Each year the Department of Art and Design awards several thousands of dollars in scholarship money to exisiting students. These funds are divided among all class levels and areas of emphasis. Awards are based on the quality of the applicant's artwork, faculty approval, and academic performance. Scholarship applications are due in March and awards are announced sometime in April. The art department will notify students of deadlines by e-mail, class announcements, and fliers as they arise.
Currently, the art department does not award incoming freshmen or incoming transfers scholarship money. And while it isn't a requirement for entry into the art department, we will accept portfolios from incoming students if your application to the university needs a second look.
To submit a portfolio, send up to 10 digitally formatted jpeg images of your recent artwork on a Mac-readable CD. Each image should be 2mb or smaller. The CD must be submitted in a labeled container with your name and address. Each image must have some sort of visible identification, including your name, date completed, title, medium, and dimensions. Make sure you send this while your university application is pending. We do not return portfolios once submitted.
Scholarship application forms, exact deadlines and instructions are available by contacting the art department office at (619) 849-2396.