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

In addition to the Harold Simmons Friends of Baylor Fine Arts Scholarship and the Helen and Dudley Dodson Scholarship, up to twelve scholarships will be awarded. Qualifying students majoring in art studio (all concentrations) may apply. Departmental scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an application portfolio and classroom performance during the past year as evaluated by Department of Art faculty. All declared art history majors are eligible for the Allbritton Art Institute Scholarship. AAI Scholarships are based on recommendations from the art history faculty, no application or portfolio required; see your art history professors for details.

The Harold Simmons Friends of Baylor Fine Arts Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who exhibits sustained high levels of performance and growth in studio classes as well as overall academic performance. The minimum GPA requirement for this scholarship is 3.0 in both major and cumulative GPA.

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.