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Scholarships

How to Apply

The 2017-2018 Scholarship Application is live! Click here to apply!

Or if you prefer, you can download a printable PDF, fill it out, and apply in person. Click here to download a PDF of the application.


A wide variety of scholarships and awards are available to UALR art students. Awards typically range from $1,200 to $7,500 with an average award of $2,700. Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, books and art materials for the academic year of the award, excluding summer. We are awarding scholarships in all emphasis areas for all academic standings, including high school seniors and graduate students.

NOTE: When you submit your application you will be considered for all appropriate departmental scholarships. Click here to see a list.


Before You Apply Checklist


✓ Are you a declared full- or part-time degree seeking student pursuing a degree in the Department of Art?

✓ Are you in “Good” academic standing with the university?

✓ Do you have an official high school transcript for first-time incoming freshmen OR an unofficial college transcript in PDF form?

✓ Do you have examples of work pertaining to degree sought in PDF form?

✓ Are you applying for an art history scholarship? If yes, you must show evidence of strong academic accomplishments through two separate research papers.

✓ Are you applying for a studio art and applied design scholarship? If yes, you must show evidence of strong artistic accomplishment through a visual portfolio of your own artwork.

✓ Are you applying for an art education scholarship? If yes, you must show strong academic and/or strong artistic accomplishment through two separate research papers or a portfolio of artwork or a combination of one research paper and a portfolio.

Selection Process


Students apply for all scholarships. They are then evaluated and matched with all scholarships that they qualify for. The art department scholarship committee then reviews candidates based on qualifications and application materials stated below. The entire Department of Art faculty participates in the final selection.

Requirements for Studio Art, Art Education, Applied Design or Art History

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants with incomplete applications WILL NOT be contacted for additional materials.


Art History Applicant


Two typed research papers, 10-15 pages of text each (5-10 pages if applying as an incoming Freshman). The first paper must be on an art history topic. The second should preferably be on an art history topic, but another humanities topic is acceptable. Include supplemental materials such as illustrations and bibliography. These pages are not included in the text. APPLY NOW.

Studio Art or Applied Design Applicant


(Graduate Students see requirements below)

  • A PDF containing between  8-10 works uploaded via the online scholarship application. Each work may show more than one view or additional detail images. However, the number of images submitted cannot be more than 20.
  • Include your typed image list in the PDF. The image list must be in the order of presented materials and must include the following information: artist name, title of work, medium used, size, and date of completion. APPLY NOW.

Art Education Applicant

  • Two typed research papers, 10-15 pages of text each (5-10 pages if applying as an incoming Freshman). The first paper must be on an art history topic. The second should preferably be on an art history topic, but another humanities topic is acceptable. Include supplemental materials such as illustrations and bibliography. These pages are not included in the text. Submit all as a PDF via the online scholarship application.

OR

  • Or include 8-10 works provided as a PDF uploaded via the online scholarship application. Each work may show more than one view or additional detail images. However, the number of images submitted cannot be more than 20.
  • Include your typed image list in the PDF. The image list must be in the order of presented materials and must include the following information: artist name, title of work, medium used, size, and date of completion. APPLY NOW.

Graduate Students in Studio Art

  • Submit 8-10 works provided as a PDF uploaded via the online scholarship application. Each work may show more than one view or additional detail images. However, the number of images submitted cannot be more than 20.
  • Incoming graduate students may show undergraduate or post baccalaureate work. Graduate students who have finished graduate hours should show a majority of recent graduate work in the portfolio. Students who have been awarded the scholarship once must show a majority of new work (other than that shown in the portfolio for which the scholarship was awarded).
  • Include your typed image list in the PDF. The image list must be in the order of presented materials and must include the following information: artist name, title of work, medium used, size, and date of completion. APPLY NOW.