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Creative Performance Scholarship

Calumet College of St. Joseph is a university dedicated to expanding education, motivating minds, and inspiring innovation. Located right in the heart of Northwest Indiana, culture is infused in everyday student life and academics. By having our reach be both local and international, we are one of the most diverse universities in the Midwest and the only Hispanic-Serving Institution in Indiana. Our inclusive community is committed to ensuring that all students deserve the chance to be successful when it comes to a college education.

Our Creative Performance Scholarship is dedicated for students who are interested in Art, Drama, Theater, Film, Music, Writing, and the Graphic Novel. The arts community at CCSJ puts students at the center, with diverse opportunities to ensure that students can grow and develop their artistic passions.

To qualify, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at CCSJ and be full-time only.

Students may qualify for up to $7,500 annually, Fall and Spring semesters. That's $30,000 total!*

Contact Admissions Specialist, Shelley Lohr, to learn how to participate: (219) 473-4216 |

*Award is based on 8 semesters, only applied to tuition. All award amounts are up to amounts.


Each application requires submissions of your work and a paragraph, where students should explain why you enjoy what you do, what it means to you, and what your art has done for your life.

Visual Arts

4+ photos required

Photography, Painting, Sculpting, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Filmmaking

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1 video performance link or video (group or solo)

Acting, Dancing, Vocal, Instrumental

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4+ documents or PDFs of work

Poetry, Essay, Short story, Screenwriting, Songwriting, Journalism

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For more information, contact Admissions at:

Phone: (219) 473-4215

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