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:

    Must be a declared Art major in the School of Art. Applicant must demonstrate strong abilities in their chosen area of emphasis in the School of Art and must have a 3.0 overall GPA in MSUM coursework.

    Fall semester junior or senior class level

    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 Memorial Art Scholarship
    Description:

    Applicant must be a declared Studio Art Major with and emphasis in Ceramics

    Fall semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and Certificate class level

    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 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.

    Fall semester Junior and Senior class level

    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 Art majors with an emphasis in painting.

    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 students 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 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 Memorial Art Scholarship
    Description:

    Applicant must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Art major who have successfully advanced to the next level in their major areas 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. Art studio majors must be successfully advancing to the next level in their major area of emphasis or have declared a BA: Art History degree.

    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 Memorial Art Scholarship
    Description:

    Applicant must be a declared School of Art major with an emphasis in ceramics or sculpture.

    Fall semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and Certificate class level who will be full time students.

    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)
    School of Art Department Scholarship
    Description:

    Students seeking a degree in the School of Art with an emphasis in the Studio areas.

    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 Memorial Art Scholarship
    Description:

    This merit and need-based scholarship is available to students who have declared an Art major in the School of Art who are seeking BFA in studio art with painting or drawing emphasis. Fall semester Junior or Senior class level, Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development. Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA application. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov. FAFSA results must be received by the deadline date of February 1 to be considered for this scholarship.

    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 Memorial Art Scholarship
    Description:

    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 must demonstrate financial need and excellence in their chosen area of emphasis within the School of Art.

    Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA application. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov. FAFSA results must be received by the deadline date of February 1 to be considered for this scholarship.

    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

    • Dennis Dumm Endowed Scholarship in Photography
    • Paul/Gorsche Scholarship
    • Carl Oltvedt Scholarship