assistance will be provided to help you find the information you need.

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USPS Mailing Address:
Fine & Performing Art Scholars
The Honors College at
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.7507
Fax: 423.439.6080

Street Addresses of The Honors College offices:
  Administration: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
University & Midway Scholars: Ada Earnest House
310 S. Dossett Drive
Honors-in-Discipline Programs: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Fine & Performing Art Scholars: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Undergraduate Research: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
International Programs & Services: Yoakley Hall, Room 122
161 S. Dossett Drive