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Department of Art & Art History
Scholarships and Awards

Students are encouraged to apply for annual scholarships and awards offered by the Department of Art & Art History, the College of Liberal Arts and Auburn University.

Dates and Deadlines

Incoming First-Year Student Scholarships

Current & Transfer Student Scholarships & Awards


Department of Art & Art History Scholarships

To apply for these and other scholarships, submit applications through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM).

Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students: Application deadline is February 1.

  • 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]). Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
  • The 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).

 

Scholarships for Current Students: Application deadline is February 1

Please note: graduating seniors are not eligible for scholarships but should refer to the Awards section below for application opportunities.

  • 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 (BA or BFA) and 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.
  • The Nancy Jane Griffith Endowed Scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts is awarded to students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts with a declared major in art, music or theatre, with preference to students with a declared major in art (including art history) who demonstrate financial need.
  • The Ida S. Wolfson Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an out-of-state junior art major (BA in Art or BFA in Studio Art) with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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 departmental awards. Directions on how to apply can be found on the application form. Application deadline is February 1 at 4:45 pm.

  • The Art & Art History Study Abroad Award(s), when available, provide funds 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 and outstanding academic credentials. The Study Abroad Award helps defray the tuition and fees cost of the program.
  • The Frank Applebee Memorial Endowed Award is an annual prize awarded to a senior enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts with a declared major in art. The selection for this prize is made by studio art faculty.
  • The Raeford B. Liles Annual Awards are two 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 & Art History. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. If you meet the requirements of this award, please speak to your professors to request a nomination.
  • The Student Achievement Award in Studio Art is presented by the Department of Art & Art History to a studio art major (BA or BFA) 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.

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 and complete scholarship applications through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM).

Addition information on university and CLA scholarships may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Scholarships.

Information on financial aid can be found at the Office of Student Financial Services.