Department of Art & Art History

Studio Art Emphasis

Department of Art and Art History Scholarship

Application Process

  1. Submit the CSU, Chico Scholarship Application(opens in new window) to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office. The scholarship application will close February 15th, 2023 - Letters of Reccomendation due by the 20th.
  2. Submit your Art Department Scholarship to the Art Department by March 10th, 2023 by 5pm. Your application should have the following items:
    1. A portfolio of images submitted as .jpg files.
      1. The portfolio must consist of a minimum of ten (10) .jpgs of work executed within the last two years. Eight (8) of the ten .jpgs must be full views of eight different pieces. Two (2) of the ten .jpgs may show a detail view of two of the works depicted in full frame. After meeting this basic requirement, you may elect to include five (5) additional .jpgs of other work to the portfolio. Thus, the maximum number of .jpgs permitted in your submission is fifteen (15).
      2. The .jpgs are to demonstrate a discernible pattern of creative and conceptual growth in your studio work. Professionalism should be stressed in both the content of the work and the quality of the .jpgs. All .jpgs must conform to the  labeling requirements contained in this prospectus.
        NOTE: If applying for the printmaking or watermedia scholarships, a majority of works represented by the portfolio must be executed in these media.
    2. A list of images (.jpgs) submitted. The list must be numerically ordered and conform in format to the example at the bottom of the page.
    3. The Art Department Scholarship Application Form (PDF). If more space is requires, attach additional pages conforming of the application format.
    4.  Transcript(s)
      1. Currently enrolled students submit an unofficial California State University, Chico transcript.
      2. Entering transfer students submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

Submission Checklist

  • California State University, Chico Scholarship Application to Financial Aid/Scholarship Office by February 15th, 2023.
  • Required documentation turned in to the Department of Art by March 10th, 2023 at 5pm:
    1. Portfolio of .jpgs
    2. List of .jpgs
    3. Art Department Scholarship Application Form
    4. Transcript(s)

CD/Flash Drive Portfolio Requirements

  1. All images must be .jpg files under 500k.
  2. Each .jpg file must indicate a number in the title which corresponds to the number given on the list of images required in your application.
  3. Your name should be printed clearly on the CD or Flash Drive with an indelible marking pen.
  4. The CD or Flash Drive must be submitted in a protective sleeve (or cap if Flash Drive) with your name on it

List of images example for formatting:

Image List







"Deer in the Pines"





"Buck Up"

Mixed Media




Detail: "Buck Up"

Mixed Media