School of Art Scholarships

  • MSUM School of Art offers a variety of Art scholarships for current and incoming students. Scholarships are listed below. Students can also apply for general university scholarships through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.

    Eligibility for all scholarships:

    • Applicant must continue to be enrolled full time (12 credits per semester) in Art courses, and follow the program requirements of their area of emphasis as a major in the department for the 2018-19 academic year.
    • Applicants may apply for any of the scholarships for which they meet the application criteria, however, successful applicants will only be awarded one School of Art Scholarship per academic year.
        
  • Carol and Hugo Moeckel Arts Scholarship
    Description:

    The Carol and Hugo Moeckel Endowed Scholarship is for students at the Junior or Senior class level who demonstrate strong abilities in their chosen area of emphasis in the School of Visual Arts. Current Sophomore, Junior and Senior applicants must submit 10 images in digital format or submit an Art History paper.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fall Semester Junior and Senior class level

    Application Criteria:

    • Applicant must demonstrate strong abilities in their chosen area of emphasis in the School of Art
    • Must have a 3.0 overall GPA in MSUM coursework
    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    • Completed School of Art Scholarship Application Form
    • Current Sophomore, Junior, and Senior, applicants must submit 10 images in digital format (see guidelines) or submit an Art History paper
    • Copy of current DARS (transcript) relevant information highlighted

    Contact the School of Art for more information.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art; Art Education; Art History
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: Visual Arts; Art History; Carol and Hugo Moeckel; Carol Moeckel; Hugo Moeckel; Moeckel; art; art history; art education; studio art; drawing; ceramics; illustration; painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; drawing and illustration; art therapy; book illustration; scientific illustration; sequential art
    David A. Wallace Art Scholarship
    Description:

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fall Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and Certificate class level

    Application Criteria:

    • Applicant must have declared Studio Art Major with an emphasis in Ceramics
    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    Contact the School of Art for more information.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: - Any -
    Keywords: Art; Visual Arts; Ceramics; David A. Wallace; David Wallace; Dave Wallace; Wallace; studio art
    Dr. Blanche D. Schwartz Art Education Scholarship
    Description:

    This upperclass scholarship is designated for Art Education students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are citizens of the United States. Must have declared Art Education as their major and have a 3.0 GPA overall, and must continue to be involved in the School of Visual Arts following the Art Education program requirements while receiving the scholarship. The application includes a written statement describing the importance of Art Education for K-12 students and ten images in digital format.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fall Semester Junior and Senior class level

    Application Criteria:

    • Applicant must demonstrate strong potential in the area of teaching based on professionalism and experience
    • Applicant must have declared Art Education as their major and have a 3.0 GPA overall
    • Applicant must continue to be enrolled in the School of Art following the Art Education program requirements while receiving the Scholarship
    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    • Completed School of Art Scholarship Application Form
    • Applicants must submit 10 images in digital format (see guidelines)
    • A written statement describing the importance of Art Education for K-12 students
    • Copy of current DARS (transcript) relevant information highlighted

    Contact the School of Art for more information.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art Education
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: US Citizen; Art Education; Visual Arts; Art; Dr. Blanche D. Schwartz; Schwartz; Blanche Schwartz
    Ellen Jean Diederich Art Scholarship
    Description:

    This scholarship is for Junior and Senior class level students with a 3.0 GPA in art courses. It is available for applicants who are Painting majors.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fall Semester Junior and Senior class level

    Application Criteria:

    • Applicant must have declared Studio Art with emphasis in painting as their major and have a 3.0 GPA in art courses
    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    Contact the School of Art for more information

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: Visual Arts; Art; Painting; Ellen Diederich; Diederich; studio art;
    Excellence in Art Scholarship
    Description:
    • Applicant must continue to be enrolled full time (12 credits per semester) in Art courses, and follow the program requirements of their area of emphasis as a major in the department for the current academic year.
    • Applicants may apply for any of the scholarships for which they meet the application criteria, however, successful applicants will only be awarded one School of Art Scholarship per academic year.
    • Applicant must be an MSUM School of Art major and have at least one year (two semesters) remaining at MSUM
    • Applicant must demonstrate strong abilities in their chosen area of emphasis
    • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA in MSUM School of Art coursework and a 2.75 GPA overall in MSUM coursework
    • This is an upper level scholarship and an application can be submitted as early as the Spring Semester of the sophomore year of study
    • Applicant must have completed at least one introductory art course and be currently enrolled in or have finished at least one art studio class at the 303 level or above
    • Current recipients of the scholarship must reapply each year if they wish to receive continued support
    • A student may receive no more than three years of awards from this scholarship
    • Award winners will be chosen based on quality of work and application requirements
    • Award winners will be notified by late April
    • Applicant must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester) or if you are in the certificate program a minimum of 8 credits per semester
    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    Recipients will be required to present at a School of Art colloquium event set by the colloquium coordinator:

    • Give a formal public presentation of your recent work
    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art; Art Education; Art History
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: 1/2 time (8-6 credits); 3/4 time (11-9 credits); Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords:
    Freshman Talent in Studio Art Scholarships
    Description:

    MSUM offers a variety of Studio Arts scholarships to freshman who declare a major in the School of Art.

    Freshman talent scholarships can be awarded to incoming freshmen. Application form is available to high school seniors planning to enroll at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

    Application Instruction:

    Complete and submit the scholarship application and requirements by application deadline.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

    1. A letter of interest indicating your reasons for pursuing art/design as a career.
    2. One or two letters of recommendation.
    3. 8-10 images of your work. Please choose Option #1 or Option #2 (see below).
      • Option #1
        Submit 8 to 10 actual photographs or a CD with JPEG images of your artwork. With this, submit a numbered list of your artworks. Include the title, medium, date of completion, and dimensions of each artwork.
      • Option #2
        Submit your work as a digital portfolio. You should burn your presentation onto a CD (please do not use sticker labels on CDs). The presentation may be in Powerpoint, Keynote, or a PDF slideshow. Include the title, medium, date of completion, and the dimensions of the artwork on each image. Please send your CD in a case or envelope.
      • Please include the following information on your CD case or list of works:
        • Name
        • Address
        • Phone Number
        • Email
        • High School

    PLEASE HAVE YOUR APPLICATION POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 28.

    Contact the School of Art for more information.

    Year In School: Incoming Freshman
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: Freshman; Studio Arts; Art; Visual Arts; Photography; talent scholarship; incoming freshman; freshman talent scholarship
    John Holland Studio Art Scholarship
    Description:

    Current Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Art majors who are successfully advancing to the next level in their major areas of emphasis and have original work samples for submission.

    Current Freshmen Studio Art majors must be enrolled at the sophomore level beginning fall semester.

    Current Sophomore, Junior, and Senior, Studio Art majors must successfully advancing to the next level in their major area of emphasis.

    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    • Completed School of Art Scholarship Application Form
    • Current Freshman applicants must submit 4 original works completed in their Basic Drawing and Foundation Design courses during the academic year. The quality of presentation is considered part of the evaluation criteria
    • Current Sophomore, Junior, and Senior applicants must submit 10 images in digital format (see guidelines) or Art History paper
    • Copy of current DARS (transcript)

    Contact the School of Art for information and application process.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: Visual Arts; Art; John Holland; Holland; studio art
    Mary Alexander Brumby Art Scholarship
    Description:

    Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of receiving the scholarship.  Applicant must have declared Art History as their area of emphasis.

    Application Criteria:

    1. Current Freshmen Art majors must be enrolled at the sophomore level beginning fall semester.
    2. Current Sophomore, Junior, and Senior, Art majors must successfully advancing to the next level in their major area of emphasis.

     

     

    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    Contact the School of Art for more information

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art; Art History
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: Visual Arts; Art History; Mary Alexander Brumby; Mary Brumby; Brumby; Mary Alexander; studio art; art
    Richard Gompf Art Scholarship
    Description:

    Full time students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the Art and Design department with an emphasis in Ceramics or Sculpture are eligible for this scholarship.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fall Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Certificate class level.

    Application Criteria:

    • Applicant must have declared an emphasis in ceramics or sculpture
    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    Contact the School of Art for more information.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: Ceramics; Sculpture; Visual Arts; Richard Gompf; Gompf
    Sharon R. Mendola Art and Graphic Design Scholarship
    Description:

    This merit- and need-based scholarship is available to art students in their junior year or higher who are seeking a BA or BFA in studio art with painting or drawing emphasis or graphic design major.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fall Semester Junior and Senior class level

    Application Criteria:

    • Seeking a BA or BFA in Studio Art with emphasis in painting or drawing or Graphic Design degree

    *An evaluation of financial need is done through a review of FAFSA information (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) that has been provided to the MSUM Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. If you have not completed a FAFSA form already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.

    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    Contact the School of Art or School of Media Arts & Design for information and application process.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art; Graphic Design
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: Financial Need; Painting; Drawing; Art; Design; Visual Arts; Sharon R. Mendola; Sharon Mendola; Mendola
    Timothy Ray Art Scholarship
    Description:

    Applicant must be an MSUM School of Art major and have at least one year (two semesters) remaining at MSUM who must demonstrate strong abilities in their chosen area of emphasis.

    Must have at least a 3.0 GPA in MSUM School of Art course work and a 2.75 GPA overall in MSUM course work.

    Applicant must have completed at least one introductory art course and be currently enrolled in or have finished at least one art studio class at the 303 level or above.

    Current recipients of the scholarship must reapply each year if they wish to receive continued support.

    This upper class scholarship is designated for students studying in the School of Art, who demonstrate financial need and artistic merit.

    *An evaluation of financial need is done through a review of FAFSA information (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) that has been provided to the MSUM Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. If you have not completed a FAFSA form already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.

    Application Instruction:

    Application must include:

    • Completed School of Art Scholarship Application Form
    • Applicants must submit 10 images in digital format (see guidelines)
    • Copy of current DARS (transcript) relevant information highlighted
    • A short letter defining your financial needs and goals as a major in the School of Art

    Contact the School of Art for more information.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art; Art Education; Art History; Graphic Design
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Keywords: Financial Need; Visual Arts; Art; Timothy Ray; studio art; art;
  • Scholarships Offered

    • John Holland Art Scholarship

      Current Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Visual Arts majors who are successfully advancing to the next level in their major areas of emphasis and have original work samples for submission.
    • Mary Alexander Brumby Endowed Scholarship for Art History
 and Studio Art
      Applicant must have declared Art History as their area of emphasis and submit a paper which will be evaluated by the Art History Professors.
    • Dr. Blanche D. Schwartz Scholarship Endowment

      Applicant must demonstrate strong potential in the area of teaching based on professionalism and experience. Must have declared Art Education as their major and have a 3.0 GPA overall, and must continue to be involved in the School of Art following the Art Education program requirements while receiving the scholarship. The application includes a written statement describing the importance of Art Education for K-12 students and ten images in digital format.
    • Sharon R. Mendola Memorial Endowed Scholarship – Art Department

      This scholarship is for students at the Junior or Senior class level seeking a B.A. or B.F.A. in painting, drawing or graphic design. Financial need and good academic standing will be taken into consideration.
    • Carol and Hugo Moeckel Endowed Scholarship - Art Department
      This scholarship is for students at the Junior or Senior class level who demonstrate strong abilities in their chosen area of emphasis in the School of Art. Current Sophomore, Junior and Senior applicants must submit 10 images in digital format or submit an Art History paper.
    • Ellen Diederich

      Painting Major, Junior or above, 3.0 GPA This scholarship is for Junior and Senior class level students with a 3.0 GPA in art courses. It is available for applicants who are painting majors.
    • David A Wallace Memorial Endowed Art Scholarship

      Students at the Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Certificate class level are eligible for this scholarship, specifically for Art majors with an emphasis in Ceramics.
    • Richard Gompf Endowed Art Scholarship

      This scholarship is for students at the Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Certificate class level with a declared emphasis in ceramics or sculpture.
    • School of Art Endowed Scholarship

      Applicants must be a U.S .Citizen at a Junior or Senior class level. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required.
    • Timothy Ray Memorial Scholarship
      Applicants must be Junior or Senior by Fall semester.
    • Dennis Dumm Endowed Scholarship in Photography
    • Paul/Gorsche Scholarship
    • Carl Oltvedt Scholarship