Brother Cornelius Visual Art Scholarship

Awards of $13,000 per year awarded to entering first time freshmen for each of four years of consecutive full-time study.

Initial application process:
• Applicants must submit all application materials (Common Application, high school transcript, a
letter of recommendation, ACT or SAT scores on or before the Early Action deadline of
November 15. However, applicants who meet the Jan 15 deadline will be given every
• Application materials for the specific awards (listed below) must be submitted via email to or by mail to Admissions Office, c/o Pedro Ramirez, PO Box 4800,
Moraga, CA 94575 on or before noon, December 1.
• Students with complete applications must interview on campus January 25, 2017.
• Students may only apply for one departmental scholarship (i.e. all Liberal Arts,
Accounting/Business, Physics and Mathematics scholarships or the Mentored Access to
Programs in Science/MAPS awards.)
Other information:
• These are merit scholarships awarded based on determinations of academic and competitive
ability, not financial need.
• All scholarships are applied against any demonstrated need first (as determined by the FAFSA)
they cannot “stacked” atop need-based Saint Mary’s scholarships once a financial aid award
has been mailed.
• Recipients must remain enrolled full time, maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0, and must major in
the respective departments to maintain their departmental scholarships.
• These departmental scholarships may be stacked with other merit scholarships, namely the
Gael’s Scholar’s Award, Lasallian Leadership Award, Honors-at-Entrance Scholarship and the
Presidential Scholarship. However, an individual may receive no more than three of these merit
based institutional scholarships. The maximum amount of gift aid that a student can receive,
including Pell and Cal Grants, is the cost of tuition.
• All scholarships are renewable for three successive years of consecutive full time study provided
eligibility requirements and obligations are met.
Application materials:
1. An essay (500 words), describing the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the scholarship
2. Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or others addressing the applicant’s
3. A DVD or online portfolio of original artwork (all mediums digital or traditional accepted)
4. A list of software skills
5. A list of any relevant art projects including titles, durations, and synopses.
The recipient must major in Art Practice and is expected to annually contribute in several capacities
to the Art + Art History Department. Such contributions may include working closely with a faculty
member as a production or research assistant on a visual art project, coordinating student exhibits,
leading the department’s art club.