How to Become a Linehan Artist Scholar

The Linehan Artist Scholars Program looks for students who distinguish themselves both academically and artistically. The arts departments and Selection Committee evaluate students on grade point average, standardized test scores and achievement in the arts.

There is no separate application for the Linehan Artist Scholars Program. For best consideration, prospective students are advised to do the following: Apply for admission to UMBC by the early action deadline of November 1st, clearly indicating a major in Dance, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts. Applicants in the Visual Arts must submit their on-line portfolios by January 15th. Instructions for visual arts candidates may be found at Dance, Music and Theatre applicants must attend an audition on the first Saturday in February and must contact those departments directly to register for their audition appointments. Details can be found on each department’s homepage or through the links on the Linehan Artist Scholars homepage:

Linehan Artist Scholar applicants are encouraged to apply by the university’s early action deadline of November 1. Final award decisions will be announced no later than the end of March.

Linehan Artist Scholars receive four-year scholarships ranging from $5,000 – $15,000 per academic year for in-state students, and from $10,000 – $22,000 per academic year for out-of-state students, to assist in covering tuition, mandatory fees, and other expenses. Out-of-state students are encouraged to apply.

Application for Undergraduate Admission

For more information please visit:

UMBC Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships