Senior Scholarship Exhibition
All information for this event is being finalized. Please monitor your email for updates!
The Senior Scholarship Exhibition is one of Illinois largest and most influential student scholarship exhibitions. This truly unique exhibition serves both as a celebration of students’ artistic achievement and as a means of providing talented young artists with opportunities to succeed in higher education.
Each year, over 130 high schools from across the state participate in the IHSAE’s Senior Scholarship Exhibition, which is held in Chicago. Over 300 Portfolios are received each year. Each portfolio is reviewed by our collegiate sponsors for scholarship consideration and each scholarship recipient is reviewed by a judge panel for inclusion in the annual exhibition.
Why should students participate in this show?
Last year our students received over $84 million dollars in college scholarship offers
It’s an opportunity to see what colleges are interested in you and will put you in direct contact with admissions counselors
Some colleges will waive their application fee if you submit to the Senior Scholarship
Chance to exhibit a selected work in the Senior Scholarship Exhibition
Potential for SSE Awards and Prizes
How is the show being altered for the 2021 exhibition series? (subject to changes)
The 2021 show will include the same award recognitions as past years
The submission process will be the same, but the judging process will be conducted virtually.
Awards will be presented virtually to students in some way over a 2-week period in Late-March 2021
Portfolio Review and Notification Process
Preparing Artwork for the Exhibition and Dropoff
Exhibition, Awards, and Reception Information
Exhibition and reception information is being finalized and will be posted and sent out when established.
Show Takedown & Artwork Pickup
Since the exhibition will be conducted virtually in 2021, no artwork will be taken down or be needing pickup.
Senior Scholarship Exhibition Information Packet
This information packet includes more detailed information and all the links to apply and submit your portfolio for review. This is the same document as the one linked at the top of the page.
Click Here for the Full List of Dates and Deadlines
- January 19 - Senior Scholarship Exhibition Slideroom DEADLINE
TBD - Artwork Selection Notification
TBD - Virtual Exhibition
TBD - Awards Ceremonies
3rd Friday Information
Information regarding 3rd Friday and any other opportunities for student artwork to be viewed by the public is TBD. Announcements will be made when info is finalized.