Saturday, January 24, 2015

Some advice for Art Scholarships: older postings, PLUS the new Biggie List. For me and others. :-)

I love art. So I want to put this information out there again.

Here is some advice and thoughts about going for an Art Scholarship. Definitely check the Art Department first, at the school you want to attend.

For example, check out the pages that are on the official website. I will do that for the  Western Kentucky Art Department, just to see.

I first went to see what graduate courses they offer, and found many interesting ones - including Art Education (MAT = Master of Arts in Education - Art Education for Teacher Leaders) and also MA (Master of Arts, which does NOT have just plain Art in it.

This is good to know... of course, if you have been to college before, perhaps you did not complete a Major, so this could also be an option.

My next step was to search the site for just a Major, which is do-able for undergrads and also graduate students. Before doing that, you may want to check out Master's/Specialist programs for OTHER subjects you might also like.

Then find out what classes you might already have, and what scholarships or grants MIGHT be available for you. I searched on this site, and found various ideas. One is a Graduate Assistantship, and another is a Grant or Residency. I didn't see an Art Scholarship listed, so I searched just for that next. I found several different ones. Some are listed under the Department(s). Scrolling down the list, I found also "External" Scholarships and Fellowships, which are awarded to students going to any accredited institution. Some are for minorities, so read the fine print for sure.

I think personally it would be a good idea to make a Portfolio, online and portable, so that if you DO get an appointment to talk to professors or someone else in person or not about a Scholarship, you will be prepared and have something great to show. If you are good at more than one type of art, by all means have a few examples of each to show.

I don't have a big portfolio online. Just a few things. So, if you are like me, you will be doing this FIRST.

Then check out this link:

My Big List of Art Scholarships (updated)

And if you have not been there, check my newly UPDATED:

Scholarships Links and Tips Page One, and

Scholarships Links and Tips Page Two

For other areas of interest, use the "search" button at the top left, down a few spots.

Good luck on your scholarship search!


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