MA Scholarships

School of Art Scholarships and Fellowships for Graduate Students in the Master of Arts (MA) in Art History Program

The School of Art Scholarship Committee awards scholarships and fellowships from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), and the School of Art. All new and continuing students are considered candidates for all the scholarships listed. No additional application is necessary.

Scholarships and Fellowships from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

Delores Welder Mitchell Scholarships: Recipients of the Delores Welder Mitchell Scholarship must be enrolled for 9 hours per semester, maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or above, and demonstrate progress toward the degree.

Scholarships and Fellowships from the School of Art

All Scholarship awards from the School of Art carry the requirement that recipients be enrolled for 9 hours per semester, maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or above, and demonstrate progress toward the degree. The Scholarship Committee and the Director of the School of Art must approve exceptions to these requirements. Unless otherwise noted, the scholarships listed are awarded annually when funds are available and divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Master of Arts in Art History students in the School of Art are eligible to receive the following scholarships.

School of Art Master of Arts in Art History Scholarship Criteria

Criteria for Evaluating Entering Master of Arts Students

The faculty in the areas of concentration nominates entering graduate students for scholarships and fellowships according to these factors:

  • Applicant's writing sample(s)
  • Applicant's academic record at the previous undergraduate and/or graduate institutions
  • Applicant's letters of recommendation and the qualifications of the recommenders
  • Applicant's demonstrated interest in obtaining an advanced degree as evidenced by the statement of intent
  • Applicant's demonstrated interest in obtaining an advanced degree as evidenced by participation in professional activities related to art (These activities may include, but are not exclusive to, participation in exhibitions and installations, publication of art criticism or other writing about art, and receipt of awards or grants for art work.)
  • Other relevant qualifications

Criteria for Evaluating Continuing Master of Arts Students

The faculty in the areas of concentration nominates continuing students for scholarships according to these factors:

  • Student's progress toward the degree
  • Student's Graduate School Academic Record
  • Student's participation in professional activities related to art history
  • Other relevant qualifications