Art & Design Department Scholarship Application for Sophomores & Juniors

The Sophomore and Junior Art & Design Department Scholarship Application occurs virtually. Students interested in participating will create a simple Adobe Express page (Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription is not required to create an Express page) and upload 10-15 of their strongest images or a video of their work.

How to decide what to submit:
Seek input from your major area professors and course instructors! Set up a virtual or in-person appointment with them to have them review your images before submitting your scholarship application. Sophomores can also schedule appointments to review portfolios of work with Cynthia Hayes, Melissa Wagner-Lawler, Angie Piehl, Robert Grame, or Katie Martin-Meurer.

What if I have another website I use? Can I submit that?
No, submissions are limited to Adobe Express pages alone for consistency in formatting and judging purposes. Additionally, you must create a new page for the purposes of this scholarship application to adhere to the guidelines or you must edit an existing Adobe Spark/Express page to conform to the guidelines as stated below:

  • Your name at the top of the Adobe Spark/Express Page
  • 150-250 word Artist Statement
  • 10-15 images or videos (1-2 minutes per video) maximum
  • Label each work with the title, size, media, and year completed. Indicate for each piece which class it was created for, and if possible, denote the assignment.


Recipients will be notified in April and will be required to participate in the Crossing Over Exhibition in the subsequent fall semester.

Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Art & Design Department, College of Arts & Architecture, Peck School of the Arts
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your academic level?
  2. What are your areas of interest?
  3. You must submit the FAFSA by the scholarship application deadline to be considered for need-based scholarships.
  4. What is the URL to your Express scholarship website?
  5. Please provide a formal statement describing the reasons you deserve a scholarship. Address your strengths regarding artwork, academic success, leadership, participation, and contribution to the Art and Design community or possible contribution to the larger community (volunteering, activism, student involvement, or employment that has expanded upon your work in school). Address if there have been obstacles that you are working to overcome to be here and to succeed.