The Department of Art has a variety of opportunities for majors in the Art Department to apply for financial assistance. These opportunities range in scope from support for tuition and supplies to travel or merit awards. These scholarships and awards are made possible by the generosity of private donors who often have specific visions for how the resources should be used. As such, eligibility, restrictions, and dollar amounts will vary. Some such opportunities are discipline specific, need based, or specific to class standing. Types of awards, individual descriptions, and specific criteria are listed below.
The Art Scholarship Application for Fall 2017 is now closed. Applications will be announced here as they become available. Please check back in the future.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as soon as possible prior to the deadline.
Applications are reviewed by a faculty committee, and the department administers the funding in partnership with the School of Architecture and Allied Art's Office of Development. Students who are selected to receive privately gifted scholarships and awards should visit http://aaa.uoregon.edu/admissions/scholarships for important information and instructions.
Any questions concerning the scholarships and awards available through the Department of Art may be directed to Heidi Howes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 346-3618.
Ralph Baker Student Award in Painting
The Ralph Baker Student Award in Painting supports graduate students in the Department of Art. It may be used to recruit an incoming student or support an enrolled student. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and/or academic merit.
Estate of Raymond Bates Award
Raymond Bates, '42 BS Painting (1919-2007), left a gift to the UO for equal use by the Departments of Art and Art History. This award is given to students on a limited basis during the school year when there is specific need recognized by the Department Head.
Mrs. Susi Steinitz Ettinger Award
The Mrs. Susi Steinitz Ettinger Award has no specific criteria and may be used for any academically related purpose.
Joe and Alona Fischer Scholarship in Fine Arts
The Joe and Alona Fischer Scholarship in Fine Arts was created by Joe Fischer, '60 MFA, in 2010. This scholarship supports graduate or undergraduate Art majors who demonstrate academic merit, creative promise, and financial need. Preference may be given to students concentrated in painting and drawing. Funds may be applied to standard expenses such as tuition, fees, supplies, books, room/board.
Donald J. Hubbard Family Scholarship Fund in Art
The Donald J. Hubbard Family Scholarship Fund in Art is in place for outstanding MFA or BFA students to provide support for educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, materials, and room/board. The selection will be based on both academic excellence and financial need. Preference will be given to Digital Arts majors.
Philip Halley Johnson Scholarship
The purpose of the Philip Halley Johnson Scholarship is to provide financial assistance toward educational expenses for students enrolled in the Department of Art. This is a partial-tuition waiver award with preference given to Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking students. Applicants for this scholarship are evaluated based on financial need and artistic merit. Current undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art whose major area of concentration is in Painting or Printmaking are eligible.
Virginia Green and Leila Johnston Endowment Fund in Architecture and Allied Arts
The Green/Johnston Fund provides support for graduate students with an emphasis in sculpture. This award may be used for, but is not limited to tuition, fees, supplies, and academically related travel.
LaVerne Krause Scholarship Award
The intent of the LaVerne Krause Scholarship Award is in place to assist and encourage needful students showing strong interest in the art of printmaking. This award supports graduate or undergraduate students who are Art majors and have shown a consistent interest in printmaking through a strong portfolio. Recipients must demonstrate both academic merit and financial need.
David McCosh Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts
The McCosh Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts supports two or more scholarships in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture or ceramics for outstanding students in those disciplines who demonstrate academic merit. Recipients may be graduate or undergraduate students.
David McCosh Memorial Scholarship in Painting
The McCosh Memorial Scholarship in Painting supports undergraduate students enrolled in painting courses. Recipients must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.
Ina McClung Scholarship in Fine & Applied Arts
The Ina McClung Art Scholarship was established in 1923 through a gift by the estate of Katherine McClung in honor of her daughter Ina, who graduated from the UO in 1895. This scholarship provides partial-tuition waivers. Applicants must demonstrate creative ability, academic excellence, and financial need. This award is open to current majors in the Department of Art who have been enrolled for 3 or more terms as an Art major at the University of Oregon.
Eileen Cathryn Lemley Moore Scholarship
The Eileen Cathryn Lemley Moore Scholarship was established in 2001 honor of Eileen Cathryn Lemley Moore to support an Oregon resident student entering his or her junior year in art. The applicant must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.
Molly Muntzel Smith Annual Award
The Molly Muntzel Smith Annual Award provides financial support to third, fourth, or fifth-year students majoring in Art. Recipients must demonstrate academic merit and artistic promise. Preference will be given to students in painting.
Frank Okada Memorial Scholarship
The Frank Okada Memorial Fund provides financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Art and who are studying painting.
Karen Pfunder Art Scholarship
The Karen Pfunder Art Scholarship supports undergraduate, junior or senior students in the Department of Art. Eligible students will have academic merit. Uses may include, but are not limited to, tuition, fees, academically related travel, books and supplies. Special consideration may be given to students who have demonstrated an ability to overcome obstacles while earning his or her degree.
Florence Pobanz Scholarship
The Florence Pobanz Scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who are majoring in Art. Recipients must be a full-time student and have demonstrated academic merit and financial need. Preference is given to students who have graduated from an Oregon high school in a small town or rural community.
Eugene Weavers Guild Fibers Student Scholarship
The Eugene Weavers Guild Fibers Student Scholarship was established to provide financial support to an undergraduate or graduate student in the field of Fibers. Applicants must demonstrate creative ability, academic merit, and financial need.
Connie West Arts Discovery Travel Scholarship
Established by Ms. West, '85 BA Art Ed, to support A&AA students to travel for academic purposes. Eligible recipients will be enrolled in AAD, Art, or Art History as either graduate or undergraduate students. Recipients must have good academic standing, successful demonstration of travel purpose and destination, and financial need. Preference will be given to students traveling outside the US.
Jack Wilkinson Paint Award
The Jack Wilkinson Paint Award is the equivalent of $600 worth of paint and supplies from Gamblin Artists Colors Company. This award is open to students of any class standing.
Jan Zach Graduate Memorial Award
The Jan Zach Graduate Memorial Award is given to graduating BFA or MFA students in Sculpture with the hope that the individuals will use it to further their development as artists in an international setting. Students are encouraged to use it to travel to a major center in the USA or elsewhere to view work by artists from around the world.
Jan Zach Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts
The Jan Zach Memorial Fellowship in Fine Arts provides one or more fellowships for outstanding graduate students. This is awarded during the GTF selection process.