St. Olaf art scholarships are merit-based scholarships that are awarded to students with exceptional art talent. Students may also qualify for additional need-based aid, in which case the art scholarship is a component of the student's financial aid package.
Scholarships of $6,000 per year are open to art majors and non-art majors. These are renewable scholarships that require continued participation in a minimum of one studio art course per year and recommendation of the studio art faculty. It is potentially a $24,000 4-year scholarship.
Art scholarship applications are accepted beginning late-October, 2013 with a deadline of January 15, 2014. A student applying for the scholarship must also have submitted a Common Application and St. Olaf Supplement to the Common Application to the Admissions office by January 15, 2014. It is not necessary to complete the arts supplement to the common application.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS APPLYING TO ST OLAF TO ENTER FALL OF 2014
~APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS IN THE FALL OF 2013~
A complete application includes:
- Submission of online application, including the submission of 10 digital images of your work.
Following the January 15 deadline, selected applicants will be invited to the Fine Arts Scholarship Weekend for an on-campus interview/portfolio review. This on-campus experience is an important part of the art scholarship application process and applicants are urged to make every effort to be here. If you are invited to attend but absolutely cannot please contact the Department of Art and Art History main office to make alternate arrangements (507-786-3248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). Information about the Fine Arts Scholarship Weekend will be sent to invited applicants late January, 2014.
A NOTE ABOUT THE ART PORTFOLIO REVIEW SESSION DURING THE FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP WEEEKND:
If you are an art scholarship finalist you do not need to bring any artwork with you to campus. You will be showing work from your online portfolio that you submitted with your application. The faculty will guide all the finalists through an informal showing and discussion of their work.
Fall, 2013 - January 15, 2014
Scholarship applications accepted online.
January 15, 2014
Your completed St. Olaf College Application for Admission must be on file in the Admissions Office. Your completed Art Scholarship Application must be submitted.
Late January, 2014
Invitations to the Fine Arts Scholarship Weekend will be sent to invited applicants.
2014 Fine Arts Scholarship Weekend
Invited applicants will attend an on-campus interview/portfolio review with art facult.
Art Scholarship decisions are mailed
May 1, 2014
National Candidate Reply Date (date by which all students must respond to offers of college admission and to scholarship awards.)
Academic Administrative Assistant
Department of Art and Art History
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN 55057