VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS
in ART STUDIO and ART PHOTOGRAPHY
The Art Studio and Art Photography Departments are pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to qualified and currently enrolled students in recognition of achievement in Art Studio and Art Photography course work. Scholarships are available in all areas of instruction within the Art Studio and Art Photography Departments.
CabrilloArts Workshops, Digital Media and Theater Arts course work is not eligible.
This is a two-part application process that includes:
The Written Application and Portfolio have different due dates:
2. Portfolio of Artworks: Due Friday, April 11, 2014
Students may also be eligible for other scholarships – these have separate forms, instructions and due dates:
• Cabrillo General Scholarships – http://cabrillo.edu/services/finaid/
• Art History Scholarships – Contact Brian Legakis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility Requirements to Qualify for a Visual Arts Scholarship and/or Award:
• Current Enrollment at Cabrillo College as a Continuing or Transfer Student
• Minimum Enrollment in One 3-Unit Art Studio or Art Photography course at Cabrillo College in the Current Academic Year.
– The Academic Year includes the Fall and Spring Semesters, and may include the previous Summer Semester if classes were offered in the Art Studio and/or Art Photography Departments.
– Some Scholarships require a Minimum of 9-Units of Course Work at Cabrillo College in the Academic Year.
• Student must be a New Applicant, or have not Received Scholarships and/or Awards in Two Previous Years.
• Submission of a completed Written Application by the Due Date.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS for ART STUDIO and ART PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIPS
1. Written Application: Due Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by 5:00pm.2. Portfolio of Artworks: Due Friday, April 11, 2014 between 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Step 1: Eligibility Requirement Checklist
Exceptions to 9 Unit Requirements
Not all scholarships and awards have a 9 unit requirement: There are awards in Art Photography, 3-D (Ceramics, Sculpture, 3-D Design), and Small Scale Metals/Jewelry that do not have the 9 units per academic year requirement. Applicants must still meet all other requirements listed above.
Step 2: Written Application Procedure Checklist
NO EXCEPTIONS. An incomplete Application will disqualify an applicant.
Tips for Writing the Statement:
• Don’t leave your Statement to the last minute; get started writing now and work on it over several days.
• Start with a first draft & don’t worry about complete sentences – just get your ideas out where you can work on them.
• Refine your Statement and remember to use Spellcheck! Keep it concise – one page or less.
• When ready, have someone with good writing skills and experience proofread your Statement for you.
Questions to Jump Start Your Writing (this is not a checklist of requirements):
• What goals do you have for your future in art?
• Do you plan to continue your art studio education beyond Cabrillo?
• When did you start making art? Maybe you want to tell us about your art making history.
• What makes you want to study art? What inspires you?
• How do you wish to express yourself with art?
• What have you learned about yourself through art?
• Tell us about the artwork you have submitted to the Scholarship Committee for review.
• What have you learned specifically in the Cabrillo Art Departments, that has helped you, changed you, inspired you?
Step 3: Portfolio Instructions & Delivery
The scholarship committee will take all precautions but cannot be responsible for fragile or improperly secured works.
Exception to Physical Portfolio:
Special Instructions for Unavailable or Excessively Large Works -
The committee prefers to view original artworks, but Digital Images of the Art on a CD are permitted for work that is unavailable or too large. You may submit one CD with digital images of your artworks as all or part of your portfolio.
Files Submission: One view of each artwork in your portfolio (5 images maximum).
Three-dimensional works: Two views may be submitted of each work (10 images
maximum for 3-D works).
Digital Images: Use .jpg format, 4x6” – 6x6” maximum size and must include applicant’s name & title of work.
CD Labeling: Put your name and title of artworks on the CD. Include a separate printed list of all images with:
Name – at top of sheet, and for each artwork – file name, title of work, medium, dimensions, and year created.
Step 4: Portfolio Pickup
The scholarship committee is not responsible for any portfolio left after 2 PM on the pickup date.
The Visual Arts Scholarship Committee does not handle any scholarship funds. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office (http://cabrillo.edu/services/finaid/), will disburse funds to students and all questions should be addressed to that office. Before giving out any funds, the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will mail an official notification of the scholarship and/or award to selected students along with specific instructions on how to receive the funds. Please make sure that your Student Account is updated with your current address so you will receive important information.
Each Scholarship and Award has specific funds disbursement criteria – some are available during the Summer and others are available at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Please refer to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office letter for the specific details of the funds availability.
Cabrillo has partnered with Higher One to provide students with a debit card to receive their refunds or financial aid disbursements. You will find info on the debit card and other options to receive funds posted on Cabrillo’s website:
With a few exceptions, recipients must be enrolled at Cabrillo College, or attending a four-year college or university to be eligible for their funds. Proof of enrollment must be delivered to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, Building 100, before a check can be issued.
Exception to Funds Availability – Outstanding Fees:
The college will apply scholarship and/or award money to any outstanding fees that the student may have.
Note of Appreciation:
If you are selected for a scholarship or award, you are required to write a Thank You letter. Please review the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office information for details in order to write your letter.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
MAR 31 – APR 5:
WRITTEN APPLICATION DUE
RECIPIENT LIST POSTED
NOTE OF APPRECIATION
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