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Department of Art Student Awards

The Department of Art gives a number of awards to Studio Art students whose work demonstrates exceptional achievement. This spring, the department will offer 33 awards ranging from $250 to $1000.

SELECTION PROCESS
Students submit one well-designed application in one of the following categories: BA, BFA, MFA. Students will then be considered for all of the awards for which you are eligible. Students must be currently enrolled in the Studio Art major and be in good academic standing.

DUE DATES
The award submission portal on art.fsu.edu will open on November 20th, 2017. The submission deadline is MLK Day (January 15th, 2018) at 11:59 pm.

HOW TO APPLY
You will need just one application – make it great! Here’s how:
• Develop a concise yet compelling artist’s statement 150 to 400 words in length. NOTE: If you are applying for an Ann Kirn Scholarship (a $1000 award), you must include a thoughtful description of the role that design plays in your studio practice.
• Select the five to eight (5 – 8) images that best represent your studio practice. Be sure that your images are photographed well and cropped as needed. File sizes should be between 1 and 2MB. Uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube, each video submitted is considered as a single image. Test your links: the jury must be able to access your work.
• Write a brief description of each image and provide the title, size, and medium. NOTE: The application as a whole may evolve over several days and is likely to take 6 to 12 hours to complete. Putting the necessary time and thought into it will greatly improve your chances of success. And, once you have laid the groundwork with this application, you will be better prepared for future applications for awards on or off campus.

BA students apply here
BFA students apply here
MFA students apply here

Questions? Contact Elizabeth DiDonna at edidonna@fsu.edu

Exceptional Opportunities Award

The application portal for this award is currently closed.

Students can apply for funding to help with an amazing study or research opportunity!

This could be for:

  • Fulbright
  • International/National Arts Residency
  • International/National Arts Workshop
  • International/National Arts Conference Presentation
  • International/National Exhibition
  • Other Exceptional Opportunities

For proposal requirements, please visit the submission page here.

List of Awards by Academic Program

Graduate Awards

Andy McLachlin Memorial Award

Given to outstanding art students (BA, BFA or MFA) for work exemplifying exceptional artistic achievement.

Jim Boone Endowed Art Scholarship

Given to two outstanding art students (BA, BFA or MFA) for work exemplifying exceptional achievement, with preference given to those whose work deals with social justice issues.

Mary Ola Miller Reynolds Award

Given to one graduate art student (MFA) demonstrating significant achievement in studio art.

MFA Award

Given to an outstanding graduate student in the MFA in Studio Art Program.

Awards Offered by the Graduate School

Wilson-Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities

  • For students currently enrolled OR to be admitted in Fall 2017
  • For students of African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Native-American descent
  • Students must be citizens of the U.S. (if they have a visa, certain codes are and are not eligible)
  • Students receive a $5000 stipend for their assistantship (through our department) for fall and spring terms
  • Department nomination deadline: January 18, 2017

Legacy (for incoming students)

  • For students admitted in Fall 2017
  • Students receive $10,000 annually for three years
  • Recipients also receive a health insurance subsidy
  • Recipients must participate in the Fellows Society
  • Note: students CAN complete an assistantship through our department
  • Department nomination deadline: January 23, 2013

Undergraduate Awards

Andy McLachlin Memorial Award

Given to outstanding art students (BA, BFA or MFA) for work exemplifying exceptional artistic achievement.

Ann Kirn Scholarship

Given to undergraduate art students (BA, BFA) who demonstrate strong design skills. Works submitted should represent your best work in design and/or digital media.

Jim Boone Endowed Art Scholarship

Given to two outstanding art students (BA, BFA or MFA) for work exemplifying exceptional achievement, with preference given to those whose work deals with social justice issues.

Mary Brown Ostlund Scholarship

Given to one undergraduate art student (BA, BFA) demonstrating significant achievement in studio art.

Berlyn Arnett BA Award

Given to three outstanding BA art students for work exemplifying exceptional achievement.

BFA Award

Given to an outstanding undergraduate student in the BFA in Studio Art Program.

Foundations Award

Given to an outstanding student for work of exceptional artistic achievement in Foundations coursework (2D Foundations, 3D Foundations, Digital Imaging Foundations, Drawing Foundations).

Media Awards

Printmaking Award

Given to an outstanding student (BA, BFA or MFA) for work of exceptional artistic achievement in Printmaking.

Photography Award

Given to an outstanding student (BA, BFA or MFA) for work of exceptional artistic achievement in Photography.

Digital Media Award

Given to an outstanding student (BA, BFA or MFA) for work of exceptional artistic achievement in Digital Media.

Sculpture Award

Given to an outstanding student (BA, BFA or MFA) for work of exceptional artistic achievement in Sculpture.

Ceramics Award

Given to an outstanding student (BA, BFA or MFA) for work of exceptional artistic achievement in Ceramics.

Painting Award

Given to an outstanding student (BA, BFA or MFA) for work of exceptional artistic achievement in Painting.

Drawing Award

Given to an outstanding student (BA, BFA or MFA) for work of exceptional artistic achievement in Drawing.

Awards Available Through Nomination

Janice Hartwell Scholarship in Printmaking

Honors one outstanding student in the printmaking area. By faculty nomination only.

Small Craft Advisory Press Book Arts Award

Given to art students working in book arts. Recipient selected by faculty committee.

Joe & Cindy Johnson Purchase Award

Awarded to undergraduate and graduate art students. Purchased artworks become part of the Department of Art collection and the Art on Campus Initiative. Recipient selected by faculty committee.