Art History Scholarships

MSUM School of Art offers a variety of Art scholarships for current and incoming students. Scholarships are listed below. Students can apply for university scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1. You must submit all required materials while the scholarship application is open. Please review the guidelines for a digital portfolio.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass Art students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are currently enrolled or have been enrolled in a photography class during the current academic year. 

No additional requirements are needed.

This scholarship is awarded to students who are juniors or higher and majoring in Art Education. Students must be U.S. Citizens and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to undergraduate students. Awards to graduate students will be based on financial need. 

Financial need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at 

  • The applicant must be a declared major in the School of Art and have at least one year left (two semesters) of their studies at MSUM.
  • The student applying must have a 3.0 in MSUM School of Art coursework and a 2.75 overall GPA in MSUM coursework.
  • The applicant must be enrolled full time (12 credits per semester).
  • The applicant must have completed at least one introductory course and be currently enrolled in or have finished at least one art studio class at the 303 level or above.
  • A student may receive no more than three years of awards from this scholarship.
  • Current recipients of this scholarship must reapply each year if they wish to have continued support.
  • Award winners will be chosen based on the quality of their artwork and the fulfillment of the application requirements.
  • Recipients of this scholarship will be required to give a formal public presentation of recent work at the School of Art colloquium.
  • Upload a digital portfolio.
  • Upload a letter of application that includes a personal statement regarding your commitment to the study of art.
  • Upload an artist statement.

This scholarship is awarded to students who are declared majors in the School of Art with the intention of pursuing a degree in the Fine Arts.

  • A letter of interest indicating your reasons for pursuing an art degree or career in studio arts.
  • One or two letters of recommendation from an art professional such as your art teacher, mentor or other professional in the field of art.
  • Upload digital portfolio.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students majoring in a Humanities field. The scholarship award will be half to full tuition for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for up to four years (the scholarship amount will depend on the recipient’s residency status).

Eligibility requires a declared major in a Humanities field and remains so for the duration of the scholarship. MSUM Humanities majors include:

  • English, History, Social Studies with a History Emphasis, Social Studies with an Anthropology Emphasis, Women’s & Gender Studies, Art History, Film Studies, Anthropology

While preference will be given to students pursuing a Humanities based degree, other degrees may be given consideration, provided they align with the spirit of the Tom and Adrienne Bahr strategic objectives for the Humanities.

Students who are eligible for this scholarship will be invited to the Scholarship Interview Day held annually in February on campus.