Studio 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.
        
  • Application Deadline for Current Freshmen: original work must be delivered to the Critique room (CA 168) on March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Applications for Upperclassmen: needs to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    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 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

    Application Deadline for Current Freshmen: original work must be delivered to the Critique room (CA 168) on March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Applications for Upperclassmen: needs to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    Eligibility Criteria:

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

    Application Criteria:

    • Applicant must have declared Art Major with an emphasis in Ceramics
        

    Application must include:

    Application Deadline for Current Freshmen: original work must be delivered to the Critique room (CA 168) on March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Applications for Upperclassmen: needs to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fall Semester Junior and Senior class level
        

    Application Criteria:

    • Applicant must be a painting major and have a 3.0 GPA in art courses
        

    Application must include:

    Applications for Upperclassmen: needs to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and March 15th between 10 am - 2 pm.
    Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    Applications for Upperclassmen need to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and 15th between 10 am and 2 pm. Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    Application Criteria:

    • 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 must include:

    • Complete the School of Art Scholarship application form
    • A current MSUM transcript: stapled with GPA’s and 300 level classes highlighted
    • A letter of application, include a personal statement regarding your commitment to the study of art
    • A digital portfolio of recent work (see Excellence Scholarship Application Information PDF below)
    • An artist statement
        

    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
        

    Excellence Scholarship Application Information School of Art Scholarship Application Form

    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

    Application Deadline for Current Freshmen: original work must be delivered to the Critique room (CA 168) on March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Applications for Upperclassmen: needs to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    Eligibility Criteria:

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

    Application Criteria:

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

    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)

    Application Deadline for Current Freshmen: original work must be delivered to the Critique room (CA 168) on March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Applications for Upperclassmen: needs to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    Eligibility Criteria:

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

    Application Criteria:

    • Applicant must have declared an emphasis in ceramics or sculpture
        

    Application must include:

    Application Deadline for Current Freshmen: original work must be delivered to the Critique room (CA 168) on March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Applications for Upperclassmen: needs to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fall Semester Junior and Senior class level
        

    Application Criteria:

    • Seeking a BA or BFA in painting or drawing
        

    Application must include:

    Application Deadline for Current Freshmen: original work must be delivered to the Critique room (CA 168) on March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Applications for Upperclassmen: needs to be submitted to the School of Art Office (CA 161) on March 14th and March 15th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    Upload your application to the scholarship folders on the designated computer in the School of Art office.

    Eligibility criteria

    • Fall Semester full-time Junior or Senior class level
        

    Application Criteria

    • Applicant must have declared an Art Major
        

    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) with relevant information highlighted
    • A short letter defining your financial needs and goals as a major in the School of Art