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Financial Aid and Tuition

Art Scholarships

We offer promising students—art majors and non-art majors alike—a limited number of renewable art scholarships of up to $1,000 annually. Art scholarships are offered in addition to other scholarships and grants, and are renewable for four years.

Students awarded a North Park art scholarship must:

  • Register for at least 4 semester hours of art courses per year (16 semester hours over four years) or complete an art minor (20 semester hours over four years).
  • Register for one semester of ART 2000: Creative Guild for either zero or one semester hour each year.
  • Maintain appropriate academic standing (overall grade point average of 2.0).
  • Be recommended for renewal by the art faculty.

Application Requirements:

1) Acceptance to North Park University. To be eligible to receive scholarship, you must be accepted to the University (as a first-year or transfer student) and enrolled full-time (12 or more semester hours) in your first term.  Acceptance to the University prior to scheduling a portfolio review is preferred, but students who have submitted an application may also be scheduled.

Apply to North Park University

2) Complete the Art Scholarship Application.  Please have your artist statement in PDF format ready for upload.  If you are submitting electronically, please also have your images in jpg or pdf format ready to upload. 

ART Scholarship Application

3) Schedule a Portfolio Review.  During the time of COVID-19, virtual portfolio reviews may be scheduled on our audition dates listed below or by individual appointment.  Contact the Assistant Director of the School of Music, Art, and Theatre Recruitment, Erin Matonte to schedule your appointment.  Electronic submissions will also be accepted and materials should be uploaded to your scholarship application.

Portfolio Review Requirements:

1. 10-15 original or digital images, sculptural objects, and/or video works that represent your strongest creative work.
2. A 200-300 word artist statement describing your conceptual and material interests and your artistic influences.

Portfolio Review Dates

During the time of COVID-19, virtual portfolio reviews will be scheduled on our audition dates listed below.  Electronic submissions will also be accepted.  Choose your preferred submission type on the Art Scholarship Application.

  • Saturday, November 7, 2020 (Application Deadline — Monday, October 26, 2020)
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021 (graduate and undergraduate) (Application Deadline — Monday, February 1, 2021)
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 (Application Deadline — Monday, February 15, 2021)

The art department will continue to accept Art Scholarship Applications throughout the summer for admission and scholarship consideration, as funds remain.

Electronic Portfolio Requirements:

The art department must receive electronic submissions by March 1. Materials should be uploaded to the art scholarship application.

  1. 10-15 images in jpg or pdf format, that represent your strongest creative work in any medium. You may represent yourself by work in more than one media.
  2. A 200-300 word artist statement describing your conceptual and material interests and your artistic influences.
  3. An image list with work title, medium, dimensions, and date of production.

Art Scholarship notifications will be communicated two weeks following each portfolio review date or electronic submission.

Questions about the application and portfolio review process may be directed to the Assistant Director of the School of Music, Art, and Theatre Recruitment, Erin Matonte.

*Art Scholarship awards may be combined with other gift aid such as academic scholarships, grants, etc., however, total gift aid, including Federal and State aid, may not exceed the cost of tuition at North Park University.