SCHOLARSHIPS

The School of Art & Design offers scholarships for incoming freshman and returning art students pursuing degrees.

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High School Scholarships
(Incoming Freshman)



Due Date Wednesday March 1, 2017
Four Scholarships $1000 each


The School of Art and Design has four scholarships available to high school seniors planning on attending the School of Art & Design at Northern Michigan University. Please review the eligibility requirements below before applying. The scholarships are competitive and awarded on merit. Students must comply with the eligibility and application requirements. Awards are dependent on availability of funding.


Eligibility:

  • High school senior graduating in June
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or ACT composite score of 19
  • High School Transcript Required
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Portfolio of 6-10 images or videos available online.
    *
    See digital portfolio guidelines listed below
  • Include the application form linked below:
    Scholarship Application

Submitting Art & Design Highschool (Incoming Freshman) Scholarships:

Please email your digital portfolio (see digital portfolio guidelines listed below) saved as a PDF directly to the scholarship coordinator along with completed scholarship application. Teacher recommendations and High School Transcripts are also preferred via email but may be mailed directly to the school if necessary.

Art & Design Scholarships
Attention: Christine Lenzen
School of Art and Design
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

Digital Portfolio Guidelines:

1. Prepare images for upload
  • All layers must be flattened
  • Images must be sized to 1280 pixels long on the longest side. Image resolution should be saved to 72 pixels per inch. Images larger than this will not upload. Images smaller than this will display at a lower quality.
  • Save images as a JPEG
2. Save all images in one PDF file
(One artwork per page)*
  • Please include image information with each artwork (Title, Year, Media, any other relevant information)
  • PDF file must be under 2MB – use your browser to check this. If PDF file is too large, there are resources on the Internet to help you reduce this file size
  • Name PDF file as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Portfolio.pdf
  • Tip: You can use both Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to produce PDF files.

    * If you are submitting a video as part of your portfolio, please include a link to your video on the web (suggested sites: youtube or vimeo). Along with the link you should include any relevant information such as Title, Year, etc.

3. Submit

  • PDF file along with a resume listing Art & Design Classes with Grades should be emailed, with the subject line “Art & Design Undergraduate Scholarship” directly to Scholarship Coordinator: clenzen@nmu.edu

Undergraduate Scholarships




The School of Art and Design has ten undergraduate scholarships available for returning Art & Design majors. Please review the eligibility requirements below before applying. The scholarships are competitive and awarded on merit. Students must comply with the eligibility and application requirements. Awards are dependent on availability of funding.

Due Date Wednesday March 1, 2017

Ten 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
  • Student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Resume listing Art & Design Classes with Grades

Submitting Art & Design Undergraduate Scholarships
and Digital Portfolio Guidelines

1. Prepare images for upload

  • All layers must be flattened
  • Images must be sized to 1280 pixels long on the longest side. Image resolution should be saved to 72 pixels per inch. Images larger than this will not upload. Images smaller than this will display at a lower quality.
  • Save images as a JPEG
2. Save all images in one PDF file
(One artwork per page)*
  • Please include image information with each artwork (Title, Year, Media, any other relevant information)
  • PDF file must be under 2MB – use your browser to check this. If PDF file is too large, there are resources on the Internet to help you reduce this file size
  • Name PDF file as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Portfolio.pdf
  • Tip: You can use both Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to produce PDF files.

    * If you are submitting a video as part of your portfolio, please include a link to your video on the web (suggested sites: youtube or vimeo). Along with the link you should include any relevant information such as Title, Year, etc.

3. Submit

  • PDF file along with a resume listing Art & Design Classes with Grades should be emailed, with the subject line “Art & Design Undergraduate Scholarship” directly to Scholarship Coordinator: clenzen@nmu.edu

NMU Foundation Scholarships




The NMU Foundations has seven different undergraduate scholarships available for returning Art & Design majors. Please review the eligibility requirements for each scholarship listed below before applying. The scholarships are competitive and awarded on merit. Students must comply with the eligibility and application requirements. Awards are dependent on availability of funding.

Scholarship application window for 2017-2018 academic year:

Friday, February 17, 2017 - Wednesday, March 1, 2017

During the dates above apply for scholarships by logging in to MyNMU and find the Financial Aid : Donor-Funded Scholarships link on the left hand side under Student Services.

*See Digital Portfolio Guidelines and Specific Scholarship Eligibility Requirements Listed Below

Note: If you wish to be considered for need-based awards, you will need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Financial Aid Office. Visit the Financial Aid Website for information on the FAFSA application process.
Financial Aid Website


Digital Portfolio Guidelines:

1. Prepare images for upload
  • All layers must be flattened
  • Images must be sized to 1280 pixels long on the longest side. Image resolution should be saved to 72 pixels per inch. Images larger than this will not upload. Images smaller than this will display at a lower quality.
  • Save images as a JPEG
2. Save all images in one PDF file
(One artwork per page)*
  • Please include image information with each artwork (Title, Year, Media, any other relevant information)
  • PDF file must be under 2MB – use your browser to check this. If PDF file is too large, there are resources on the Internet to help you reduce this file size
  • Name PDF file as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Portfolio.pdf
  • Tip: You can use both Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to produce PDF files.

  • * If you are submitting a video as part of your portfolio, please include a link to your video on the web (suggested sites: youtube or vimeo). Along with the link you should include any relevant information such as Title, Year, etc.

3. Submitting Art & Design Foundation Scholarships

  • PDF file should be directly uploaded to the NMU Donor-Funded Scholarships by logging in to MyNMU and find the Financial Aid : Donor-Funded Scholarships link on the left hand side under Student Services, along with any other required information.


Available Foundation Scholarships



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
  • 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

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
  • 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

Betty Gunnes Scholarship

One Scholarship - Award Amount varies based on earnings

Eligibility

  • First preference to Art & Design major with concentration in Human Centered Design
  • Second preference to Art & Design major, any other concentration
  • 2nd Semester Freshman or Sophomore majoring in Art & Design
  • Student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Enrolled in at least one course in your studio area

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
  • Student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Class level - junior or senior status
  • Must Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Preference will be given to an Illustration Concentration

Robert LaLonde III Annual Scholarship

One Scholarship - $2500

Eligibility

  • Enrolled as a full time student at Northern Michigan University
  • Enrolled as a Art & Design Major
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Student portfolio of 6-10 images in a digital format - NO SLIDES
  • Class level - junior or senior status
  • Must Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Preference will be given to an Metalsmithing
  • Second preference to Sculpture, followed by Ceramics

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


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



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