Deadline & scheduling

After being admitted to Cornell and completing a Fine Arts Scholarship Application, you will also need to submit a portfolio of your work by March 1.

Portfolio guidelines

  • Can be submitted electronically as email attachments, as a PowerPoint, on a CD, DVD, flash drive, or as original work
  • Photos must be submitted in JPEG format and be of high quality
  • Include 5-15 pieces of your work
  • For each work of art, include the title of the piece, medium, and dimensions


  • Optional
  • Will be returned after review, upon request
  • Scans of your sketchbook(s), in addition to your portfolio, are acceptable

Submitting your work

Submissions must be emailed to before midnight on March 1. Or you may send your materials by regular mail, postmarked by March 1 and addressed to:

Cornell College Admission Office
Fine Arts Scholarship
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA  52314