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Scholarships

In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in art, scholarships and awards for art majors are available to students.

Additional sources of funding include work-study employment within the department and campus-wide, and structured internship programs provide for on-the-job experiences in certain majors. Internships have been served worldwide.

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements of each scholarship for which they apply. Please do not simply check every scholarship box on the application form, but only those for which you are eligible. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full-time students each semester in which they expect to receive the scholarship. Incomplete or late application forms will not be considered.

Art & Art History

Entering freshmen are only eligible to apply for the Kabatnik Memorial Scholarship.

As an artist, most opportunities in your career will be judged from images. Good documentation of your portfolio is critical. For installation work and many 3D media, giving a sense of the work may include offering various angles, carefully considered lighting, and appropriate setting. This is your chance to give us the best possible experience of your work. Here are some helpful tips:

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Below is a list of annual scholarships and awards offered for Studio Art and Art History. Each scholarship has a individual criteria that must be met. Contact JOSHUA WHITE for more details.

Scholarship Submission Deadline

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Note that the Steele Reese Application must be turned in via hard copy to Victoria Grube’s office, Wey Hall 219.

Eva H Burress Memorial Scholarship

Recipient award amount to be announced

  • Rising Junior or Rising Senior BFA Studio or Art Education Major
  • 3.0 Overall GPA
  • Application
Jaroslav & Jarmelia Kabatnik Memorial Scholarship

Recipient award amount to be announced

Petschauer-Polson Penland Scholarship (Peter & Joni Petschauer, Peggy Polson)

Recipient awarded one 2-week summer workshop residency at Penland School.

  • Rising Sophomore or Rising Junior in any degree track with emphasis and/or prior experience in media offered at Penland.
  • Have not previously been a student or assistant at Penland
  • 3.0 Overall GPA; 3.4 GPA in Art Courses
  • Three prioritized workshop selections indicated (view current Penland catalog)
  • Application
MARTIN AND DORIS ROSEN SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient award amount to be announced

  • Rising Junior or Rising Senior Art Major (all degree programs)
  • 3.0 Overall GPA
  • Application
SHERRY EDWARDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (SCULPTURE STUDENT)

Recipient award amount to be announced

  • Rising Junior or Rising Senior Art Major (BA and BFA with a emphasis in Sculpture)
  • 3.0 Overall GPA
  • Student must complete one sculpture course during the award year
  • Application
STEELE-REESE FUND SCHOLARSHIP TO PENLAND (ART EDUCATION MAJORS)

Recipient awarded: full scholarship for a workshop residency at Penland

  • Rising Sophomore or Rising Junior majoring in Art Education
  • 3.0 Overall GPA; 3.4 GPA in Art Courses
  • Submit hard copy to Dr. Victoria Grube, 219 Wey Hall, by 5pm Thursday, January 25, 2018. Please slide under door if Dr. Grube is not in her office.
  • Application
THE RANDOLPH A. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FOR ART

Recipient award amount to be announced

  • Students who are majoring in art at Appalachian State University
  • Application
PEGGY POLSON ART SCHOLARSHIP

Open to Art History, Studio Art ,Graphic Design, Art Education, and Art and Visual Culture majors

  • Sophomore standing or above during the award year (could be a first year student when applying)
  • 3.0 overall GPA
  • For Art History Majors
    • Minimum of six hours of Art History coursework
    • Submit an art history research paper. Submit an art history research paper along with the scholarship application to Dr. Heather Waldroup at waldrouphl@appstate.edu. The paper should have been produced as part of the applicant’s art history studies at ASU. It is permissible to rework a paper before submitting it.
  • Application
JUDY HUMPHREY TRAVEL AWARD FOR PRINTMAKING

Recipient award amount to be announced

  • Junior or senior with a declared major in BFA Studio Art, with a concentration in Printmaking
  • Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0
  • Must be enrolled in at least one Printmaking course in the year the award is received
  • Funding is for Department of Art sponsored student travel opportunities
  • Application
MARIANNE STEVENS SUGGS TRAVEL AWARD FOR FIBERS

Recipient award amount to be announced

  • Rising junior or senior with a declared major in Art, with a strong grounding in Fibers
  • Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0
  • Must be enrolled in at least one Fibers course in the year the award is received
  • Funding is for student travel opportunities
  • Application
Thank You Letter

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Commmercial Photography

Open to students earning a BS in Commercial Photography. For more information, contact Chip Williams at williamsch1@appstate.edu.

Maren S. Robinson Photography Scholarship

Scholarship award: Amount to be announced

  • The Maren S. Robinson Photography Scholarship will be awarded to a rising senior who is a declared Commercial Photography major in the Department of Art.
  • Preference for this scholarship will go to a rising senior who remains in good academic standing with the University.
  • A strong preference will be given to applicants who are on the Dean’s List. The recipient must be a resident of the state of North Carolina.
  • Applicants must submit five photographs of their choosing to be considered for this scholarship. See photo sizing, metadata and delivery requirements below.
  • The recipient’s work will be on permanent display throughout their senior year at a location to be determined by the Commercial Photography program.
  • The applicant who best represents this criteria will be determined by the scholarship committee and will receive $1,000 in scholarship support for their senior year.
John Scarlata Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship award: Amount to be announced

  • The John Scarlata Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student at a junior level or higher status who is a declared Commercial Photography major in the Department of Art.
  • Applicants must be maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Applicants must submit five photographic images (See photo sizing, metadata and delivery requirements below) and a one page cover letter, narrative of 500 words describing why they are deserving of this scholarship.
  • The applicant who best represents this criteria will be determined by the scholarship committee and will receive the scholarship support.
Photograph Sizing and Metadata Requirements

Your images are to be submitted as jpegs and sized @ 240 ppi with the long side of the aspect ratio sized to 14 inches. Submit your filled out application form and 5 images via a Google Drive folder with your name and the scholarship name on the folder and share the folder with williamsch1@appstate.edu

Your metadata fields on all the photo files must be all filled out to specification:
Basic fields:
IPTC fields:

Commercial Photography Scholarship Application Form [PDF]

Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology

Open to students earning a BS in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology. For more information, contact George Glisan at glisangb@appstate.edu.

Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship Honoring John E. Thomas

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Joe L. Seaman Memorial Scholarship

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John R. Gordon Endowed Scholarship for Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology

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Katherine Harper Scholarship Endowment

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NAPCO Design Endowment for the Department of Technology and Environmental Design Scholarship

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NAPCO Scholarship for Technology Majors

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Peter B. Krusa Memorial Scholarship

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Printing Industries of the Carolinas (PICA)

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Robert A. Banzhaf Endowed Scholarship

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William Marvin Reese Endowed Scholarship

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