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:
  1. Submit an Application for Admission to Gustavus Adolphus College
  2. Complete the Gustavus Art Scholarship application, including all supporting materials:
  • Essay addressing background, activities, intent, goals
  • 3-5 pieces of work (PDF version, uploaded on application page)
  • On Campus Interview and Community Critique
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.

Deadlines:

November 1, 2018 for Early Action Applicants. All supporting material must be included with submission by this deadline. Scholarship finalists will be invited to campus for a portfolio review with art faculty and students on November 17, 2018. 

January 4, 2019 for Rolling Admission Applicants. All supporting material must be included with submission by this deadline. Scholarship finalists will be invited to campus for a portfolio review with art faculty and students on February 23, 2019.

On Scholarship Day:

Check-In & Parking: All Art finalists should check in for the 9:00 a.m. welcome in Christ Chapel. After the welcome session, we will dismiss from the Chapel and walk to the art building. You are also welcome to drive, as parking is available in lot E, immediately south of the art building (see map).

Community Critique: Art Scholarship finalists will participate in a community critique with Gustavus faculty and other art finalists. Please bring 2-3 favorite pieces of your art that you would like critiqued. The critique lasts around 90 minutes.

Lunch:
 See your individual schedule in your folder for your assigned lunch time and location. Your lunch time will be scheduled around your community critique and other activities for the day.