Undergraduate Admissions Scholarship Submission

For consideration for scholarships, incoming freshmen intending to major in Apparel and Textile Design, Art Education, Graphic Design, or Studio Art may prepare a PDF document containing images of 10–15 separate artworks. Portfolios are due by 11:59PM on January 15, 2021.

Portfolio Requirements

The following information should be included on each page of your pdf next to the work:

  • Title
  • Media
  • Size (h” x w” x d”)
  • Year

Uploaded portfolios should be a single PDF file with multiple pages (no PowerPoints, single jpegs, or Photoshop files). Portfolios should not exceed 10 MB in size, and individual image sizes do not need to exceed 150 dpi).

What to Include

Show work that showcases your strengths as an artist or designer. You can choose to show a breadth of different media and/or a concentration of more developed bodies of work.

Portfolios may include:

  • 2-D Work: drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed-media
  • 3-D Work: sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber, metals, etc.
  • Digital Work: photographs, logos, posters, web design, products, apps, gifs, or videos
  • Apparel and Textile Design: sewn garments, fashion illustrations, textile pieces


If you have any technical issues with the form please contact Sarah Jackson at jacks835@msu.edu.

Art History and Visual Culture Provost Match Scholarship

Incoming freshmen applying to Michigan State University for Fall admittance indicating a major preference of Art History and Visual Culture may apply for our area-specific Provost-Match scholarship award. We offer one award for an incoming major each year. The awardee receives $1,200 per year for four years. Funds are applied directly to tuition billing. Winners must demonstrate financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to remain eligible each year.

The Art History and Visual Culture area faculty would like to see writing samples from incoming students to determine our scholarship award winners. Two samples are required. First, write a 1-2 page essay expressing your interest in art history, your experiences related to visual culture, and a description of a work of art that is important to you. Secondly, please submit a past example of a 5-10 page research paper (of any subject) from past coursework. Essays should be double-spaced in 12-point typeface with 1inch margins, saved as Word or PDF documents. Essays are due by 11:59PM on January 15, 2021.

Art History and Visual Culture Provost-Match Scholarship Application


If you have any technical issues with the form please contact Sarah Jackson at jacks835@msu.edu.