Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students may explore a number of resources to help pay for their education and to gain invaluable work experience to build up their vitas before graduation. Scholarships, employment, student loans, and fellowships provide these opportunities to Visual Arts undergraduates.

  • The Linehan Artist Scholar Program offers competitive awards to freshmen ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per academic year for in-state students and from $10,000 to $22,000 for out-of-state students for four years of undergraduate study.

  • Fine Arts Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000. To be considered for an award, new applicants must submit their portfolio by the scheduled January review date. Go to UMBC Undergraduate Admissions for other financial aid information.

  • Federal Work Study -- The Department of Visual Arts offers students a wide variety of volunteer and paid employment options that include the maintenance and monitoring of technical facilities while working on supervised art projects. Students who qualify for need-based financial aid through the Federal College Work-Study program may choose from a number of available positions. In addition, qualified students may be recommended by faculty to fill specific positions created to fill a need within the department.

  • The Visual Arts Imaging Research Center IRC Fellows Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to work closely with guest artists and learn high-end animation, virtual environments, and other emerging and interactive technologies. Students may take an honors-style elective using these tools.