Photography Performance Area Requirements

The ULV Performance Scholarship in Photography provides financial assistance to entering first year students¬†and transfer students¬†who intend to major or minor in Photography at the University of La Verne.

Applications must include: 

  1. A 500-1000 word personal statement explaining why you selected photography as your field of study and how a photography scholarship will help you meet your educational goals. Your personal statement should explain your interest in the photography major at the University of La Verne, and your plans for the future. Please limit your statement to a maximum of 1000 words. Listed below are questions you should consider and answer within your statement:
    • What inspires you to photograph?
    • How would you describe your photography?
    • Who are the photographers that you follow mostly for motivation?
    • Technically, what is your strongest skill within your photography?
    • What do you aspire to do with your photographs?
  2. A link to your online portfolio with 15-20 photographic still and/or moving images (Google Slides presentation or gallery website, etc.). Please include the URL in your personal statement.
  3. Please upload these documents to your application portal.

Applications may also include: 

  1. You may submit up to two optional letters of recommendation. It is best if two of the letters are from academic sources. When considering who to ask, you should look at more than just who gave you good grades. The best recommendations are written by people who can comment on your academic, artistic, and personal preparation for your intended major in Photography at the University of La Verne. You can submit a letter of recommendation from your high school teacher, college instructor, or other teacher or instructor. Letters of recommendation are optional. Recommendations may be uploaded directly to your application portal.
  2. Please upload your video presentation to YouTube, Vimeo, or the file service of your choice to your application portal and include the URL in your application. If you would like to ensure your submission is seen only by the University of La Verne Photography Department, please change your video‚Äôs privacy settings accordingly before sharing the link.