Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid
The School of Art (SOA) offers many competitive scholarships for undergraduate students. These scholarships are made possible through generous ENDOWMENTS which have been established in the School of Art.
Competitive scholarships are awarded to entering freshman, and current students.
Application deadline for School of Art scholarships for 2013-2014 incoming freshman is April 15, 2013.
Download the application form here.
Incoming freshmen may also apply for the financial need based H.Y. Price Scholarship. For 2013-2014 one $4,000 H.Y. Price Scholarship is available through the College of Visual & Performing Arts to an incoming student (and renewable via re-application in three following years). These applications are reviewed in School of Art (SOA) and one "nomination" goes up to the SOA Director to forward to CVPA. Nominations of students for the HY Price Scholarship is based on financial need, character and desire for education are primary criteria. Download the application here. For consideration, applicants must also have completed a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) online application at www.fafsa.ed.org by May 1st.
Continuing School of Art students (sophomore, junior, or senior in Fall 2013) may apply for merit based and need based scholarships for fall 2013-2014. Application deadline is April 1st.
Download the application form here.
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 Review
High School Students are invited to participate in portfolio review event during Spring Open House. Studnets must present a comprehensive portfolio (10 to 15 slide/images) for evaluation by a team of SoA faculty. College credit and/or scholarship money is awarded based on portfolios displaying artistic ability and depth and breadth of experience.
Up to six hours of credit (3 hours each in Art 1302 and Art 1303) can be earned through portfolio reviews held during Open House. For specific dates and information, please contact the SoA Academic Advisor, Ryan Scheckel.