Application Deadline
  Award Type
  Award Amount

Up to $10,000, annually

First Year


Competitive, merit-based, renewable scholarships for art students.
Baker Duncan Special Talent Scholarships are awarded to meritorious incoming First-Year and transfer students who are interested in pursuing a major in studio art.


  Who is eligible:

Undergraduate, entering first-year and transfer students planning to pursue a major in studio art.

  Who is not eligible:

Continuing or graduate students

  How to Apply


Submit your online application.



Application open:
Sept. 1

Application deadline:
Feb. 7


Gather your application packet material

Application packets must include the following:


Please include your contact information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
10-15 digital images of your artwork

Artworks may be in any medium. Images should represent the work as accurately as possible. Each image should be saved as a .jpeg with a file size not exceeding 3MB. Label your images as follows: 01 Your Name, 02 Your Name, etc.

An image list.

Please provide separately a list of images with your name at the top. The image list should be numbered (to correspond with the number on the .jpeg file name); for each image on the list, include the title, materials/media, and dimensions.


Submit your application packet 
  • Combine your resume, images (drag and drop into your document), and image list into a single single PDF file. 
  • Go to (you do not need wetransfer mobile, or wetransfer plus), follow the directions, and send your single PDF file to

Feb. 7

  Important Details

Renewal Information
  • Renewable annually for up to 8 semesters
  • Recipient must become and remain a major in studio art
  • Award recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Academic progress is reviewed at the end of each academic year
  • Must be enrolled full-time for each semester
Additional Details
  • Scholarships are applied toward fall and spring tuition only, and are not available for summer study.
  • Recipients are selected without regard to income.


Application process and admission:

Adam Schreiber

Department of Art and Art History
Jim and Janet Dicke Art Building