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Art and Art History Scholarships

Students may compete for awards up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year).


To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit an application for admission and a fine arts scholarship form by February 1, 2015.


Other requirements for consideration include the following:

Studio Art:
  1. An interview (optional, though strongly encouraged)
  2. A CD with images of no more than 10 pieces mailed to Meredith Norman by February 1 (electronic submissions will not be accepted)
 
Art History:
  1. An interview (required)
  2. A one-page essay about why you want to study art history at Transylvania University submitted electronically to Meredith Norman by February 1

Fine arts scholarship information is available from the admissions office. Please contact Meredith Norman, assistant director of admissions, at (859) 233-8242 or mnorman@transy.edu if you have specific questions regarding the admission process. You may also contact Dr. Kurt Gohde at (859) 233-8119 or kgohde@transy.edu.

Grants and Awards

Art and art history students can also receive help paying for their research, studio, and study abroad projects. Here are some examples:

  • Transylvania's Abbott Art Award recognizes demonstrated performance and potential in the visual arts. It is presented at the annual awards ceremony.

  • The Holleian Society, Transylvania's honorary that recognizes superior achievement in liberal arts studies, gives an annual award to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the creative life of the community. Art students have regularly received this honor.

  • The Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment and the David and Betty Jones Fund support faculty-directed research or studio projects. Students can apply for these funds twice a year.

  • Transylvania art students regularly receive prestigious national awards. For example, one of our art students received a 2010 Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Germany, and another was an alternate for the same country.

  • Numerous art students have earned various scholarships to offset expenses relating to foreign study programs in Italy, England, and Germany.


Mailing address:

Meredith Norman, Admissions Counselor
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508

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