Carthage offers a number of competitive scholarships to photography minors.

Students may apply for scholarships on November 19, 2022, and February 11, 18, and 25, 2023. In-person and virtual portfolio reviews are available. Due to COVID-19, reviews may switch from an in-person format to a virtual format. Please be prepared for this possibility. If you are visiting the College at another time before Feb. 25, please contact us at to set up an alternate time.

Note: students entering midyear should apply for a scholarship in November. The results of all interviews and portfolio reviews will be included in the applicant’s financial aid package developed in March by Student Financial Services or in December/January for students entering midyear.

To apply, review the details for each section below and then use the online application form. You will receive a confirmation with review details from

Photography scholarships are awarded based upon a review of the applicant’s art portfolio by members of the Photography and Film and New Media faculty. You will discuss your artwork with a faculty member, answering questions about your ideas, materials, process, and aspirations as a developing photographer and artist. If you are on campus for your review you will tour the program’s facilities.


  • A portfolio consisting of a minimum of 10 of your best art pieces in a variety of media. This may be work you have made in school and/or outside of classes. Having some artworks that show experience with digital photography or darkroom experience is preferred, but not required. Sketchbooks are welcome!
    • For in-person reviews please bring the actual artworks. For pieces you cannot bring, please bring digital images or a link.
    • For virtual reviews, please share digital portfolios weblink or video links with
  • Your resume.
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably from a teacher or mentor).


For more information, contact the Photography and Film and New Media faculty at or 262-551-6247. Join our mailing list to receive more information about Carthage’s competitive scholarships.