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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.

INCOMING FRESHMEN and TRANSFER STUDENTS should apply for scholarships using the Application Form at this link: Download the application form here. Application deadline is February 1, 2015.

INCOMING FRESHMEN may also apply for the financial need based H.Y. Price Scholarship. For 2015-2016 one H.Y. Price Scholarship is available through the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) to an incoming student (and renewable via re-application in three consecutive years of academic study in the School of Art). 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. 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 application form for this scholarship will be posted here soon.

CONTINUING ART MAJORS (sophomore, junior, or senior in Fall 2015) may apply for merit based and need based scholarships for 2015-2016. Application will be posted here soon.

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 will be posted here soon.

Other Financial Aid
All inquiries concerning other scholarships, student loans, grants, or work-study, should be directed to:

Office of Student Financial Aid
301 West Hall
Texas Tech University
Box 45011
Lubbock, Texas 79409-5011

Advanced Placement
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
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
(806) 742-3661

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.