Fine Arts Awards

Fine Arts Awards are available for qualified students who plan to major or minor in English. Grants range from $1000-$2000 and are renewable for up to four years. A portfolio review is required. The review dates are all on Admitted Student Days.


For more information, please contact Prof. David Young or contact the English Department at (800) 444-4861, x.2803.

Please visit Edgewood's Fine Arts Awards page for the most up-to-date information on the Fine Arts Award review process.

Recipient Expectations

  • Enroll in at least one English class each semester during the first two years.
  • Participate as an active staff member of the EDGEWOOD REVIEW(campus literary/ art magazine) or ON THE EDGE (campus newspaper)
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0


The Fine Arts Award is renewable annually for maximum of four years. Evaluation will be completed in the spring semester of each year to determine whether the grant will be renewed. The English Department will make recommendations to the Financial Aid Office. This award is given on the basis of artistic, written, and spoken achievement, academic performance, maturity, and responsibility.


To apply for the Fine Arts Award in writing, the Edgewood College English Department requires a portfolio of your creative writing or journalism, as well as an interview.

The portfolio should consist of your best original work in one or more of the following genres: fiction (one or two short stories, or chapter of a novel); poetry (a minimum of eight poems); or journalism (five or more clippings of your published writing, such as work from a high school newspaper). You may submit a combination of these genres in your portfolio, though the minimum requirements for each still apply. In addition, you may include one or two essays.

Do not send the only copies you have of any piece of writing; the portfolio will not be returned to you. In the interview, be prepared to discuss in some detail your interests in literature and creative writing or journalism.