Art Department
Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships For Art Majors

  • Scholarship and Award portfolio applications must be made through salisbury.slideroom.com.
     
  • 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 students.
     

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 Salisbury University.

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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 Art major.

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 submission

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Art Department Student Assistantship Fund (Ray L. Hamilton) $250

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.

CRITERIA:

  1. rising junior to senior status continuing study away (ex. Internship)
  2. overall grade point average of 3.0 or better
  3. demonstration of “excellence” in one art track, and
  4. 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:

  1. The “Junior Year Away” program related to study at one of the out-of-state Art Institutes International programs,
  2. The Arts Administration internship at the national or high-level regional gallery/museum such as the National Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
 
CRITERIA:

  1. 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.
  2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be awarded and/or maintain this scholarship.
  3. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Please write a short paragraph stating why you feel you need this scholarship.
  4. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must be a full-time junior or senior art major.
  2. Must have completed or in the process of completing nine (9) hours in photography at SU.
  3. Must have maintained a “B” average in photography.
  4. Must plan to use photography in future career.
  5. Must submit a portfolio of black & white and/or color photo images via slideroom.com (see above) demonstrating a variety of skills.
  6. Must submit an artist statement, also through slideroom.com.
  7. Must not have received the Thurston Award any previous year.

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