Art scholarships

Bluffton awards three scholarships starting at $1,000 per year to promising and talented first-year students majoring in art, graphic design, art with teaching licensure, art and writing or pre-art therapy. The scholarships are renewable for four years for art majors maintaining a 2.5 GPA. 

A portfolio of artwork is required for art scholarship consideration.

A portfolio represents your skills as an artist or designer, including craftsmanship, technique, creativity and the ability to communicate visual ideas. High school seniors use portfolios to gain admission to art schools and portfolio scholarships. Professionals use them to secure employment.
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You are welcome to email a link to a digitized portfolio to Andi Baumgartner at, or mail to Andi Baumgartner, Bluffton University, 1 University Drive, Bluffton OH 45817-2014.

Deadline for portfolio submission is April 1, 2021.

Please submit the Art Scholarship Application below, along with your portfolio. Portfolios and the art scholarship application must both be received for scholarship consideration.

Art scholarship application 

Deadline for application and portfolio submission is April 1, 2021.

Your art experience

For more information, contact

Andreas Baumgartner 
Associate professor of art