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Summer of Art Scholarships

Summer of Art Scholarship Application Information

Dedicated and passionate students belong at Otis College. This is why Summer of Art offers scholarship opportunities to students who, for financial reasons, may not otherwise be able to attend. 

Scholarship awards are available that may cover up to the full cost of tuition for the full, 5-day program. Scholarships are based on financial need, student portfolio, personal statement, and academic achievement. Unless otherwise stated, scholarship awards do not cover supplies, transportation, housing, and/or meals.

This year, Summer of Art is also proud to offer a number of scholarships specifically for students who identify as a member of an underrepresented community.* 

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How to Apply 

Submit the following by 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2024:

  • Step 1:
  • Step 2:
    Submit the following here:
    • Unofficial transcripts (high school and/or college)
    • Personal statement (300-500 words)
    • 10 piece portfolio
      • 5 observational drawings
        • Still life, landscape, figure drawing, or self-portraits that have been created by looking at the actual objects, not using a photograph as a reference or traced
      • 5 pieces of applicant’s choice
        • Any medium including but not limited to: drawings, illustration, painting, photography, 2D design, sculpture, 3D design, and time-based projects

Scholarship Timeline:

  • April 29: Application Deadline
  • Week of May 16: Candidates notified
  • May 22: Decision Deadline
  • May 23: Waitlist Entrance Notifications

Awards are determined by:

  • Family Financial Information
  • Strength of Portfolio
  • Academic Record
  • Personal Statement

*These scholarships are made possible through the generous support of the Fox Foundation, Target’s Advancing Design Diversity initiative, and Otis College of Art and Design.

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