MICA Competitive Scholarships for Returning Undergraduate Students: Applications being accepted now until February 2, 2015

Each spring, MICA offers students the chance to compete for more than $600,000 in merit-based scholarships. Eligible students must be currently enrolled, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and must register full-time for the 2015–2016 academic year. All applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher as of the Fall 2014 semester. Students receiving MICA tuition remission benefits are not eligible for competitive scholarships.

Funding for competitive scholarships comes from MICA and individual donors and organizations.

All awards will be applied as a credit to the recipients’ 2015–2016 account.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Create a Behance Project for jury review.

Your Behance project must:

  • Contain only your own original work
  • Not be restricted as “private” in Behance settings
  • Be kept available and unchanged on Behance through the end of the Spring semester

 

Your Project may contain any one of the following application options:

  1. Up to 10 digital images.

Each image must be:

  1. 300 dpi
  2. No larger than 7” on the longest side
  3. .jpeg or .gif formatted (.gif loop length must be 18 seconds or shorter)
  4. You may include image captions that describe the title, dimensions, and date of your work

 

  1. Up to 5 digital images and up to 1 minute 30 seconds of media.

Each image must be:

  1. 300 dpi
  2. No larger than 7” on the longest side
  3. .jpeg or .gif formatted (.gif loop length must be 18 seconds or shorter)
  4. You may include image captions that describe the title, dimensions, and date of your work

Each media file must be:

  1. Video, animation, audio, or documentation of time-based work
  2. .mp3, .mp4, or .mov format
  3. Files may contain one media work or several cut together into one file
  4. You may include a caption with the title and date of your work
  5. For video documentation of time-based art, performance, or installation, any sound must be part of the original work, not added for the purpose of the scholarship review. However, voice-over to assist in clarification or “to set the stage” is acceptable. It may not be used to describe meaning, technique, your process, interpretation, or intention.

 

  1. Up to 3 minutes of media.

Each media file must be:

  1. Video, animation, audio, or documentation of time-based work
  2. .mp3, .mp4, or .mov format
  3. Files may contain one media work or several cut together into one file
  4. You may include a caption with the title and date of your work
  5. For video documentation of time-based art, performance, or installation, any sound must be part of the original work, not added for the purpose of the scholarship review. However, voice-over to assist in clarification or “to set the stage” is acceptable. It may not be used to describe meaning, technique, your process, interpretation, or intention.

 

  1. Interactive work.
  2. Provide a link to a webpage with interactive work instead of a Behance project
  3. Juries will spend 3 minutes viewing/interacting with the work

 

  1. Written work.—Available to Art History majors only (no double majors)
  2. Provide a link to a Google Document of up to 2500 words in length instead of a Behance project
  3. Document’s Sharing Settings must be set to “Anyone with the link can view”
  4. May be one paper or several smaller works combined into one document
  5. Acceptable art historical writing may be (but not limited to): exhibitions reviews, research papers, essays, or formal analyses

 

Note: Collaborative work may be submitted, but the applicant must have written permission from the other collaborator(s) before applying.

 

  1. Apply online by visiting www.mica.edu/competitivescholarships between December 1st and 4pm on February 2nd, 2015.

Don’t wait until the last minute to apply!

 

Helpful Links:

 

Process Timeline:

  • Monday, December 1:  Application opens (www.mica.edu/competitivescholarships)
  • Thursday, December 11:  Informational Session takes place 7–8pm in Bunting Center room 110
  • Thursday, January 22:  Informational Session takes place 7–8pm in Leake Hall Auditorium
  • Monday, February 2: Applications Due before 4 pm sharp. No late applications will be accepted!
  • Mid-March 2015: Notification letters arrive to all applicants by mail

 

If you have any questions concerning the application requirements or process, please contact Alisha Green, Executive Assistant for Academic Services, at agreen@mica.edu or 410-225-4233.

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