Linehan Artist Scholars Application

Thank you for your interest in the Linehan Artist Scholars program.

Effective with freshmen students applying to UMBC for the Fall 2014 admission, a separate application for the Linehan Artist Scholarship process is not required. Candidates for the Linehan will be reviewed based on the following:

  • academic materials supplied through the undergraduate admission process
  • artistic talent revealed through your audition or portfolio review
  • interpersonal interactions during Scholar Selection Day

We strongly encourage you to complete your undergraduate admissions package before November 1. This includes submission of your Common Application, high school transcript, and standardized test score results. In addition to the academic information supplied for UMBC admission, the Linehan Artist committee will also consider your audition performance and/or your portfolio review. Select students will be invited to campus for Scholar Selection Day (held at the end of February) for final consideration.

Students must arrange for their artistic review through the individual fine arts department. Students may apply for the Linehan through multiple artistic disciplines. Please click on a link below for detailed instructions on how to complete this required component.


Auditions are traditionally held on the first Saturday in February.


Auditions are traditionally held on the first Saturday in February.


Please contact Professor Eve Muson, Theatre Scholarship Coordinator, at In your email, please indicate whether you will be applying with an audition or portfolio.

Visual Arts

Portfolio reviews and supplemental materials must be completed by January 15.

We would also ask you to complete a brief on-line inquiry form so we can keep you updated on any developments with the program.

Honors College

Admission decisions for the Honors College are determined by a separate application and committee. For consideration, applicants should have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.00 scale in a strong college preparatory curriculum that includes honors, Advancement Placement or International Baccalaureate coursework. Visit the Honors College website for an application.