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The Rosa DealSchool of Arts

Visual & Performing Arts Awards

Who may apply?

High school seniors, international students, and home-schooled students who have contacted the Admissions office and completed the application process are welcome to apply. Full-time students currently majoring in Visual Art at CBU, who also will be enrolled as full-time Art majors at CBU during the following academic semester.

(Note: students in their final, graduating semester are exempt from the requirement of full-time enrollment.)

Awards for Undergraduate Students

  • CBU Visual Arts Award (Incoming Freshman) Up to three awards will be given to incoming freshman students who plan to major in Art as a full-time student (12 hrs or more) while at CBU. Award amounts will be determined by portfolio and need-based criteria. Students must meet the academic standards set by the Admissions office with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. The award may be retained each year by meeting the following criteria: Student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and satisfactory participation in co-curricular/scholarly department activities. 
  • CBU Visual Arts Scholarship (Currently Enrolled Art Major) Up to three awards will be given to Undergraduate students with Art major, full-time study (12 hrs or more). Students must have completed at least 1 term of full-time study at CBU. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Must plan to enroll full-time for the academic year following when the award is actually awarded; no graduating seniors. 

How do I apply?

The deadline to submit all application materials is on or before April 1st, by the end of the active business day. Please deliver or mail your application disc(s)/materials to: Chair Jana Travis, Christian Brothers University, Visual Art Department, Barry Hall Rm 225, Box 77, Memphis, TN 38117. 

All students interested in applying for the Visual Art Award must complete the following requirements:

  • You must submit no fewer than 5, but no more than 10 digital images of your original artwork in .jpeg format. Artwork must have been completed within the last two calendar years. Jpeg files must be 72 dpi, and sized to 1920 pixels in the longest dimension. Each image file must be titled in the following format: Your Last Name, Your First Name, Image Number, Title of Work.jpeg. (Example: John Doe is submitting six digital images for consideration. His first image file, CBU Red Picture, would be saved as DoeJohn01CBURedPicture.jpeg.)

Download an application form. (pdf opens in new window).