2012 Annual Student Exhibition

32nd Annual Art and Design Scholarship Competition for the 2015-2016 Academic Year for High School Seniors

St. John’s University Department of Art and Design will again be offering 2 full and 3 partial scholarships to Fall 2015 incoming freshmen who demonstrate a proficiency in the visual arts: drawing, painting, printmaking, illustration, graphic design and photography. All students who apply to one of our BFA programs and submit a portfolio of their work via SlideRoom by February 18 will be considered for the scholarships.

Please note that though we have rolling admissions, only those who apply and submit their portfolio requirements BY February 18, 2015 will be considered for the art scholarships.

Portfolio Requirements and Submission Process

Below are the requirements for BFA Application and to be considered for scholarship within the Department of Art & Design:

BFA applicants must submit their portfolio via SlideRoom. This online portfolio service will allow you to upload, label, arrange and submit your portfolio electronically.

We request 12-15 images, jpg format for the Macintosh platform.

To upload your images, please go to:

  • Files must be labeled as follows: First initial, last name, image number (e.g., jdoe_1).

  • Digital images can’t be larger than 1200 pixels on the longest side and saved in JPGformat.
  • Inventory sheet with your name, date of birth, degree in which you are applying for (eg: BFA in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design, or Illustration), title, dimensions, materials and date of each piece must also accompany the submission. This document must be saved as a PDF in order to upload it to SlideRoom with your portfolio.

Please make sure that you have applied to the university before uploading your digital portfolio.

Acceptance into St. John’s University (Bachelor of Fine Arts Program with a major in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Photography, or Illustration) is a prerequisite for this scholarship. All students wishing to be considered for the program must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students from NYS, must also complete the New York State Tuition Assistance Application (TAP).

Portfolios are evaluated on artistic expression and sensitivity, technique, and concept. For more information on the type of work that should be included in your portfolio, please visit our Portfolio Requirements Page.

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our faculty, please call us at 718-990-6250 or email