Art and Design at Missouri State

Scholarships

The Department of Art + Design offers a variety of scholarships.

University wide scholarships have separate guidelines from department scholarships. Please refer all university scholarship questions to the Financial Aid Office at 417-836-5262

General application information for all departmental scholarships

  • The General and Departmental Scholarship Application is available each year around November 1 and the deadline is March 1.
  • All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of a Portfolio for consideration (artwork or written work, depending on the student's major field of study). This selection of work should be submitted with the online application as a Powerpoint presentation accessible by both Mac and PC (written work—art history essays, for example—may be uploaded as Word files or PDF). Students wishing to submit animation should contact BCJennings@MissouriState.edu for current guidelines. Titles and dates of creative work should be included as part of the presentation.
  • At this time, the only Art + Design scholarship that requires letters of recommendation is the Hugh C. and Faith A. Yorty Award for Excellence in the Field of Painting and Drawing.
  • Notification of scholarship decisions will be made in May.

Art and Design Scholarships

Value

Scholarship amounts vary depending on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Scholarship is available to any student seeking a degree in the Department of Art + Design.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

B.H. Armstrong Design Award

Value

$1,000

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time student that will be a senior in the upcoming academic year.  The student must be majoring in Design and they must have completed their candidacy review in their sophomore year and presented their portfolio in their junior year.  Award given based on most improvement from sophomore to junior year and junior to their upcoming senior year.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Dianne C. Strickland Award

Value

$125

Selection criteria

Art History faculty and faculty from other areas within Art + Design will select/nominate one student for the Dianne C. Strickland Award . The Art History faculty will then forward their nomination to the Art and Design Scholarship Committee.

Awarded annually to a junior or senior majoring in Art History with strong academic performance.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Edgar A. Albin Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually for $600 - $750.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time student majoring in a program in Art and Design. For incoming freshmen consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential, and leadership. When awarded to a sophomore or higher, the student must have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 and presented an exceptional portfolio of work. All other criteria equal, financial need will be considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Eric Sidney Memorial Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually for $350 - $400.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a student majoring in Art with a Drawing or Painting emphasis. Must have passed BFA Candidacy Review. Must have departmental GPA of 3.0. If student has departmental GPA of 2.75 and can demonstrate evidence of overcoming significant educational challenges through an written essay, they may be considered.

Students with departmental GPAs between 2.75 and 3.0 should submit the Financial Need Essay available on the online application.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Excellence in Photography Award

Value

Award amount varies depending on the availability of funding.

Selection criteria

Full-time photography faculty will select/nominate one student for the Excellence in Photography Award. The full-time photography faculty will then forward their nomination to the Art and Design Scholarship Committee.

Awarded annually to a full-time graduating senior who has the best senior exhibition work. Students must submit a photography portfolio.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Frederick G. Kieferndorf Fine Arts Travel Award

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually $500.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time junior or greater majoring in Art + Design demonstrating excellence in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics metal/jewelry, or digital imagery. Selection based on portfolio and a departmental GPA of 3.0. Award for a student to travel to view an exhibition or museum that has significance to their work and development.   

Student must indicate plans/desire to pursue art-related travel within the Art + Design Section of the online application.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Jacqueline Snyders Memorial Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually for $500 - $600.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior majoring in the Art and Design Department with a GPA of 3.0. Consideration given to students demonstrating outstanding accomplishments through the presentation of a portfolio. All else equal, financial need considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

James L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually for $750 - $1,000.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior majoring in the Art + Design Department with a GPA of 3.0. Consideration given to students demonstrating outstanding accomplishments through the presentation of a portfolio. All else equal, financial need considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Jim Bremer Design Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually for $1,500 - $1,750.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Award annually to a full-time sophomore or greater majoring in Graphic Design with an overall GPA of 2.75 and GPA of 3.25 in Graphic Design. Awards made with regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Kristin Moseler Memorial Art and Design Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually for $300 - $350.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to full-time junior or greater seeking a BFA in Design with an overall GPA of 2.5 and a GPA of 3.0 in the BFA in Design program. Awards will go to students demonstrating individualism, interest in a broad range of Art and Design areas, and a unique approach to solving problems in visual communication.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Lane Elkins Ceramics Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually for $200 - $250.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time Ceramics Major in good academic standing.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Mayme C. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually $550 - $600.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to full-time sophomore or greater majoring in Department of Art + Design with an overall GPA of 3.0. Consideration given to those demonstrating outstanding accomplishments by a portfolio presentation. Awards made with regard to financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Nancy Lumpee Pate Endowed Fund

Value

Awards amounts will vary depending on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Scholarships will be awarded annually to students seeking degrees in the Art + Design Department.  Awards will be made with regard for financial need.  Preference should be given to female applicants.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Printmaking Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually $40 - $50.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

There are currently no requirements for this scholarship other than being a student that is seeking a degree in Printmaking in the Department of Art + Design.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Susi Ettinger Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually for $50 - $100.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to sophomore or junior majoring in the Department of Art + Design with an overall GPA of 3.0 that demonstrates outstanding accomplishments in visual arts studies. Awarded with regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

The Bill and Margo Armstrong Award for Excellence

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding.

Selection criteria

Design faculty and faculty from other areas within Art + Design will select/nominate one student for the Bill and Margo Armstrong Award for Excellence . The design faculty will then forward their nomination to the Art and Design Scholarship Committee.

Awarded annually to a graduating senior majoring in the Department of Art + Design with either an Image Production or Graphic Design emphasis. Student must demonstrate an understanding of the environmental impact of their work, creativity, self-discipline, and an interest in the role of designers in society.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

The Hugh C. and Faith A. Yorty Award for Excellence in the Field of Painting and Drawing

Value

$600.00

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

The Recipient of the award will be an undergraduate junior or senior (including graduating seniors) that has maintained a 3.5 GPA within the Art + Design Department and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  The student must be a Painting and/or Drawing major and have completed at least 15 credit hours in those courses.  The recipient must submit three letters of recommendation using the online application from Painting, Drawing, and/or Art History faculty at Missouri State University.

Painting and Drawing faculty serving on the Art + Design Scholarship Selection will select one student out of those applying through the online application to receive the Hugh C. and Faith A. Yorty Award for Excellence in the Field of Painting and Drawing. That selection will then be approved by the entire Art + Design Scholarship Committee.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Thomas S. Kinsey Art Education Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually $250 - $300.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

All Department of Art + Design Scholarships require the submission of an Art Portfolio.

Portfolios can be submitted online within the General and Departmental Scholarship Application.

Portfolios should include...

  • Studio Art + Design Majors: 15 pieces of artwork from any medium/media
  • Art History Majors: Original research paper on some aspect of art architecture or art criticism

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time student majoring in Art Education. Incoming freshmen considered based on high school academic performance and leadership. Sophomores or greater must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a departmental GPA of 3.5.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

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