Creative Arts and Design

Visual Arts Scholarships and Awards

SPRING 2021

Visual Arts Scholarship and Awards in Art Studio and Art Photography

The Visual Arts Scholarship and Awards Committee is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to qualified and currently enrolled students in recognition of achievement in Art Studio and Art Photography course work. Scholarships and/or awards are available in all areas of instruction within the Art Studio and Art Photography Departments. The Visual Arts Scholarship and Awards Committee is responsible for the selection and assignment of these scholarships and awards.

To be eligible for a scholarship applicants must: 

Ineligible Artworks: from Cabrillo Extension, CabrilloArts Workshops, Digital Media and Theater Arts classes.

A Scholarship Seminar is held to assist applicants with their Application and Portfolio presentation.

Students are not required to attend the seminar in order to apply.

  • Scholarships Application Information Seminar:
    Friday, March 12, 2021, 12 noon.  
  • Email your nominating faculty to receive the seminar Zoom link.

Students may also be eligible for other scholarships. These scholarships have different committees, separate forms, instructions and due dates.

Please find more info about these scholarships and awards at:

• Cabrillo General Scholarships – Financial Aid Homepage

• Art History Scholarships – Send a message to Heather Gray

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Art Studio and Art Photography

Visual Arts Scholarships and Awards

  • The application has three parts:

    • Faculty Scholarship Nomination Statement and Signature Form
    • Online Application Form 
    • Portfolio of 5 Artworks

    Please note: the Application and Portfolio have different due dates.

    At a glance -

    Important Dates & Application Requirements

    for the 2021 Visual Arts Scholarship:

  • STEP 1
    Eligibility Checklist

    Review requirements first, if you qualify –

    Speak with your instructor who will mentor and nominate you for scholarships. (Be sure to speak to your instructor ASAP!)

    Faculty Scholarship Nomination Statement and Signature Form must be completed by your instructor by

    Friday, March 19, 2021, 5 pm.

    Continue to STEP 2.

  • Step 2
    Application Form

    Complete & Submit Online Application Form by

    Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:59 pm.

    No Late or Incomplete Applications will be Accepted

    Instructions and Written Application Submission

  • Step 3
    Portfolio of 5 Artworks

    Complete & Upload Portfolio Online

    Sunday, April 11, 2021, 11:59 pm.

    Instructions and Uploading your Portfolio

STEP 1: Visual Arts Scholarship Eligibility Requirements Checklist

  • Student is currently enrolled at Cabrillo College as a Continuing or Transfer Student.
  • Student has taken, or is currently taking a minimum of one 3‑unit course in Art Studio or Art Photography in the VAPA Division during this 2020-2021 academic year, and fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. Note: Cabrillo Extension classes do not qualify for this requirement.
  • Student has taken, or is currently taking a minimum of 9 units of course work at Cabrillo College this 2020-2021 academic year, fall 2019 and 2020 spring. The 9 units of course work can include the above 3‑unit course. Some scholarships and awards require a 9 unit enrollment for the academic year and or continued college enrollment. There are exceptions to these requirements. Please see the exceptions note.*
  • Artwork submitted was created by the student for class assignments in an Art Studio and or Art Photography course at Cabrillo College within the last two years.
  • Student has not received Visual Arts Scholarships and/or Awards in two previous years.

Further Requirements:

  • Faculty Scholarship Nomination Statement and Signature Form, Due Date March 19, 2021, 5pm
  • Submission of a completed Application Form, Due Date April 2, 2021, 11:59pm
  • Submission of a Portfolio of Five Artworks, Due Date April 11, 2021, 11:59 pm

* 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.

Scholarship and Award Funds:

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, will disburse funds to students and all questions should be addressed to that office.

* Please make sure that your Student Account is updated with your current address in order to receive this important notification.

  • March 12

    SCHOLARSHIP SEMINAR: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Online     

    Email your nominating faculty to receive the seminar Zoom link.

  • April 2

    ONLINE APPLICATION DUE DATE:  No exceptions.

  • March 22 - 27

    Spring Break

  • April 11

    ONLINE PORTFOLIO DUE DATE:  No exceptions.

  • May 10

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: 

    Committee reviews applications & portfolios, and selects scholarships awards recipients.

  • May - August

    THANK YOU NOTE OF APPRECIATION: If you received notice from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office that you are a scholarship recipient, please write a Thank You Letter as directed. (Review the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office information for details.)