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Arts and Humanities Scholarship Day Requirements


Students who are competing for Arts and Humanities Scholarships must share a sampling of their creative talents or expressions with a panel of faculty and staff. Students will share their selected creative talents or expressions during an informal interview process with faculty and staff in the department they hope to enter as majors.

On Scholarship Day, students in Humanities—English, Communication, Liberal Studies, and Spanish—will need to bring sample work and be prepared for an interview with faculty. Music and Theatre students will have auditions. And Art and Graphic Design students are asked to bring a portfolio.  For detailed instructions click your specific subject area below.

Creative Talent and Expression Requirements

Art scholarship candidates must select and be prepared to present 6 of their best pieces. You have the option to include 4 additional details/closeups. There are no media or medium restrictions. Students should submit their best work. Submissions should be jpgs, equal to or less than 1500 pixels on the longest dimension, labeled lastname_firstname_1.jpg or lastname_firstname_1detail.jpg. Please include an image inventory sheet with medium, scale, date of completion.

You will also schedule a time to interview with department faculty.

While not required, students are encouraged to submit a sample communication product such as an essay, video, portfolio, website, article, etc.

You will select a time to interview with department faculty.

English scholarship applicants should submit a portfolio of a few examples of their writing. The writing samples might include a literary analysis, an argumentative paper, or a persuasive paper, which can be from a subject other than English. Items can also include creative work, such as poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, and/or personal essays. There is no length requirement for the pieces submitted; our interest is in the quality of the applicant's writing.

You will also select a time for an interview with department faculty.

Liberal Studies scholarship applicants should submit a sample of their work, which best exemplifies their ability to use knowledge and/or express themselves creatively in more than one discipline. Examples of student work might include, but are not limited to, one of the following: research paper, short film, multi-media presentation, project portfolio.

You will also select a time to interview with department faculty.

To be considered for a music scholarship, submit your virtual audition following instructions on the following page:

Virtual Audition Information

You do not need to complete the Arts and Humanities Scholarship Application.

Spanish scholarship applicants should submit one writing sample (maximum one page).

Writing Sample Topics:

  • Option 1: What place in the Spanish-speaking world would you most like to visit and why? ¿Adónde en el mundo hispanohablante más le gustaría visitar y por qué? 
  • Option 2: Imagine your ideal career and explain how you would use your linguistic and cultural skills in Spanish in this career. Imagínese cuál sería su carerra ideal y explique cómo utilizaría sus capacidades lingísticas y culturales en esa carerra. 
  • Option 3: By using Dr. Who's time machine, you can visit any place and any time in the history of the Spanish-speaking world. Where, when and why? A través de la máquina del tiempo del Dr. Who, usted tiene la capacidad de visitar a cualquier lugar en el mundo hispanohablante en cualquier momento histórico. ¿Adónde, cuándo y por qué? 
  • Option 4: Submit an original poem or short story in Spanish.


You will also select a time to interview with department faculty. 

Be prepared to:

  • Option 1: Talk about a recent vacation or life event.
  • Option 2: Talk about your favorite subject in school or sport.
  • Option 3: Describe and talk about a favorite book or movie.

 

To be considered for a theatre arts scholarship, submit your virtual audition following instructions on the following page:

Virtual Audition/Interview Information

You do not need to complete the Arts and Humanities Scholarship Application.

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Edson Melendez | 262-595-2188 |  CAH@uwp.edu

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