Please read the criteria for each award
below to determine which you will be applying for. You may apply
for multiple awards.
NOTE: Only the Art Department
Renewable Scholarship is available to incoming freshman or transfer
Art Department Alumni and Art Memorial Recognition Award $100
Given to an art student or students in honor of an alumnus
or special community art supporter that the Department of Art
chooses to recognize. Student must have completed a minimum
of 15 semester hours at Salisbury University,
This award is given to an art student or students in honor
of an alumnus or special community art supporter that the Department
of Art chooses to recognize.
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Art Department Meritorious Award $50
Department of Art faculty select one or more full- or part-time
students who have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours at
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Art Department Renewable Scholarship $300 to $500
Open to incoming freshman and transfer students, who have
been accepted into the Salisbury University and declared an
Must have been a recipient of the Art Department Scholarship
as an incoming freshman or transfer student. Renewal applications
must be made up of new work completed since previous portfolio
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Art Department Student Assistantship Fund (Ray L. Hamilton)
This award is meant to provide financial assistance to an
outstanding art major or liberal studies art major for items
such as travel, room, board, and other costs incurred in pursuing
study beyond that provided by the Department of Art.
rising junior to senior status continuing study away
overall grade point average of 3.0 or better
demonstration of “excellence” in one art track, and
the recommendation of one Department of Art faculty
member, or the Director of the University Galleries or the
Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts.
ELIGIBILITY: Any full-time art major or
liberal studies art major pursuing a Bachelor or Art or Bachelor
of Fine Art degree in Art; and working within at least one of
the academic tracks.
Because the Art Department Student Assistantship Fund is
meant to “assist” an outstanding art major that meets the above
criteria in pursuing study beyond that provided by the Department
of Art, and outside the traditional scholarship-type awards,
students eligible for consideration must be pursuing in one
of the following areas:
The “Junior Year Away” program related to study at one
of the out-of-state Art Institutes International programs,
The Arts Administration internship at the national or
high-level regional gallery/museum such as the National
Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.
Any academically accredited international study program,
such as that at the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence,
France. (This does not include inter-term credit bearing
courses such as ART 399 – International Field Study.)
Study at another institution during an “inter-term”
(Winter Term or Summer Session) provided that study is not
within commuting distance of the student’s residence.
NOTE FROM ART DEPARTMENT: Students need to provide evidence of returning to Salisbury
University and evidence of acceptance to an outside travel program
before receiving the award.
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Marie A. Cavallaro Art Scholarship $300
This scholarship is meant to recognize student leadership and involvement, specifically in the visual arts. The applicant must be a full time Art major, with a 3.0 or better GPA. The applicant will submit a portfolio of student work, and a personal statement describing his or her background and participation in art. The student must also provide evidence of using art in a leadership or volunteer role on campus or in the community. one letter or recommendation speaking to this leadership or volunteer activity required.
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Ryan K. McDowell 3-D Art Scholarship $300 to $500
Awarded to a junior or senior art student with a concentration
in a three-dimensional art form: hot glass, sculpture, or ceramics.
The Department of Art faculty selects one art student with
a 3-D concentration.
Student must be a Junior or Senior with a major in Art
and a concentration in a three-dimensional art form: hot
glass, sculpture, or ceramics.
Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be awarded
and/or maintain this scholarship.
Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate
financial need. Please write a short paragraph stating why
you feel you need this scholarship.
This scholarship is renewable.
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Walter C. Thurston Memorial Award $500
The Walter C. Thurston Memorial Award is sponsored annually
by the Salisbury Exchange Club for a full-time art major who
has completed a minimum of three photography courses at Salisbury
University with a “B” average. The Department of Art faculty
reviews all applicant portfolios and written comments of those
students whose careers will involve photography in some manner.
The Salisbury Exchange Club, in memory of the late Mr. Thurston,
who was a photographer and local businessman, sponsors the Walter
C. Thurston Memorial Award annually.
Must be a full-time junior or senior art major.
Must have completed or in the process of completing
nine (9) hours in photography at SU.
Must have maintained a “B” average in photography.
Must plan to use photography in future career.
Must submit a portfolio of black & white and/or color
photo images via slideroom.com (see above) demonstrating
a variety of skills.
Must submit an artist statement, also through slideroom.com.
Must not have received the Thurston Award any previous
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