Scholarships

The Bachelor of Arts in Education degree prepares students for a rewarding career teaching art in Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The Art Education program includes a wide range of studio courses to develop creative ability, methodology courses for pedagogical competence and courses for understanding the philosophy behind and psychology of art education.

These comprehensive courses include methods for teaching students with diverse needs and developing integrated curriculums. Students are also required to student teach in K–12 classroom settings for practical experience.

The final semesters of the program includes an exhibition of the student’s artwork and a full semester of student teaching.

Are you a high school student or a current student?

Incoming Freshmen Scholarship

DEADLINE

Monday, December 2, 2019

 

ELIBIGLE STUDENTS

High school seniors planning to attend UNK next academic year.

 

REQUIREMENTS
  • Application to UNK Art and Design
  • Essay (300 words or less)
  • Ten (10) portfolio images
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Teacher’s Letter of Recommendation
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist incoming freshmen with supplemental financial resources.

These are primarily talent-based scholarships. A faculty scholarship committee will select recipients based on the applicant’s performance in three areas: academic status, letter of reference, and the student’s portfolio. The review committee will focus on student portfolios that demonstrate an above average capacity for creative thought and a strong technical ability in a variety of media.

To be eligible, incoming freshmen recipients must have completed all application and documentation found under the “How do I apply?” section. By Fall semester, the student must enroll and must have a declared major in Studio Art, Visual Communications, or Art Education at UNK.

Check the UNK Office of Financial Aid site and the UNK College of Fine Arts & Humanities page for more scholarship opportunities.

 

What is awarded?

The Incoming Freshmen Art Scholarships will be awarded in the form of tuition reduction. The sum will be applied to the student’s total academic enrollment cost. Several scholarships of $3,000 or more have been awarded in the past. However, the award may not exceed tuition. Some recipients have been awarded tuition reductions that conditionally applies over two academic school years.

 

What is required?

Student must be a high school senior during the current year and must be enrolled at UNK as an Art Major during the next academic year. Freshman scholarship recipients will be compared to the UNK Registrar’s information in the fall to verify eligibility. Applicants must:

  1. Indicate on the form the specific Art Major they will declare at UNK. Applicants who select “Bachelor of Arts / Fine Arts in Studio” must choose at least one area of emphasis from the list on the scholarship application form.
  2. Compose a brief paragraph essay on “Why I want to study Art,” “My career goals are…in ten years, I would like to accomplish” and/or “UNK was my first choice because.” (300 words or less).
  3. Submit ten (10) portfolio images (photographs or scans of artwork) using the online application. Those works need to have been created by the student during the previous two (2) years. The works should be selected from at least two (2) areas in these disciplines: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, or printmaking.
  4. Provide their ACT or SAT score.
  5. Arrange for a letter of reference from their high school art teacher.
  6. Submit an online application, upload the ten example images, and send the essay and other required information by the deadline.

 

How do I submit?
  1. Begin by reviewing the application requirements.
  2. Prepare an essay paragraph (300 words or less): “Why I want to study Art,” “My career goals are…in ten years, I would like to accomplish” and/or “UNK was my first choice because.”
  3. Prepare portfolio images. The ten (10) photos or scans of the applicant student’s artwork should be saved in the JPEG format. The longest side of  each image (width or height) should be at least 600 pixels; each image should be no more than 2MB in file size.
  4. Please read our image size page if you are uncertain about how to prepare your portfolio images. Applicants who do not have access to photo editing software will find links to online Apps in the size page that resize images or re-save them in the JPEG (.jpg) format.
  5. Gather the prepared images of your recent artwork, the essay, contact information, and ACT score, before starting the form.
  6. Register for your new user profile on the welcome page of the form.
  7. Submit all parts of the application by the deadline via the scholarship application form.  The teacher recommendation can be mailed to:

Current Student Scholarship

DEADLINE

Monday, December 2, 2019

 

ELIBIGLE STUDENTS

Current Art and Design students and transfer students.

 

REQUIREMENTS
  • Application for Financial Aid Office
  • Application for Art and Design Dept.
  • Ten (10) portfolio images
  • Essay (300 words or less)
This scholarship is available to assist current UNK Art and Design students with supplemental financial resources.

These are primarily talent-based scholarships. A faculty scholarship committee will select recipients based on the applicant’s performance based on the student’s portfolio and essay. The review committee will focus on student portfolios that demonstrate an above average capacity for creative thought and a strong technical ability in a variety of media.

To be eligible, current students must have a declared as either a Studio, Art History, Art Education, or Visual Communication and Design major or must be a student transferring into the department. Students must complete all application and documentation found under the “How do I apply?” section.

Check the UNK Office of Financial Aid site and the UNK College of Fine Arts & Humanities page for more scholarship opportunities.

 

What is awarded?

The Continuing Student Art Scholarships will be awarded in the form of tuition reduction. The sum will be applied to the student’s total academic enrollment cost. Several scholarships of $3,000 or more have been awarded in the past. However, the award may not exceed tuition. Some recipients have been awarded tuition reductions that conditionally applies over two academic school years.

 

What is required?

Student must be declared as either a Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, or Visual Communication and Design major for the current year and must be enrolled at UNK as an Art Major during the next academic year. Students transferring into the Department of Art and Design are also eligible.

 

How do I submit?
  1. Complete the application form for the Financial Aid Office
    • Log into your myBlue account.
    • Click the link in the box that says “Application Now Open!” to launch the scholarship manager application. You should see “FOR CURRENT UNK STUDENTS ONLY!, 2018–2019  Continuing Student Scholarship Application:” at the top of the page.
    • Click on the “Start Application” link in the box at the right.
    • Enter the requested information in the application. You may start, save, leave, and return to the application up until the deadline.
    • Find more information about scholarships for current and transfer students at Financial Aid.
  2. Current and and transfer students must also complete the Art Department’s online scholarship form and upload their portfolio images (ten [10] images creating during the past 12 months).
    • Images must be saved in JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) format.
    • The longest side of your images must be at least 600 pixels in either height or width (depending on orientation).
    • Each image file must be 2MB or less.
    • Students must also prepare an essay on how this scholarship will enhance their educational experience at UNK.
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