Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships for Incoming Freshman in the School of Art
The School of Art offers many competitive scholarships for undergraduate students. These scholarships are made possible through generous ENDOWMENTS which have been established in the School of Art and in the College of Visual & Performing Arts, and through generous grants received from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock, Texas.
Competitive Merit-Based scholarships are awarded to entering freshman based on portfolio or essay evaluations made by the Foundations Committee. Scholarships can range in value from $1,000 - $2,000 applicable to your freshman year in the School of Art.
INCOMING FRESHMEN (and Transfer Students) should apply for Competitive Merit-Based scholarships between December 15, 2015 and February 1, 2015. Click [here] to download the application form.
INCOMING FRESHMEN may also apply for the financial need based H.Y. Price Scholarship. Mr. H.Y. Price endowed these scholarships to enable undergraduate men and women of good character and ability to attend Texas Tech University who otherwise would be denied this opportunity for lack of financial means. All students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts are eligible. This scholarship is typically awarded in the amount of $3,500 per year, renewable for up to three additional years while student remains in College of Visual & Performing Arts and in academic good standing.
Application Form will be posted in early spring. For consideration, applicants must also have completed a free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) online application at www.fafsa.ed.gov by February 1st.
The shortcut to this page is: www.art.ttu.edu/Scholarships
Scholarships for Continuing Art Majors
CONTINUING ART MAJORS may apply for merit based and need based scholarships. Application Form will be posted in December.
ALL SCHOOL OF ART UNDERGRADUATE EXCELLENCE AWARD: This competitive, merit-based award recognizes a School of Art student's accomplishments beyond his or her specific area of specialization. It seeks to encourage students' efforts to excel in all the fields of study they consider while at the School of Art. It is awarded to a student whose academic record and portfolio of work attests/demonstrates exceptional work ethic and higher than common expectations, which are invaluable assets in professional life and for those thinking of pursuing graduate studies. Application Form will be posted in December.
Real and Muff Musgrave – Medici Circle Art Scholarship: Real & Muff Musgrave established the endowment for this scholarship in 2012 to provide a scholarship which "shall be awarded on a merit/needs basis to a student, in good academic standing (with at least a 3.0 GPA in a 4.0 system in art curriculum), who has completed two years in undergraduate work (any area) in the School of Art and has demonstrated high proficiency in drawing, as judged by the SOA Scholarship Committee. The award shall be renewable for one year, so long as the student has maintained an overall academic standing of 3.0 GPA or higher in a 4.0 system for the preceding year. It is the intent of the principal benefactors that special consideration and encouragement be given to a third year art student [beginning 3rd year of studies] with demonstrated drawing ability, who is pursuing a degree with the goal to derive the bulk of their income from the creation of their art. And that student shall have this support available for their final two years of undergraduate study." Juniors (or seniors who anticipate taking two years before graduating) may apply. Application Form will be posted in December.
Other Financial Aid
All inquiries concerning other scholarships, student loans, grants, or work-study, should be directed to:
Up to nine semester credit hours toward an SoA major or minor can be earned through advanced placement, which allows students with strong backgrounds in Art to begin advanced studies and studio specialization earlier. New students may be considered for advanced placement credit in the Art Foundations through the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program or the SoA Foundations Portfolio Review.
Up to 9 credit hours of advanced placement credit can be earned in the following Art Foundations courses:
Art 1302 – Design I: Introduction (3 credit hours). Emphasis upon two-dimensional design; includes the fundamentals of line, color, value, texture, shape, space, and compositional arrangement. A score of 4 or 5 in the General Portfolio Category merits credit for Art 1302.
Art 1303 – Drawing I: Introduction (3 credit hours). A beginning course investigating a variety of media, techniques, and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities with consideration drawing as a developmental process as well as an end in itself. A score of 4 or 5 in the Drawing Portfolio Category merits credit for Art 1303.
Art 1310 – Art History Survey I (3 credit hours). A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century. A score of 4 or 5 in the Art History Category merits credit for Art 1310.
College Board AP Credit
If you have received a score of 4 or 5 in any of the areas listed above through the College Board Advanced Placement Program, you will receive the credit for the course indicated. To receive credit for the scores mentioned above, request that official score reports be sent to:
TTU Office of the Registrar
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
Entering Freshman Portfolio Event
High School Students are invited to participate in portfolio event during Spring Open House. Students may present a portfolio (10 to 15 slide/images) for evaluation by a team of SoA faculty. Faculty will advise students on scholarship application dates, enrollment deadlines, and School of Art BA and BFA degree options.
Credit By Exam
Up to six hours of credit (3 hours each in Art 1302 and Art 1303) can be earned through individual portfolio reviews during the academic year. For information on and sign up please contact the School of Art Academic Advisor, Kristy Kristinek.