Emory & Henry College awards merit-based scholarships up to $21,000 for incoming first-year and $20,000 for incoming transfer students. These scholarships can include talent-based funds — Art, Theatre, Music — and are based on a portfolio review. The portfolio should contain the student's best work; reflect a range of abilities, interests, and concepts, demonstrate skill in a variety of media, and demonstrate an ability to draw from real objects.
The student may submit original work, a flash drive, or CD-ROM at the time of the interview. Portfolios should contain 6-12 images. All applicants should complete the departmental scholarship application prior to the interview because Emory & Henry College values previous experience and engagement in the visual arts, which includes previous awards and exhibits. The portfolio should be accompanied by printed list including the applicant's name, title of work (or name of project, if any), date, medium, and dimensions (height x width).
The student will be notified of the decision of the review committee approximately two weeks after his/her portfolio review. Students who cannot attend Fine arts Day in February should submit their materials prior to February 1.
Scholarship students should demonstrate a serious commitment toward the pursuit of a profession in the visual arts such as an art educator, visual artist, photographer or graphic designer.