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Art Scholarships

Each spring, Whitworth University presents art talent scholarship awards to entering freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate interest and potential to excel as art majors at Whitworth. Art talent and department scholarship awards are also available to returning students.
Whitworth's art major offers a diversity of tracks, as well as collaborative majors in arts administration, visual design in computing, and the new art history major.

The Lied Center for the Visual Arts, which opened in 2008, features large studios for glass, sculpture and ceramics, drawing, painting, and printmaking, as well as a Mac lab for graphic design. The facility also features a student gallery and a main gallery for special exhibitions of regional and national artists.

Professionally active faculty members, whose works are exhibited locally and nationwide, encourage students to immerse themselves intellectually and spiritually in the creative process.
If you have an interest in the arts, we hope you'll apply.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

To be eligible for an art talent award, an applicant must...

  • be admitted to Whitworth University;
  • be actively considering majoring in art;
  • enroll in at least one art or art history class each semester of his or her freshman year;
  • submit the required application materials as outlined in the application forms below.

Priority deadline for submitting application materials: Feb. 1, 2018. We will continue to consider applications as funds are available.

Returning Students

To be eligible for an art talent or department award scholarship, or to apply to be admitted to the major, a returning student applicant must…

  • be a declared art major.
  • submit the required application materials as outlined in the application forms below.

Deadline for submitting application materials: Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Application Forms

Art majors should submit the portfolio-based application. Art history majors should submit the writing-sample-based application. Arts administration majors can choose to submit either the portfolio- or writing-based application.

Instructions for submitting application materials for all applicants are listed in the following application forms:

Questions? Please email

Talent-award recipients are given half of the awarded amount in the fall and half in the spring. Talent awards are given for one year only, but recipients who become declared majors are eligible to receive awards in subsequent years based on their participation and performance in the art department. Returning students’ talent and department scholarship awards are extremely competitive; financial need may be considered in setting the award amounts. Talent award scholarships apply to Whitworth tuition only.

We look forward to hearing from you!