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Sample Scholarship Application Form

We've put together this sample art scholarship application form to help you get an idea of what scholarship forms look like and what information might be required. Print this form as often as you'd like and practice filling it out.

Sample Scholarship Application Form

Each year the Department of Art offers several art scholarships to incoming new students. These awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an art portfolio and artist's statement. All students are encouraged to participate in this process.

The portfolio should include 10 images in CD-Rom format, Macintosh compatible. All materials should be labeled with artist's name, title of each piece (if any), media, dimensions, and year completed. Portfolio artwork may include drawings, painting, photography, ceramics, digital works, mixed media, printmaking, sculptures, et cetera. Self-portraits, still lives and figure studies are recommended. Portfolios may include coursework or artwork created outside of art courses, preferably within the past two years.

The Artist's Statement should include your reasons for wanting to be an artist, a description of artists and/or work that you admire, and your academic and artistic goals. Your statement should be 300-500 words (double spaced) in length. Be sure to include your name at the top of your statement.

A letter of recommendation from a current or past instructor familiar with your artistic qualifications should be included with the application.

Copies of your official high school and/or college transcripts should be submitted with the application.

Return this completed form along with your portfolio and artist's statement by [deadline date] to [school address], to be considered for the upcoming school year starting.

Please type or print:

Personal Information
Last Name: _________________________________ First Name: _________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
City: _________________________State: ______Zip: _________Country if outside USA: ____________
Telephone Number: (____) ________________
Email Address: _______________________________________________Today’s Date ______________

Educational Information
High School: ___________________________________________________________________________
City: _____________________________ State: ______ Year Graduated: _________ GPA: ____________
College: ______________________________________________________________________________
City: _____________________________ State: ______ Hours Completed: _________ GPA: ___________
Major / Intended Major: _____________________________ Full-Time or Part-Time (circle one)

APPLICANT STATUS (please check one):
______ First-year art student (traditional freshman)
______ Transfer student from another college or university
______ Transfer student from another School department: ________________________________________
IF TRANSFERRING from another college or university, indicate the level you expect to enter School:
______First-Year art student
______Second-Year art student, 18 completed units of college art courses required
______Third-Year art student, 36 completed units of college art courses required
______Fourth-Year art student, 54 completed units of college art courses required
Emphasis Interest (please check all that apply):
______ Design
______ Painting/Drawing
______ Photography
______ Sculpture
______ Video, Animation
______ Undecided
CHECKLIST for art scholarship:
______ 1) This completed application form
______ 2) One-page artist's statement
______ 3) 10 image portfolio (CD format), with name & media (i.e.: ink, watercolor, photography)
______ 4) Transcript(s)
______ 5) Self-addressed, stamped return envelope large enough for portfolio, if you would like it
returned. Please use precaution when packaging and labeling application materials. The School
Art Department is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
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