Art + Design Scholarship Application
Undergraduate scholarship opportunities in the School of Art + Design
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Students who are seeking talent-based scholarships are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their artwork.
Talent Award Scholarships
The Fine Arts Talent Award (FATA), the Fine Arts Talent Enhancement Award (FATEA), and the Fine Arts Talent Trustees Award (FATTA) application deadline is January 15.
Portfolios submitted for scholarship consideration will be accepted through February 20. The awards are reserved for incoming first-year students who earn admission to a Studio Art major, an Art History major, or both in the School of Art + Design (SOA+D) within the College of Fine Arts (COFA). These talent-based scholarships are awarded on the potential of individual students, as determined by the Scholarship Committee. All Fine Arts talent based awards are renewable for 8 semesters based on the successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits per semester, maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and continued pursuit of a major in the College of Fine Arts.
Please note that applicants only need to submit ONE application through SlideRoom to be considered for all three types of awards. The $10 SlideRoom application fee will be waived for all applicants who submit their materials by the priority date of January 15.
After January 15, the fee may be waived on a case-by-case basis through the COFA. Students who intend to double major in Studio Art or Art History and also in another college outside of COFA must list Studio Art/Art History on the University application in order to be eligible for these awards. A second major can be added upon matriculation.
FATA/FATEA award recipients may be residents or non-residents of Ohio, while only non-residents are eligible for the FATTA.
Students seeking talent-based scholarships should submit a portfolio via our online portfolio submission site: SlideRoom.
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Digital Portfolio Guidance
To get started, we encourage all applicants to visit our information page guiding you through the steps and expectations in Preparing a Digital Portfolio.
Incoming, first-year in Studio Art: In the Media area of SlideRoom, upload 10 images that document your best original works of art in any media. Video/audio clips are also acceptable. Include detail shots or alternate views only if necessary for that artwork.
Incoming, first-year in Art History: In the Media area of SlideRoom, upload two writing samples in PDF format, three to five pages in length.
For both Studio Art and Art History majors:
In the Media area of SlideRoom, upload both images and writing samples as noted above. Select “Add Titles and Descriptions,” fill out all fields, and click “Next” to upload additional images or “Done.” At any time you can select “Save Progress” to save your information for future use. Once you have completed uploading and entering information, click “Next Step.”
NOTE: In the Media area of SlideRoom, upload 5 images that document your best original works of art in any media. Video/audio clips are also acceptable. Include detail shots or alternate views only if necessary for that artwork. The Priority Scholarship submission date for Transfer students is May 15.