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All students must apply through their departments — individual submissions will not be considered. The Martin Wong Foundation only provides scholarships to students at San Francisco State University, Arizona State University, Humboldt State University, and New York University.


All materials must be received from each school no later than April 19, 2019. Note that your department may set an earlier in-house deadline for students.

Please note that previous winners of Martin Wong Foundation Scholarships are ineligible for future awards.

Only electronic submissions will be considered. Schools should contact us if they need assistance with submitting work electronically.

From students

Submissions must include the following materials, presented together in a single PowerPoint, PDF, or Keynote file:

Ten slides of work from applicant’s portfolio, including details (see below). Five of these images must be in the medium (ceramics or painting) in which category the student is applying. Students may include details of individual pieces, but at least eight (8) discrete works must be included in the application.

• Images must be labeled on each slide with title, date completed, medium, and dimensions.

• An artist statement no longer than 100 words should be included in the presentation file.

• A brief statement of financial need (100 words) explaining how a Wong Foundation scholarship will help the student achieve their academic goals should be included in the presentation file.

• A complete object list should be included in the presentation file as a final slide.

Submission of an application constitutes permission for the Martin Wong Foundation to use images and other information provided for Foundation-related, non-commercial purposes, including representation on this website and in promotional materials. (No additional release form is necessary.)

From schools

The initial selection process for applications is done by individual departments in the manner they prefer. Schools are to forward three (3)* candidates in each category (painting/2D and ceramics) to the Martin Wong Foundation for scholarship consideration. (*Note: NYU does not submit portfolios for individual categories, and thus should submit four (4) students total for consideration by the Foundation.) Schools must rank the students according to academic merit, but these rankings do not determine winners. Final decisions about scholarship winners are made by the Foundation Board of Directors.

Scholarship winners will be selected by the Martin Wong Foundation Scholarship Committee based on a consideration of the strength of their portfolios, their financial need, and their school’s ranking of applicants. Scholarships will be awarded upon confirmation of Fall enrollment. If a winner does not enroll in the fall, then the recipient of the Honorable Mention will receive scholarship funds.

Please note that materials not meeting the above requirements will not be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Please be aware that we cannot be responsible for technical failures. Make sure your portfolio is viewable before you submit it. Announcement of the awards will be made via e-mail on or around May 15th; paper notification of winners may be provided upon request.