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Art & Design Scholarships

Department of Art & Design

Applications (google forms linked below) accepted January 15 through February 13
(applications close at 11:59 pm)

The Art & Design faculty will review the pool of applicants, and determine awards.
Scholarship awards will be announced at the Annual Student Exhibition Awards Reception on April 25, 2020.

UMD Department of Art & Design Scholarship | Application

Art & Design Major in the School of Fine Arts


  • Open to part-and-full time students (award prorated based on the percentage of attendance)

  • At least your second semester of study (15 credits completed at UMD)

  • GPA 2.7 minimum cumulative grade point average AND

  • GPA 3.0 art & art history grade point average


Scholarship Selection Considerations
In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor.

Dale C. Hagen Art & Design Scholarship | Application

  • Art & Design major in the School of Fine Arts

  • Full-time student entering their Junior or Senior year at UMD (60 credits completed)

  • GPA 2.0 cumulative grade point average


Scholarship Selection Considerations
In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor. 
This scholarship was established to assist students who have a passion for their art.

Geraldine Hanson Heller Art & Design Scholarship | Application

Art & Design Major in the School of Fine Arts


  • Full-time student entering their Junior or Senior year at UMD (60 credits completed)

  • Students must attend Fall and Spring Semesters

  • GPA 3.0 cumulative grade point average

  • Financial need is not a factor


Scholarship Selection Considerations
In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor.
This scholarship was established to assist students who plan to pursue a career in the arts.

Karl and Katarina Jaros Photography Scholarship | Application

  • Photo Minors or Digital Art and Photography Majors

  • Full-time student in at least your second semester of study (15 credits completed at UMD)

  • GPA 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average


Scholarship Selection Considerations
In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor. 
This scholarship was established to assist students whose primary creative focus is photography.

Robert Repinski Scholarship in Printmaking | Application

Studio Art major OR art minor with 6 credits of printmaking (3 credits may  be “in-progress” at the time of application)

  • GPA 2.5 cumulative grade point average

  • GPA 3.25 art & art history grade point average

  • Full-time student entering their Junior or Senior year at UMD (60 credits completed)

  • The scholarship is intended to assist students who would like to explore the medium beyond the introductory level.


Scholarship Selection Considerations
In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor.
Additional considerations for this scholarship are: technical skills and intellectual content in printmaking; work that embraces social justice, diversity, non-discrimination, and community engagement;and  active participation in extra-curricular activities that support the values stated above.