Linehan Artist Scholars Program

Open for Fall 2024 Incoming Freshmen ONLY

The Linehan Artist Scholars Program is for talented students who are serious about pursuing their art in a university setting. Scholars are able to explore their artistic endeavors with UMBC’s internationally acclaimed arts faculty. Rigorous academics and challenging coursework prepare artists for success in multiple fields. A generous gift from Earl and Darielle Linehan supports the Linehan Artist Scholars Program. This is a four-year scholarship, for students who enter UMBC as freshmen with a major in the arts. The Linehan Artist Scholars Program looks for students who distinguish themselves both academically and artistically.

Linehan Artist Scholars live and work in a nurturing environment that includes weekly seminars and frequent cultural excursions to develop creativity and success, inside and outside of the arts. UMBC provides a strong liberal arts education and is home to a faculty of composers, choreographers, directors, designers, photographers, computer artists, painters, filmmakers, video animators, art historians and performers who actively engage students in creative and analytical work.

For additional information, Linehan Artist Scholars Program

Fall 2024 Freshmen: Please note if you are selected as a finalist, then you will be invited to attend a Scholar Selection Day on Saturday, February 24. During this program, you will participate in an interview and have a chance to meet other finalists. Please be sure to save this date in your calendar.

$5,000 - $22,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please identify your intended fine arts field of study.
  2. The Linehan Artist Scholars Program is a community of artists exploring their artistic endeavors in a university setting. How will you contribute to this community?
  3. The Linehan Artist Scholars program emphasizes creative innovation, “out of the box” thinking and curiosity-driven scholarly research. Describe your concept of “scholarship” when thinking about your creative process.
  4. Please indicate if you are interested in also applying to the Honors College.