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Fine and Performing Arts

Visual Arts Scholarships


Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and music fees, are awarded on the basis of merit of all works submitted. Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college's Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.



All candidates must interview with a portfolio before a faculty committee of the Visual Art Department.



1.     All candidates must be enrolled at Chipola College or must be accepted for enrollment as a student.

2.     All candidates must declare a major in Art.

3.     All candidates must have achieved a scholastic grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 (C) or better in high school and if applicable, college course work completed. .


1.     Complete the online Art Scholarship Application along with personal letter telling a little about yourself and your future plans. Be sure to include why you feel you need help in going to college and how you feel you can benefit from the college experience. Bring these documents with you at the time of your interview. The winning candidates will be notified in the form of a letter of award from the Department of Fine and Preforming Arts.

2.     Furnish 3 letters of recommendation which address your talent, character, ability to follow-through on assignments, ability to work independently, and academic ability.

3.     Bring a recent photo.

4.     Interview time will be scheduled with individual students following receipt of the online application.

At the Interview

1.     Provide a representative collection of art work in various media which demonstrates artistic talent and technical development to date (portfolio). The collection must be the candidate’s own work.

2.     A panel of judges will select candidates on the basis of the merits of all work. 


Selection will be based upon:

1.     Judges’ opinions concerning talent and potential for success.

         Letters of reference with particular emphasis upon good character.

         Scholastic achievement based upon transcripts of high school and if applicable college grade point average.

         Candidate’s personal statement expressing career goals and commitment to the pursuit of a degree in art.


Visual Arts Scholarship Application


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