Music, Theatre, Dance, Art or Art History students can be selected for this scholarship. For more information about the Champion an Artist Program, please contact Assistant Director of Development Tonya Malik-Carson at or (970) 491-3558.


The launch of the Champion an Artist Scholarship Program in the College of Liberal Arts is geared toward recruiting and retaining excellent student artists at CSU. Using the Champion an Artist Scholarship Program as a competitive recruitment and retainment tool, CSU can compete among other top arts schools in the country as its ability to offer significant financial aid increases. The program is unique in the opportunities it provides donors to connect with Champion an Artist Scholarship recipients. With the option to choose student recipients that are involved in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance or the Department of Art and Art History, donors are granted a peek into the life of a student artist that is pursuing a medium that the donor is passionate about. The connection between the donor and student will be cemented by opportunities to interact with students one-on-one at dress rehearsals, show openings, or at times designated by the donor. By pairing meaningful financial aid and support from donors in the community, top arts students who are already at CSU will not only create connections in our community, but will have the ability to share their talents in surrounding arts communities, a spill over affect that strengthens the arts in Northern Colorado.