Lilyblade Art Scholarship

This scholarship is a tribute to Paul and Murdene Lilyblade’s lifetime support of education, and honors the life of Paul Lilyblade.


Paul and Murdene Lilyblade were married in 1948. Throughout their lives they have been dedicated supporters of Colorado State University both in academics and as staunch and stalwart supporters of all athletic programs. The central theme of many family gatherings and discussions is CSU, both in terms of athletic success and prominent academic program success.

Paul and Murdene shared a deep and enduring appreciation for higher education as evidence by the long list of their children and grandchildren in attendance at CSU. All three of Paul and Murdene's children - Christy, Barbara, and David- graduated from Poudre High School and then continued their education at Colorado State University.

  • Applicant shall be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in art education, art history, and/or the visual arts (i.e., painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry and metals, and graphic design
  • Demonstrates financial need
All Art majors are automatically considered. If you are a finalist for this scholarship, you will be contacted in February to submit a three-piece portfolio in March. Any questions about Art scholarships should be directed to the department at 970 491 6774.