Department of Fine Arts Art Scholarships 31st Annual Fine Arts Scholarship Competition for the 2013-2014 Academic Year for High School Seniors

St. John’s University Department of Fine Arts will again be offering full and partial scholarships to Fall 2013 incoming freshmen who demonstrate a proficiency in the visual arts: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, illustration, graphic design and photography.


Requirements
: 1. A portfolio with a minimum of 10 pieces of work. Portfolios will be accepted in one of two forms: Entry Option 1: CD containing jpeg images formatted at 72 or 96 dpi, and maximum dimensions not to exceed 768 x 1024, or an Adobe PDF document containing images of your artwork. The CD must also contain a list formatted as word.doc, indicating the title, medium, size, and date of each artwork included in the CD portfolio. If you submit your portfolio as a PDF document, the list information may be incorporated directly in the PDF.
Entry Option 2: Original work that is clearly labeled and neatly presented. All mailed in digital portfolios must be received by February 8th, 2013. All original portfolios must be dropped off in person on between Monday, February 4th, and  Friday February 8th, 2013  between the hours 9:00AM – 3:00PM.

ALL MAILED IN PORTFOLIOS MUST INCLUDE AN SASE FOR RETURN OF MATERIALS. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE MAILING OF ORIGINAL ART WORK.

2. A letter of recommendation from your Art Teacher, Art Chairperson, Counselor or Principal.
3. A completed Fine Arts Scholarship Application must accompany your application.
4. All students wishing to be considered for the program must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Application (TAP).IMPORTANT: You may apply even if you are not YET accepted or have not YET filed for Financial Aid. Acceptance into St. John’s University (Bachelor of Fine Arts Program with a major in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Photography, or Illustration) is a prerequisite to receive this scholarship. (A separate application for admission into the University must be filed with the Office of Admission before a scholarship can be awarded.) Portfolios are evaluated according to the following criteria:
1. Artistic expression and sensitivity
2. Technique
3. Concept


Scholarship applications and confidential letter(s) of recommendation should be sent to: Professor Ross Barbera, Chairperson Department of Fine Arts B-11 St. John Hall St. John’s University 8000 Utopia Parkway Jamaica, NY 11439 If you have any questions or comments, please call us at (718) 990-6250 or email us: paladpan@stjohns.edu


Please Click here to download and print a pdf application form.