Art Practice (Fine Arts)

The Valade Scholars

Calling visual artists applying to the Art Practice major at College for Creative Studies: compete for a $50,000 scholarship.

Visual artists offer the world more than beautiful images and objects: they explore the human condition, challenge conventional wisdom and encourage understanding. Their work invites us to reflect on who we are and where we’re going.

Because of this, the College for Creative Studies’ inaugural Valade Scholarship seeks to reward excellence in the visual arts. CCS incoming freshmen of exceptional promise — with a 3.0 high school gpa and who work within and between the disciplines of painting, drawing, print or digital media, sculpture, installation and performance — are all eligible to apply.

One incoming freshman will receive a $50,000 award, to be distributed in $12,500 increments over the course of four years.

How to Apply

Complete your application for admission to the Art Practice program at CCS as well as the Valade Scholars Application, which will require a statement about your goals as a professional artist and why you should be the next Valade Scholar, by December 1, 2020. Selection will be led by Art Practice Chair and Associate Professor Valerie Jenkins.

All admitted Art Practice applicants will be considered, and Black, Indigenous and other students of color are encouraged to apply.

Who May Enter

First-time incoming CCS freshmen applying to the Art Practice major with:

  • A min. 3.0 gpa
  • A high-quality portfolio
  • A Statement

Timing & Deadlines

  • August 15, 2020
    Valade Scholars application opens

  • December 1, 2020
    Entries due