College of Visual and Performing Arts
College of Visual and Performing Arts

John O'Connell,  Dean

Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

  • Office: Visual Arts Building
  • Room: VA102
  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am–5 pm

  • Phone: 260-481-6977
  • Fax: 260-481-6707
  • E-mail:

Purdue Fort Wayne
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Art and Design | School of Music | Theatre

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers awards and scholarships to students majoring in art and design, music, and theatre. Awards may also include grants, fee remission, or work-study assistance. As recipients are selected by their respective department/school, applicants should contact their department/school directly for more information.

Purdue University Fort Wayne also provides financial aid programs to help meet educational expenses. To apply, students need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For assistance, please call the Financial Aid office at 260-481-6820. Click here for the FAFSA web page.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts awards scholarships to art and design, music, and theatre students. These awards are provided from the college rather than from a specific department/school.

Auer Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Scholars Program

The Auer CVPA Scholars Program is a competitive and merit-based full-ride scholarship opportunity open to all art and design, music, and theatre majors. These scholarships, available to current high school seniors, offer full tuition, housing, textbooks, and fees paid up to four years. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2020.

Click here to view eligibility criteria and your next steps.

Click here to submit your application.

Endowed Scholarships include:

  • Ione Auer Arts Scholarship
  • Waterfield Foundation Scholarship
  • Samuel S. and Bronnica W. Weinberg Scholarship Fund in Memory of Gertrude Weigler Brateman
  • Visual and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship

Specific scholarship information in the following departments: Art and DesignMusicTheatre

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Freshmen

Applying for scholarships has never been easier. Students are now able to complete and submit one application for all scholarships offered by our university.