Art Scholarship

$500-$2,000 annually ($2,000-$8,000 over four years)

Gustavus Adolphus College and the Department of Art and Art History is committed to the liberal arts ideals and the Art Scholarship rewards talent in the visual arts, commitment to the field, and the potential for continued growth. Students do not need to major or minor within the department to qualify for or maintain the scholarship.

To Apply:

Students may apply for the Art Scholarship after applying for admission and receiving access to their Gustavus Applicant Portal.

Early Action Applicants: November 8, 2022 - deadline for Art Scholarship applications. Please watch your email for further instructions on completing the scholarship process.

Rolling Admission Applicants: February 8, 2023 - deadline for Art Scholarship applications. Please watch your email for the virtual process instructions.

Needed for Application: 
Images: Upload 3-5 photos of your work (in PDF format), which will be used for an art critique by members of the Gustavus faculty.

Essay: Please write an essay that addresses one of the following:
Share your background, activities, training, and experience in art.
Why do you want to pursue art in a liberal arts setting?
What are your college and post-baccalaureate goals and interests in art?
What do you hope to learn and how might you contribute to the art community at Gustavus?
Minimum word count: 100 words

Community Critique (Audition Process):

You will participate in a community critique. If desired, you may bring a sample of your work for to showcase your talents during the critique. If this is challenging, given your medium or transportation issues, you may use your application materials. 

To Maintain:

Renewal of the scholarship requires taking one course per year in the department of Art and Art History and maintaining a 3.0 in those courses.

Applicants will receive communication from the Art Scholarship Coordinator, Lindsey Owens (lowens@gustavus.edu), after they are admitted to Gustavus. The Application for Admission opened on August 1, 2022.