The 2023-24 scholarship review season has ended. Applications for fall 2025 first-year students will be available in September.

Applications will be available in September 2024, and you can apply through Feb. 14, 2025.

The scholarship portfolio reviews take place on Nov. 9, 2024 and Feb. 8, 15, and 22, 2025. In-person and virtual portfolio reviews are available. If you visit Carthage before Feb. 17, please contact us at to set up an alternate review time and studio tour.

Note: students entering midyear should apply for a scholarship in November. The results of all interviews and portfolio reviews will be included in the applicant’s financial aid package developed in March by the Office of Student Financial Services or in December/January for students entering midyear.

To apply, review the details for each section below and then use the online application form. You will receive a confirmation with review details from

Film and New Media scholarships are awarded based upon a review of the applicant’s art portfolio by members of the Photography and Film and New Media faculty. You will discuss your artwork with a faculty member, answering questions about your ideas, materials, process, and aspirations as a developing filmmaker, screenwriter, or new media artist. If you are on campus for your review you will tour the program’s facilities.

  • Resume
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably from a teacher or mentor)
  • A portfolio of writing samples, art, and/or design:

The Writing Portfolio should include 1-3 writing samples. These may be writings from a course such as creative writing (screenwriting, short stories, poetry, etc.), history, or English, etc. The writings may be other than school assignments. Samples should be emailed to at least two weeks before your review date.


The Physical Portfolio: please, as much as possible, bring the actual works; digital art may be brought on a USB stick. You may also email URL links to projects (like films, videos, sound art, and new media projects) to

. The art/design work may be other than school assignments. The portfolio should consist of a minimum of 10 of your best artwork/design pieces in any media.


Have an art teacher or mentor help you to choose your best and most representative works. If you have worked in a variety of media, please bring a breadth of work, such as drawing, painting, digital art, printmaking, video, photography, clay, metal, wood, etc. If you work in sketchbooks, please bring those to your review.


For more information, contact the Photography and Film and New Media faculty at or 262-551-6247. Join our mailing list to receive more information about Carthage’s competitive scholarships.