Art Scholarship

Incoming freshmen and transfer students with exceptional artistic ability are encouraged to apply for an Art Scholarship, with an annual value of up to $2,000, renewable each year for a lifetime value of up to $8,000.

Four art scholarships will be awarded each year. These scholarships may be given in addition to other academic scholarships that the college offers. However, recipients may receive only one Fine Arts Scholarship.

Elegibility and Selection
  • Scholarship applicants must be accepted for admission on or before the scholarship application deadline. 
  • Scholarship selection is based on artistic dedication and ability as determined by the application form and portfolio review in conjunction with two written letters of recommendation.
  • Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students entering in the fall semester.
  • Students need not be art majors to receive these awards, but recipients must take at least one art course per semester to remain eligible. Please ensure that this will work with your planned major.
  • The application deadline for the 2024-2025 academic year is March 15, 2024.
Portfolio Guidelines
  • Portfolio must contain a minimum of five works of art, but not more than 10.
  • Artwork in the following media will be accepted: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, small metals, printmaking, photography, fibers, mixed media, computer graphics, and video.
  • Portfolio must be submitted digitally as a pdf file using color photos.
Application Instructions
  1. Complete the online application form. We recommend that you review the application first so you know what you'll need to complete it. The application deadline is March 15, 2024, for a 2024-2025 Art Scholarship.
  2. In the application, you will need to provide the name, email, and phone number for two references. A link to the recommendation form will be sent to you electronically after you apply.
  3. You need to upload your portfolio as part of the application form. If you are unable to upload it that way, please contact Prof. Kristin Gjerdset ( about alternative ways of sharing your portfolio.
Annual Renewal

The art scholarship is renewable annually provided the student fulfills the following: 

  • Maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  • Must be enrolled in at least one art course each semester of the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Has satisfactorily participated in the activities of the art department.
  • Models an example of Christian character and leadership.