Fine Arts Scholarships
The academic field of art features many concentrations within its domain. Within this field you can study everything from art history to photography. While there are art scholarships for many of these concentrations, you'll first need to determine if it's the visual or the performing arts that interest you. After you've made that determination, you should be able to focus your art scholarship search so as to make the most of your efforts.
The major of visual arts is also referred to as fine arts or studio arts. In this field you generally choose a type of studio art, such as painting, and concentrate on that mode of expression. Examples of other concentrations include sculpture, print making, ceramics, animation, glass blowing, metalsmithing and textile arts. Classes in this major are not like the traditional college courses found in majors such as English or history. In the place of lectures and didactic instruction, you'll have studio time where you'll work on projects, develop your portfolio and learn the subtleties behind receiving and issuing criticism.
The performing arts include concentrations such as drama and theater arts, music performance and dance. These programs are offered in a wide range of formats and styles. Initially, you'll have to choose between a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program. When it comes to the performing arts, the BFA is generally more rigorous and the BA programs provide you with a broader, more well-rounded educational experience. Which style of program will work best for you depends on what you plan on doing after you graduate.
The employment prospects for these varied fields is hardly a concise picture. Job opportunities vary dramatically depending on what you study. Clearly, fields such as digital art and graphic design feature a rosier employment picture over the coming decade than a major such as dance. But even this intuitive fact is not set in stone. When it comes to graphic design the current trend is to farm out the basic design work to oversees firms. And while the field of dance is overcrowded with talented graduates, there are a growing number of job opportunities is areas such as dance education and arts administration.
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In the granting of scholarships, preference shall be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Applicants should reside or have resided in the northeast region of Pennsylvania and be a citizen of the United States.
Grants are made without distinction as to race, color, creed, or sex. The applicant need not be a graduate student, nor formally trained in any academic or professional program. The applicant must show that the scholarship will aid them in their development into professional artists. The granting of the award and the amount awarded is a matter of discretion of the Grant Selection Committee.
Applicant must furnish the Selection Committee with proof of exceptional ability in his or her chosen field and give evidence that this chosen field is intended to be his or her life's work. This ability must be demonstrated through a selection process which is initiated by completing an official application form. The application form must be supported by letters of recommendation from recognized artists, experts or judges in the pertinent field. Additionally, the application requires a detailed proposal for the use of the grant including a projected budget.
TERMS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient may use the award only to finance an individual program or proposal which has had prior approval by the Selection Committee and the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House, Inc. The grant, awarded annually, is in the sum of up to $12,000. The proceeds of this grant represent taxable income in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service Code Section I 17, as amended. The grantor will file the necessary reports with the IRS concerning the award. The recipient is required to make two progress reports to the Administrative Chairperson. These reports are then presented to the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House. Failure to comply with these reports may result in the termination of the grant. There is no requirement that the award be made if in the judgment of the Selection Committee there is no qualified candidate.
Completed applications and proposals must be in the office of the Waverly Community House, Inc. on or before December 15th of each year. If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday the applications must be postmarked on or before the 15th. All applicants will be informed within 90 days as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee for a final presentation of their work and for an interview. Each finalist will be notified of their status within one week of the presentations as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee. On or before November 1st, a progress report, including photographs and/or other suitable documentation of the work in progress, must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson. On or before May 1st, a more complete and detailed report must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson.
A limited number of scholarship awards are available for new students (entering freshmen or transfer students)
The application period is March 2-31. The application will be available on March 1.
Please submit a portfolio that includes 10-12 examples of your original artwork. You may submit original artworks (drawings, photos, etc.) or high-quality digital reproductions of original work; web portfolios or a CD portfolio of your artwork are acceptable. All portfolios will be returned.
• ACT scores
• Transcript(s) of your grades
• A letter of recommendation
• An application letter that discusses your art interests and career plans
New student application packets must be received no later than March 31, for scholarship award consideration. Applications missing any aspect of this process will not be considered.
Mail application materials and portfolios to:
Northern State University
Attn: Art Department
1200 S Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Requirements for Recipients
Art Department scholarship winners are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major courses. If this standard is not met, the award is subject to withdrawal at the discretion of the Art Department faculty.
This scholarship is open to all entering undergraduate students. Awards are based on a student's outstanding creative ability. A portfolio is required
Eligibility:1. Applicants should have been enrolled in classes or lessons at The Fine Arts Association within the past year. Applicants new to Fine Arts may apply, though priority will be given to currently enrolled students.2. FAA Achievement Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying all registration fees.3. FAA Achievement Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for financial-need scholarships.4. Full and partial scholarships are awarded based on the individual’s achievements relative to his/her age, without regard for race, sex, religion, age, disability or national origin.5. Recipients of partial scholarships may not apply another FAA discount or special offer to the remaining tuition due for the class for which the scholarship was granted. Balance of class tuitionmust be paid before the first class. For balances over $200, a payment plan can be arranged.6. Partial scholarships are awarded for each session and must be used in the session for which the scholarship application was made. Students must complete a new scholarship application for eachsession.7. In general, Achievement Scholarships will be limited to one class per session for each applicant.
Any eligible student is welcome to apply, whether you have extensive experience giving back to your community, or just a little. In addition to the general application (which can be found here), each candidate must submit an essay that details their views on various businesses’ impact on local communities, as well as illuminates your ideas and/or beliefs on how organizations can properly impact their own communities.
Length: 1,800 words minimum 2,500 words maximum
Topic: In your own words, how do you think a business can help out the community in an ethical way? If you owned a business right now- what would it be? And how would you use that company to positively impact your community?
References: Please use examples and insights from your own experiences, as well as cite any resources you use for data or statistics.
Honoring renowned ASCAP members George and Ira Gershwin and named for Louis Dreyfus, co-founder of the U.S. Division of Chappell Music (now part of Warner/Chappell Music), the Gershwins publisher, this scholarship is presented each year to a composition student for a score written for dance, film/video or theater. The student must be enrolled in either the B.A. or B.F.A. program at the City College/City University of New York, Ira Gershwins alma mater.
The Department of Art awards a limited number of four-year performance scholarships to incoming freshmen in recognition of outstanding talent, leadership, and academic record. Recipients of the Fine Art Scholarships will receive $1,000 a year to apply to educational expenses at the university. This scholarship is renewable for a total of eight semesters provided the student maintains a cumulative GP A of 3.0.
Assistance for students of superior ability pursuing graduate programs leading to the doctorate or the Master of Fine Arts in selected fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants must demonstrate financial need by filling out a FAFSA form. Twenty percent of the fellowships are awarded in the social sciences (including psychology), twenty percent in the arts, and sixty percent in the humanities. A minimum of sixty percent of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits. Awards include tuition, fees, and a stipend, and may be renewed for up to four years of study. Application materials may be reviewed on the web site, but applicants must obtain a hard copy for submission because a scannable form is included.
To be eligible:
Must be currently enrolled or will be enrolling in a recognized art program within the current calendar year.
GPA may be submitted; however, the scholarship will be awarded based on creativity and not with a focus on GPA.
Supporting materials include:
Describe, in whatever medium you choose, the creative journey that has led you to submit this application. You may submit this description in written, oral or an art media form of your choice (JPEG, audio, YouTube video, etc.).
If you choose to submit a media file, please upload to Youtube.com or any other video-sharing website, copy and post link in the 'Student Essay Questions' portion of the application process.
Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
Current, official transcript (optional)
Statement of annual household income or Student Aid Report (from FAFSA). Preference may be given to applicants based on financial need.
Financial aid award letter(s) or other scholarship awards (if applicable)
Applicants apply online. Applications will be reviewed by The Race For Education Selection Committee. Finalists may be contacted for a personal interview. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Equine Art Committee. Inquiries about the scholarships may be directed to The Race For Education at (859) 252-8648 or email@example.com
Bucknell University offers a limited number of arts merit scholarships to students who demonstrate artistic and academic excellence and who intend to major, minor, or concentrate in the fine and performing arts programs on campus. Scholarships are available in the areas of: * Art and art history * Dance * English – creative writing * Music * Theatre – design and technology or performanceAwards range from $2,500 to $10,000 and are renewable for four years provided that students satisfy department requirements.Candidates who would also like to apply for need-based aid will need to complete the College Scholarship Services (CSS) profile form and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid.
School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityVocational College, Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying: Interest in Fabric DesignAttendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Interest in interior design, fabric fashion design, 3-D art, collage, fine arts design with fabric element, with final goal to work in field of fabric design by designing or teaching.Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 2 - School officials
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