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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 resume 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.
    • Scholarship Retriever — UMBC is proud to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to new and current degree seeking students. Undergraduate, graduate, first time and transfer students are encouraged to apply.
    • Video & Multimedia Scholarships — Video and multimedia work encompasses film, visual art, graphic design, game design, and electronic media. This field combines both art and professional practice, preparing students to create their own graphic media along with works for businesses and other organizations. This guide offers an overview of scholarships for video and multimedia students, including a list of award opportunities and tips for video submissions.