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Scholarships and Awards

Funding in the form of scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, honors and awards are given to top art students possessing a high level of creativity and critical thinking skills. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Adele Hane Chappell Curtis Memorial Scholarship is awarded by financial aid to students pursuing history or visual arts.

Special Projects: Summer scholarships are offered by the Art Department to selected BFA and MFA student candidates that wish to attend this prestigious and international recognized Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC. Scholarships are considered a special project and funds not tied to Clemson University coursework.

Research: The Art Department and the Center for Visual Arts award a scholarship for important educational experiences such as: workshops or courses, travel, conferences, or self-designed research projects (equipment is not funded). Funding for research is given toward the end of the calendar year. Proposals are due in September. Awardees are required to submit a written report along with pertinent receipts and a CD containing jpegs documenting their funded project.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Special awards are given to selected art students toward the end of the academic year every April during the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Honors and Awards event. Awards are granted by the art faculty. Here is a list of our awards:

General Awards

The Department of Art Service Award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student whose record of service to the department, university, or community displays an extraordinary commitment to her/her fellow students.

 Undergraduate Awards

The Robert Hunter Award in Undergraduate Fine Arts Studio is awarded annually to an undergraduate student as recognition of outstanding performance in the studio arts. It is recognition of ability, creativity and a high standard of performance within the studio arts. 

The Harold Cooledge Award in Undergraduate Art history is awarded annually to an undergraduate student as recognition of outstanding achievement in art and architectural history. It is recognition of creative thought and high academic performance in the discipline.

 Graduate Awards

The John Acorn Award in Graduate Fine Arts Studio is awarded annually to a graduate student as recognition of outstanding performance in the studio arts. It is recognition of ability, creativity and a high standard of performance within the studio arts.

The Cecelia Voelker Award in Graduate Art History is awarded annually to a graduate student as recognition of outstanding achievement in art and architectural history. It is recognition of creative thought and high academic performance in the discipline.

  

GRADUATE PROGRAM - SCHOLARSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

 

STUDY ABROAD FELLOWSHIP

The Dr. E. Arthur and Jeanet S. Dreskin Travel Fellowship Endowment is offered to students participating in overseas programs developed by or endorsed by the Art Department for Study Abroad. In the past, students have used this fellowship to travel to Italy in the summer. 

Graduate Assistantships: The Art Department assigns assistantships that require 10 hours of work per week and are good for 2 to 2 1/2 years being subject to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties and funding availability. These assistantships allow for a significant tuition waiver and a stipend every year. The work responsibilities vary to include assisting teaching studio or art history courses, studio technician, or gallery assistants. Students receiving an assistantship are required to be enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours per semester (3 hours for summer) and need to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain in good academic standing.