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Department of Art Scholarships for Continuing Students

Guidelines for submitting your scholarship application

DEPARTMENT OF ART SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2022-2023

Deadline: March 28th, 2022

Scholarship application will be all online and through the new ESU Scholarship portal. Please read the following information and follow the directions for applying through the scholarship portal.

CONTINUING STUDENT’S 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
  • Portfolio: Each applicant may submit a portfolio of up to ten works completed for a class at Emporia State University. Art Education and Pre-Art therapy preparation may also submit written research and or lesson plans.
    • All works must have been completed between last year’s scholarship competition and now.
    • Each piece must include a label with the following information:
      • Name
      • Course
      • Medium
      • Title
      • Academic semester work was completed.
  • Schedule for Continuing Students
    • March 28th, 2022 12:00pm Application deadline
    • April 1st, 2022 Award winners announced

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-four finalists. The committee will then interview the finalists and select a winner. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of work submitted by prospective candidates.
  • Cover Letter: 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. Include this in the PDF Portfolio file as the first page of the document.
  • Portfolio: Each applicant must submit a portfolio of up to ten works completed for a class at Emporia State University. Growth should be evident if including work completed the year prior to the current academic year.
    • Each piece must be labeled with the following information:
      • Name
      • Course
      • Academic semester work was completed.
      • Medium
      • Artwork Title
  • Schedule for 2022 Art 96 competition.
    • March 28th 12:00pm Deadline for applying for the Art 96 Scholarship
    • March 29th Finalists for the award will be announced.
    • March 30th Interviews of the finalists will be conducted.
    • April 1st Award winners announced

HOW TO APPLY (CONTINUING AND ART ’96)

PDF GUIDELINES (CONTINUING AND ART ’96)

  • Attach a PDF file of slides of up to 10 artworks below. Limit 3 images per artwork – include multiple shots of the same work as needed (different angles or detail shots). No more than 30 images should be included, and only 10 actual art pieces. For 3- dimensional artworks, images of at least two views of the piece are recommended. **
  • Create a slide document (PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Keynote). Add the desired number of slides (at least one slide per artwork). Add the image to the slide. Label each slide with the following information: Entry #, Name, Course, Semester, Medium, Artwork Title
    Examples:
  1. Meret Oppenheim, Sculpture 2, S21, Found objects with fur, Object (Luncheon in Fur)
  2. Meret Oppenheim, Sculpture 2, S21, Found objects with fur, Object (Luncheon in Fur) – details
  • Art 96 applicants will need to also include their cover letter in the pdf file.
  • Save file as a pdf with compressed images (maximum file size is 25MB). Title file: Lastname_Firstname_ArtScholarship21.pdf
    • PowerPoint: File > Compress Pictures > Picture Quality: On-screen (150ppi), then File > Save As > File Format > PDF
    • Google Slides: File > Download > PDF, then open PDF and File > Reduce File Size
    • Keynote: File > Reduce File Size > Reduce a Copy, then File > Export To > PDF

The faculty take into account that documenting art may be new to some students and will not harshly judge this ability. But do your best so faculty get a good visual understanding of the work! Please be in contact with your major/concentration professor for help with any questions you may have.

How to photograph 2D work with your phone

How to photograph 3D work with your phone

**If you do not have access to certain work to photograph, contact the instructor for the class it was made in as it is possible that they have documented the work.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Patrick Martin pmartin@emporia.edu

John Decker jdecker@emporia.edu