Scholarships

Department Scholarship Applications Open Sunday, December 1, 2019. The final deadline to apply is Sunday, March 1, 2020.

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A wide variety of scholarships and awards are available to UA Little Rock Department of Art and Design students. Awards typically range from $500 to $7,500. 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.

A limited number of $500 scholarships will be awarded to first time entering freshmen students with a 24 composite ACT and above without the portfolio requirement. Priority will be given to those applications received first.

NOTE: When you submit your application you will be considered for all appropriate departmental scholarships.

Before You Apply Checklist

Entering Freshmen

✓ Do you have an official high school transcript in PDF format?

✓ 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 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 artistic accomplishment through a visual portfolio of your own artwork.

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

Current Students

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

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

✓ Do you have 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 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 artistic accomplishment through a visual portfolio of your own artwork.

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

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

The following are the requirements specific to emphasis areas. 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.



APPLICATION OPENING DECEMBER 1, 2019