Special Talent Scholarships Apply Online

DEPARTMENT OF ART DIVISION OF FINE ARTS Special Talent Scholarships Competition Academic Year 2017 – 2018 APPLY ONLINE DEADLINE: 5 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2017 Access the Art Faculty Directory here.  SPECIAL TALENT […]

DEPARTMENT OF ART
DIVISION OF FINE ARTS

Special Talent Scholarships Competition

Academic Year 2017 – 2018

APPLY ONLINE

Special Talent and Trustee Scholarship Competition Instruction

DEADLINE: 5 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2017

Access the Art Faculty Directory here. 


SPECIAL TALENT SCHOLARSHIP

Special Talent Scholarship Competition

Howard University Special Talent Scholarships are a merit-based awards (financial need is not a criterion) that recognize high student achievement and artistic proficiency. These Scholarships are 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 Art History 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.

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Special Talent Scholarship Competition Evaluation Procedures

For Special Talent Scholarship, please note that you must have your portfolio evaluated by at least two faculty members from your area of concentration (see Art Faculty directory page). You must be a full-time undergraduate B.F.A. student with a 2.50 G.PA and a full-time graduate M.F.A. student with a 3.0 G.P.A.  Using a ranking system from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent), your ranking will be defined by the mean score of the two faculty evaluators.

  1. Please complete the online application for Special Talent Scholarship by visiting http://huart.slideroom.com and selecting the “2016-2017 HUART Special Talent Scholarships Application” link on your dashboard.
  2. Complete the online application and upload your creative portfolio. Submissions should be images of actual artwork, photography, video, animation, and/or website created no earlier than three academic semester from the date of your application (between Spring 2014 and Spring 2015). Art History students may submit written papers.
  3. As a part of the application, you must request two faculty members to evaluate your portfolio. Evaluating faculty member will do a careful evaluation of your portfolio, project(s) or paper.
  4. The Evaluating Faculty members will complete their evaluations by 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

SPECIAL TALENT SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

BFA/MFA MAJORS 

2017 – 2018

Deadline for submitting scholarship applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 through the  Department of Art – HUART Slideroom Portal (http://www.huart.slideroom.com).

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Students:

Applicants must be full-time Art or Art History students for the year in which application for scholarship assistance is requested. They must have at least a 2.50 G.P.A. Awards are based upon merit (need is not a criteria for selection of awardees). Students must submit to HUART Slideroom, a high-quality portfolio containing the work listed below in accordance to your classification:

Freshmen

At least (6) six pieces:

  1. Three drawing samples;
  2. A combined total of two 3D and 2D artwork samples;
  3. An art history paper or an essay equivalent.

Sophomores

At least (7) seven pieces from a minimum of two studio areas.

Juniors

At least (8) eight pieces of artwork from the Major studio areas of concentration;

  • At least (2) two of the eight pieces of artwork should be from any other studio area.

Seniors (Continuing students only)

At least (10) ten pieces of art work from the Major studio areas of concentration;

  • At least (5) five pieces of artwork should be from any other studio area.

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GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Must be a full-time student with at least a 3.0 GPA.

At least 10 pieces of artwork (studio);

  • A copy of the Thesis Proposal or, if newly accepted into the program, a copy the Statement of Research Interest.

 

NOTE: All students must include the completed Application Form and a resume with the scholarship submission. Also, students should contact their evaluating faculty member and schedule a time to meet for a discussion of the evaluation of their portfolio.

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.


 

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