Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original artwork. Incoming art majors' portfolios double as scholarship portfolios and scholarships are offered based on excellence in artistic merit and/or academic success. The portfolio 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.
All applicants must submit the following materials for review:
There are several scholarships available to returning art majors. The merit awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of a digital art portfolio and written statement. All full-time art majors enrolled at USD during the academic year continuing to the next academic year are eligible. Submissions of portfolio and scholarship forms are due by March 1 annually.
Applicants are required to turn in the following materials for review:
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. Scholarships are awarded through applications from portfolio reviews, conducted by art faculty.
First preference for this scholarship will be given to a student interested in art education. Second preference shall be for a student in the College of Fine Arts.
This scholarship is awarded to Native American students who are pursuing their B.F.A. in art.
This scholarship is for students who are pursuing their B.F.A. in art or art education.
This scholarship is for undergraduate students in the Department of Art.
This scholarship is for students majoring in art in the College of Fine Arts.
This scholarship is for a junior student enrolled in the College of Fine Arts as an art major, with preference given to Native American students. Consideration will be on the basis of artist promise or talent as determined by the faculty of the art department.
Recipients of this scholarship must be undergraduates majoring in art and preparing to teach art. Criteria for selection includes excellence in both academics and studio work.
Recipients of this scholarship should be majoring in art education.
For freshman scholarships, see Financial Aid.
All programs, policies and procedures described are subject to change. All statements in this publication concerning requirements, dollar amounts, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice.