Scholarships

The Young Nordan Award

Application Deadline: February 3, 2017

The Nordan Young Graphic Designer Award is open to entering freshmen of superior talent in graphic design with 12 or fewer semester hours of college level credit upon entry to the university. (AP and dual-enrollment credit does not apply toward the 12 hours). Application is made by submission of an online application and portfolio. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must major in Graphic Design or Design Studies. The submitted portfolio should demonstrate technical competence, creative expression, diversity of style, and insight into the use of design to solve communication problems. Applying students must submit 15 to 20 images of original works. At least 5 of the works must focus specifically on composition. The remaining images should demonstrate a range of ability that may include photography, drawing, 3D design, software proficiency, and graphic design.

Applying for a Nordan Young Graphic Designer Award

The scholarships are renewable for up to three academic years (a total of four years-worth of awards) of the student’s undergraduate program. Please read the guidelines carefully. Late or incomplete portfolios will not be processed.

When applying for a Young Nordan Graphic Designer Award, please have two letters of recommendation sent directly to:

Department of Graphic Design
Attn: Scholarship Committee
Texas Christian University
PO Box 298000
Fort Worth, TX 76129

A portfolio must be submitted electronically through TCU’s Slideroom web page.

CLICK HERE to Apply for the Young Nordan Award for Graphic Design Majors (this link takes you off of the TCU website to TCU’s SlideRoom portal).You will need the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to view the Slideroom site. CLICK HERE to download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

If you have difficulty

submitting work through SlideRoom please email support@slideroom.com.

Merit Scholarship Award

Merit Scholarship Awards for Currently Enrolled TCU students

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

Merit scholarships are for students who are currently enrolled at TCU or students who have transferred to TCU and are majoring in Graphic Design or Design Studies. Available scholarships include the Nordan Fine Arts, Emily Guthrie Smith, Fine Arts Guild, Carol Thornton, Samuel P. Ziegler and Brittany Joy Cune Memorial Scholarship. Awards will be assigned to the top candidates presenting portfolio/works in the annual open competition. Selection is made by submission and presentation of a portfolio and statement of professional goals. Late or incomplete portfolios will not be accepted.

Renewal of Merit Scholarships
Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

Current holders of the Young Nordan, Nordan Scholar, Emily Guthrie Smith, Fine Arts Guild, Carol Thornton, Samuel P. Ziegler and Brittany Joy Cune Memorial Scholarship must submit a portfolio each year to renew the award. In addition to a portfolio examination, renewal is based on maintaining a 3.0 GPA in the area of the award and successfully meeting the University grade standards for non-probationary students. Late or incomplete portfolios will not be accepted.