Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Emerging Artist Scholarship
Emerging Artist Scholarship
Robert Redford and Milagro will award scholarships to prospective students interested in studying at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. On an annual basis, Mr. Redford and Milagro will select candidate(s) that, in addition to being admitted to SFUAD, meet the criteria set out below.
Students applying to any undergraduate degree program are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for the Art, Contemporary Music, Film, Performing Arts, and Photography programs, and up to $7,000/year for the Arts Management, Creative Writing, Digital Arts, and Graphic Design programs. This award is not stackable with any other award, including geographic awards.
To be eligible, candidates must:
- Be admitted to an undergraduate degree program at SFUAD.
- Demonstrate appreciation for the mission of the Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Scholarship Program.
Application Requirements for the Emerging Artist Scholarship
1. Submit all materials required for admission to SFUAD, including a portfolio/audition, and indicate that you’d like to be considered for the Emerging Artist scholarship program.
2. Using your preferred art medium, submit a “creation” that demonstrates your appreciation for the environment or illustrates the role of art in creating positive social change. Your creation can be a:
- Written essay or poem of 500–2,000 words in English
- Portfolio of visual art limited to 1–10 images
- 3- to 5-minute video/movie
- 1- to 5-minute musical piece or song
Candidates must first be admitted to the school through SFUAD’s normal process. SFUAD will then provide the qualified candidate’s information (application materials, audition/portfolio, essay, etc.) to representatives of Robert Redford and the Milagro Initiative for their review and consideration. Submission deadline is March 1st, Candidates may be required to participate in an interview prior to the selection. Candidates will be notified of the results of their interest no later than March 31st for Fall semester start. Robert Redford, the Milagro Initiative and SFUAD will award the Scholarship program subject to their discretion.
Additional Information: For questions on this award, please contact your enrollment advisor.
Note: Questions regarding Redford/Milagro Scholarship financial aid can be directed to our Financial Aid team at 1-877-397-7502 or