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Art Scholarships and Portfolio Review

Visual and Performing Arts scholarships are available to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in art, music or theatre. Scholarship amounts are based on an audition and interested students should schedule an audition and/or portfolio review or contact the Department of Performing Arts or the Department of Visual Arts and Media. 

Students who are receiving multiple awards should also refer to our stacking policy.

The application for admission to the fall 2023 semester at the University of Mount Union will be available in July 2022. Beginning in early fall of 2022, audition reservation forms will be available. Auditioning students are encouraged to apply to the university prior to their audition. Performing Arts Scholarship audition dates for students entering fall 2023 are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Monday, February 20, 2023

To apply for these awards, a visual art portfolio is required and may be submitted digitally to Margo Miller via email to Students submitting digitally shall receive an email concerning their review date and time.

Students must submit their personal portfolio for review in PDF format. The portfolio should include an introduction page with 12-15 works. Each work should be on its own page and titled. Pages should be numbered, and the PDF should be presented in slideshow format. This portfolio must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled review date.

Digital submissions are for your convenience, if you prefer to meet with an Art faculty please feel free to set up an in-person meeting. At the in-person meeting, please bring your portfolio for review with you to your in-person appointment. We also ask that you submit a separate, digital copy of your portfolio as well.

Thank you for your interest in scheduling a portfolio review. You can choose from the designated dates listed on the form. Scholarship preference will be given to those who attend one of the designated dates, but late submissions are still considered. 

Art Portfolio Reservation Form

Portfolio Review Requirements

  • 10 – 15 original works of art completed by the applicant
  • Submit works created in art classes as well as independent study
  • Select work completed within the last four years
  • Emphasis on Drawing and Sketchbook work.
  • Feel free to include examples of Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Etc.