The Linehan Artist Scholars

Are you ready to prepare for your career as a creative professional in the arts under the mentorship of an internationally recognized faculty of professional artists?

About Our Program

The Linehan Artist Scholars Program is for talented students who are serious about pursuing their art in a university setting. Rigorous academics and challenging coursework prepare artists and performers for success.

You’re invited to join the Linehan Artist Scholars, where you will:

  • Explore ideas about contemporary arts and art making in a first year seminar
  • Attend performances and visit art museums in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
  • Live on campus with artists who share your passion
  • Receive summer research support to study with professional artists across the globe

How We Support Our Scholars

The Linehan Artist Scholars Program provides four-year awards, which often cover the greater part of the cost of attendance at UMBC. Selected scholars will be offered scholarships up to: 


Per academic year for in-state students


Per academic year for out-of-state students

Are You Eligible For the Program?

Our program is open to first-year students who will major in dance, theatre, music, or visual arts. To learn more about the application, portfolio, and audition processes for each of these majors, please directly contact the department you’re considering.

Request More Information

Share your contact information, and Stephen Bradley, Director of the Linehan Artist Scholars Program, will be in touch soon.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

If you're considering applying to our program, be sure to add these important dates and deadlines to your calendar:

November 1, 2020

Undergraduate Admissions Early Action Application Deadline

We strongly recommend submitting your application to UMBC by the Early Action deadline.

November 1, 2020
January 15, 2021

Linehan Artist Scholars Program Application Due

Remember, you'll need to apply for our Scholars Program independently from your application to UMBC.

January 15, 2021
February 1, 2021

Undergraduate Admissions Regular Decision Application Deadline

In order to be a Linehan Artist Scholar, you must be accepted both into UMBC and into one of the arts programs.

February 1, 2021

Ready to learn more?

If you're interested in our program, let us know and Stephen Bradley, Director of the Linehan Artist Scholars Program, will be in touch to get you more details and learn more about what drives you.

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