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Scholarship Day

Congratulations! Save the date: Feb. 6, 2021

Each year, Earlham selects promising admitted students to participate in our annual Scholarship Day. As a selected student, your talents and accomplishments have given you the chance to compete for an award in one of the following categories:

  • Art
  • Community service and engagement
  • Diversity leadership
  • Music
  • Theatre arts

Scholarships in music, art, theatre, and community service range in amounts of $1,000 to $2,500. Diversity leadership scholarships range up to full tuition.

This year’s Scholarship Day will take place on Feb. 6, 2021.

Registration will open Monday, October 26. Check back then to register for Scholarship Day.

Learn more about what to expect and how to prepare.

Studying art at Earlham College is unique, because we emphasize both contemporary craft media such as ceramics, metalsmithing and fiber art, and more traditional media such as drawing, painting and photography.

The Center for the Visual and Performing Arts opened in 2014. This state-of-the-art facility (which also has a LEED Gold certification for sustainability) offers separate studio spaces for photography, metals, ceramics, painting and drawing, and weaving, each wired for multi-media presentation; plus an art history classroom.

If you are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Art, you should be prepared to do any of the following on Scholarship Day:

  • share your talents and/or discuss your interests and goals
  • provide a portfolio of 10-20 different pieces (this can be presented on a digital platform)
  • bring smaller pieces of your work
  • speak about the meaning or inspirations behind each piece
  • prepare an on-site drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.

Please contact your admissions counselor for more details on what to expect and how to prepare for Scholarship Day.

We are planning to have Scholarship Day 2021 on-campus. However, we have a contingency plan in place to conduct Scholarship Day virtually, if necessary, to comply with the college’s regulations to aid and reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we are offering students and families the option of attending Scholarship Day on-campus or to interview virtually on Saturday, February 6. If you have questions or concerns about the interview process or Scholarship Day in general, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@earlham.edu or call at 800-327-5426.

The Earlham Music Department models the belief that all music is worthy of study. This is reflected not only in the impressive range of our ensembles, but it is also woven into the entire music curriculum. We have particular distinction in the areas of computer-generated music, Latin jazz, percussion, ethnomusicology, the musics of Indonesia and Eastern Europe, and non-canonic choral music. Our offerings in musicology are as broad-ranging as are our ensembles and challenge students to think about music from multiple perspectives.

If you are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Music, you should be prepared to do any of the following on Scholarship Day:

  • share your talents and/or discuss your interests and goals
  • prepare to play a short piece on an instrument of your choice
  • prepare to play a short piece on a second instrument (if you so choose)
  • prepare a vocal performance
  • prepare for an impromptu performance with a faculty member

Please contact your admissions counselor for more details on what to expect and how to prepare for Scholarship Day.

We are planning to have Scholarship Day 2021 on-campus. However, we have a contingency plan in place to conduct Scholarship Day virtually, if necessary, to comply with the college’s regulations to aid and reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we are offering students and families the option of attending Scholarship Day on-campus or to interview virtually on Saturday, February 6. If you have questions or concerns about the interview process or Scholarship Day in general, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@earlham.edu or call at 800-327-5426.

Earlham sees theatre as an essential part of the human experience; stories brought to life through imagination and shared in community can transport and transform us. The Theatre Arts Department teaches Earlham students to create theatre that elicits empathy, challenges the intellect and encourages intentional decision-making. The faculty strive to develop interdisciplinary theatre artists with a personal sense of responsibility to the communities in which they will live and work.

We also provide individualized training with a focus on the collaborative, analytical and expressive skills essential in all working environments. Play selection and workshop programming is customized to student needs and interests. Guest artists interact with students in production, workshop, coaching and mentoring situations. Students who take full advantage of the opportunities offered will emerge as theatre artists who impact society through the kinds of theatre they create, the way they work, the stories they bring to light and the audiences they choose to serve.

If you are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Theatre Arts, you should be prepared to

  • Submit your theatre resume.
  • Submit a letter explaining you interest[s] in theatre and what you hope to gain from your college theatre education.
  • Submit samples of your work:
    • Actors should submit a video recording of two contrasting one-minute contemporary monologues OR a one-minute monologue and a one-minute song excerpt.
    • Designers, directors, stage managers, and production personnel should submit a digital portfolio of work samples from past work and/or a concept pitch or design for a theoretical production.

On Scholarship Day, you will be invited to an in-person or Zoom interview with theatre faculty. During that time, faculty members may coach actor monologues or reference items included in the work samples you submitted.

Please contact your admissions counselor for more details on what to expect and how to prepare for Scholarship Day.

We are planning to have Scholarship Day 2021 on-campus. However, we have a contingency plan in place to conduct Scholarship Day virtually, if necessary, to comply with the college’s regulations to aid and reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we are offering students and families the option of attending Scholarship Day on-campus or to interview virtually on Saturday, February 6. If you have questions or concerns about the interview process or Scholarship Day in general, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@earlham.edu or call at 800-327-5426.

Earlham College has a long history of engaging students in service and social issues. Earlham students, faculty and staff are actively involved with a wide range of service locally, nationally and/or globally that tangibly contributes to improving our world.

If you are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Community Service & Engagement, you should be prepared to do any of the following on Scholarship Day:

  • share your experiences with community service and engagement through physical media, video recording, flash drive or CD, or a website link/portfolio
  • discuss your interests and goals
  • offer thoughtful discussion in a group setting with other students

Please contact your admissions counselor for more details on what to expect and how to prepare for Scholarship Day.

We are planning to have Scholarship Day 2021 on-campus. However, we have a contingency plan in place to conduct Scholarship Day virtually, if necessary, to comply with the college’s regulations to aid and reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we are offering students and families the option of attending Scholarship Day on-campus or to interview virtually on Saturday, February 6. If you have questions or concerns about the interview process or Scholarship Day in general, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@earlham.edu or call at 800-327-5426.

As a community dedicated to excellence in liberal arts education and informed by Quaker principles, Earlham College welcomes the contributions of divergent voices as we seek to foster a deep, shared sense of purpose. A diversity of human experiences and viewpoints in our learning community strengthens the educational experience of all members of the community. We therefore seek to promote diversity that respects and resonates with our core values.

Earlham aspires to welcome a broadly diverse student body, faculty and staff to its campus. With a quarter of our students identifying as domestic minorities and another 20 percent coming to Earlham from homes outside of the United States, our classrooms, clubs and activities benefit from the wide variety of perspectives and experiences our students bring.

If you are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Diversity Leadership, you should be prepared to do any of the following on Scholarship Day:

  • share your previous and/or current experiences of being involved with issues of diversity, inclusivity and social justice in the community through physical media, video recording, flash drive or CD, or a website link/portfolio
  • share your aspirations for continuing your passion for diversity and inclusion
  • discuss your interests and goals
  • offer thoughtful discussion in a group setting with other students

Please contact your admissions counselor for more details on what to expect and how to prepare for Scholarship Day.

We are planning to have Scholarship Day 2021 on-campus. However, we have a contingency plan in place to conduct Scholarship Day virtually, if necessary, to comply with the college’s regulations to aid and reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we are offering students and families the option of attending Scholarship Day on-campus or to interview virtually on Saturday, February 6. If you have questions or concerns about the interview process or Scholarship Day in general, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@earlham.edu or call at 800-327-5426.

Questions? Ask us anytime

We wish you the best of luck in preparing for Scholarship Day! Please contact the Office of Admissions at 765-983-1600 or admissions@earlham.edu. You can also ask your admissions counselor, if you have any questions about this opportunity. 

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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