Winthrop University: CVPA - Fine Arts - Scholarship Competition
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Rock Hill, SC  29733, USA
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Department of Fine Arts

2020-2021 Portfolio Scholarship Competition

The Department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Fine Arts 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 2021-2022 academic year. Students must declare a major within the Department of Fine Arts: Studio Art (includes the disciplines of painting, jewelry/metals, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and video), Art Education, or Art History. 

Scholarship amounts will vary based on the decision of the Fine Arts 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 Fine Arts. 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 2021-2022 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, November 30 (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 Studio Art or Art Education. Digital essay submissions are being accepted for students planning to pursue a degree in Art History.

After the November 30 priority deadline, digital portfolios/essays will be accepted and awards will be disseminated on a rolling basis until available funds are exhausted.   

Notification of Awards: 
The first committee review will take place in early December after the priority deadline. Results will be disseminated shortly after. Remaining award amounts will be disseminated until available funds are exhausted. 



Questions about the Art History essay competition? 
Dr. Kyle Grant Sweeney 

Questions about the Fine Arts portfolio competition? 
Mark Hamilton 


Last Updated: 10/14/20