Have questions about PLU’s Artistic Achievement Awards?
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Scholarship applications have opened and we are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. Incoming students (new or transfer) are eligible to apply for these renewable, merit-based awards. Read below for tips and tricks for preparing your best application!
How do I apply?
Apply online via Acceptd, a website that many arts programs and schools use for admissions and competitions. You must also officially apply to PLU (if you haven’t already), but you do not need to have received your acceptance letter in order to apply for the Artistic Achievement Awards.
What’s the application deadline?
Submit all your materials no later than 5 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
I’d like to be considered for an Artistic Achievement Award in more than one area. Can I submit more than one application?
Yes, you may apply for more than one Artistic Achievement Award, which are offered in Dance, Music, and Theatre in addition to Studio Art & Design or Media. However, your applications will need to be entirely separate and you will need to prepare all of the necessary application materials for all areas. On the other hand, if you have multiple interests in our Studio Art & Design programs (Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, or Publishing and Printing Arts) you will only need to submit one scholarship application—just be sure to address your interests in each of the three parts of your application.
Get your general questions about the Arts Scholarship answered HERE.
Virtual Dance Scholarship Application
Students entering PLU in fall 2023 as a first-year or transfer student with an interest in the Dance minor can still apply for an Artistic Achievement Award in Dance. You will need to supply basic questions about yourself, including a dance resume and a headshot. Be prepared to demonstrate various dance styles.
Keep reading to learn more about the dance scholarship application process.
Music Scholarship Application
If you have two music interests (such as more than one instrument, voice and an instrument, or composition and an instrument, for example) our application process allows you to detail up to two music areas that you want taken into account for your scholarship application. Keep in mind these important considerations:
- Music scholarships are awarded in a single specific area (e.g., voice, or cello). Submitting audition recordings in multiple areas will not increase the amount of your award.
- All music scholarships require successful participation—each semester—in private lessons and, by audition and placement, in a scholarship ensemble in the area of your award. You may certainly take lessons in a secondary area, or participate in an additional ensemble, but the scholarship expectation remains in the area of your award.
Keep reading to learn more about the music scholarship application.
Communication, Media & Design Arts Scholarships
If you have multiple interests in our Studio Art & Design programs (Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, or Publishing and Printing Arts) you will only need to submit one scholarship application—just be sure to address your interests in each of the three parts of your application.
The application will ask basic questions about you and will require an artist’s resume, letter of intent, and a digital portfolio. Students who receive Media and Video Production Awards are expected to work with PLU Student Media outlets beginning in their first year at PLU.
Keep reading to learn more about this new scholarship opportunity.
Scholarship and BFA auditions happen concurrently. We will use the same application and materials as the application for your BFA program of interest as well as for an Artistic Achievement Award. Students interested in performance degrees, the Theatre BA, or the Theatre minor will submit one to two videos for their application.
- For an Acting/Directing BFA or Theatre BA or Theatre minor: prepare a memorized 60-90 second contemporary monologue from a play or musical.
- For a Musical Theatre BFA: prepare a memorized 30-60 second contemporary monologue from a play or musical AND 16-32 bars (30-60 seconds) of a Broadway show tune sung with accompaniment.
Keep reading to learn more about the theatre scholarship application.