Visual Art Freshmen Scholarship Competition 

2013-14 Art Scholarship Competition

Typography II students

West Liberty University’s Division of Art announces the availability of a four-year scholarship for a graduating high school senior who wishes to major in art at West Liberty University. The competition is open to all graduating seniors, and is not limited to residents of West Virginia. Applicants must have submitted an application for admittance to WLU.
Students must submit a portfolio of at least six pieces of original work. The winner, as determined by the art faculty, will receive a four-year renewable art scholarship and a Housing Grant to study art at West Liberty University. Housing grants cover at least 80% of the total room cost only, and pay nothing toward board. Second and third place awards of Housing Grants may be granted if available and appropriate.

  • Portfolios will be accepted in the Fine Arts Office, room 207, Hall of Fine Arts, December 2nd and 3rd, 2013 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m..
  • Judging will take place on December 4th.
  • Finalists will be notified by the end of the workday December 4th and must be available for a personal, on‐campus interview between the dates of December 5th and 9th.
  • The decision of the judges will be announced by December 10th 2013. Those not selected as finalists must pick up their portfolios no later than December 9th in room 207, Hall of Fine Arts between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m..

Please direct any questions to Professor Brian Fencl, Chair, Department of Journalism, Communication Studies and Visual Art, West Liberty University, (304) 336-8433, Email [email protected]

A WLU four-year scholarship equals approximately $1290 per year for an in-state student or $3360 per year for an out-of-state student. The value of a WLU Housing Grant is approximately worth $2520 per year.

Presentation of the portfolio is very important, consider this just like a personal interview.

• All works submitted must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name, telephone number and email address.
• Digital and video work can be submitted on a CD/DVD. Digital portfolios should be presented as slide presentations in PowerPoint or Keynote. Slides should be simple and clean with needed information about the work only. Next to each image list artists name, image title, medium and size.

• Do not include torn or poorly cared for work.
• Include your best and most recent work. Ask for the opinions of teachers, parents and friends. The jurors are looking at the quality of the work and not the quantity of work submitted. Unfinished work that shows the potential of the idea is acceptable.
• Inclusion of a sketchbook is helpful for the jurors to see artistic potential.