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  • School of Art Scholarships

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

    School of Art Scholarship Application

    Incoming Freshman Talent Scholarship

    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. The deadline is February 28th .

    Freshman Scholarship Application Form

    Excellence Scholarships

    Applications for Upperclassmen need to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 5th and 6th between 10 am. and 3 p.m. Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.


    1. Applicant must be an MSUM School of Art major and have at least one year (two semesters) remaining at MSUM.
    2. Applicant must demonstrate strong abilities in their chosen area of emphasis.
    3. Applicant 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.
    4. This is an upper level scholarship and an application can be submitted as early as the Spring Semester of the sophomore year of study.
    5. 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.
    6. Current recipients of the scholarship must reapply each year if they wish to receive continued support.
    7. A student may receive no more than three years of awards from this scholarship.
    8. Award winners will be chosen based on quality of work and application requirements.
    9. Award winners will be notified by late April.
    10. 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.

    Excellence Scholarship Application

    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.

    Dennis Dumm Endowed Scholarship in Photography

    Paul/Gorsche Scholarship

    Timothy Ray Memorial Scholarship 

    Carl Oltvedt Scholarship

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