Financial Aid and Scholarships


College of Fine Arts Scholarships
Please check for CFA scholarships on this website.

Departmental and Award Scholarships
Awards for the visual arts that are available to continuing art or art history majors currently enrolled at the University include the Antista-Fairclough, E. J. Bird, Carmen Morton Christensen, Howard Clark, Fine Arts Advisory Board, Grace Durkee Meldrum, Ethel Armstrong Rolapp, Jack & Florence Sears, Connie and Gordon Hanks, Thomas and Susan Rugh and Florence Ware. You can apply for all these scholarships using one application. Applications are due February 19th.

Continuing Studio Art Students
The application for studio art students can be found here. You will need to create an account on the website, and fill out the application form. At the bottom of the form, you will upload up to six photos of your work. The photos can be of six individual pieces, or four pieces with two detail photographs, four pieces is the minimum you could submit. Each photograph is limited to 2MB in size (for help resizing images please visit this website). The photos should be of high quality. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, if you need help photographing your work, please reach out to the faculty in your area.

Assistance for First Year Studio Art Students
The scholarship application process is online, as such you will need to have quality photographs of your work to submit. You are allowed to upload 6 images, we recommend four pieces with two detail images, or 6 separate pieces. Four pieces is the minimum you could submit.

If you do not feel confident taking quality photographs of your own work, we are happy to provide assistance in photographing your work for the scholarship application this year. If you have quality photos of your work, we encourage you to use your own photos. If you would like your work to be photographed or scanned you will need to drop off your pieces to be photographed on January 28 or 29 at ART 161 (the main Art & Art History Department office), if you are submitting 3D work please bring it on Friday, January 29th. You must submit your work during those two days, late work will not be accepted.

Please read the following instructions and follow them carefully before submitting your work:
– You can only submit up to 6 pieces.
– If you are submitting a drawing or painting with a “messy” medium (charcoal, pastel, etc.) you will need to spray fix it (spray can be purchased at the bookstore).
– Paint must be dry.
– 3D Pieces need to be in a bag with instructions on how to set it up (if applicable).
– Please compile your 2D work into a portfolio of some sort. A large piece of construction paper is fine. Please put your name and ID number on the front of your portfolio.
– Label all your work (even if it is in a portfolio) with your name and ID number.

Please check your UMail daily – You will receive an email notification when your photos are complete and you can come pick up your work.

Continuing Art History Students
The application for Art History students can be found here. You will need to create an account on the website, fill out the application form. At the bottom of the form you will have the opportunity to upload a one-page statement outlining your academic objectives and a copy of your current unofficial transcript. Finally, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a U of U professor. On the application you can submit your recommender’s email address and a request will be sent to them for a letter. Please ask and discuss the letter of recommendation with your faculty member before submitting a request.

Incoming Students
The incoming student scholarship application can be found here. You will need to create an account on the website, and fill out the application form. You will need to upload a PDF of your transcript (unofficial is fine), and a copy of your acceptance letter to the U. If you are a studio art student, at the bottom of the form, you will upload up to six photos of your work. The photos can be of six individual pieces, or four pieces with two detail photographs, four pieces is the minimum you could submit. Each photograph is limited to 2MB in size (for help resizing images please visit this website). The photos should be of high quality. Incoming Art History students can submit a statement in lieu of photographs of work.