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In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in art, scholarships and awards for art majors are available to students.

Additional sources of funding include work-study employment within the department and campus-wide, and structured internship programs provide for on-the-job experiences in certain majors. Internships have been served worldwide.

Art and Art History

Open to students earning a BA or BFA in Art Education, Art History, Art Management, Graphic Design and Studio Art

Scholarship Submission Deadline

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Entering freshmen are eligible to apply for the Kabatnik Memorial Scholarship and the Art Mart Award.

Art Majors
Entering Freshmen

Note: Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements of each scholarship for which they apply. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full-time students each semester in which they expect to receive the scholarship. Incomplete or late application forms will not be considered. Exception: Senior Studio students are not expected to be full-time.


Below is a list of annual scholarships and awards offered for Studio Art and Art History. Each scholarship has a individual criteria that must be met. Contact Joshua White for more details.

Eva H Burress Memorial Scholarship

Recipient awarded: Amount to be announced.

Jaroslav & Jarmelia Kabatnik Memorial Scholarship

Recipient awarded: Amount to be announced.

Petschauer-Polson Penland Scholarship (Peter & Joni Petschauer, Peggy Polson)

Recipient awarded one 2-week summer workshop residency at Penland School.

  • Application Requirements
  • Rising Sophomore or Rising Junior in any degree track with emphasis and/or prior experience in media offered at Penland.
  • Have not previously been a student or assistant at Penland
  • 3.0 Overall GPA; 3.4 GPA in Art Courses
  • Three prioritized workshop selections indicated (view current Penland catalog)
  • Completed scholarship application for Art Majors
Martin and Doris Rosen Scholarship

Recipients awarded: Amount to be announced.

Sherry Edwards Memorial Scholarship (sculpture student)

Recipient awarded: Amount to be announced.

Steele-Reese Fund Scholarship to Penland (Art Education majors)

Recipient awarded: full scholarship for a workshop residency at Penland

The Randolph A. Johnson Scholarship Endowment for Art

Recipient awarded: Amount to be announced.

Peggy Polson Art History Scholarship

Recipient awarded: Amount to be announced.

  • Application Requirements
  • Declared major in BA in Art with emphasis in Art History.
  • Sophomore standing or above during the award year (could be a first year student when applying)
  • 3.0 overall GPA. 3.4 GPA in art courses
  • Minimum of six hours of Art History coursework
  • Completed scholarship application for Art Majors
  • Submit an art history research paper. The paper should have been produced as part of the applicant’s art history studies at ASU. It is permissible to rework a paper before submitting it.
Art and Art History Awards

Judy Humphrey Travel Award for Printmaking
Marianne Stevens Suggs Travel Award for Fibers
Art Mart Award
The Cheap Joe’s Award for Senior Studio
    • Application Requirements
    • Two awards, one for spring and one for fall
    • Student must be enrolled in senior capstone course for semester in which award is received
    • Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0
    • Completed scholarship application for Art Majors
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Commmercial Photography

Open to students earning a BS in Commercial Photography. For more information, contact Chip Williams at

John Scarlata Memorial Scholarship

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Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology

Open to students earning a BS in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology. For more information, contact George Glisan at

Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship Honoring John E. Thomas

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Joe L. Seaman Memorial Scholarship

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John R. Gordon Endowed Scholarship for Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology

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Katherine Harper Scholarship Endowment

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NAPCO Design Endowment for the Department of Technology and Environmental Design Scholarship

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NAPCO Scholarship for Technology Majors

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Peter B. Krusa Memorial Scholarship

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Printing Industries of the Carolinas (PICA)

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Robert A. Banzhaf Endowed Scholarship

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William Marvin Reese Endowed Scholarship

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