- Develop and file a degree plan. (See your academic advisor.)
- Demonstrate an ability for creating visual artwork: drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, photography, stained glass, etc.
- Possess competent writing skills.
- Have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
- Attend NPC full time (12 credit hours per semester) during the 2022-2023 academic year.
- Enroll in at least one (3-credit) art class during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Application materials required on or before the deadline of March 4, 2022:
- A completed application form. Download (fillable pdf) Instructions are included with the form. Email the application form to email@example.com.
- 3 to 5 examples of your artistic work as digital images. Here's a link to a Youtube video about suggestions for how to best photograph artwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q40if1ecyB0
Label each image with your first initial, last name, and image number (example: jsmith1.jpg), and email the images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A two-page (1000-word) essay that addresses the applicant's specific interests in art and why he/she believes that art is important in society. Email the essay to email@example.com.
- The key to the scholarship essay is that it is a personal narrative, reflecting your experiences and goals. DO NOT USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS, SUCH AS CHAT GPT, to write your essay. It is important that your personal voice come through!
- View Video Tutorial on the Scholarship Application Process
Martia A. Smith was an artist and scholar who served as an instructor and major contributor to NPC's art program. This scholarship honors her memory by awarding a full scholarship to a highly motivated, academic and artistically talented student. This scholarship honors Martia and her late husband, Louis, who established the scholarship in Martia's name.
This is a full Northland Pioneer College scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year ($3,000; $1,500 per semester).
Students must attend NPC full-time (12 credit hours per semester) and enroll in at least one (3-credit) art class during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Students need not be art majors, but must demonstrate an ability to create visual art, including drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, photography, stained glass, etc.
This scholarship is merit-based and financial need is not a requirement. Students need not be art majors to apply.
All application materials must be emailed to:
Magda Gluszek, Faculty
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
English faculty will evaluate the essay content and two members of the Fine Arts faculty will evaluate the artwork. A personal interview may also be used to determine the recipient of the award.