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Financial Aid

Emerging Artist Scholarship

Each fall, newly entering Notre Dame de Namur University undergraduates (freshmen and transfers) with exceptional talent in art, musical performance, theatre, or English (writing) may be awarded an NDNU Emerging Artist Scholarship.

These scholarships are renewable each year as long as the recipient maintains NDNU academic eligibility, stays in the academic field of the scholarship and continues to develop his/her talent within the awarding department.

For All Candidates

Each awarding department has its own distinct audition/portfolio requirements and deadlines. Note that in every case, a successful candidate must have submitted the regular NDNU admission application documents by January 5 and completed all audition/portfolio requirements as stated by the particular awarding department. For scholarships requiring auditions, please try to submit materials by January 1.

Art

Candidates for an Emerging Artist Scholarship in art should submit a portfolio of 15 slides, photographs, originals or a CD of their work, as well as a brief statement about their work and their goals for studying art or graphic design. Portfolios must be received by February 1 by:

Betty Friedman, Art Department Chair
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
ATTN: Emerging Artist Scholarship

Portfolios may not be returned unless specifically requested and only if return postage/packaging are included.

Contact: Betty Friedman, chair of the Art Department: 650-508-3631, bfriedman@ndnu.edu

Musical Performance

Candidates for an Emerging Artist Scholarship in musical performance are required to audition on January 21, 2012 on the NDNU campus. An audition is required for admission to the program regardless of the scholarship. To schedule your audition, contact Matthew Royce in the Music and Vocal Arts Office at 650-508-3429 or mroyce@ndnu.edu. Requirements: Music majors should prepare two contrasting works from the standard repertoire. Musical theatre majors should prepare two contrasting songs (classical or musical theatre repertoire) and a one to two minute monologue. An accompanist will be provided (CD accompaniment is not accepted). Students may also audition by audio or videotape.

Contact: Debra Lambert, chair of the Music and Vocal Arts Department: 650-508-3694, dlambert@ndnu.edu

Theatre

Candidates for an Emerging Artist Scholarship in theatre may focus on performance or production.

Performance: Actors must submit a brief theatrical resume (photo not mandatory) and/or “statement of purpose,” and a reference letter from an acting teacher or recent director. Actors must also perform contrasting pieces, performed within five minutes or up to seven minutes if singing or dancing is included (an accompanist is not provided but a cassette and CD player will be available). The audition is on campus, by appointment only, in January. In hardship cases, a videotaped audition may be acceptable but must adhere to the same guidelines.

Production: Designers/technicians must submit an organized resume, reference letter and portfolio to be discussed during an on-campus appointment. The portfolio remains with the committee after the interview, but will be returned after March 1, if requested.

Contact: Michael Elkins, chair of the Theatre and Dance Department: 650-508-3575, melkins@ndnu.edu or Mary Hill, administrative coordinator: 650-508-3623, mhill@ndnu.edu

English (Writing)

Candidates for an Emerging Artist Scholarship in English (writing) may submit any genre of creative writing (poetry, drama, short story and essay) on any theme. Poets may submit up to three poems. Writers of other genres may make only one submission. Submissions may not exceed 10 typed pages in length (excerpts of longer pieces may be submitted). All submissions must be received by February 1. Please send submissions to:

Marc Wolterbeek, English Department Chair
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
ATTN: Emerging Artist Scholarship

Contact: Marc Wolterbeek, chair of the English Department: 650-508-3708, mwolterbeek@ndnu.edu

Awards in all disciplines will be announced after March 1.

If you have further questions about these scholarships, please contact Johanna Ithurralde, admissions counselor, 650-508-3524, jriffel@ndnu.edu.