Art Scholarships

Students who want to apply for art scholarships must complete the general scholarship application on the SRJC Scholarships website through AwardSpring. Completing the general scholarship application will also show students if they are eligible for additional campus-wide and art scholarships.
In addition to filling out the general scholarship application form on AwardSpring, art scholarships require a portfolio review of the work. Students will be required to upload photographs of their art for portfolio review. 

Application Requirements: 

  • The awardSpring application must be submitted to the scholarship office digitally by March 2, 2024.
  • The portfolio must be submitted to the art scholarship canvas course in digital PDF by April 5, 2024. To qualify to submit the portfolio, You must submit The awardSpring application to the scholarship office by March 2nd. You will be notified of the login link to the art scholarship Canvas course after completing the awardSpring application.

To be considered for an ART DEPARTMENT Scholarship, students must:

  1. Complete the AwardSpring scholarship application and submit the portfolio to the Art department.
  2. Currently enrolled in 6+ units at SRJC and at least a second semester at SRJC. Some scholarships require registration as full-time students (12 units or more). The scholarship office reviews the final qualification for the art scholarship.
  3. Eligibility for the scholarship for continuous students requires registering for the classes in the following fall semester.
  4. Eligibility for the scholarship for transfer students requires providing the acceptance letter from the transferring university/college.
  5. Must have completed or are currently completing at least nine art units at SRJC.  
  6. Six of these units must be from the Art Core Curriculum. (1 class = 3 units)  
  7. Core Curriculum Classes include: 
    • Art 1.1 World Art History to 1500  
    • Art 1.2 World Art History Since 1500 
    • Art 2.1 History Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric-Gothic Art  
    • Art 2.2 History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art  
    • Art 3 Introduction to Art and Design  
    • Art 4 Principles of Color 
    • Art 5 Three-Dimensional Design 
    • Art 7A Drawing and Composition 

Note: Units from other schools may not be applied. 

  • If enrolled at multiple institutions, students must be undertaking more units at SRJC than at another college.  
  • Students who already have a college degree in the art are not eligible. 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or above for transfer students; 2.5 GPA or above for continuing students. 

Application Process:


PLEASE NOTE:  Application submissions begin 2/1/2024.

The portfolio must be submitted to the art scholarship canvas course in Digital PDF 

Complete the following:

  • Online scholarship application form completed through AwardSpring. 
  • A typed statement of intent that includes your educational and career goals.   
    • The statement should be: 
      • One page maximum and double-spaced. Type on the first page of the portfolio submission.
      • Clear and concise. 
  • 6 to 8 pieces of studio artwork (any media) completed within the last two years uploaded as a digital slideshow PDF.
    • Each slide should be labeled with the title of the work, year, media, and dimensions. 
      • You may include a slide with a close-up shot for exceptionally intricate work. 
    • For 3D work, you may include multiple images of a single piece rotated. 
    • The submitted work should reflect the teaching concerns and curriculum of the student's courses in the Art Department at SRJC.  Artwork that is client-based or commissioned is ineligible and will not be considered. 
  • Transcripts of all units completed at SRJC and any other colleges attended. Either unofficial or official transcripts are acceptable. Upload your transcript and courses in progress to award spring.
  • Transfer students must provide official enrollment verification from the school they will be attending to receive their award money.  
  • Eligibility for the scholarship for continuous students requires registering for the classes in the following fall semester.
  • Printout from the Student Portal showing all work in progress (6 units or more at SRJC) 
  • Sketchbook Award:  Besides the above items, students may submit a sketchbook consisting of a minimum of 30 pages to be considered for this special award.   
    • Sketches, in any medium, should be done in the last two years, but not necessarily in class.   
    • Work reflecting a strong personal direction is preferred.   
    • A portfolio is not required for the Sketchbook Award. 
  • Those who have received two prior awards from the Art Department at SRJC are not eligible. 
  • Those receiving a prior award may receive a reduced amount if selected again. 
  • Names of the  Art Scholarship recipients will be posted on this page. The scholarship office will review the final recipient of the scholarship by the end of June and contact you to send the scholarship money. Contact the scholarship office if you have any questions.