Admissions & Financial Aid Fine Arts Scholarship Celebration
The Fine Arts Scholarship Program is open to all students, regardless of their intended major or minor. Fine Arts Scholarships are offered each year to students with demonstrated ability in one or more of the following: visual arts, creative writing, music, and theater. Fine Arts Scholars receive tuition grants worth up to $15,000 per year, regardless of financial need. Fine Arts Scholarship recipients are expected to continue involvement in the field of their award throughout their four years at Wabash.
Each year, students will initially apply by submitting materials online. Following this initial application, selected students will be invited to campus for Fine Arts Weekend in the early spring to compete for awards.
Initial application materials typically consist of the following:
- Visual arts: a portfolio consisting of 3-5 high-quality images of works completed during your high school years. The majority of works should be from your junior and senior years.
- Creative writing: a sample (under 15 pages) of your best work in poetry, fiction, and/or playwriting, plus a 1-2 page reflection on the sources of your inspiration as a writer and what you strive to achieve with your creative writing. All material should be typed and double-spaced.
- Music: a high-quality video recording. The recording should consist of two or three movements or pieces in contrasting styles that have been prepared with a music instructor for accompanied solo performance (pianists, percussionists, and guitarists need no accompanist). Vocalists must also prepare at least one piece that is not in English. Voice and single-line instruments should include accompaniment. Those invited for campus auditions will have the opportunity to request a Wabash accompanist or may bring their own.
- Theater and film: Candidates for a theater audition will upload a high-quality video recording for their preliminary audition. Students interested in design and/or technical theater will upload a portfolio of at least 3-5 images with evidence of previous work (production photos, sketches, renderings, light plots, etc.). Students interested in film will upload an original short film or selected clips from original film projects.
Wabash College Admissions Office
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0352