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 apply for scholarships through the online scholarship application. You must submit all required materials while the scholarship application is open. Please review the guidelines for a digital portfolio.

  • 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
    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)
    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
    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 -
    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
    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)
    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
    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Excellence in Art Scholarship
    Description:
    • 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) or if enrolled in the Certificate in Portfolio Development program a minimum of 8 credits.
    • 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.
    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)
    Freshman Talent Art Scholarship
    Description:

    The applicant must be a declared major in the School of Art with the intention of pursuing a degree in the Fine Arts.

    Year In School: Incoming Freshman
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Art
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    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.

    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)
    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.

     

     

    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)
    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
    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)
    Sharon R. Mendola Art 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.

    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)
    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.

    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)
  • 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