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Department of Art Scholarships

Scholarships available to Art Students

The Department of Art at Emporia State University offers the following scholarships to outstanding incoming and continuing students.

  • Art '96 Scholarship
  • Art Faculty Scholarships
  • Don L. Hazelrigg Art Scholarship
  • Beulah Holton Scholarship
  • Scott Family Scholarship Fund
  • Jean Hegenbart Memorial Scholarship
  • Jeremy Ely Memorial Scholarship
  • Richard L. Stauffer Scholarship
  • Timothy Sharp Memorial Scholarship
  • Emporia Camera Club
  • Cremer Family Scholarship
  • Rex and Ann Hall Family Scholarship
  • Donna Sue Bowers Memorial Scholarship
  • Janet H.Concannon Art Scholarship
  • David W.Kasitz Scholarship
  • Donald D.Perry Art Scholarship
  • Sammye Walker-Vanderwall Scholarship
  • Mulready's Scholarship
  • Linda Jan Ball Memorial Scholarship
  • I. M. Design Scholarship for Graphic Design
  • The Walter and Ruth Meyer Scholarship
  • Art-Aid Scholarship

Scholarships for Incoming Students: Incoming Freshman and Transfer Student Scholarships

To qualify you must be a new student intending to enroll as a full-time art major for the following fall. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of artistic achievement. You may also apply for academic scholarships which have different requirements and application dates through the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship Portfolio Guidelines

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of portfolios submitted by prospective students. Your portfolio is very important and will be used by the Scholarship Committee to evaluate your potential. It should be a collection of your best original artwork. Submit your portfolio by February 1 to be considered for the general incoming student scholarship competition.

All Items in the application must be combined into a single PDF and emailed to artuser@emporia.edu. Reduce the file size before emailing.

Your portfolio should consist of the following:

  1. Cover letter. This must state your educational background, status as a new freshman or transfer student, and a statement of interests and goals in art. Your cover letter shall also include the following contact information, student’s name, address, email address, and phone number.
  2. Ten examples of your best artwork. At least three of these pieces must be of drawings and at least one must be of a three-dimensional work. Each piece shall be represented on its own page, and include the following information: image number, title, medium, and size of original artwork.

Follow the guidelines below when creating your portfolio:

  1. Use a high-quality digital camera on a tripod or copy stand, and use a cable release or timer to avoid creating blurry images.
  2. Place the work on and in front of a solid neutral background, without pattern.
  3. Focus your camera and fill the frame of the viewfinder with your art.
  4. Clean up background imperfections for three-dimensional work and crop two-dimensional work so that the image does not include the background.
  5. Small two-dimensional art is often documented by using a scanner.
  6. Large two-dimensional art is often documented by placing two lights at 45-degree angles from the artwork and setting up a camera on a tripod between the two lights.
  7. Three-dimensional work should be photographed on a neutral background (grey and black are preferred). Show two different views of the piece.

Email your scholarship application in PDF format to: artuser@emporia.edu

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of work submitted by prospective candidates.
  • Applicants must be degree seeking Art majors and enrolled in at least twelve credits at ESU
  • Each applicant may submit a portfolio of up to ten works completed for a class at Emporia State University. Digital images may be substituted for large-scale work or original art that is not available.
  • All works must have been completed between last year’s scholarship competition and now.
  • Each piece must include a label with the following information:
  1. Name
  2. Medium
  3. Academic semester work was completed.

- Each applicant must complete a Scholarship Application form, which will ask for the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Major
  3. Emphasis
  4. Year Entering: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  5. Eligibility for Financial Need based on current FAFSA
  6. Eligibility for Stauffer Scholarship, which includes being a Kansas Graduate with at least 2.7 high school GPA, and majoring in Art Education, Glass, or Sculpture

Art '96 Scholarship Application Guidelines

The Department of Art at Emporia State University offers the Art 96 Scholarship to an outstanding art student. Eligibility is limited to currently enrolled Art majors entering their junior or senior years, and planning to be enrolled in at least twelve hours each semester of the coming school year. This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates significant artistic achievement.

Process: The scholarship committee will choose two finalists. The committee will then interview both finalists and select a winner. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of work submitted by prospective candidates. v

1) Each applicant must submit a portfolio of up to ten works completed for a class at Emporia State University. Digital images may be substituted for large-scale work or original art that is not available. Growth should be evident if including work completed the year prior to the current academic year.

2) A cover letter stating educational background, status as an art major at ESU, and interests and goals in art is also required. If studying to be an art teacher, specify level(s) of teaching preference. This is a very important part of the competition. A poorly written letter can eliminate your application.

All work must have labels with the following information:

Name:
Phone number:
Medium:
Academic semester work was completed:


- 5:00pm March 19 is the deadline for delivering portfolios to be considered for the Art 96 Scholarship competition. Deliver materials to the Conference Room in the Art Office by 5:00pm. Materials received after this time will not be considered.

- March 20 is when the finalists for the award will be announced.

- March 21 is when non-finalists may pick up their artwork after the finalists have been announced.

- March 22 is when the interviews of the finalists will be conducted.

- April 2 is when the name of the recipient will be announced during the opening reception of the Annual Student Art Exhibition.