College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Art & Art History Scholarships

Please obtain scholarship applications from the department office or website (if available) and return completed copies to:

Arts Building (ART)
Room 4.01.06
(210) 458-4352
http://art.utsa.edu/opportunities

The Alameda/UTSA Endowed Museum Internship

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used each year to fund an internship at the:
      • Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C.
      • UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
      • Kennedy Center
      • or other cultural institutions as deemed appropriate by Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    • The internship award shall be provided to a full-time or part-time GRADUATE student enrolled in a graduate program in Anthropology, Art History or History.


    *Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 20 credit hours toward their master’s degree.

    Amount of award varies depending on funds available. Past awards have been approximately $1,000, and are awarded just prior to the start of the internship.

  • Application Requirements

    • Completed Application
    • Essay - a 500-word narrative proposing the organization where they expect to complete their internship. The narrative should explain how the internship experience fits into their academic development and area of study, and what they hope to gain from the experience.


    *In consultation with the graduate advisors of record, applicants are responsible for making internship arrangements.

  • Go to Appplication →

Angelika Jansen-Brown And Robert Brown Endowed Scholarship In Art

  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary. *This is a non-renewable scholarship, but previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply.

  • Eligibility

    Graduate students only

    • Must be enrolled full-time (9 semester hours)
    • Must demonstrate outstanding artwork through presentation of your portfolio or slide portfolio, clear evidence of technical proficiency and distinctive personal aesthetic in the arts and evidence of potential to solve contemporary problems in aspects of the visual arts.
    • Must demonstrate excellent grades in previous art courses, as well as accomplishments evidenced by any documentary records of exhibitions, commissions or other related professional achievements
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

The Art Guys Endowed Scholarship

  • Award: One or more awards to graduate or undergraduate students; amount varies

  • Eligibility

    Graduate students must:

    • Be enrolled on a full-time basis (9 hours)
    • Be actively pursuing a MFA degree in the fine arts
    • Hold a BA or BFA degree in art or a related discipline or complete appropriate degree by the beginning of graduate level enrollment period.

    Undergraduate students must:

    • Be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 hours) and actively pursuing a BA degree in art
    • 2.5 GPA
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

Beverly Duren Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • High school seniors from Harlandale ISD (Harlandale High School, McCollum High School, or Tejeda Academy) OR a graduate of Harlandale ISD and currently enrolled freshman at the University of Texas at San Antonio
    • Declare a major or minor in the Department of Music OR the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at UTSA. Preference will be given to Music major/minors, but all eligible applications are considered.
    • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above during award year.
    • Exhibit leadership capabilities through participation in school clubs, extracurricular activities, civic organizations, band, volunteer work, job experience, or other demonstrations of leadership abilities

    *Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by UTSA’s Office of Financial Aid. Please fill-out the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Application Requirements

    • Completed the Beverly Duren Scholarship application form.
    • 2 letters of recommendation from high school faculty familiar with the applicants academic and extracurricular achievements.
  • Go to Appplication →

Bill Matusoff Memorial Endowed Scholarship In Art And Art History

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    Graduate Students only

    • Be enrolled full-time (at least 9 semester hours) and actively pursuing a MFA or MA degree in art or art history at UTSA. Award will alternate each year between fine arts majors and art history majors. The 2014-2015 award will be to an art history major.
    • Meet/exceed The University's graduate-level admission standards as defined by Graduate School and Department and be in good academic standing
    • Hold a BA or BFA degree in art or a related discipline or complete appropriate degree by the beginning of graduate level enrollment period.
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

The Charles And Germaine Field Endowed Painting Scholarship

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    • Be enrolled full time (12 hours for undergrads and 9 hours for grads) and actively pursuing an BFA or MFA degree with an emphasis in painting
    • Demonstrate outstanding artwork through presentation of your portfolio or slide portfolio. Clear evidence of technical proficiency and distinctive personal aesthetic in the artworks must be presented.
    • Demonstrate evidence of excellence in previous art courses and potential for future success, as demonstrated by faculty recommendations, portfolio and grades.
    • (Graduate applicants) Demonstrate evidence of strong preparation for successful graduate study in art as evidenced by excellent grades earned in previous art courses as well as in any documentary records of exhibitions, commissions or other related professional achievements.
    • (Undergraduate applicants) Have reached upper-division status (at least 60 semester hours)
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

David Bowen Memorial Endowment For Study In Europe - Spring 2018

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Undergraduate
    • COLFA Major
    • Register with the Office of International Programs
    • Travel experience must be at least two weeks in duration
  • Application Requirements

    • Application
    • Proof of registration with the UTSA Office of International Programs
    • Copies of travel program information and applications (as applicable)
    • Letter of recommendation (UTSA faculty member)
    • Completed Budget Section of Application
  • Go to Appplication →

Dean’s Circle Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000

  • Eligibility

    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared a major in any one of the disciplines in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    • Must be enrolled full-time status (minimum of 12 semester credit hours for undergraduates and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students)
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Application Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Brief essay about why you have chosen your major and your plans after your graduation
    • Letter of recommendation from a UTSA faculty members (transfer students may use faculty from previously attended college or university and incoming freshman may use a high school faculty member).
  • Go to Appplication →

Dr. Judith Berg Sobré Graduate Endowed Scholarship in Art History

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    • Graduate Students only, actively pursuing MA in Art History
    • Full-time enrollment (9 hours), unless in last semester of program and need less than 9 hours to complete program
    • 3.0 GPA
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

Elton Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship In Art

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    Undergraduate students only

    • Must be an undergraduate students actively pursuing a BFA or BA in the fine arts studio disciplines defined as; ceramics, new media, painting, drawing, photography, print making or sculpture !
    • Must be enrolled on a fulltime basis (12 hours) during award year
    • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Application Requirements

    Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio - see link for details

  • Go to Appplication →

The GEV Scholarship for COLFA Semester in Urbino, Italy

  • Award: $1,000

  • Eligibility

    • Must be a student actively pursuing a degree with a declared major in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
    • Student must register with the Office of International Programs/Study Abroad program
    • The award will be applied toward the costs associated with the student’s participation in a European educational travel experience, as approved by the Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
    • Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by an officially recognized committee of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • Application Requirements

    • The COLFA Semester Abroad, Urbino, Italy application
    • Proof of registration with the UTSA Office of International Programs/Study Abroad Program
    • Copies of travel program information and applications (as applicable)
    • Brief essay answering application questions
    • A letter of recommendation from a UTSA faculty member
    • Completed Budget Section of Application
  • Go to Appplication →

Gloria Galt Endowed Art Scholarship

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    Undergraduate students only:

    • Must be an undergraduate students actively pursuing a BFA or BA in the fine arts studio disciplines defined as; ceramics, new media, painting, drawing, photography, print making or sculpture
    • Must be enrolled on a fulltime basis (12 hours) during award year and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

Hewitt Family Annual Scholarship in COLFA

  • Award: $1,500

  • Eligibility

    This is a late award for the current 2017-18 Academic year

    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared a major in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    • Must be enrolled full-time status (minimum of 12 semester credit hours for undergraduates and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students)
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Recipients must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours and must demonstrate leadership capabilities in their school and community through volunteer efforts
  • Application Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Brief essay
    • Letter of recommendation from a UTSA faculty members (transfer students may use faculty from previously attended college or university)
  • Go to Appplication →

Jacinto Quirarte Endowed Scholarship In Art History

  • Award: One or more awards to graduate or undergraduate students; amount varies

  • Eligibility

    Graduate Students:

    • Full-time Enrollment (9hours)
    • Hold a BA or BFA in art or related discipline or complete appropriate degree by the beginning of graduate level enrollment

    Undergraduate Students:

    • Full-time Enrollment (12 hours)
    • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

James A. And Cindy G. Broderick Endowed Scholarship In Art and Art History

  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary

  • Eligibility

    • Must be enrolled full time (minimum 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students)
    • Must have minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in his/her major and be enrolled at UTSA at time of application
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

The James Edward Flinn Annual Scholarship in Photography

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    Graduate students only

    • Must be a graduate student pursuing an MFA in photography
    • Must be enrolled in at least 6 hoursa dn have and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

Marcia Gygli King Endowed Scholarship In Art

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    Graduate Students Only

    • Must be enrolled full-time (minimum 9 hours) and actively pursuing a MFA degree
    • Must be a graduate student actively pursuing an MFA degree in fine arts studio disciplines defined as; ceramics, new media, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, or sculpture
    • Hold a BA or BFA degree in art or a related discipline and must provide evidence that the appropriate degree will be completed by the start date of the first semester of the graduate level enrollment period.
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

The Peggy And Richard Calvert Endowed Scholarship

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    Graduate students only

    • Must be enrolled full-time (9 hours) and pursuing a MFA degree
    • Must demonstrate outstanding artwork through presentation of your slide portfolio. Clear evidence of technical proficiency and a distinctive personal aesthetic in the artworks must be presented.
    • Must submit demonstrate evidence of your potential to solve contemporary problems in aspects of the visual arts
    • Must submit demonstrate evidence of strong preparation for successful graduate study in Art as evidenced by excellent grades earned in previous art courses as well as in any documentary records of exhibitions, commissions or other related professional achievements
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

Steve Reynolds Endowed Scholarship

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    Graduate students must:

    • Be enrolled on a full-time basis (9 hours) and be actively pursuing a MFA degree in fine arts studio disciplines defined as; ceramics (preference), new media, painting, drawing, photography, print making or sculpture
    • Hold a BA or BFA degree in art or a related discipline or complete appropriate degree by the beginning of graduate level enrollment period.

    Undergraduate students must:

    • Be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 hours) and actively pursuing an BA degree in art (ceramics applicants given preference)
    • Have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above and meet or exceed undergraduate admission standards
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

Stewart R. And Marianne C. Reuter Endowed Scholarship In Art

  • Award: Number and amount of awards vary

  • Eligibility

    Graduate students only

    • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 9 semester hours) and actively pursuing a MFA degree in the Department of Art and Art History
    • Must meet or exceed The University's graduate-level admission standards as defined by Graduate School and Department
    • Be actively pursuing a MFA degree in the fine arts studio disciplines defined as; ceramics, new media, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking or sculpture
    • Must hold a BA or BFA degree in art or a related discipline and must provide evidence that the appropriate degree will be completed by the start date of the first semester of the graduate level enrollment period
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details
  • Go to Appplication →

Sue Jockusch Endowed Scholarship

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    Fine Art Majors:

    • Graduate Students:
      • Full-time Enrollment (9 hours)
      • Hold a BA or BFA in art or related discipline or complete appropriate degree by the beginning of graduate level enrollment
      • 3.0 GPA
    • Undergraduate Students:
      • Full-time Enrollment (12 hours)
      • Actively pursuing a BA or BFA in art 
      • 2.5 GPA or above

    Music Majors:

    • Undergraduate and Graduate
    • Major in Music
    • Enrolled in at least 15 hours (undergraduate)
    • Enrolled in at least 6 hours (graduate)
    • 3.0 GPA
  • Application Requirements

    Fine Art Majors:

    • Online Application
    • Recipient Biographical Information
    • Letter of intent for new academic year
    • Updated/current resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Photo of applicant
    • Current Portfolio or Research Paper - see link for details

    Music Majors:

    Apply at the time of audition (see audition application)

Wai Ching Lam Endowed Art Prize

  • Award: Amount distributed varies

  • Eligibility

    • Monetary prize to student(s) whose artwork is selected as "Best of Show" at an annual UTSA juried exhibition
    • Must be a Fine Arts major
  • Application Requirements

    See department for requirements.

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