Art & Design Performance Scholarships

Performance scholarships in the A&D department are primarily awarded to students who demonstrate significant talent above and beyond the average student. Scholarships are awarded based on performance and perceived potential. Below is the rubric for use in evaluating applicants:

  • Portfolio 60%
  • Grades 20%
  • Potential 20%

Additional factors to consider may be status in the A&D program, area of study, work ethic and collegiality.

The department has the following 6 areas of emphasis for study: art education, graphic design, illustration, painting/drawing, photography, sculpture/ceramics. Ideally, a student in each area should be awarded a scholarship. However, mitigating factors such as a limited number of applicants in an area or poor student portfolios may preclude this from occurring.

Each applicant has been asked to submit a portfolio on CD and a transcript of his/her grades. The committee shall review each application, including viewing the portfolio. If the student's CD does not work properly, Staci Owens will contact the student and ask that a working disc be brought in. The student shall have a window of 3 days to prepare to submit a new disc after s/he has been contacted (via phone) by Staci.

Review of applicants happens during Spring Semester, with the portfolio due no sooner than February 1 and no later than the first Friday in March. (see the application for details).

Common reasons for performance scholarship ineligibility:

• You are not registered as a full-time student (12 Credits)
• You have already completed a Bachelor’s degree
• You already receive a full scholarship award
• You receive a tuition waiver as a relative or employee

Non-Discrimination clause:

Utah Valley University (UVU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, citizenship, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.
The information provided is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s disclosure requirements for programs eligible for Title IV financial aid as programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation as required in 34 CFR6668.6(b).

Download an application:

For continuing students
For new students


Here is a link to the financial aid office and information regarding other scholarships from UVU: