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Ceramics
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Undergraduate Students

The Department of Art scholarships are awarded during the spring semester. Department of Art Scholarship applications must be completed in the University's online system by April 3. The application process can be started here:

http://memphis.edu/scholarships

Additionally, the required physical portfolio component is also due on April 3. The portfolios are to be dropped off in the Art and Communication Building, Room 40, between 8am and 4:00 pm. They can be picked up Monday April 14, in the same room between the same hours.

Please contact the Department of Art for further information. 901-678-2216.



GOALS

Provide fundamental training in the concepts and skills of each of the four media.

Encourage independent development of ideas and strategies for problem solving.

Develop awareness of current art movements in prominent national art centers.

Offer extra-curricular activities such as field trips, visiting artist lectures and critiques, in-class lectures on current events in art, and opportunities to show work.

Prepare students for graduate study.

Provide instruction in careers as exhibiting artists or work in related fields.



SCHOLARSHIPS

The Department of Art scholarships are awarded during the spring semester. Department of Art Scholarship applications must be completed in the University's online system by April 3. The application process can be started here:

http://memphis.edu/scholarships

Additionally, all Department of Art scholarship candidates must submit a physical portfolio of representative works, along with two letters of recommendation placed in the portfolio. These are also due on April 3. The portfolios are to be dropped off in the Art and Communication Building, Room 40, between 8am and 4:00 pm. They can be picked up Monday April 14, in the same room between the same hours.

Please contact the Department of Art for further information. 901-678-2216.

THE LITTLEJOHN SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in Art with a concentration in Painting or Sculpture.

THE DONALD AND MARY VAUGHN ART SCHOLARSHIP provides a scholarship in art to a freshman of academic merit in academic need.

THE ART DIRECTORS CLUB OF MEMPHIS SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to an outstanding Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design and a GPA of at least 3.0. Selection is based on portfolio review.

THE DANA D. JOHNSON ART SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to an outstanding sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Art with a concentration in Fine Arts, Art History, or Art Education.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required, and preference is given to a student with exceptional portfolio work if recipient is majoring in studio art.

THE FRANCE FALLS AUSTIN SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to an incoming freshman pursing an undergraduate degree in art.  Preference is given to a student with exceptional portfolio work.

THE MARY MARGARET ROSS ART ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually by the Art Alumni Chapter to an outstanding Art major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

AD FED COMMUNIGRAPHICS SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a Junior of Senior Graphic Design major with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

MEMPHIS-GERMANTOWN ART LEAGUE AWARD is awarded to a student who demonstrated exceptional artistic abilities in any discipline within the Art Department.

Talent Based Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen, in cooperation with Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards are competitive, four-year, in-state tuition and fees scholarships which are offered to those students with outstanding artistic and academic abilities who demonstrate the potential to graduate with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Eligibility is open to first-time, in-coming freshman only; no transfer or, re-admission students will be considered. Because these scholarships are for in-state tuition, out-of-state students will be responsible for the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

High School Seniors are eligible for these scholarships if they have: 1) Applied for admission to The University of Memphis as an Art Major, 2) Maintained a competitive high school grade point average and have acceptable ACT or SAT scores, 3) submitted on time the appropriate materials to The Brooks Museum League's Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Competition. To receive the forms, and find out submission deadlines call (901) 544- 6246 or visit http://www.brooksmuseum.org/mid-southscholasticartawards

 

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