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Scholarships/Awards

At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, limited opportunities for student financial assistance are available through the Department of Art. For graduate students these opportunities focus primarily upon the graduate assistantships available to select applicants (see information under Graduate Admission). For undergraduate students who will be entering Miami for the first time or for students who will be returning, financial assistance is available through a number of scholarships and awards. Other forms of financial aids are available such as loans, grants, and employment opportunities. It is recommended that interested students also contact the Miami University Office of Financial Aid.

University Merit Scholarships

The application for admission is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility, and no additional form is required. Priority consideration for the full amount within ranges will be given to students that apply for admission by December 1. Please visit University Merit Scholarships to view the criteria and ranges for these merit scholarships, some of which are full tuition.

Incoming First Year Scholarships*

Art Department Scholarship (equivalent to full in-state tuition for four years)
College of Creative Arts Schmidt Scholarship (approximately $7500 one-time award)
College of Creative Arts Hermann Scholarship (approximately $4000 one-time award)
Vincent Inconiglios Art Award (approximately $1500 one-time award for a painting student)
Art Faculty Studio Scholarship (approximately $3000 one-time award)
Frances Hanson Christian Scholarship (approximately $14,000 one-time award for art ed student)
Edna Kelly Scholarship (approximately $2500 one-time)
Arnold Family Scholarship
*Amounts can vary depending on the year and the market.

Departmental Merit Scholarships for Second, Third and Fourth Years

Gertrude D. Brill Scholarship
Button Gallery Art Fund (Oxbow)
Nancy F. Cady Art Scholarship
Dahoda Memorial Ceramics Fund 
Arthur B. Damon Art Scholarship
Judith Ferris Award
Walter L. Gross Art Scholarship
Charley Harper Scholarship (every 4th year)
Barbara M. Hershey Scholarship
Marston D. Hodgin Scholarship

George and Galen Hoxie Scholarship (shared with Music) 
Jim Killy Art Scholarship
Fred and Molly Pye Memorial Scholarship
Mary M. Quay Scholarship
Richard and Leila Smith Scholarship (shared w/Arch)
Robert Wolfe Scholarship
Art National Woodcarvers Association
Dr. Clive F. Getty Scholarship (3rd year student)
Tom Effler Graphic Design Scholarship (2nd year student)
Harold and Sophie Long Art and Architecture History Scholarship