Art Talent Scholarships!
I am pleased to hear of your interest in the Art Talent Scholarship offered by
Whittier College. I hope the following information will be helpful to you.
Each year, students demonstrating outstanding ability in studio art are granted
an Art Talent Scholarship. Scholarships are valued up to $12,000 and are
renewable for four years at Whittier College, provided the recipient maintains
satisfactory academic performance and is involved in art activities of the campus.
The quality and strength of each applicant’s portfolio, essay, recommendations,
and academic background are considered in selecting the recipients of this award.
Awards are granted to students intending to major in art as well as students
pursuing other majors. Financial need and the applicant’s proposed major are
not considered in determining scholarship recipients.
Whether learning traditional art making skills like painting and sculpture or
studying the cultural impact of visual media, students majoring in art at Whittier
College will gain the visual literacy necessary to be active participants in our
shared visual culture. The Studio Art program consists of courses in drawing,
painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, digital photography, and video. Other
tracks study the making, circulation, and reception of images across time and
cultures, as well as the commercial application of visual art and design principles
in the production of creative content for various media platforms. Our teaching
emphasizes traditional skills, perceptual abilities, and contemporary issues in art.
Classes are small, and instruction is largely individualized. This outline may help
you know whether this is a program suited to your needs and interests.
Please note that you may also apply for talent scholarships from the
Music and Theatre Departments, but if offered multiple talent
scholarships you can only accept an award from one department and
must decline all other offers.
The accompanying Application Guidelines sheet explains the Art Talent
Scholarship application process. For further information, please contact
talent@whittier.edu. I wish you well in making your college choice, and I look
forward to assisting you as you consider Whittier College.
Sincerely yours,
Danny Jauregui
Associate Professor of Art
Art Department
Application Guidelines
Art Talent Scholarship
Whittier College
Art Talent Scholarship Application Deadline
Fall 2018 Applicants: All Art Scholarship Application materials must be
received by Friday, February 16
th
, 2018. You must be admitted to Whittier
College before applying for talent scholarships, so complete your Whittier College
application ASAP, before its February 1
st
deadline to guarantee consideration.
Fall 2018 applicants are also invited to attend an optional Art Department
Preview Day event on Saturday, February 24
th
. Please contact Professor
Danny Jauregui at djauregui@whittier.edu for event details and to RSVP.
Spring 2018 Applicants: All Art Scholarship Application materials must be
received by Friday, December 1
st
, 2017. You must be admitted to Whittier
College before applying for talent scholarships, so complete your Whittier College
application ASAP, before its November 1
st
deadline to guarantee consideration.
Required Application Materials
All submissions must be emailed. Email your completed Information Form
and Essay to talent@whittier.edu. Follow the directions below to submit your Art
Portfolio. Instructors must submit their own recommendations.
1 Student Information Form.
This is a fillable PDF form. Please fill this form out on your computer, save
it, and email your electronic submission.
1 Essay by the Applicant: In one to two pages express the importance of art in
your life presently and what you see as the place it will hold in your future.
1 Instructor Recommendations: Must be completed by an art teacher or
private art instructor. Instructors must submit recommendations
directly to talent@whittier.edu. Instructor recs submitted by
students will not be accepted.
This is a fillable PDF form. Please email this form to your instructor to fill
out on their computer and submit electronically.
Art Portfolio: 10-20 Pieces of Art. At least two pieces should be drawings. To
submit, create a DropBox account. Create a new folder in DropBox, and title
that folder “Your Name Portfolio.” Copy .jpg image files of all portfolio
submissions into this DropBox folder. Then, to create a view-only link to this
portfolio folder, follow DropBox’s directions to Share a Link to the folder
and email that link to talent@whittier.edu.
The DropBox website provides full instructions for how to Share a Link
(https://www.dropbox.com/help/files-folders/view-only-access) using
Windows, Mac, Linux, or smartphones.
Share a Link to the entire portfolio folder, not to individual images.
Incoming First-Year Student ___
Incoming Transfer Student ___
Art Talent Scholarship
Whittier College
Department of Art and Visual Studies
Student Information Form
Name____________________________________________________ Date__________________
Mailing Ad
dress________________________________________________________________________
City_________________________ State______ Zip_________ Home Phone ____________________
Email Address _________________________________________________________________________
Cu
rrent School
_________________________________________________________________________
Anticipated Date of Graduation_______________________
GPA ______________________
SAT Score
Verbal_________ Math__________ ACT Composite Score _____________
Art Teacher or
Instructor _______________________________________________________________
Preferred
Artistic Medium or Media ______________________________________________________
Academic
In
terests
Extracurricular
In
terests
Please tell us about your art background and experiences.
On one to two separate pages, please express the importance of art in your life presently and what
you see as the place it will hold in your future.
Email this completed form and essay to talent@whittier.edu.
John Greenleaf Whittier Art Scholarship
Instructor Recommendation Form
Must be completed by an Art Instructor
___________________________________________ is applying for an Art Talent Scholarship at Whittier
College. We will appreciate getting your insights into the candidate as a student by completing this form.
The information you provide will significantly enhance our ability to make informed scholarship decisions.
All information will be kept strictly confidential. Feel free to email Talent Scholarship Coordinator David
Laine at talent@whittier.edu if you have any questions.
Name of Instructor:
___________________________________________________________
Name of School: ___________________________________________________________
Subject Taught:
___________________________________________________________
Address:
___________________________________________________________
City, S
tate, ZIP: ___________________________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________________________________________
How long and in what capacity ha
ve you known the applicant?
Please comment upon the applicant’s artistic skills.
Pl
ease comment upon the applicants social skills and citizenship.
Ha
s this student demonstrated leadership in your program?
Please comment upon this student’s potential for success in a liberal arts college setting.
Will you be assisting this student in preparing the portfolio?
Ot
her Comments:
DO NOT return this completed form to the student. Email the completed form to talent@whittier.edu.
Deadlines for Incoming First-Year Students
Deadlines for Incoming Transfer Students
Fall 2018: Submit by Friday, Feb. 16
Fall 2018: Submit by Tuesday, May 1
Spring 2018: Submit by Friday, Dec. 1
Spring 2018: Submit by Friday, Dec. 1
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