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Visual Arts Scholarship

Stevenson’s School of Design offers portfolio-based Visual Arts Scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students who plan to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, or Visual Communication Design. Six to eight scholarships per program will be awarded to students starting in these majors at Stevenson for the fall semester. Awards are $2,000-$5,000 and can be combined with a Stevenson merit-based scholarship award from Admissions. Awards are renewable for four years.

After the submission deadline, all portfolios submitted will be reviewed and scholarship finalists will be selected. Scholarship finalists will be invited to campus to meet with faculty for an interview. At that time, finalists will be asked to bring a resume and portfolio. Applicants for Fashion Design will also be asked to bring two sample garments.

Applicant Instructions

The portfolio consists of:

  • a portfolio of 10 examples or up to ten minutes of time-based media including, but not limited to: fine art, design, digital works, fashion design, graphic design, film, animation, illustration, storyboards, or videos.
  • An Essay
    • In 300 words or less, please tell us what you hope to achieve by studying Fashion Design, Film and Moving Image, or Visual Communication Design in the School of Design at Stevenson University.


Freshman Applicants: To be considered for a portfolio-based scholarship, students must have all application materials for university admission, including the portfolio and essay, submitted by January 15. The Admissions Office encourages you to complete your application by the priority scholarship deadline of December 1. Submitting all materials by December 1 allows you to receive an admission decision and academic merit-based scholarship notification, if eligible, by December 25. Learn more about applying to Stevenson at

Transfer Applicants: To be considered for a portfolio-based scholarship, students must have all application materials for university admission, including the portfolio, submitted by March 31. Learn more about applying to Stevenson at

Portfolios submitted after the above deadlines will not be given consideration for talent-based scholarships.

Submitting Your Portfolio

We encourage you to submit your portfolio to Stevenson for fall 2018 scholarship consideration. Students applying via the Common Application will also be able to access our SlideRoom page directly from their Common Application.

Please see the School of Design’s portfolio page for tips, guidelines, and FAQs on putting together a visual arts portfolio.

Please direct questions about the Visual Arts Scholarship Program to your admissions counselor.

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