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Dean's Portfolio Awards and Scholarships

CALL for Digital Portfolios Merit Award Scholarship Competition Digital Portfolios - Due October 19, 2017.

Submit your work at:

*If you plan on attending the Department of Fine Arts Portfolio Day following Preview Day activities on 10/21/17, you may bring in artwork to supplement your digital portfolio.

Format: PowerPoint or Word Document saved as a PDF.
Size: Individual images no larger than 150 dpi.

Content Per Slide:

PowerPoint Slide or Page #1
Your Name
Your email address
Your phone number
Your permanent address so we can notify you of results by letter.

PowerPoint Slide or Page #2
Statement about your creative goals and interests in art making.

PowerPoint Slides or Pages #3 - #12
10 images that illustrate your best work. On same slide or page include TITLE OF WORK, SIZE OF WORK (approximate size is ok), MEDIUM/MATERIALS, and YEAR.

PowerPoint Slides or Pages #13 & 14
Slides that illustrate pages from your journal or sketchbook.

Deadline is midnight October 19, 2017. 

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Dean's Portfolio Award and Other Scholarships

The scholarships awarded from the Dean's Digital Portfolio Competition are Dean's Merit Awards (DMS awards). They are for new students and are applicable to the first year of study. DMS awards are $500 to $1,000. Many out-of-state scholarships are available that can translate to a 50% tuition discount, and for out-of-state students are renewable each year depending on GPA.

Please note that all applications for admission to the University and academic scholarship awards are reviewed by the Office of Admissions and the Financial Aid Office. To learn more about a variety of academic scholarship options at Winthrop, please go to Types of Financial Aid to see excellent opportunities for in-state and out-of-state students. To be considered for these academic scholarships however, the University needs to receive your Winthrop Application by February 15, 2018. Students submitting applications after February 15, 2018 will be considered for academic scholarships if funds are available. A completed application includes: application form, application fee, official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT scores.

Notification of Awards

Approximately two weeks after the October 19, 2017 deadline for digital portfolios, a letter will be sent to all participants in the scholarship competition, informing them of the results.

*There are other scholarships available, which require portfolio-merit competition. These are the Endowed Scholarships, and are open to all majors in attendance. Competition is held annually in February or early March, and the scholarships are applicable for the next academic year.

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