Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Department of Art & Art History offers multiple one-year residential full tuition Departmental Scholarships.  Those eligible for the art history scholarship include Utah resident declared art history majors.  Those eligible for studio art scholarships are Utah resident high school students who plan to become art majors, Utah resident art majors currently enrolled at the University, and Utah resident transfer students who have declared art as their major.  The scholarships pay resident tuition for a minimum of 12 hours, up to 15 hours per semester.  All incoming freshmen and transfer students desiring studio art scholarship consideration should submit application forms by February 1.

Additional awards for the visual arts that are available to art or art history majors currently enrolled at the University include the Antista Fairclough, Art Alumni, ArtsBridge, E. J. Bird, Carmen Morton Christensen, Howard Clark, Paul Davis, Emma Eccles Jones Fine Arts House, Fine Arts Advisory Board, Kennecott, Grace Durkee Meldrum, Ethel Armstrong Rolapp, Jack & Florence Sears, Utah Fine Arts Institute, and Florence Ware.  Details of the award and application procedures are available at the department office.

Faculty selections for art history scholarships are made in March based on the art history major’s letter of intent, a Degree Audit Report System (DARS) report, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Most of the studio art awards recipients are selected during a Spring Semester art portfolio review in March.  Portfolios should contain a maximum of ten examples of student work, labeled with name and contact information.  2D works must be unframed, and oversized, heavy, or pieces framed with glass must be submitted in slide or photo form only [no CD’s, please].  Members of the studio faculty examine all art major entries, and make scholarship selections for the following academic year.  Award recipients are notified electronically or by mail.

Dept. Scholarship Coordinator: Ms. Nevon Bruschke, 801-581-8677


Scholarship Portfolio Review Day

Entering Freshman Departmental Scholarship

Departmental Scholarship Application (department deadline March 1)

Art History Departmental Scholarship