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Art at Earlham College is unique because it emphasizes 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. The $22 million facility offers separate studio spaces for photography, metals, ceramics, painting and drawing, and weaving, each wired for multi-media presentation; plus an art history classroom.

Students that are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Art should submit the following by January 15, 2021:

  • Students must upload a digital portfolio of 10 - 20 images of the student’s own work or provide a URL of website of their own work
  • Students who wish to focus on Art History should upload a 1-2 page writing sample. This can be visual analysis, art criticism, research, and/or a statement about why they are interested in pursuing Art History in college.

On Scholarship Day, you will be invited to a Zoom interview with the art faculty. During that time, faculty members may ask for more information on your interest in art, reference items included in the work samples you submitted, your goals, and what you hope to gain from the Art Department at Earlham College.

 

Invited to present your art?

Submit your art materials by January 15 by registering here.

 

Earlham has a strong chemistry department that is certified by the American Chemical Society. We are especially proud of our opportunities for students to do research and independent laboratory studies starting early in their college career.

The Carleton B. Edwards Chemistry Scholarships are 4-year scholarships awarded annually to outstanding entering students who plan to major in chemistry or biochemistry. The current value of the award is at least $2,500 per year, renewable for up to 4 years, contingent on the recipient making reasonable progress towards a degree. Recipients are chosen by the faculty in the chemistry department based on academic achievement in high school, level of interest in chemistry, and their references letters.

Students who are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Chemistry should submit the following by January 15, 2021:

  • A completed online application form. This application form includes an essay describing why you are interested and planning to major in chemistry or biochemistry, highlighting any significant experiences. If you have participated in any independent studies and/or research projects that you did in a chemistry course, or other science course, please describe those as well. You may also include/attach examples (reports, etc.) of any special work or projects you have done that have involved chemistry or other science experiences.
  • Two reference letters, with at least one from someone who can speak to the quality of your work in chemistry and other sciences.

On Scholarship Day, you will be invited to a Zoom interview with our chemistry faculty. During that time, faculty members may ask for more information on your interest in chemistry, reference items included in the work samples you submitted, your goals, and what you hope to gain from the Chemistry Department at Earlham College.

 

Invited to interview for a Carleton B. Edwards Chemistry Scholarship?

Submit your materials by January 15 by registering here.

 

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.

Community engagement at Earlham:

  • Connects students with volunteer opportunities in Richmond and around the globe.
  • Forms reciprocal, mutually beneficial relationships with community partner organizations and agencies, seeking long-term solutions to complex challenges.
  • Supports teaching faculty to incorporate service learning, community-based research, and other forms of community-based learning in their courses, allowing students to develop knowledge and skills while addressing community issues.
  • Encourages student engagement with movements for social justice, public policy, and voter education and registration.
  • Provides students with information about many service and social justice opportunities open to recent college graduates.

Students that are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Community Service & Engagement should be prepared for any of the following:

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

 

Invited to present your community service and engagement?

Submit your materials by January 15 by registering here.

 

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 perspective and experiences our students bring.

Students that are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Diversity Leadership should upload the following by January 15, 2021:

  • a presentation that showcases your projects, efforts, or focus of your personal efforts and dedication related to diversity in your own creative way. Examples include but not limited to:
    • Video, Photography, and/or Slideshow
    • A poem or a piece of literature that you have created
    • A Podcast, Wikipedia, Website, E-newsletter, and/or Blog you have created
    • YouTube channel, Social Media videos, and/or Facebook page you have created
    • Song, Art Work, and/or Dance
  • 500-word essay stating:
    • What is your background?
    • Have you had any personal experiences related to diversity and inclusion that have shaped your views?
    • How have you engaged with diversity and social-justice efforts?
    • How do you plan to develop further your engagement in these areas while you are part of the Earlham community?

On Scholarship Day, you will be invited to a Zoom interview with the faculty judges. During that time, faculty members may ask for more information on your interest in diversity, inclusion, and social justice, may reference items included in the work samples you submitted, your goals, and what you hope to gain from your time at Earlham College.

 

Invited to present your leadership in diversity?

Submit your materials by January 15 by registering here.

 

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, it is also woven into the entire music curriculum.  We have particular distinction in the areas of computer-generated music, orchestra, jazz, percussion, ethnomusicology, the musics of Indonesia and Eastern Europe, and non-canonic choral music, along with many other strengths. Our offerings in musicology are as broad-ranging as our ensembles and challenge students to think about music from multiple perspectives.

Students that are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Music should be prepared to submit a digital audition video by January 15, 2021 using one of the following guidelines:

  • Piano: Upload an audition video with two contrasting pieces, each piece 3-5 minutes in length. Students should prepare to sight-read a short piece.
  • Voice/Choir: Upload an audition video with two contrasting pieces, each piece 3-5 minutes in length, commonly one classical work and one Broadway or popular-style piece. The classical work should be in a language other than English. Students must be prepared to sing a simple melody at sight.
  • Instrumental: Upload an audition video with two contrasting pieces, each piece 3-5 minutes in length, in one of the following areas: Orchestral strings (including guitar and harp), Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion. Students may also audition on non-Western instruments. If the candidate is a multi-instrumentalist, they may perform one work on each instrument with a 3-5 minute audition on each piece.

On Scholarship Day, you will be invited to a Zoom interview with music faculty. During that time, faculty members may ask for more information on your interest in music, your goals, and what you hope to gain from the Music Department at Earlham College.

 

Invited to present your music?

Submit your materials by January 15 by registering here.

 

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 anti-racist theatre artists with a personal sense of responsibility to the communities in which they will live and work.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.

Students that are invited to participate in Scholarship Day for Theatre Arts should submit the following by January 15, 2021:

  • Submit your theatre resume.
  • Submit a 500-word letter explaining your interest[s] in theatre and what you hope to gain from your college theatre education.
  • Upload 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 a Zoom interview with theatre faculty. During that time, faculty members may coach actor monologues or reference items included in the work samples you submitted.

 

Invited to present your theatre art?

Submit your materials by January 15 by registering here.

 

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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