Studio Art Scholarship

Studio Art Scholarship

The University of South Carolina Beaufort's Studio Art program is dedicated to preparing students for careers or graduate level studies in the arts. Students are exposed to a diverse choice of media, knowledgeable and experienced faculty, and well equipped facilities to foster technical and creative growth and development. USCB’s Studio Art program is situated in the heart of charming downtown Beaufort, where students study art in one of America's top small cities for art, as selected by American Style Magazine, in June 2009.

All students who are accepted into the Studio Art Program will be awarded a $1,000 per year scholarship renewable for up to four years.  In order to receive and maintain the scholarship, you must remain a Studio Art major at USCB.

In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, USCB offers a number of competitive scholarships to prospective Studio Art majors. Scholarships are awarded based upon a cumulative review of a candidate's scholarship application in addition to a review of the applicant's sample artwork.

Competitive Scholarship Application Requirements  

  • USCB Studio Art Scholarship Application
  • Narrative Statement: Brief essay (300 words) by the applicant that highlights their interest in the arts, potential career goals, and how these can be fulfilled in USCB's program in Studio Art.
  • Portfolio: sample artwork, maximum of 10 items
  • References: Applicants should submit two letters of reference:
    • Character reference letter from a teacher, counselor, community/church leader.
    • Art Instructor Reference letter emphasizing the technical strengths and skills of applicant, as well as applicant's likelihood of success in USCB's program in Studio Art.
    • Please note letters of reference must be written on professional letterhead and include recommender’s full contact information and signature.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or
  • Minimum 1050 SAT total or
  • Exceptional talent in the arts as demonstrated in works submitted with portfolio.

Applications will be reviewed on December 1st, March 1st and May 31st.       

For more information, please contact

USCB Office of Admissions
One University Blvd.
Bluffton, SC 29945
(843) 208-8118

For more information about the Studio Art Scholarship, send an email to:

Brittney Porter
(843) 208-8115