Scholarships for Prospective and Current Students
Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
Art Department Scholarships are available for freshmen who wish to actively participate in the art department either as majors or non-majors. The minimum scholarship amount is $14,000, and the awarding process is based upon a careful review of the student’s portfolio.
Students wishing to apply for these scholarships must fill out the application form
and submit a digital portfolio to Marta Lanier, Fine Arts Recruitment Coordinator, by December 15, 2012. Be sure to read the guidelines for submitting a portfolio.
Upon review, qualified students will be invited to visit campus in order to participate in a portfolio review process on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
Guidelines For Submitting a Portfolio for an Art Scholarship
To be considered for an Art Department scholarship, students should complete the following:
- Select a total of 10-20 of your very best works from as many media and art classes as possible. Include at least two to four drawings from life, as these tell much about your technique and talent as an artist. You may scan and include three to five pages from a sketchbook or journal.
- Do one of the following:
- Make digital photos of your work and record onto a CD. Label the CD with your name, address, and date. CDs should include only work submitted for scholarship application and not additional work.
- Upload digital images of your work to a portfolio website such as www.Shownd.com or www.wix.com. Please include the title of each work, the date of completion, the class in which you completed the work, and any other relevant information along with each image. Be sure to indicate the portfolio website on your scholarship application.
- Prepare a descriptive listing of the works that corresponds to the images on the CD or website. This should include the title and/or a short explanation of each image, date of completion, class in which you completed the work, and any other relevant information. Save the list of works as a Word document.
- If you are submitting images on a CD, include the list of works descriptions with the CD.
- If you are posting images to a portfolio website include a paper copy of the list along with the scholarship application form.
- Complete the Scholarship Application form.
- If you submit images on a CD save the application to the CD as a Word document. Send the CD with a letter stating your request to be considered for an Art Department Scholarship to the address below.
- If you post images to a portfolio website, print a paper copy of your completed application and list of works. Send these with a letter stating your request to be considered for an Art Department Scholarship to the address below.
Attn: Marta Lanier
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613-1116
Scholarships for Art Majors and Intended Majors
To be eligible for scholarship awards incoming freshmen and sophomoresmust have specified art as their INTENDED major and must enroll incertain courses as specified in the award letter; juniors and seniorsmust have DECLARED an art major. Awards are announced in the springterm each year.
Eligible students must submit portfolios and ScholarshipApplication Form at the designated time. Dates are announced and postedfor continuing students. Incoming students should refer to thescholarship guidelines and application deadlines posted on the website.Scholarships are not automatically renewed; therefore, students mustreapply each year. A scholarship information sheet is required for eachapplicant. Portfolios will be reviewed by all department facultymembers. Awards will be made on the basis of potential, ability,performance in the department, dedication and responsibility. Financialneed is also a consideration for some scholarship funds.
Guidelines for Current Student ScholarshipsCurrent Student Scholarship Application
The following scholarships are available:
Targeted to freshmen although sophomores, juniors and seniors also areconsidered. Incoming freshmen are eligible for this scholarship; theymay apply by submitting portfolios to the Department Chair by November15 (Early Decision) and January 15 (Regular Decision). The FinancialAid Committee (or Financial Aid officer) must approve selections.
Available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Awards may be made to one or more students.
Generally awarded to upper level students demonstrating financial need,high moral character and strong creative potential in the visual arts.
Hines Art Scholarship:
Awarded to students demonstrating financial need, high moral character and academic and artistic promise.
Rotating scholarship available to art students only once everyfourth year. May be awarded to either one or two outstanding students.
Rotating scholarship available only to juniors and seniorsmajoring in business, economics or liberal arts. Preference will begiven to students who plan to pursue a career in advertising, publicrelations, communications or graphic arts.
Thomas E. Flowers Scholarship:
Awarded to full-time Furmanstudents majoring in art who have demonstrated quality work,exemplified high moral character and shown academic promise.
Glen E. Howerton Scholarship
Awarded to full-time Furmanstudents majoring in art who have demonstrated quality work,exemplified high moral character and show academic promise.
William A. Leslie Jr. Scholarship
One or more scholarshipsawarded to deserving and worthy students who are juniors or seniorsmajoring in Liberal Arts and planning to pursue a career inadvertising, publications, communications, or graphic arts.
Sidney L. Lowe Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior who is seeking a career in advertising either as a graphics artist or in advertising marketing.
Scholarships are awarded contingent upon the student'scontinued performance, diligence in his or her work, and dedication toachieving excellence. Students who receive scholarships are role modelsfor their peers, and their work in the department reflects on thedepartment as well as on themselves.
These criteria should be maintained for the student to continuereceiving the scholarship. Should the student change his or her majorto another department, the art department chair must be notified. Anyunused portion of the scholarship will be forfeited. If the studentchanges the major from art and has not notified the department, or ifthe student has taken only art courses which apply toward the GeneralEducation Requirements, the department may ask that scholarship moniesbe returned. In addition, all policies, rules and regulations thatdirect student life at Furman, as stated by THE HELMSMAN, apply toscholarship recipients. If students do not maintain the standards, thescholarship may be revoked or reduced by a majority decision of the artdepartment faculty.