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Art Scholarships


Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999




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Art Portfolios

Please submit a digital portfolio consisting of 10-15 artworks. Please do not include works done more than two years ago.

For each work, please provide the following information.

  • Title
  • Material/Medium
  • Dimensions
  • Indicate if drawn or painted from a photograph or other work of art, or directly from observation.
  • Indicate if the work was a class assignment, or done independently. (If an assignment, please describe what the assignment was.)

In addition, please include:

  • A paragraph that tells us what art classes you have taken, and if they were AP, IB, or other special curriculum.
  • A paragraph or two describing your interest in art and the place you expect it might have in your college education or life ahead. What motivates you as an artist? Are there ideas, materials, or images that particularly stimulate your creativity?

Submission Deadlines
Portfolios are due by the same deadline as your application for admission (see for specific deadlines).

File Sizes and Types
We support media files as large as 5GB, but please be advised that larger files will take longer to upload from your Internet connection and may stall if you are on a wireless connection or one that cannot sustain a connection for the necessary period of time. We support the following file formats:

  • Video: .avi, .flv, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .webm, .wmv
  • Slide: .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, .tiff
  • Document: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .wpd

Candidates are notified of their scholarship awards at the time of admission.

General Scholarship Guidelines
Writing and visual and performing arts scholarships are renewable annually as long as recipients remain in good academic standing. Scholarships must be applied toward the cost of tuition and the combination of Knox scholarships and grants and federal and state grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition. Scholarship recipients often qualify for additional need-based financial assistance, including grants, work-study programs, and loans.

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