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In order to be considered for Visual Arts scholarships: 

1. Students should first be admitted to the university. 

2. Students should fill in the general scholarship application by clicking on the “Apply for Scholarships” link at the bottom of this page: https://www.frostburg.edu/admissions-and-cost/financial-aid/aid-programs/fsu-scholarships--grants.php.

3. This link, above, will bring students to the scholarships page and the general scholarship application, but students must first sign in to navigate to the general scholarship application: (sign in link at the top/right of the page).

4. Below are FSU Scholarship Policies and a list of Visual Arts Department Scholarships.

FSU Scholarship Policies

These scholarships are for enrollment at Frostburg State University only.   All scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds. FSU reserves the right to adjust and/or cancel an award if it is subsequently determined that the recipient does not meet the qualifications for the scholarship. All scholarships require a completed application. Scholarships will not be awarded to students who have not reapplied. (If you are receiving a scholarship in the current academic year and feel that you should receive it again next year, you must apply again.) Enrollment status will be evaluated each semester at the end of the drop/add period. If a student receives a scholarship that is based on full?time enrollment and he/she is not enrolled in at least 12 credits (9 credits for graduate students), the scholarship will be canceled. No scholarship will be awarded for enrollment below 6 credits per semester. Some awards have specific minimum grade point averages that must be maintained, and the minimum for any award is a 2.5 overall grade point average. Recipients are reviewed at the end of each semester.

                                                          Current Pre-Art/ B.F.A. Student Scholarships

Jonathan A. Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Criteria: The recipient(s) must be a full?time student with declared intent to be an art major and graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art & Design. The recipient(s) will be selected based upon participation in an art program, portfolio review, contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of Visual Art studies.

Jesse Gardiner Visual Arts Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Criteria: The recipient will be selected based upon participation in an art program contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts.

 Jeanette and C. William Gilchrist Art Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Criteria: The recipient(s) must be enrolled full?time at FSU and have a 3.0 or better grade point average with an intention to declare a major in art and design and/or pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching with art education certification. Recipients may be either undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants must have demonstrated interest in art and design as shown by previous scholarship, portfolio, membership, or avocation. The recipient(s) will be selected based upon participation in an art program, portfolio review, contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of Visual Art studies. Preference will be given to: (1) renewal applicants; and (2) in the event of equally qualified applicants, applicants with academic ability.    

Rosann Phipps Langhans Art Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Criteria: The recipient(s) must be enrolled full?time at FSU, with a declared intent to be an art major and graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art & Design and/or pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with art education certification. Applicants must demonstrate interest in art and design by previous scholarship, portfolio, membership, or avocation. The recipient(s) will be selected based upon participation in an art program, portfolio review, contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of Visual Art studies. Preference will be given to: (1) renewal applicants; and (2) in the event of equally qualified applicants, applicants with academic ability.

Karen Lucas Memorial Art Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Criteria: The recipient must be a student who graduated from Allegany High School with a declared intent to be an art major. Freshman applicants may be required to provide a portfolio of materials for review. If the award is received in the sophomore, junior, or senior year, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better and a 3.5 grade point average in art.

Harry E. Mandell Art Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797 Deadline: Criteria: The recipient must be a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidate and/or pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with art education certification. The recipient will be selected based upon participation in an art program, portfolio review, contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of Visual Art studies.

Terry Phillips Art Award Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Criteria: The recipient(s) will be selected based upon participation in an art program, contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of arts studies at Frostburg State University.

Stephanie Ann Roper Memorial Endowed Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797.Criteria: The recipient(s) must be a full?time student, with declared intent to be an art major and graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art & Design, maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the art major and exhibit a devotion to the visual arts beyond normal class requirements. The recipient(s) will be selected based upon participation in an art program, portfolio review, contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of Visual Art studies.

Sandra K. Saville Presidential Merit Scholarship for the Arts Contact: CLAS / Associate Dean / 301.687.4120 Deadline: March 1. Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled full?time majoring in the performing or visual arts.  The recipient(s) are required to have an overall grade point average of at least 3.5, strong academic achievement in high school as evidenced by class rank, and SAT scores in the upper quartile.  Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

                                                               First-Year and/or Transfer Art Student Scholarships

Jenny Apsey Stegmaier Memorial Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Deadline: Contact Visual Arts Department Criteria: The recipient(s) must have a declared intent to be an art major and graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in art and design or its successors. The recipient(s) must be: a) a transfer student from Allegany College or a freshman who graduated from a high school in Allegany County, MD; and b) accepted for admission or enrolled at FSU. The recipient(s) must have demonstrated ability in visual arts and will be selected based upon participation in an art program, portfolio review, contest, exhibition or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of Visual Art studies at Frostburg State University.

 

Karen Lucas Memorial Art Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Criteria: The recipient must be a student who graduated from Allegany High School with a declared intent to be an art major. Freshman applicants may be required to provide a portfolio of materials for review. If the award is received in the sophomore, junior, or senior year, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better and a 3.5 grade point average in art.

Academic Excellence Talent in the Arts Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen and transfer students. Admission applications are automatically screened by the Admissions Office to select recipients for these awards. Leadership Awards and Talent in the Arts Scholarships require additional materials from the applicant. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee selection.

Demonstrated ability in the visual arts. Student must provide appropriate materials – portfolio, and/or interview – to the Department of Visual Arts. Awards are $1,000  per academic year to be applied toward total cost of education for up to eight semesters for freshmen and up to six semesters for transfers provided the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, completes at least 24 credits per academic year, and remains a declared pre-major or major in the Department of Visual Arts. Deadline: Recipients of the award must accept offer of admission by May 1. Contact: FSU Admissions Office / 301.687.4201 or Dustin Davis/301.722.6397 (ddavis@frostburg.edu).

 

                                                               Graduate Art Education (MAT) Scholarships

Harry E. Mandell Art Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797 Deadline: Criteria: The recipient must be a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidate and/or pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with art education certification. The recipient will be selected based upon participation in an art program, portfolio review, contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of Visual Art studies.

Rosann Phipps Langhans Art Scholarship Contact/Deadline: Visual Arts / Department Chair / 301.687.4797. Criteria: The recipient(s) must be enrolled full?time at FSU, with a declared intent to be an art major and graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art & Design and/or pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with art education certification. Applicants must demonstrate interest in art and design by previous scholarship, portfolio, membership, or avocation. The recipient(s) will be selected based upon participation in an art program, portfolio review, contest, exhibition (Annual FSU Student Art Show) or similar activity as administered by the Department of Visual Arts or its successor in support of Visual Art studies. Preference will be given to: (1) renewal applicants; and (2) in the event of equally qualified applicants, applicants with academic ability.