Department of Art, Design & Visual Studies Scholarships Application

Currently Boise State degree-seeking students enrolled in an Art major who are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree are eligible to apply.

Scholarship awards are competitive and students are selected based on academic achievement and artistic talent. Some awards are also based on demonstrated financial need. To be considered for any need-based awards, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate year.

Requirements:
Degree-seeking, full-time students (12 undergraduate credits, 9 graduate credits) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

If you are pursuing an Art degree and want to be considered for Department of Art scholarships, you must complete this application and provide the following:

  • Please upload six examples of work completed within the last year submitted as digital files. Digital image size not to exceed 2000 pixels on the longest side. The canvas of your photos must be square so that the long dimension of your photo does not get cropped by the application system.

Here is how to put your photos into a square canvas with two black borders using free software.

FOR MAC
1. Open your photo in “Preview.” Comes free with all Macs.
2. Go to Tools in the menu and select Adjust Size. Resize it to 2000 pixels in largest dimension. Click OK.
3. Then Select All from Edit menu. Then from Edit menu Cut.
4. Go back to Adjust Size from the Tools menu, unlock proportions and make both numbers 2000 pixels. Click OK. Now your canvas is a 2000 × 2000 pixels square.
5. From the Markup tool Bar select Shapes and the rectangle tool. Draw a shape to fill the square canvas with a black fill. If the Markup Tool Bar is not visible go under View and select it.
6. Go to Edit in the menu and select Paste to paste the photo to the black background and use mouse to drag it to desired position.
7. Save As .jpg

FOR PC
1. Download and install “Gimp” on your computer from www.gimp.org/downloads/
2. Open your photo in Gimp.
3. Go to Image in the Menu and select Scale Image from drop down. Resize your image to 2000 pixels in the longest dimension. Click Scale button.
4. Go to image again and select Canvas Size. Make Height and Width 2000pixels. Click Center button then click Resize button.
5. Go to Image again and select Flatten Image.
6. Go to the Toolbox on the left side of screen and select the “bucket” icon. Fill the white borders between your photo and canvas with black.
7. Go to File in the Menu and select Export As. Change file format from .png to .jpg and click the Export button.

For MAC and PC:
Name each file with the initial of your first name, your last name. and a number for the file. For example if you were Jane Doe you would name the first file JDoe1.

Steps:
1. Review the following art scholarship opportunities
2. If you meet the criteria, complete this application.
3. Upload images to the Art Scholarship Application (only submit your images once, even if you apply for more than 1 scholarship)

Available Scholarships:

Anita Diane Wells Quick Visual Arts Memorial Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment (12 undergraduate credits)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior or Senior level
  • Students who are pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts

The Brian Patrick Meier Photography Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment (12 undergraduate credits)
  • Junior or Senior level
  • Pursuing an Art major

The Chuck & Pam Scheer Photography Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment (12 undergraduate credits)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior or Senior level
  • Pursuing an Art major with an emphasis in photography
  • Demonstrate financial need per the federal financial aid rules. We can determine your financial need by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Joanne Ourada Bray Memorial Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment (12 undergraduate credits)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Pursuing an Elementary Art major

The Murray B. and Sylvia Murray Art Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing an Art major
  • Full-time enrollment (12 undergraduate credits, 9 gradate credits)
  • Demonstrate financial need per the federal financial aid rules. We can determine your financial need by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Robert Kantor Sculpture Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • At least part-time enrollment (6 undergraduate credits)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior or Senior level
  • Pursuing an Art major
  • Preference is given to students with an emphasis in sculpture.
  • Demonstrate financial need per the federal financial aid rules. We can determine your financial need by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award
Varies
Departments / Colleges
Department of Art, Design and Visual Studies
Deadline
02/15/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Example #1 of work completed within the last year submitted as digital files. Digital image size not to exceed 2000 pixels on the longest side.
  2. Example #2 of work completed within the last year submitted as digital files. Digital image size not to exceed 2000 pixels on the longest side.
  3. Example #3 of work completed within the last year submitted as digital files. Digital image size not to exceed 2000 pixels on the longest side.
  4. Example #4 of work completed within the last year submitted as digital files. Digital image size not to exceed 2000 pixels on the longest side.
  5. Example #5 of work completed within the last year submitted as digital files. Digital image size not to exceed 2000 pixels on the longest side.
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