Art + Design Institute
Southern Virginia University

Scholarships

Southern Virginia University offers Art + Design scholarships to applying students who exhibit exceptional work ethic and potential for growth as artists or designers. Art + Design scholarships are available to any student, regardless of their intended major.

Art + Design Scholarship Application

  1. Cover Letter

    Submit a 250-500 word cover letter describing your goals as an artist or designer, how a scholarship will help you achieve these goals, and why you should be considered for an Art+Design Scholarship.

  2. Portfolio

    Provide 10-15 examples of your best work. You may bring a physical portfolio to campus or submit a collection of digital images showcasing your work (this may be a PDF, website, or shared folder).

  3. Interview

    After reviewing your application, a representative will contact you to schedule a face-to-face interview. This interview can be done in person or via video chat.

Email your cover letter and digital portfolio to art@svu.edu if you are unable to bring these application materials to campus.

To Maintain Your Scholarship Annually

*Faculty may approve art “involvements” not listed in the University Catalog.