Art and Art History Scholarship
How to Submit your Artwork:
We welcome applications for scholarships in Studio Art, including the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Fine Arts Scholarship of $15,000 a year and the Art and Art History Scholarships of $1,000-$5,000 a year. After submitting your application to StudioArtPortfolio@wofford.edu, you will receive a confirmation email within a few weeks, and an invitation to schedule an in-person or Zoom interview with at least one Studio Art faculty member. Only students that commit to earning a minor or major in Studio Art may apply for scholarships, and the recipient of the 2023 Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Fine Arts Scholarship must major in a program within the Department of Art and Art History.
All scholarship applicants must submit 8-15 works digitally in the form of a single PDF or a portfolio website to StudioArtPortfolio@wofford.edu, prior to February 1st. This may include photo documentation of 2D or 3D works, sketchbooks, or works produced digitally. Links to time-based media (video, film, animation, performance, web design, etc.) can be included. Include a list of all images in the portfolio with the following caption information: Title, Size, Year Created, and Material. Label this information with your name, email address, phone number, and high school. Lastly, provide a list of all art courses taken and a short statement (less than 500 words) that answers the following questions.
QUESTIONS: Describe your creative process: What is important to you, how do you develop creativity, and what role does art have in your life? Why have you decided to pursue Studio Art as a major or minor at Wofford College?
Suggested works to consider including in your portfolio:
It is not necessary to include all the items listed below in your portfolio; however, students are encouraged to include works that best represent their abilities and talents. We look for evidence of skill in drawing from observation, a sense of color and design, strong evidence of creative thinking and a willingness to challenge one's self.
Drawings from observation
- Figure drawing
- 1-2 sketchbooks or preparatory work
- Documentation of process
- Experimental artwork
- Multi-media and Collage
- Sculptures or Installations
- 3D CAD/CAM artwork
- Digital Collage
- New Media
- Commercial design
- Page layouts
- Architectural renderings
- Product/Fashion renderings