$20,000 Scholarship for Aspiring Artists

Earn your BFA at Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design

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Deadline is May 3, 2018

Competitive Art Scholarship

Student-artists working in all media are invited to submit a portfolio of their original work for the Brule Scholarship competition. The work will be evaluated on composition, concept, range, craftsmanship and originality.

Two scholarship winners will be announced. The recipients will be chosen based on the portfolio competition on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jutila Center on Finlandia University’s campus.

Deadline is May 3, 2018

Open to students in all BFA programs

Students can be entering any of Finlandia University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

“At my kindergarten graduation I said I wanted to be an artist, and that has never changed. I love working with all sorts of mediums, and am anxious to dive into the computer labs to better develop my skills in graphics and web design.”

Chloe Haataja, 2017 Brule Scholarship Winner

“I didn’t know what to do when I heard that I had won this award, it was such a bright and exciting moment for me. I called a few people right away to spread the news, and my family and friends were so excited for me.”

Jessica Gill, 2017 Brule Scholarship Winner

Based in the Jutila Center

Formerly a hospital, the renovated Jutila Center building now houses Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD), the Reflection Gallery, and the Lily I. Jutila Center for Global Design and Business, a small business incubator. The various new studios and labs are expansive and professional in both appearance and equipment. By combining design spaces within a business incubator, we have created a “community” where students, faculty, and business people interact and collaborate – sharing ideas, equipment and workspace. Community entrepreneurs come for consultation services and inspiration.

Eligibility Requirements and Application

To participate in the art scholarship competition, prospective students must apply and be accepted to Finlandia University by May 1, 2018. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better, have an ACT score of 16 or better or SAT score of 880 or better, have applied to and been accepted to Finlandia University, and have completed the 2018-19 FAFSA. This is only open to new incoming students slated to start in the summer or fall of 2018. In addition to filling out the application below, students must complete our admissions application and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).