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Visual Arts - Fine Arts Scholarship


The Fine Arts Scholarship in Visual Arts recognizes incoming students who have excelled in studio arts and who plan to actively participate in the visual arts at Augsburg.

To be considered for a Fine Arts Scholarship in Visual Arts, applicants must:

  • Complete the Fine Arts Scholarship section on the Augsburg University application
  • Submit a visual arts résumé
  • Obtain teacher recommendation
  • Submit essay
  • Submit digital portfolio
  • Interview

Please note, the resume, portfolio, and essay should be submitted via e-mail to or faxed to 612-330-1590. The letter of recommendation needs to be emailed to All materials must be received prior to your interview.

Amount: $3,000/year with one student receiving a full tuition scholarship

Application Deadline: You must have a completed application to Augsburg University submitted by Friday, January 11, 2019. The final deadline to audition/interview is Friday, January 25, 2019.

If you are a TRANSFER STUDENT who would like to apply upon your admission to Augsburg University, you can do so by contacting your Transfer Admissions Counselor. Final deadline for Transfer students to apply for the Fine Arts Scholarship is August 1, 2019.

In order to audition for a Fine Arts Scholarship, you must first be admitted to Augsburg University and plan to be a full-time student seeking your first bachelors degree.  Students currently enrolled at Augsburg University may not apply.  Scholarship recipients need not major in the visual arts, but are required to participate in various exhibits, Art Clubs, and other departmental activities.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE BORWEGE AT 612-330-1577 OR





Submit your resume in a Word or other electronic form. Make sure to include the following sections:


  • Schools and/or colleges (if transfer applicant) attended (include dates)
  • Program/degree completed


  • Organizations (Name of group, your participation, in what capacity you participated— i.e. Art Club. Participated for three years. Served as vice president for one year. Coordinated activities.)
  • Lessons/classes/private study (include names of primary teachers and their title: i.e. Art class in the studio of Jane Smith 2001-2004)
  • Camps/workshops/special programs (Name of program, brief description, location)


  • List exhibitions with brief description (i.e. Senior Art Show, Juried/Non-Juried, Minneapolis High School)


  • List competitions, awards, honors you have won or were a finalist for
  • Additional recognition of your work (i.e. newspaper stories, outside work, internships, etc.) OTHER CATEGORY Add any additional category that you feel reflects you and the unique/individual nature of your work (e.g. teaching experience/assistant, etc.).



Write a 250-word essay on the following topic “Tell us about a time your artwork made a difference to you and how it engaged a community.”



Include 10-12 original art works, presented digitally or slide format (JPEG AND TIFF ONLY). DO NOT send actual original art works. Advance documentation is preferred, but actual original art works can be brought to the interview if you cannot provide digital formatting or slides in advance. For digital work samples, each file should be named with the artist’s surname and a number that corresponds to an identification sheet (example: Smith_01). Images should be at least 72 DPI in resolution and not larger than 3 MB per image.

A zip file of images/documents may be uploaded in the application above or a URL may be provided to an online portfolio. Files can also be sent directly to Nicole Borwege at



You will be contacted to schedule an interview only after you have been admitted to Augsburg University and Admissions has received your completed Fine Arts Scholarship application. For students entering Spring Semester, interviews will be scheduled by appointment. For students entering Fall Semester, interviews will be held during scholarship weekend.