Scholarship Information / Portfolio Review

Scholarships are available to incoming first-year students. These are awarded on the basis of a portfolio review and are not linked to academic merit or financial need. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years as long as the student remains an art major and his or her cumulative grade point average does not drop below 2.75. Applicants are reviewed for scholarship awards from December 1 to February 1. If you are planning to attend Valparaiso University this fall, we would encourage you to submit your portfolio for review as soon as possible. Please see below for portfolio requirements. The number of available scholarships is limited, so please make sure that we receive your portfolio no later than February 1. Art Department Scholarship recipients will be notified by March 1.


Portfolio Requirements

We accept electronic images of your work prepared as a Power Point presentation. Please do not send originals. We would like to see 15 to 20 examples of your best work that demonstrates the range of your skills. Attach a brief description of each image which includes the following information: 1) title of work; 2) medium; 3) date completed; 4) size. Additionally, please include a one-page letter that outlines your artistic goals.

Please do not email your work. Mail your submission to: Valparaiso University - Art Department at 1709 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Your submission will be returned only if it has return postage. If you are interested in attending Valparaiso University and wish to meet with someone from the Art Department call Admissions at 219-465-5000 to set up an appointment. Feel free to contact us with any questions at


For more information about scholarships please visit the financial aid website.