Department of Art & Art History

First Year Scholarships

Incoming students are encouraged to apply for annual merit and need-based scholarships offered by the Department of Art & Art History, the College of Liberal Arts, and Auburn University.

The Departmental of Art & Art History provides scholarships to eligible students through the new Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Students can easily search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities. Interested students can apply for all institutional scholarships using this online application. The application deadline is March 1, 2017. Students are only required to complete the AUSOM application once each academic year. For more information and updates about AUSOM, please visit  auburn.edu/ausom .

For information about university scholarships, please contact the Office of University Scholarships. Information on financial aid can be found at the Office of Student Financial Services.

Department of Art & Art History Scholarships

The Joanna Campbell Blake Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts with a declared major in studio art (B.A. studio art or B.F.A  studio art) with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or a minimum ACT score of 24 for an incoming student. The student must demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to Alabama residents. However, if a student from Alabama cannot be identified, the scholarship may be awarded to a qualified student from Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi or Florida. Applicants should demonstrate achievement through the submission of a portfolio of artworks.

Stern Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 who are seeking an undergraduate degree in Studio Art (BA in Art or BFA in Studio Art), or in Art History (BA in Art [formal option in Art History]). Studio Art majors should demonstrate achievement through the submission of a portfolio of artworks. Art History majors should demonstrate writing ability and noteworthy scholarship through the submission of a writing sample. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Wade-Sykes Annual Art Scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming student with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 who is seeking an undergraduate degree in Studio Art (BA in Art or BFA in Studio Art). Applicants should demonstrate achievement through the submission of a portfolio of artworks.

Applications for all scholarships should be submitted through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). The application deadline is March 1, 2017. 

Continuing students are eligible for additional scholarships, annual awards, inclusion in annual juried shows, and special prizes. For more information, see the Current Students Scholarship and Awards page.

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships

There are three kinds of competitive College of Liberal Arts Scholarships for which all CLA undergraduates may apply.

  • General Academic Scholarships
  • Academic Enrichment Scholarships
  • Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in CLA Fellowships

For more information visit the College of Liberal Arts scholarship website.

Last Updated: January 09, 2017