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Art & Design Scholarships for High School Seniors

Art & Design Scholarship Program

Portfolio-based scholarships for high school seniors

Stevenson’s School of Design offers portfolio-based Art & Design Scholarships to high school seniors who plan to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, or Visual Communication Design. Five to six scholarships per program will be awarded to students starting in these majors at Stevenson in fall 2016. 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.

The application deadline for the Art & Design Scholarship Program is January 15. Applicants for the Art & Design Scholarships must have all application materials for university admission submitted by January 15 as well, although 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 merit-based scholarship notification, if eligible, by December 25. Learn more about applying to Stevenson at

In addition to applying to Stevenson by January 15, the requirements to compete for an Art & Design Scholarship are:

  • Complete the Art & Design Scholarship Entry Form
  • Submit your Digital Portfolio
  • Submit an original essay answering the following question:

In 300 words or less, please tell us why you would like to study Fashion Design, Film and Moving Image, or Visual Communication Design in the School of Design at Stevenson University.

Submit your Art & Design Scholarship materials.

Digital Portfolio Details
Applicants must submit a portfolio of exactly 10 samples of their original work (fine art, design, digital works, fashion design, graphic design, film, animation, illustration, storyboards, videos, etc.) Please note: video files over 250MB can be shared via a link to a live web site such as Vimeo or YouTube.

Portfolios will be evaluated based upon the following: creativity; level of experience as reflected in the range of work; and aesthetics/craft.

Finalists will notified in late January and invited to campus to meet with faculty in February. 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.

Please direct questions about the Art & Design Scholarship Program to your admissions counselor.

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