UR Richmond Scholars Program – Artist Scholars

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Amount
Awarded

$20,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

University of Richmond

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to six awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must apply by Dec. 1 of his/her senior year for admission for the following fall semester.
  3. Must attend the University of Richmond.
  4. Must demonstrate extraordinary academic and artistic talent.
  5. Must plan to major or minor in the visual or performing arts.
  6. Must attend a college or university in Virginia.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Richmond. Students must display extraordinary artistic talent and plan to major or minor in the visual or performing arts.

Application requirements for the UR Richmond Scholars Program – Artist Scholars are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
  • $50 app. fee
  • Test scores
  • Proof of talent
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: Students who are selected to advance to the semifinalist round will be notified by email and postal mail. Semifinalists will be asked to submit additional information to the committee in order to advance to the finalist round. Finalists will be notified by email and postal mail in order to make arrangements for an expense-paid campus visit for the required scholarship interview. The interview is typically held in mid-March. Finalists automatically qualify for a Presidential Scholarship, which is accompanied by $15,000 annually, for four years.

Award Amount: Each award is worth full tuition, renewable for three additional years. The total value of the award is approximately $200,000 per student.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

To qualify for consideration for the Richmond Scholars Program, the student must submit a completed admissions application. Students apply for admission to the University of Richmond (UR) via the Common Application, including the UR supplement and its essay prompt. In addition to a completed Common Application, the student must also submit the following: a $50 application fee or approved fee waiver; a recommendation from a guidance counselor or other school official; a transcript complete through the 11th grade; and official results from either the SAT or ACT. TOEFL scores are also required from non-native speakers of English. The complete admissions application must be submitted by Dec. 1 of the student's senior year of high school. Students selected as semi-finalists for the Artist Scholars designation must also submit a one-page resume, a one-page artist's statement, and one of the following, as appropriate for his/her field: actors/dancers-a video audition tape or DVD of two contrasting solo pieces (no more than five minutes total); musicians-an audio audition tape or CD containing two contrasting solo pieces (no more than ten minutes total); composers-an audio audition tape or CD containing two to five personal compositions; theatre designers-a portfolio of up to 12 photographs of theatrical design work that includes at least one photo of a realized design (electronic format preferred); studio artists-a portfolio, CD, DVD, or VHS videotape of up to 12 pieces.
Contact: Jen Hale
Address: Office of Admission 28 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, Virginia 23173

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