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Scholarship Information

The School of Art and Design has several scholarships available for the new freshman and several available for returning Art & Design majors. Please review the eligibility requirements below. The scholarships are competitive and awarded on merit. Students must comply with the eligibility and application requirements. Results are posted in May for the following academic year. Awards are dependent on availability of funding.

Click here for Digital Portfolio Guidelines
Click here for the Scholarship Application Form

Entering Freshman Scholarships (High School Scholarships) and Requirements

Returning Art & Design Majors Scholarships and Requirements

 

Art & Design High School Scholarship
[formerly Great Lakes]

Four Scholarships - $1000 EACH

Eligibility

  • Recipient must currently be a high school senior
  • A high school senior graduating in June
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or ACT composite score of 19

Application Materials Required (materials will not be returned)

  • A teacher recommendation
  • A high school transcript
  • A student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES

Due Date Thursday April 3rd, 2014
Note: Any materials arriving after 5pm on Thursday April 3rd, 2014 will not be
considered, so please plan ahead a few extra days for mail to arrive.

Mailing Address
School of Art and Design (Art & Design Scholarship)
Attention: Keith Ellis
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

 


Returning Art & Design Majors Scholarships

Please check the list below for requirements. You may be eligible to apply for more than one scholarship but please pay close attention to the residency requirements. Paperwork and Digital Portfolio are Due Thursday April 3rd, 2014. Please email keiellis@nmu.edu materials or place disk in Keith Ellis's mail box at the Art & Design Office.

 

Art & Design Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarships - $800 EACH

Eligibility

  • Recipient must have completed one semester in the Art Department
  • Recipient must be majoring in Art & Design with 12 cr per semester
  • A student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Must have an Overall GPA of 3.0
  • Resume listing Art & Design Classes with Grades

Application Form, Transcripts & Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Note: Any portfolio arriving after 5:00 pm Thursday April 3rd, 2014 will not be considered.
Transcripts from MyNMU are acceptable and can be printed or emailed as pdf.

Lake Superior Art Association Scholarship
One Scholarship - Award Amount varies based on earnings

Eligibility

  • Recipient must be a resident of the Upper Peninsula
  • Enrolled as a full time student at Northern Michigan University
  • Sophomore Status: majoring in Art & Design
  • A student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Must have a GPA of 2.7
  • Must be enrolled in at least one course in their area of concentration
    and provide name of supporting faculty member

Application Form, Transcripts & Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Note: Any portfolio arriving after 5:00 pm Thursday April 3rd, 2014 will not be considered.
Transcripts from MyNMU are acceptable and can be printed or emailed as pdf.

Bobbi Ameen Art Education Memorial Scholarship
One Scholarship - Award Amount varies based on earnings


Eligibility

  • Enrolled as a full time student at Northern Michigan University
  • Recipient must have completed one semester in the Art Department
  • A student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Must be of junior, senior status working on certification in Art K-12th grade majoring in Art Education
  • Must have a letter with the name of the supporting faculty member and transcripts

Application Form, Transcripts & Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Note: Any portfolio arriving after 5:00 pm Thursday April 3rd, 2014 will not be considered.
Transcripts from MyNMU are acceptable and can be printed or emailed as pdf.

Betty Gunnes Scholarship
One Scholarship - Award Amount varies based on earnings


Eligibility

  • First preference to Art & Design major with concentration in Human Centered Design (interior or environmental design no longer exist)
  • Second preference to Art & Design major, any other concentration
  • 2nd Semester Freshman or Sophomore majoring in Art & Design
  • A student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Enrolled in at least one course in your studio area

Application Form, Transcripts & Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Note: Any portfolio arriving after 5:00 pm Thursday April 3rd, 2014 will not be considered.
Transcripts from MyNMU are acceptable and can be printed or emailed as pdf.

Thomas & Carol Cappuccio Illustration Scholarship
One Scholarship - Award Amount varies based on earnings

Eligibility

  • Enrolled as a full time student at Northern Michigan University
  • Enrolled as a Art & Design Major
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • A student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Class level - junior or senior status
  • Must Demostrate Financial Need
  • Preference will be given to an Illustration Concentration

Application Form, Transcripts & Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Note: Any portfolio arriving after 5:00 pm Thursday April 3rd, 2014 will not be considered.
Transcripts from MyNMU are acceptable and can be printed or emailed as pdf.

Signuld Buck Endowed Scholarship
One Scholarship - Award Amount varies based on earnings

Eligibility

  • Resident of Upper Peninsula, Michigan
  • Enrolled as a full time student at Northern Michigan University
  • Enrolled as a Art & Design Major
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Must Demonstrate Financial Need

Application Form, Transcripts & Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Note: Any portfolio arriving after 5:00 pm Thursday April 3rd, 2014 will not be considered.
Transcripts from MyNMU are acceptable and can be printed or emailed as pdf.

Tyyne Maria (Kauppila) Ostlund Scholarship
One Scholarship - Award Amount varies based on earnings

Eligibility

  • Enrolled as a full time student at Northern Michigan University
  • Enrolled as a Art & Design Major
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Class level - junior or senior status
  • Preference will be given to a student of Finnish descent

Application Form, Transcripts & Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Note: Any portfolio arriving after 5:00 pm Thursday April 3rd, 2014 will not be considered.
Transcripts from MyNMU are acceptable and can be printed or emailed as pdf.


Digital Portfolio Guidelines:

Digital portfolios must conform to the following specifications for all artwork both flat and dimensional:

Tips for shooting digital images: Use a digital camera remembering that the higher the megapixel count the better the image. Make sure that the artwork is squared in viewfinder, well-lit, and in focus. It is important to record color and exposure accurately, so be sure to set the proper camera exposure and "White Balance" for the lighting conditions (consult your camera manual). It is also important to eliminate distracting backgrounds by filling the viewfinder as much as possible with the artwork (but not cropping the artwork) and by using a neutral cloth or wall; if these cannot be controlled, then you are encouraged to carefully crop out the distracting backgrounds in a photo-editing program.

Videos can be sent on a CD as QuickTime files or on a DVD created with software such as iDVD (Apple) or Roxio's DVD Creator and Adobe's Premier Elements (Windows).

Accurate and simple representations of your artworks
are paramount.