Department of Art

Art Scholarship Requirements and Details

STUDIO ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM 2024

Application Due Date: Friday, Feb. 9, 2024
Review Date: Friday, Feb. 16, 2024

Available Studio Art Scholarships

  • The W. Sinclair Walbridge Scholarship is comprised of a number of smaller, individual scholarships totaling up to $60,000. These will be awarded to promising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are pursuing either a B.A. degree with a major in Art or a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. The awards recognize talent and academic achievement.
  • The Matthew K. Morgan Memorial Scholarship of up to $900 (drawing or painting).
  • William L. Rabideau Memorial up to $400 (fine arts & drawing).
  • James G. Southworth up to $500 (fine arts & ceramics).
  • Art on the Mall up to $900.

Eligibility: Applicants for these awards must be enrolled at the University of Toledo as a Department of Art studio art major or minor. If you are majoring in another program as a dual major, please indicate so on the application form. Awards will be based on academic performance and quality of artwork, as determined by the Scholarship Committee.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the online Studio Art Scholarship Application. Your online form will be date-stamped as of the time you submit it. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted! Please attach an artist’s statement and a copy of your academic record. An unofficial student transcript or degree audit (printer friendly version) is acceptable and can be downloaded from the myUT Portal.
  2. Submit a portfolio of artwork, made while enrolled at UToledo, consisting of two and/or three-dimensional examples, and numbering no more than eight artworks. The application asks for 8 pieces, 8 pieces only, it is critical that all students have equal representation. If you have either a diptych or triptych, either will count as one piece, however you may not have 8 diptychs or triptychs and count that as 8 pieces. You may only have one diptych or one triptych as part of your overall submission. Artwork produced as a series is limited to a total of 8 works in the series, which will count as your entire submission.
  3. Any student not following the above instructions will be disqualified from scholarship review. Please work with your professors to edit and choose your best work for submission. If your work, such as time-based work, falls outside of traditional presentation formats. Contact Lisa Edwards for file submission. Additionally, after writing your artist’s statement, please have a professor review the statement for clarity.
  4. Portfolios will be reviewed by the Studio Faculty. All applicants will be notified of the faculty’s decisions by email, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Once award recipients fill out and return the award contract and thank you letter to the donor, scholarships will be disbursed through the Office of Financial Aid beginning in the Fall 2024 Semester.

ART HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM 2024

For the upcoming academic year, the Art History program is now accepting applications for scholarships to outstanding students who are majoring in Art History. Depending on budgetary considerations, there may be additional awards for Art History minors. We strongly encourage you to apply! Before you begin, we suggest you gather the materials you need to apply.

Complete the online Art History Scholarship Application FormYour form will be date-stamped as of the time you submit it. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted! All applicants will be notified of the faculty’s decisions by email, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Once award recipients fill out and return the award contract and thank you letter to the donor, scholarships will be disbursed through the Office of Financial Aid to begin Fall Semester 2024.

You must provide the total number of courses completed in ART, ARTH and AED courses as of Fall Semester 2024.

Your application will also need to include the following information and documents:

  • Statement of need for assistance
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Unofficial transcript or degree audit

ART EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM 2024

The Art Education program provides financial support to University of Toledo undergraduate and graduate students majoring in art education. The W. Sinclair Walbridge Scholarship is intended to provide financial support during the academic year for which the scholarship is granted.

Complete the online Art Education Scholarship Form. Your form will be date-stamped as of the time you submit it. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted! Interviews may be conducted; applicants will be notified if that is the case. Reviews will begin Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. All applicants will be notified of the faculty’s decisions by email, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Once award recipients fill out and return the award contract and thank you letter to the donor, scholarships will be disbursed through the Office of Financial Aid beginning in the Fall 2024 Semester.

Documents you’ll need to supply when applying for this scholarship:

  • Statement of need for assistance
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Unofficial transcript or degree audit
  • A portfolio of your studio work 
  • Statement of proposal for Research Fellowship (Graduate Student Applicants ONLY - must be 250-500 words, double-spaced) 

GUIDELINES FOR DUAL MAJORS

If you are a dual major in different areas of the Department – Studio Art, Art History, Art Education – it is possible for you to apply for a scholarship in each area. While multiple applications are possible, it is rare that an individual will receive duplicate awards from each of the areas. However, it does increase your chances of receiving an award in any one area. Following are the steps that you need to follow in making dual applications if you are a dual-major:

  • You must be officially declared as major in each area.
  • You must fill out separate applications for each area in which you are applying and follow the specific procedures for each application.
  • You must identify yourself as a dual major on the application(s).

UToledo Department of Art Secretary
Lisa Edwards
419.530.8303
Lisa.Edwards@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 7/15/24