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Honors Day in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery

Update for Scholarship Applicants

Due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing administrative delays to the scholarship process. We apologize for the delays and hope to announce scholarship awards by mid-April, 2021.  

For Current Undergraduate Scholarships

Art History Scholarships for 2021-22

Due date: Applications are due by noon on Friday, January 22, 2021, via email to the following address:

For questions, please contact Dr. Jennifer Feltman or Dr. Mina Kim.

Studio Art Scholarships for 2021-22

Due date: Applications are due by noon on Friday, January 22, 2021, via email to the following address:

For questions, please contact Professor Christopher Jordan.

Farley Moody Galbraith Scholarship for 2021-22

Due date: Applications are due by noon on Friday, February 19, 2021, via email to the following address: 

For questions, please contact Professor Christopher Jordan.

For Incoming Undergraduate Students

Incoming Students Scholarships for 2021-22

Due date: February 8, 2021
For questions, please contact Charlotte Wegrzynowski.

For Incoming Graduate Students

Contact our graduate directors about scholarships and assistantships for graduate study:

General Information about Scholarships

Get ready to apply for Art and Art History Scholarships! Scholarships aren’t just for advanced students; we award funding at the foundations and intermediate levels too. Some awards are based on the quality of student work and some are based on financial need. Last year we were able to support 59 students, so put your best foot forward and apply.

Who can apply for a departmental scholarship? 

  • Declared ART majors with at least 3 ART credit hours completed at UA
  • Minimum 2.5 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in ART/ARH courses
  • Full-time enrollment at UA as an ART major for at least one semester of the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Previous scholarship recipients are eligible.
  • Incoming high school and transfer students, and current students (both undergraduate and graduate)

What is the general timeline?

  • All application materials will be reviewed electronically
  • The standard application period runs from November- noon on Friday, January 22, 2021 
  • The deadline for application submission is: Noon, Friday, January 22, 2021 
  • Reviews of portfolios/applications take place in late January/early February
  • Awards are announced on Honor’s Day in April.
  • Funds will be available for the coming academic year.

Important Scholarship Policies:

  • Awards are given as monetary scholarships toward tuition for the 2021-22 academic year only.
  • Awards may not be applied to Summer 2021 courses.
  • Students planning to graduate in December 2021 may receive a 50% award level to fund a single semester (fall) of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Where do the funds come from?

Through the generosity of many donors over the years including departmental alumni, former faculty members, and supporters of the arts, we provide merit- and need-based scholarships for student education.

What other scholarships are available?

There are multiple sources of scholarship information at UA, including Undergraduate Scholarships, Graduate School Financial Support and Student Financial Aid.

Tips for Creating a PDF

  • Attend one of our Zoom info sessions (look for email announcements)
  • You can use Adobe Acrobat to combine multiple files (of various kinds) into one PDF document
  • To obtain free, student access to Adobe Acrobat, please visit:
  • You may create a document or “slide” in Google Docs, load in the various components of your application, and export as a PDF.
  • Alternatively, you may load your application components into a Word Document and save them as a PDF.