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Department of Art Student Awards



Now happening in Fall 2022!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application opens: Tuesday, November 1

Application Deadline Extended to: Monday, November 14 at 11:59 pm


The Department of Art gives a number of awards to Studio Art students whose work demonstrates exceptional achievement. This spring, the department will offer over 20 awards ranging from $300 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. Full instructions on the Awards Application Guidelines link below. 

Questions? Contact Liz Di Donna at edidonna@fsu.edu 


Preparing your Art Award Application

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Featured Artwork by, Chayse Sampy


Student Excellence in Visual Arts Exhibition Award

  • The Student Excellence in the Visual Arts Exhibition Award is given to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for work of exceptional artistic achievement. Students must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing. Applications open November 14th. More information and links to the graduate and undergraduate applications will soon be sent.

List of Awards by Academic Program

Featured Artwork by, Tyler Peshek and Leah Gossett

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 studio 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.

Leslie N. Wilson-Delores Auzenne Assistantships

  • The Leslie N. Wilson-Delores Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities is available for all new or currently enrolled minority graduate students. Nomination is through the department or college, but competition for these awards is on a university-wide basis.

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 2022

Undergraduate Awards

Susan and Mark Messersmith Award

  • Given to support one or more scholarships for undergrad students who exhibit excellence in Painting or Sculpture.

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.

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.

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.

Featured Artwork by, Tre Hume, Jewel Hovland, and Kris Ibarra


Please direct questions to our BA Director, Liz Di Donna | edidonna@fsu.edu

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