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Department of Art Student Awards

The deadline for the Spring 2020 Student Art Awards is January 27 at 11:59pm.


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.

To apply, go to https://fsu.academicworks.com/. After login, students will need to fill out the General Application first, and then will be directed to complete the Art Award application. Both parts of the application must be completed to be considered for an award.

Questions? Contact Liz Di Donna at edidonna@fsu.edu or June Dollar at jdollar@fsu.edu

Preparing your Art Award application — make it great! Here’s how:

Application Guidelines


Exhibition Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts

Deadline: February 10, 2019 

Graduates apply here

Undergraduates apply 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 outstanding art graduate students 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.

Wilson-Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities

  • 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.
  • Students wishing to be considered for the Wilson-Auzenne Assistantship award should contact their academic department to begin the application process. The department nomination deadline is January 15th and the deadline for the student’s application is January 31st. The recommender deadline is February 14th; and the endorsement deadline is February 21st.  The following is the criteria and information that will be necessary to apply.

Legacy (for incoming students)

  • 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:February 2020

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).

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.

Exceptional Opportunities Award

Date to be announced, pending funding.

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.

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.