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Scholarships and Awards

Department of Art

 

ART SCHOLARSHIPS

ART SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENTERING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

The Art Department at Millsaps College reviews application materials each spring seeking potential scholars in the areas of Studio Art and Art History.  Awards are given by the Art faculty to incoming students willing to contribute in a significant and meaningful way to the program.   Millsaps Art Scholars are expected to reflect the highest level of integrity as role models for all students of art. 

Art scholarships at Millsaps vary in amount, depending upon 1) a student's materials and interview prior to attending Millsaps College, and 2) his or her projected level of participation once at Millsaps. 

For information about the application process, portfolio review, and interview for these scholarships, all of which are available only to students who apply during their senior year of high school, see Arts Scholars Day.

Scholarships are renewable based upon academic standing and demonstration of active involvement in art classes, as specified below.  Each spring semester scholarship recipients will be asked to complete the departmental Scholarship Renewal Form.

To remain in good standing as a Studio Art Scholar:

• Take a minimum of 4 four-credit Art courses (at least one a year) 
• Attend at least two gallery or departmental talks each semester, if possible.
• Submit artwork to the annual Millsaps College Juried Art Exhibition.
• Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in Art courses.  
• Demonstrate a positive collegial attitude at all times.

To remain in good standing as an Art History Scholar: 

• Take a minimum of 4 four-credit Art History courses (at least one a year). 
• Attend at least two gallery or departmental talks each semester, if possible.
• Participate with Art Club and/or Kappa Pi Art Honorary.
• Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in Art courses.
• Demonstrate a positive collegial attitude at all times.

While at Millsaps College, students are encouraged to explore their many interests and talents.   If at any time students feel that their interests have changed, we fully support their choice to explore other areas of study.  At that time, however, we trust that students will understand their art scholarship funds will not be renewed.

ART SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

Endowed Art Scholarship
This scholarship ($500 each semester for a maximum of one year) is available to junior and senior studio art majors on the basis of financial need and merit (determined by course grades and a portfolio).

 

ART AWARDS

The following are presented at the Millsaps College Awards Day, although not necessarily every year:

Bellamann Award in the Visual Arts
Presented to a senior art major with a concentration in studio art in recognition of outstanding creative and academic achievements.

William D. Rowell Memorial Award in Art
Presented to a senior art major for demonstrating a commitment to and growth in studio art over a four-year period.

Outstanding Junior Studio Art Award
Presented to a junior art major for demonstrating excellent achievement as well as potential for continued growth in studio art at Millsaps.

Excellence in Art History Award
Presented to an art major with a concentration in art history who has demonstrated excellent achievement as well as potential for continued growth in the field.

Art History Paper Award
Presented to the student who wrote the most outstanding art history paper during the previous academic year.

In addition, Millsaps has a chapter of the Kappa Pi Art Honorary, established in Fall 2003 as the Zeta Alpha Kappa chapter. Student members, who are elected annually, must have at least 12 hours of art courses with a B average, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.