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Fine Arts Scholarships

Lake Forest College offers talent-based scholarships in music, studio art, and theater. Scholarships are available to both majors and non-majors.

Why Study Fine Arts at Lake Forest College

The Application Process

Steps to complete the Fine Arts Scholarship application
1. Apply to Lake Forest College 
2. Complete the Fine Arts Scholarship Application
3. Finalize the application by submitting your audition or portfolio via email or mail

Deadline for Spring 2021 first-year and transfer students
Scholarship Application - December 1
Scholarship Audition and Portfolio Submission - December 15

Deadline for Fall 2021 first-year students
Scholarship Application – Feburary 15
Scholarship Audition and Portfolio Submission - March 1

Deadline for Fall 2021 transfer students
Scholarship Application – July 1
Scholarship Audition and Portfolio Submission – August 1 

Audition and renewal requirements are found on the application. Contact Melanie Sandoval with any questions. 

Fine Arts Renewal Requirements

Hixon Theater Scholarship

In order to remain eligible to renew the Hixon Theater Scholarships, students must: 

  • In the Spring semester of each year, submit a scholarship renewal application to the department chairperson for approval.
  • Enroll in at least one Theater Department Class per academic year and participate in at least two department shows in any capacity such as acting, stage crew, dramaturgy, public relations, etc. 
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and adhere to the participation requirements of the department.
Reid Music Scholarship

In order to remain eligible to renew the Reid Music Scholarship, students must: 

  • Actively contribute to the music department, and maintain membership in a department ensemble. All scholarships will be evaluated individually by the Music Department every spring to determine renewal of the award.  
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. 
Durand Art Scholarship

In order to remain eligible to renew the Durand Art Scholarship, students must: 

  • Complete at least one course in the Art or Art History Department per academic year. 
  • Attend at least two openings at the Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries per semester. 
  • Take part regularly in other arts-related co-curricular activities throughout the year. 
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.