Scholarships in Art & Art History

For students entering with a major in Studio (B.A. or B.F.A.)

Studio Art Talent Awards
Once you are accepted to Otterbein, you will be contacted to set up an in-person interview or portfolio review with Art faculty, and be considered for financial talent awards!  All accepted Studio Art majors are eligible to participate in these reviews—even if you’ve never taken a high school art class.  We’re interested in the whole person: life experiences, potential to succeed in college and enthusiasm for the arts are all things that we value in an applicant

Students who are unable to travel to campus may submit their portfolio and make arrangements for a Skype review through Accept’d.

Portfolio reviews take place by appointment in February of the year you are accepted. Students must be admitted to Otterbein before scheduling the portfolio review. Award amounts range from $500 to $4,000 per year you are enrolled as a Studio Art major. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information and to schedule your portfolio review.

Not sure how to prepare for your college portfolio reviews?  Consider attending the Art & Art History Department Portfolio Workshop held in the fall semester. Contact Jennifer Markovich in the Office of Admissions for the date and time.

For students entering with a major in Art History:

The art history major at Otterbein emphasizes the close study of artworks, especially direct study of the original work.  We offer short-term international travel courses and semester-long study abroad opportunities to expand your study of art around the world.  Otterbein, which is recognized as a national leader for hands-on, experiential learning, has created the GO:Fund, or the Guaranteed Opportunity Fund. Otterbein believes that more students should have the opportunity to take advantage of these life-changing experiences. The GO:Fund makes that providing a one-time $2,500 grant to support a transformational study abroad or internship experience for eligible students, which can be used during the student’s junior year of study to participate in an Otterbein-sponsored program. Incoming freshman declaring Art History as their first major are eligible for GO:Fund consideration.