Scholarship, Student Aid, and Student Employment Information
Information and applications for university scholarships, student employment, and other kinds of financial aid are available in the OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID AND STUDENT EMPLOYMENT, Room 211, Administration Building (Johnson Hall).
DEPARTMENT OF ART SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
The scholarship process begins with the student submitting a letter of request to the Department Chair. The Chair, after review of applicant’s GPA and consultation with Advisor/Program Coordinator, if necessary, will recommend the student for a scholarship award.
Students applying for departmental scholarships are evaluated on the following areas:
- Personal/artistic growth;
- Personal/artistic discipline;
- Demonstrated high level of proficiency in area of concentration;
- Demonstrated high level of participation in Departmental activities;
- Leadership potential;
- Creative contribution to the Department;
- Service to the Department.
ALL APPROVED APPLICATIONS ARE THEN PROCESSED BY THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID. For further information, contact the Department of Art at (202) 806-7047.
Special Talent Scholarship
Special Talent Scholarship Competition
The Howard University Special Talent Scholarship is a merit-based award (financial need is not a criterion) that recognizes high student achievement and artistic proficiency. The Scholarship is awarded annually by the Financial Aid Office based on the recommendations from the Deans and Department Chairs of the individual schools and colleges.
The general criteria for awarding Special Talent Scholarships in the Department of Art are listed below:
(1) Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in either undergraduate (BFA) or graduate (MFA) program;
(2) All applicants must have maintained high academic achievement. Art and undergraduate students must have earned at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) based on full-time enrollment for the prior academic year. Graduate students must have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on full-time enrollment for the prior academic year;
(3) Students must submit an application each year for consideration;
(4) Applications must have faculty approval or recommendation.
(5) Incoming freshmen and entering MFA students are eligible per recommendation of appropriate area coordinators and based on high ranking of portfolio reviews.
THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY RESULT IN RECEIVING A SCHOLARSHIP. AWARDS ARE BASED ON MERIT [G.P.A], FACULTY RECOMMENDATIONS, AND THE AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP MONIES ASSIGNED TO THE DEPARTMENT BY THE UNIVERSITY. FURTHERMORE, THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT HAVE A VOICE IN THE FINAL DECISION TO AWARD A SCHOLARSHIP.
If you have questions regarding whether or not you have been approved, please call the Financial Aid Office. The Department of Art Office does not receive this information until late August. Please inquire in the department office about your status, only after the fall semester commences.