Studio Art and Art History Scholarships

 

Millsaps Studio Art Scholars Guidelines

The Art Department at Millsaps College reviews portfolios each spring seeking potential scholars in the area of Studio Art. Awards are given by the Art faculty to incoming students willing to contribute in a significant and meaningful way to the program. Millsaps Studio Art Scholars are expected to reflect the highest level of integrity as role models for all students of art.

Portfolio reviews will be scheduled on Friday, Feb. 19, or Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, and will be conducted virtually on Zoom. You’ll choose a 20-minute interview slot for your portfolio review. Your application materials for this scholarship should include the following:

  • a portfolio of at least 8-10 artworks (good quality full views and details) saved into a single .pdf;
  • a one-page essay describing one of the artworks in your portfolio, explaining why you chose it for this essay, and mentioning one aspect of the work that was a particular challenge for you;
  • a letter of recommendation from a teacher who can provide insight into your experience with art.

During the interview we’ll be able to share your .pdf on the screen so you and the Art faculty will be able to look at it together during our discussion.

To be given priority in the scholarship selection process, we recommend that all application materials be submitted by February 15, 2021.

Send questions to Dr. Elise Smith, Chair, Art Department, smithel@millsaps.edu.

Additional information for Art Scholarship recipients:

Each spring semester before registering for fall courses, scholarship recipients should complete the departmental Scholarship Renewal Form and return it to the Art Department chair. Faculty in the department would be glad to work with scholarship recipients to help plan their involvement for the coming year. Following the review process, students will be notified as to whether their scholarships will be renewed or not.

While at Millsaps College, students are encouraged to explore their many interests and talents.   If at any time students feel that their interests have changed, we fully support their choice to explore other areas of study.  At that time, however, we trust that students will understand that their art scholarship funds will not be renewed.

 

Millsaps Art History Scholarships Guidelines

The Art Department at Millsaps College reviews materials each spring seeking potential scholars in the area of Art History. Awards are given by the Art faculty to incoming students willing to contribute in a significant and meaningful way to the program. Millsaps Art History Scholars are expected to reflect the highest level of integrity as role models for all students of art.

Interviews will be scheduled on Friday, Feb. 19, or Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, and will be conducted virtually. You’ll choose a 20-minute interview slot, and during our conversation on Zoom we’ll discuss your application materials:

  • an essay (1½ to 2 typed pages) in which you analyze one artwork of your choosing;
  • a writing sample from one of your art or humanities classes
  • a letter of recommendation from one of your teachers.

To be given priority in the scholarship selection process, we recommend that all application materials be submitted by February 15, 2021.

Send questions to Dr. Elise Smith, Chair, Art Department, smithel@millsaps.edu.

Additional information for Art Scholarship recipients:

  • Demonstrate a positive collegial attitude at all times.

Each spring semester before registering for fall courses, scholarship recipients should complete the departmental Scholarship Renewal Form and return it to the Art Department chair. Faculty in the department would be glad to work with scholarship recipients to help plan their involvement for the coming year. Following the review process, students will be notified as to whether their scholarships will be renewed or not.

While at Millsaps College, students are encouraged to explore their many interests and talents. If at any time students feel that their interests have changed, we fully support their choice to explore other areas of study. At that time, however, we trust that students will understand that their art scholarship funds will not be renewed.

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