Department of Art

Art Scholarship Opportunities

Over $75,000 awarded last year, funded through the UToledo Foundation and the Toledo Museum of Art, with significant awards designated for entering freshmen.

"Supporting your Educational Goals and Career Dreams"

We have scholarships available for Freshmen and current students. Details below!

Freshman Scholarship Opportunities

The University of Toledo Department of Art welcomes visually gifted and enthusiastic students with a strong commitment to the study of art. Selection is based on evidence of outstanding creative ability and academic excellence. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and a slide portfolio is required. With the exception of the Sara Jane DeHoff Art Scholarship, financial need is not a consideration. All applications will be considered for each of the four available scholarships as appropriate. All awards are restricted to UT students. 

Sara Jane DeHoff Art Scholarship

Up to $2,000 is given to an entering female freshman majoring in studio fine art, art education or art history. This scholarship is based on financial need, and it is offered for a four-year period with the provision that the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

W. Sinclair Walbridge Scholarship

W. Sinclair Walbridge Scholarship is available to promising and talented entering freshmen who enroll as studio fine art majors at The University of Toledo.

Art Interests Inc. Scholarship

Art Interests Inc. Scholarship is available annually to outstanding entering freshmen pursuing a career in studio fine art or art education.

Application Procedure

Deadline to Apply - Nov. 30, 2023

Complete the online Freshman Art Scholarship Application form.

High School students: STOP!!!
BEFORE YOU START - Please gather the following items. You must submit these items with your electronic application!
  • Two letters of recommendation - one from your high school art instructor and one from another adult (counselor, family friend, etc.).
  • A copy of your high school academic record.
  • A portfolio of artwork - 6 images of  2D and/or 3D examples of your work. Please submit only one image per piece. No multiple views or details are necessary.
  • Images should be JPEG images, @ 72 dpi, 800 to 1,600 pixels on the long edge.
  • Provide the name, medium and dimensions of each work you are submitting an image of.
  • Need help photographing your work? Here's a handy guide to download Photographing Works of Art. You don't have to save your images on a CD. You can store your images on a flash drive, your laptop or other devices - just make sure you can access the files when you fill out your application. You will upload the files during the application process.

Freshman Scholarship Application


Scholarship awards will be announced Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, and payment will be made the following fall semester upon verification that students are enrolled full-time in the appropriate program at The University of Toledo.

For additional information, please call the Department of Art at 419.530.8300.

Scholarships totaling up to $3,000 are awarded annually to outstanding majors. This scholarship assistance is available to students with high academic standing or financial need.


Scholarship Awards for continuing students include

Students majoring (B.F.A. OR B.A.V.A.) or minoring in studio art, art history or art education are encouraged to apply for scholarships in the area of their major/minor.

Continuing Student Scholarship Dates

  • Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 9, 2024
  • Review date: Friday, February 16, 2024
  • Decisions will be made by: Friday, February 23, 2024

Studio Art Scholarship Application

Art History Scholarship Application

Art Education Scholarship Application


Earning a college degree from The University of Toledo is one of the best and most important investments you can make. The University of Toledo is dedicated to helping every student who wants a UT education to be able to afford one. Thousands of students every fall are the recipients of a financial scholarships or award in some capacity. 

For more information on all UToledo scholarship and award offerings, visit the scholarship search page or contact:

UT Office of Financial Aid 
1200 Rocket Hall

Last Updated: 3/7/24