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U of A school of art offers scholarship

FAYETTEVILLE -- The School of Art at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications from high school administrators and teachers for Portfolio Day travel scholarships.

Portfolio Day, Sept. 22, encourages prospective students to bring samples of their artwork and receive individual critiques from faculty and graduate students. The insight will help shape the students' work as they prepare for college and decisions about an art career.

The school is able to provide travel scholarships to further student art education opportunities thanks to a $120 million gift from the Walton Charitable Support Foundation.

To qualify for the travel scholarship, which will pay mileage and provide meals for students and sponsors, high schools must be at least 60 miles away from the university.

The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 19.

Portfolio Day will give students an opportunity to mingle with School of Art undergraduates while touring campus and art facilities. They will learn about scholarships, study abroad options, undergraduate research as well as programming and special classes. The School of Art has more than 400 majors in the areas of art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and graphic design.

The School of Art, which is part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, does not require portfolios for admission to the university, but portfolios are required as students advance into Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

School on 09/09/2018

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