Written Application Instructions
WRITTEN APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Written Application: Due March 18, 2020 by 4:00 PM
in the VAPA Division Office, Room 1007
The Written Application has two parts, an Application Form and a Statement of Goals. Be sure to follow all instructions, complete each section thoroughly, and include all required components.
The application also requires a Faculty Signature/Nomination. If an instructor has not approached you yet about applying for a scholarship, please speak with an instructor asap about your interest in applying for a scholarship this year.
Step 2: Written Application Procedure Checklist
- Part I – Scholarship Application Form: Follow instructions and complete the form, then submit by the Due Date. Includes a Faculty signature nomination.
- Part II – Statement of Goals: Follow guidelines to help you write your statement, then submit it with the Application Form.
- Copy of Current Transcript: Include a current unofficial transcript with your Application Form. Applicant may obtain an unofficial transcript from WebAdvisor.
- Faculty Signature/Nomination: Meet with an Art Studio or Art Photography Faculty member and receive a Signature Nomination. Be sure to meet with your faculty person asap - do not leave this until the last minute!
- Send an Email to Committee Chair: Once you have submitted your application - Email Dawn Nakanishi at firstname.lastname@example.org - this is for an unofficial award notification. Send as Subject: 2020 Scholarship Submitted – Your Name.
- Submit Completed Written Application: VAPA Division Office, Room 1007, on or before Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by 4:00 PM.
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 the committee 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 the committee about the portfolio artwork you have submitted for review.
- What have you learned specifically in the Cabrillo College Art Departments that has helped you, changed you, and/or inspired you?