Financial Aid & Scholarships

Incoming Freshman and Current Student Scholarships

The scholarship application for 2018-2019 is now open for current students!

 Students can find information and apply for scholarships at

Annual School of Art BA and BFA Awards & Scholarships // Students selected for awards will exhibit their work in the Annual BA and BFA Awards Exhibition at the end of the spring semester.

Other scholarships available to undergraduate students include: 

  • Blanche Hanks Elliott Scholarship. Sophomore, junior, or senior students who have demonstrated special aptitudes or talents in the creative (visual) arts and crafts. 
  • Rickey D. Medlock Endowed Scholarship in Art Education. Art Education student during their semester of student teaching.
  • Charles I. Okerbloom Scholarship.
  • David Durst Art Award.
  • Nina J. Erikson Memorial Scholarship in Art.


  • February 15
    Scholarship applications for incoming and transfer students due.
  • April 2
    Scholarship applications for returning and current School of Art majors due.

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Fulbright College Scholarships & Fellowships

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships & Fellowships

Students pursuing an MFA benefit from a number of possible assistantships including teaching, gallery and media area assistance as well as a working as a designer for the department. 

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are also available to students pursuing an MFA. In an effort fo foster good teaching practices, students spend their hours observing and participating in an existing course led by full-time faculty.


A limited number of competitive fellowships are also available. Inquire with the department for more information.

Other financial aid opportunities

The School of Art also offers annual summer scholarships to support student learning at prestigious institutions and organizations including Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Mount Gretna School of Art, and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Internationally, we provide financial support to MFA students studying abroad through our Art in Rome program, to one graduate student annually to attend MFA Studio Berlin, sponsored by American University, and to one MFA student annually to attend Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. Each semester, we also offer MFA Project Grants to support creative research and professional development. Additional grants to supplement graduate student travel are offered through the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.


  • February 1
    All Scholarships Deadline

Assistantships Overview

  • full tuition waiver
  • $15,000 annual stipend (amount can vary slightly)
  • 20 hours of departmental work per week required
  • renewable

Fellowships Overview

  • in-state tuition
  • $4,000 annual stipend.
  • Renewable