Art Dept Scholarship Application

Application Requirements

Digital portfolios only (website portfolio, CD or DVD – will not be returned) – NO SLIDES

Portfolios must contain one work demonstrating the use of color and one still life from life (not copied from a photograph). Six examples maximum. CD/DVD submission parameters: Save electronic files as .jpg’s at an approximate physical size of 5 inches (360 pixels) by 7 inches (504 pixels) at 72 ppi resolution – Maximum image quality – no jpg compression. Include a readme.txt file with a list and description of the six examples.

Example: Name, Title, Media and Dimension of work. Submit electronic files on a CD/DVD labeled with your name or a website link.  CD/DVD submissions will not be returned.

Application deadline and timeline

December 1, 2019 – preferential consideration for scholarship given to applications received by this date

January 24, 2020 – official announcement of initial scholarship awards

February 16, 2020 – secondary consideration for scholarships given to applications received by this date

March 27, 2020 – official announcement of final scholarship awards

June 1, 2020 – confirmation of acceptance of scholarship

The application process for Art Department Scholarships is open only to incoming freshmen or transfer students.

Scholarship amount is generally $500 for one academic year ($250 per semester).


  • High school graduates and transfer students with artistic aptitude who plan to pursue a degree in Art History, Studio Art or Graphic Design at Truman State University are eligible.
  • All art scholarship recipients must be a degree seeking art major.
  • All art scholarships recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student for the academic year.

Enrollment Status:*

Have you been accepted to the university?*
Will  you major in Art at Truman?*
Online Portfolio submission guidelines:
File formats: jpg or pdf
Color Mode: RGB
Resolution: 72 ppi
Size: 360 x 504 pixels or 5 x 7 inches
Compression: Maximum

Include a .txt file with a list and description of the six examples.
List: Name, Media and Dimension of the work.

Online Art History submissions:
File Formats: .txt or .doc (Word)*

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