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Scholarship Review Day

February 22, 2014
Art Scholarship Review Day offers incoming art majors the opportunity to present their art portfolio to Department of Art faculty for consideration for scholarships. Scholarships are offered based on excellence in artistic merit and/or academic success. The reviews allow prospective students and University art faculty members to discuss the direction of student work and evaluate applicants for scholarship purposes and program placement.

Announcement

The Art Department selection committee will choose the scholarship awards. Recipients will be notified by an official letter from the Department of Art. One-half of the scholarship amount awarded will be applied to tuition and fees during the upcoming fall semester and one-half of the amount will be applied to the following spring semester. The amounts are automatically applied to tuition and fees through the USD Business Office, provided the student meets the specific scholarship requirements outlined in their letter of offer and continues to enroll as a full-time Art or Art Education major at USD.

Eligibility

All high school seniors are eligible to compete for possible $200 - $4,000 scholarships to be used when attending USD as an Art Major.

Apply

All applicants must submit portfolio to be considered for an artistic scholarship. Applicants are required to turn in the following materials for review:

  1. Fill out the Scholarship Application Form
  2. Personal Statement:
    A personal statement outlining the art activities, clubs, exhibits, awards, etc., you have participated in within the past three years and a statement addressing the following questions:
    • Why would you like to attend The University of South Dakota's Department of Art?
    • What are your future art goals?
  3. Current High School Transcript:
  4. Portfolio of Artwork (at least 15 pieces):
    Portfolios should represent work that demonstrates:
    • Creativity: The artwork demonstrates a clear concept and originality.
    • Design skills: The student shows development of the composition.
    • Observational skills: The five drawings from life/still life reveal value and proportional understanding.
    • Craftsmanship: The student artwork presents skillful craftsmanship and tool control in handling the materials.
    • Professionalism: The student arranged and displayed their work in an appropriate/ professional manner.
When & Where
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Warren M. Lee Center
    414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
Contact & Set up an Appointment
  • Appointments must be set up in advance by calling or e-mailing the Department.
  • Participants are not required to stay for the entire event but may find much to partake in on campus.
  • Department of Art
    Phone: 605-677-5636, Fax: 605-677-5988, art@usd.edu
Facility Tour

We provide a tour of our extraordinary art facilities, including the art studios and galleries. Both prospective students and their families have a unique opportunity to meet with admissions personnel, students, faculty and staff during question and answer sessions and review sessions. Participants will also be treated to a viewing of current art student's works in the annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition on display in the University gallery.

 

Returning Students

Each year the Department of Art offers several art scholarships to returning students. These merit awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of a digital art portfolio and written statement. All students are encouraged to participate in this process. Applicants are required to turn in the following materials for review:

  1. A digital art portfolio (10 images in CD with JPEG format).
    All materials should be labeled with artist's name, title of each piece, media and dimensions (on the scholarship form). All works must have been completed within the past year.
  2. A completed Returning Student Scholarship Application Form.
  3. A written statement/application
    Applicants must write a one page statement addressing:
  • What are your career objectives and what are your needs for the scholarship?
  1. All Full-time Art Majors enrolled at USD during the academic year and continuing the next academic year is eligible and encouraged to participate in this process.
  2. Submissions of portfolio and Scholarship forms have to be made by March 1.

 

Checklist for Returning Student Art Scholarship:
  1. ______ 10 image portfolio (CD format) with name
  2. ______ Completed application form
  3. ______ One-page statement
  4. ______ Submit to the Art Office by March 1

 

Available Scholarships

All students will apply for a general art scholarship. Scholarship funds are awarded from available funds and student eligibility in the following Art Scholarship accounts.

Harvey and Alwayne Gunderson Art Scholarship ($200 ~ $3000)

  • Eligibility: Full-time B.F.A. Art major at USD during the next academic year or returning B.F.A. Art major
  • Requirements: application form and art review by art faculty during Scholarship Review Day

Louise Hansen Fine Arts Scholarships (Multiple awards of at least $750)

  • Eligibility: USD Art Major enrolled as a full-time student during the next academic year
  • Requirements: application form and portfolio review by art faculty

Koch Hazard Architects Scholarship Endowment (Variable amount)

  • Eligibility: USD Art Major enrolled full-time
  • Requirements: application form and portfolio review by art faculty

Oscar Howe Scholarship

  • Eligibility: sophomore, junior or senior Art major enrolled as a full-time student during the next academic year
  • Requirements: application form and portfolio review by art faculty
  • Award Amount: multiple awards of varying amounts, with preference given to Native American students

Lance Hyde Memorial Scholarship ($250)

  • Eligibility: sophomore, junior or senior Art Education major
  • Requirements: application form and portfolio review by art faculty
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