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

Photography 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 photographer and artist. If you are on campus for your review you will tour the program’s facilities.


  • A portfolio consisting of a minimum of 10 of your best art pieces in a variety of media. This may be work you have made in school and/or outside of classes. Having some artworks that show experience with digital photography or darkroom experience is preferred, but not required. Sketchbooks are welcome!
    • For in-person reviews please bring the actual artworks. For pieces you cannot bring, please bring digital images or a link.
    • For virtual reviews, please share digital portfolios weblink or video links with
  • Your resume.
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably from a teacher or mentor).


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.