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 September 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.


Portfolio Requirements

We prefer 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 include a self-addressed stamped envelope for their return. If you plan to present your works in person, we would be happy to meet with you. If you are interested in attending Valparaiso University and are considering a major in Art, but still have further questions or you wish to meet with someone from the department call the University at 219-465-5000 and ask Admissions to set up an interview with the Department Chair.


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