Winthrop University: Design - Scholarships
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Department of Design
331 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC  29733, USA
803/323-3839 (fax)

Department of Design Scholarship Competion

Winthrop University Department of Design

Fall 2019 Scholarship Competition


The Department of Design is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 Design Scholarship Competition. The competition is open to all degree seeking, undergraduate students attending Winthrop University for the first time (freshman and transfer students) during the 2020-2021 academic year. Students must declare a major within the Department of Design: Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design, Illustration), Interior Design and Digital Information Design (Digital Commerce, Interactive Media, Web Application Design and Digital Mass Media).

Scholarship amounts will vary based on the decision of the Design scholarship committee. Students selected for an award have the opportunity to renew their scholarship for up to three years after the initial award year providing they remain in good academic standing as a full-time student in the Department of Design. Out-of-state students selected for this award are eligible to receive the scholarship amount in addition to an out-of-state tuition waiver (valued at $14,330 for the 2019-2020 academic year). 

This scholarship is contingent on admission to Winthrop University.  An online application can be found at Acceptance of this award does not impact eligibility for other Winthrop academic scholarships offered by the Office of Admissions. 

Competition Review Dates:

Saturday, October 26

Come to our open house on October 26 to learn more about our department and scholarship competition.

Saturday, November 2 (priority deadline)

Submission of a digital portfolio for review and critique by our internationally acclaimed faculty is open to students planning to pursue degrees in Design.  After the November 2 priority deadline, digital portfolios will be accepted and awards will be disseminated on a rolling basis until available funds are exhausted.   

Click Here For Guidelines and to Submit Your Portfolio:

Notification of Awards: 
The first round of scholarship notifications will be sent to all participants approximately two weeks after the November 2 priority deadline.  Remaining award amounts will be disseminated until available funds are exhausted.

You can review these portfolio pages for examples of student work: 
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Thank you for your interest in Design at Winthrop.

Click Here For Guidelines and to Submit Your Portfolio:

Questions about the Design Scholarship Competition?
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Last Updated: 10/25/19