Department of Art & Art History

Scholarships & Awards

Current students are encouraged to apply for annual 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.

Ida S. Wolfson Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to an out-of-state junior art major (BA in Art or BFA in Studio Art) with a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates 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

Department of Art & Art History Awards

The Department of Art & Art History honors excellent student work with annual awards, and inclusion in annual juried shows. Current students are encouraged to apply for awards by submitting an application directly to the department. Contact  Professor Jeff Lewis , Chair, Scholarships and Awards Committee, with questions.

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Raeford B. Liles Annual Awards are two $500 awards given to outstanding senior art students, one female and one male, for the purpose of providing art supplies. Students will be nominated by the faculty and the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

The Student Achievement Award in Studio Art is presented by the Department of Art & Art History to an art major (BA in Studio Art or BFA in Studio Art) with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate consistent noteworthy achievement in more than one instructional area (for example, painting/printmaking/sculpture, or drawing/photography/three-dimensional design, or any combination of two or more different areas).

The Student Achievement Award in Art History is presented by the Department of Art & Art History to an art history major (BA in Art (formal option Art History) with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must demonstrate noteworthy achievement in art history writing and scholarship.

The Department of Art & Art History Award is presented to one or more majors (BA in Art [formal option Art History], BA in Studio Art, or BFA in Studio Art) with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Applicants must demonstrate noteworthy achievement in scholarship or creative work.

Art & Art History Study Abroad Awards provide up to $500 to deserving students participating in the Art in Rome or Art in Paris study abroad summer programs. To be eligible to apply, students must have completed at least 30 credit hours at Auburn and have an unadjusted cumulative AU GPA of at least 3.0. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need as well as outstanding academic credentials. The Study Abroad Award helps defray the tuition and fees cost of the program.

Students who are awarded an Art & Art History Study Abroad Award will be required to submit a one-page essay about their experience upon returning from the program. More details will be provided to these recipients upon notification of their award.

Contact Zdenko Krtic, Coordinator 2017 Rome Study Abroad Program, with questions abut the Art & Art History Study Abroad Awards.

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: March 08, 2017