Award & Grant Opportunities

Graduate and undergraduate students may apply for numerous funding opportunities to support their coursework, special projects, and career advancement. Below is a partial list of funding sources and support services on campus to help fund research projects, summer internships, and professional development.

Institute for Scholarship in Liberal Arts

ISLA offers an abundance of information including internal and external funding, grants, and scholarships. Especially helpful to undergraduate students is the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. Graduate students may also apply for annual funding.

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement 

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) promotes the intellectual development of our undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors, and the pursuit of fellowships.

Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program Grants

The College and the Career Center developed the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program (ALSIP) support students as they pursue opportunities across the country and around the world. Open to rising sophomores and juniors in the College, ALSIP provides stipends to defray travel and living expenses that might otherwise make an internship cost prohibitive.

Gero Family Summer Travel Award

The Department of Art, Art History and Design invite applications for the Gero Family Travel Grant. This grant supports travel and related expenses for a research paper, senior thesis, or capstone studio project in pursuit of a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in studio art or art history. All proposals for travel must be approved and sponsored by a faculty advisor. Travel may occur during the academic year or during the summer and may be in conjunction with a study abroad experience, or an independently planned research trip. A limited number of awards range from $3000-6000 dollars.

1st Gallery Annual Art & Design Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education. 

Undergraduate Student Awards and Prizes

  • Emil Jacques Medals for Work in the Fine Art

  • Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Studio Art

  • Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Design

  • Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Art History and Criticism

  • Eugene M. Riley Prize in Photography

  • Judith A. Wrappe Memorial Award

  • Mabel L. Mountain Memorial Art Award

  • Father Lauck Award

  • Bill and Connie Greif Art Award

  • Walter Beardsley Award

Graduate Student Awards and Prizes

  • Radwan and Allan Riley Prize in Studio Art

  • The Walter Beardsley Award

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