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Creative Arts Scholarships

The Creative Arts Scholarship Program represents ETSU’s commitment to recruit students talented in the creative arts and whose public participation enriches our campus and our community.  

ETSU is committed to providing excellent training and opportunities for students in the creative arts and for students with interest in continued opportunities to pursue creative endeavors.

Qualifications and Benefits

  • New out-of-state students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are eligible (including international students)
  • Scholarship recipients receive support in an amount equivalent to out-of-state tuition (approximately $18,000 per academic year)
  • Recipients pay only in-state tuition rates
  • Scholarship award is for 8 semesters (does not include summers)
  • Scholarships in some academic areas require recipients to be majors/minors.  Other academic areas, such as Music and Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music  may award to scholarships to students who participate in their discipline but major/minor in another academic department.  


  • Recipients are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan for their freshmen year
  • Recipients will participate in creative arts activities or performances that have a University or community audience, as directed by their Creative Arts Scholarship Coordinator

These scholarships are not awarded through the Scholarship Office.  Please use the contact information provided below to find additional information and contact information.

Creative Arts Areas
Advertising & Public Relations
Majors/Minors only
Dr. Stephen Marshall
Art & Design
Majors/Minors only
Mindy Herrin
Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music
Dr. Nate Olson
Van VanEaton
Creative Writing
Majors/Minors only
Dr. Mark Baumgartner
Majors/Minors only
Cara Harker
Dance Team
Van VanEaton
Digital Media
Majors/Minors only
Marty Fitzgerald
East Tennessean (ETSU Student Newspaper)
Don Armstrong
Film Studies
Majors/Minors only
Dr. Stanton McManus
Forensics (Debate Team)
Dr. Wesley Buerkle
Gospel Choir
Laura Terry
Graphic Design
Majors/Minors only
Mindy Herrin
Interior Architecture
Majors/Minors only
Dean Isham
Majors/Minors only
Tammy Hayes
Marching Band
All majors
Dr. Joe Moore
All majors
Dr. Benjamin Caton
Majors/Minors only
Tammy Hayes
Majors/Minors only
Dr. Amber Kinser
Majors/Minors only
Karen Brewster
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