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Art Scholarships

Whitworth's art major offers a diversity of tracks, as well as collaborative majors in arts administration, visual design in computing, and the new art history major.

The Lied Center for the Visual Arts, which opened in 2008, features large studios for glass, sculpture and ceramics, drawing, painting, and printmaking, as well as a Mac lab for graphic design. The facility also features a student gallery and a main gallery for special exhibitions of regional and national artists.

Professionally active faculty members, whose works are exhibited locally and nationwide, encourage students to immerse themselves intellectually and spiritually in the creative process.

In spring 2016, Whitworth University will present art talent scholarship awards to entering freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate interest and potential to excel as art majors at Whitworth. If you have an interest in the arts, we hope you'll apply.

To be eligible for an art talent award, an applicant must...

  • be admitted to Whitworth University;
  • be actively considering majoring in art;
  • enroll in at least one art or art history class each semester of his or her freshman year;
  • submit the required application materials as outlined in the following application forms:

The priority deadline for submitting application materials is March 1, 2016. We will continue to consider application materials through April 8, 2016, for students admitted later in the cycle.

Instructions for submitting application materials for 2016-17 are listed in the Application Forms.

Questions? Please email

Talent award recipients are given half of the awarded amount in the fall and half in the spring. Talent awards are given for one year only, but freshman recipients are eligible to receive awards in subsequent years based on their participation and performance in the art department.

Returning students' scholarship awards are based on demonstrated interest and ability and are extremely competitive; financial need may be considered in setting the award amounts. Talent-award scholarships apply to Whitworth tuition only.

We look forward to hearing from you!