Scholarships and Financial Aid

Freshman Scholarship in the Visual Arts

The Department of Art & Art History at Baylor University will award a one-year, non-renewable scholarship (approx. $6,000) for the upcoming academic year to an incoming freshman. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to pursue a degree in the visual arts areas of studio art or art history at Baylor University.

Departmental Scholarships for Returning Majors

Up to thirteen departmental scholarships will be awarded to qualifying BFA and BA students majoring in studio art or art history.  Scholarships for studio art majors will be awarded on the basis of an application portfolio and classroom performance during the past year as evaluated by Department of Art & Art History faculty.  Scholarships for art history majors will be awarded on the basis of an application essay and classroom performance as evaluated by Department of Art & Art History faculty.

All applicants must be full-time students during the scholarship period, and must have a 3.0 minimum major GPA and a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.  To be considered for need-based awards, applicants must have an updated FASFA form on file in the Financial Aid Office.

Portfolio Documentation

Digital image files or other forms of documentation will be essential for representing your art work throughout your career. The primary way people will be introduced to your work is through this photographic record, whether you are applying for jobs, grants, or exhibition opportunities.

For best results, it is recommended that you hire a professional photographer who has experience photographing products and/or art work.

If you plan to photograph the work yourself frame the image as large as possible in the viewfinder. DO NOT use flash. Take pictures in natural daylight using daylight and if possible, follow your camera's instructions for setting the white balance before shooting. If possible, use Photoshop or other program to crop out distracting backgrounds.