Scholarship and Application Information and Requirements for the Linehan Artist Scholars Program
The Linehan Program looks for students who distinguish themselves both academically and artistically. The Selection Committee evaluates students on grade point average, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation and achievement in the arts.
Scholarships range from $5,000-22,000 per year, for four years. Students should submit an application for undergraduate admission and a separate Linehan Scholarship application.
Applicants undergo an audition or a portfolio review. Students are encouraged to submit the application for undergraduate admission by the early action deadline of November 1st.
Eligible candidates in dance, music and theater will be contacted for an early February audition appointment. Visual artists are required to submit a portfolio (instructions below). Selected finalists will be interviewed by a committee of faculty, staff and Linehan Scholars.
Final award decisions are announced no later than March 31.
Out-of-state students are encouraged to apply.
Application Requirements and Instructions
- Read all directions carefully. Your completed applications must be postmarked by December 15th. The Linehan application may be either typed or neatly printed.
If you have already applied to UMBC, please note this on your Linehan application.
- Submit two letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation should be from a teacher or instructor who has taught you in an area of visual or performing arts.
- Your completed Linehan Artist Scholar application should include:
[ ] Linehan Artist Scholar Application
[ ] Two letters of recommendation
[ ] Official high school transcript
[ ] Official standardized test scores [SAT or ACT]
[ ] An Application for Undergraduate Admission
If any of these items have already been sent to UMBC, you do not need to resend them.
Mail completed applications to:
UMBC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Residential Living Opportunities: Visual and Performing Arts Living Learning Community
Most freshman and sophomore Linehan Artist Scholars choose to live in the Visual and Performing Arts Living Learning Community in Harbor Hall. This community of 36 arts students provides residents with a deep sense of connection to each other and fosters a spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration between artists in all fields. The floor is known for the most passionate and creative impromptu late-night conversations on campus. Residents of the floor also enjoy free admission to a selection of events and performances, on and off the campus.
Freshmen scholars who wish to live in the Visual and Performing Arts Living-Learning Community (commonly called the VPA LLC) must apply through Residential Life by May 1st.