Scholarship Application Department of Art & Art History

Deadline

May 6, 2021

 

If you have any questions about applying for a scholarship for the Department of Art & Art History at Western Washington University, we're happy to help you find an answer. Call us at (360) 650-3660.

Before you begin

Look over the entire application, so you have the appropriate materials at hand, in the allowed formats. Review the Scholarship information page.

For Studio Art (BA/BFA) and Art Education, you will need:

  • Artist statement including educational and career goals.
  • A portfolio of 12 images.  The following information will be needed:
    • Title, dimensions, date.
    • A brief description of the assignment in question. The description should state any direct inspirations or influences that might have determined the outcome of the piece.  If the work was collaborative, the description should also state your role in the project. 

Specific Award

After looking over the scholarships available, please specify if you are applying for awards that have eligibility requirements. For example, check that you are applying for the Mary K. McIntyre Gorrell Scholarship if you are pursuing a career as an art educator, with a concentration in fibers and fabrics.

Application Form

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Student Information

Degree
Name

Permanent Address

Permanent Address

Current Address

Current Address

Other Information

US Citizen?
WA State Resident?
Resident of Whatcom County?
Do you have dependent children?
Are you a returning student?

Education Status

Current class status
Do you qualify for financial aid?

Area of Application

Scholarship applicants in Art History must provide:

  • A statement of educational and career goals.
  • A writing portfolio of 2 or 3 projects/research papers such as annotated bibliographies, internship or exhibition projects, research papers from 300-400 level classes (3-8 pages each).

Scholarship applicants in Art Studio and Art Education majors must submit:

  • Artist statement including educational and career goals.
  • A portfolio of 12 works.  It is recommended that the portfolio includes only recent pieces. You must include a brief description of the assignment in question.  The description should state any direct inspirations or influences that might have determined the outcome of the piece.  If the work was collaborative, the description should also state your role in the project. Artwork can be in any media and should demonstrate the following criteria:
    • Understanding of formal principles
    • Technical skills
    • Ability to use visual language to communicate ideas
    • Originality and risk taking
Scholarship
Please indicate whether you are applying for awards that have specific eligibility requirements.
Art Studio and Art Eduction: upload an artist statement including educational and career goals. Art History: upload a statement of educational and career goals. PDF files only.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
Art History Writing Requirements

Writing Portfolio

Please upload 2 or 3 projects/research papers such as annotated bibliographies, internship or exhibition projects, research papers from 300-400 level classes (3-8 pages each). PDF only.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.

Portfolio

Please upload a portfolio of 12 of your best works.

The portfolio must be in either PDF or PowerPoint (ppt or pptx) format. Each work must be on a separate page of the file.

Do not embed video content in your portfolio. Include a placeholder image and a link to the to the video.

Below or to the side of each image, list

  • title of the piece
  • medium
  • size/duration
  • date of completion
  • brief description and description of assigment
  • in the case of group projects, indicate your personal responsibilities
Your portfolio must be a single file that includes 12 separate works.
One file only.
12 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, ppt, pptx.

Additional Information