Craft/Material Studies Scholarships

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Scholarships available to Craft/Material Studies Students

Virginia Pride Scholarship 07/28/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2017

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
07/28/2017

Need Based
No

Eligibility

VA Pride’s Board of Directors is proud to assist members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual community and their family, friends and supporters with the expenses of post high school education.

How to Apply

For consideration, complete and return the application found on their website.

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VCU Alumni Legacy Scholarship 08/25/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
08/25/2017

Need Based
No

Eligibility

The Legacy Scholarship program contributes a sense of tradition, heritage and continuity to VCU alumni. These scholarships are available to children and grandchildren of active, dues-paying members of VCU Alumni. Having your children or grandchildren attend VCU is one of the strongest expressions of pride and confidence an alumnus can make.

Each year, VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association each awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to an incoming student. The scholarships are supported through the generosity of individual donors and the active, dues-paying members. The number of awards fluctuates annually based on the performance of the scholarship endowment.

Eligibility
· Applicants must be legal children, grandchildren or dependents of active, dues-paying members of the VCU Alumni.
· Parent/grandparent or guardian must be an active, dues-paying member of VCU Alumni at the time of application and must remain active for the duration of the scholarship.
· Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
· Applicants must be incoming freshmen applying for their initial fall or spring semester at VCU or an incoming student on the MCV Campus.
· There is no in-state residency requirement.
Application/selection process
· Parent and student applicants must submit the required application materials to VCU Alumni. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
· Academic merit and financial need will be given high priority.
· The required essays completed by both the applicant and the parent, grandparent or guardian will be given the strongest weight when selecting a candidate.
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The VCU Alumni Legacy Scholarship application is due to VCU Alumni, P.O. Box 843044, Richmond, VA 23284, by the close of business Aug. 25, 2017.
· Fax: (804) 828-8197
· Mail: VCU Alumni, P.O. Box 843044, Richmond, VA 23284
· Email: lhay@vcu.edu 
If you have questions, contact Lauren Hay, interim assistant director of student and young alumni engagement, at lhay@vcu.edu.

How to Apply

Please refer to the website link for more details and the application.

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Windgate Fellowship 10/25/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
10/25/2017

Need Based
No

Eligibility

Windgate Fellowship Award program administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc. The Windgate Fellowship Award program was established to encourage and advance the development of serious, innovative artists in the United States whose work is in some way related to, or informed by, the process, material, traditions and/or sensibilities of craft. Each year, the Center invites approximately 100 Colleges and Universities across the United States to participate in the program.

VCUarts gets to nominate two undergraduate seniors, who will be graduating between December 2017 and August 2018, who best meet the following criteria:
• work must in some way be related to, informed by the craft process, materials, traditions and/or sensibilities
• work should demonstrate a balance of content and design, as well as a mastery of materials
• applicants should demonstrate innovation and curiosity, be committed to growth of their own work, and show evidence of how their work might stimulate creative thinking or dialogue among other artists
• applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or in the process of becoming a citizen

Ten $15,000 Windgate Fellowships will be awarded during April 2018.

Please see the link below for additional information. Be sure to check out the portfolios of previous recipients.

How to Apply

Please submit directly to your department no later than October 25, 2017, in a single pdf file the following:

1. cover sheet with Student name, V#, e-mail address and phone number, Graduation month & year, Major (ex. BFA in XYZ), Advisor name, email address and phone number
2. artist statement (no more than 250 words)
3. brief description of how you would use the $15,000 Windgate Fellowship Award to advance your work (no more than 250 words)
4. images of work, include list of image titles

Departments should then forward 2 nominees to the Kim Seagraves in the Dean’s Office no later than November 1, 2017. A scholarship committee will review all nominees and TWO will be forwarded to the Windgate Review Committee. Recipients will be selected and notified in early spring 2018.



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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Undergraduate Fellowships 10/31/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
10/31/2017

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Please go to link below for eligibility requirements.

How to Apply

Please go to link below for application instructions.

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Fellowships 10/31/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Graduate

Deadline
10/31/2017

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Please go to link below for eligibility requirements.

How to Apply

Please go to link below for application instructions.

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VCUarts Undergraduate Research Grant 11/01/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Spring 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
11/01/2017

Need Based
No

Eligibility

The Undergraduate Student Research Grant program provides $25,000 in funding per year with the purpose of encouraging curiosity, creativity, risk-taking and scholarly investigation into an interdisciplinary project or subject of interest relevant to the student’s major.

Each year, students from majors across the School of the Arts apply for grants to make their projects a reality. Students are encouraged to include majors from across the university. Each student team can request up to $3,000.

The grants have specific stipulations that are in place to encourage cross-disciplinary work and promote faculty/student collaboration. The grants are open to applicants seeking funding to complete research or creative work that is interdisciplinary, involves student collaboration, and draws on the expertise of a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors selected by each interdisciplinary team will receive a $500 research stipend for their participation.

How to Apply

To apply for a grant use the link below to submit an online application.

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American Academy in Rome 11/01/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2017

Level
Graduate

Deadline
11/01/2017

Need Based
No

Eligibility

Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is 1 November 2017.  Applications will also be accepted between 2-15 November 2017 for an additional fee.
Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines:
· Architecture
· Design
· Historic Preservation and Conservation
· Landscape Architecture
· Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters)
· Music Composition
· Visual Arts 
· Ancient Studies
· Medieval Studies
· Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
· Modern Italian Studies

Rome Prize recipients are generally invited to Rome for eleven months (some design fellowships are six months and some pre-doctoral art history fellowships are two years).
The Rome Prize consists of room and board, a stipend and separate work space, and privileged access to Rome.

Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars.

Owing to the fluctuating dollar/euro exchange rate and the high cost of living in Rome, the stipends offered may not cover all expenses. This is especially true for Rome Prize winners who come to Rome with families. The American Academy in Rome welcomes spouses/companions and children of Rome Prize winners. However, Fellows with families live in subsidized apartments for which they pay rent, and pay for meals of family members. Thus they often incur expenses that exceed the Fellow’s stipend, so those wishing to bring their families are advised to supplement their stipends with additional funds. 
Eleven-month fellowships generally begin at the Academy in early-September and end at the beginning of August. Winners of six-month fellowships may choose to begin in early-September and end in early-March or begin in early-February and end in early-August. 

For Further Information:
info@aarome.org
call 212-751-7200
fax 212-751-7220 



How to Apply

-Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize fellowships.
-Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to re-apply.
-Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships only if they are ABD.
-Applicants for all Rome Prize fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.
-U.S citizens and those foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years immediately proceeding the application deadline may apply for the NEH post-doctoral fellowships.

Collaborators may submit joint applications provided their work is genuinely collaborative, as demonstrated by the materials submitted. In the case of joint applications, each individual must meet all eligibility requirements. Joint applications must be submitted in one package. Joint applicants selected as winners will share one prize (i.e. room and board, the stipend and work space).
 
Winners of the Rome Prize may hold other fellowships concurrently, as long as the requirements do not conflict with the Winner’s full participation in the Academy community. Applicants are required to disclose all fellowships and awards they expect to hold during their proposed residency in Rome, including sabbatical pay. The Academy may make adjustments to the stipends based on other awards intended to fund the project for which the Rome Prize was received. 
Rome Prize Winners may not hold a full-time job during the fellowship term.  Winners may undertake part-time work commitments (including scholarly or artistic work that is not related to the Rome Prize project), provided that this work does not interfere with the Winner’s full participation in the Academy community.
The deadline for applications is 1 November. Applications will also be accepted between 2-15 November for an additional fee (see below for details).
1 November
$30 if submitting one application
$40 if submitting two or more applications
15 November
$60 if submitting one application
$75 if submitting two or more applications
The deadline for Letters of Recommendation* is 30 November
There is no application fee for those applying solely for NEH post-doctoral fellowships.
* Applicants in Music Composition and Visual Arts are not required to provide Letters of Recommendation.

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church Homeboard Scholarship 11/30/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Spring 2018

Level
All

Deadline
11/30/2017

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must:
• Be a rising sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student within the School of the Arts.
• Be maintaining a passing GPA
• Must live within Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland or Powhatan.

How to Apply

Contact Kim Seagraves, Arts Scholarship Coordinator, at kseagraves@vcu.edu to request a copy of the application.

To apply you must:
• Complete the application, and all of it’s components (including personal letter describing your circumstances, educational and academic goals) and return to the address on the top of the first page
• Fit the eligibility requirements above
• Include official transcripts

Application deadline: application packet must be received by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church no later than December 1st.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship 12/01/2017

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Graduate

Deadline
12/01/2017

Need Based
No

Eligibility

Three major Fellowships will be awarded, one up to $20,000 in any field of music; one up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music; and one up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Up to three additional Fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon Committee recommendations.

The Fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in America or abroad. The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship competition is open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in one of the following fields: Architecture—Design or History; Art— all branches; Dance— Choreography, Performance, Performance/Choreography; Landscape Architecture— History, Culture and Heritage, Sustainable Design, or Design Theory and Practice; Music—all branches; Theatre—Acting, Design, Playwriting, or Theatre Research/History; Urban and Regional Planning—all branches. A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Art, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theatre, or Urban and Regional Planning is required.

Although there is no age limitation for applicants, with other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who are under twenty-five years of age.

Regulations Governing the Award
Each Fellowship is for one academic year of study in a program approved by the Committee. The place of study may be in America or abroad, in an approved educational institution, with an approved private teacher, or in independent study. Fellowship recipients must meet all entrance requirements of the proposed educational institution. Other grants, fellowships and part-time graduate assistantships may be held simultaneously with the Fellowship.

Selection is based upon the applicant’s high achievement in his/her major field of study or related cultural fields, as well as the character, merit and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant. Seriousness of purpose and good moral character will be considered as part of each application and will be included in the judgment of the Committee.

The candidates who, in the opinion of the Committee, appear to possess the greatest promise and the greatest likelihood to benefit from the Fellowship will be recommended to the Chancellor and Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as recipients. Group work is not eligible for submission.

How to Apply

Go to the below website for application.

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Skowhegan Residency Program 01/05/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Summer 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
01/05/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

2018 Session Dates: TBD

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018, 11:59 PM EST


Admission to Skowhegan, the awarding of general financial assistance, and the pursuit of all Skowhegan activities are implemented without preference to racial or ethnic origins, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or age. The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Maine.

ABOUT
Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction, and growth. Skowhegan, in both its physical and programmatic design, provides opportunities for intense creative work. The program focuses on process and experimentation. All participants, faculty, and staff live and work on campus and are provided with studio space and technical support.

FACULTY
Resident and Visiting Artists represent a cross-section of contemporary art practice. In addition, the annual Paul Mellon Distinguished Fellow brings a perspective from outside the practice of visual arts. Resident Artists visit all participants’ studios for one-on-one critiques on a regular basis. Each participant also receives an individual critique from one Visiting Artist. All Resident and Visiting Artists deliver public lectures on their work.

CAMPUS AND FACILITIES
Studios, technical facilities, and the campus library are open 24 hours a day and can accommodate a variety of work and accessibility needs. Participants are also encouraged to use the 330 acres of forest, pastures, and lake front on campus
for their work. Technical facilities include: a large wood and metal shop; basic wheel throwing and firing capabilities; and a small media lab. Technical staff provide basic instruction and technical support for projects. The Robert Lehman Library collection contains art books, catalogues, bound magazines, a collection of film and video, and an archive consisting of recordings of lectures given by Skowhegan faculty since 1948. Living quarters are in cottages set on a large lake. Most participants share a room. All meals are provided by the Dining Hall.

Skowhegan also offers the rare opportunity to learn and practice the buon fresco technique. In the context of Skowhegan’s program, fresco offers an opportunity to explore a rich and ancient process that can inspire and accommodate a broad range of contemporary ideas. Performances, reading groups, discussions, screenings, and
community and off-campus projects comprise an important part of the Skowhegan experience and are encouraged and supported. Participants also gather weekly for open peer critiques.

MONITOR JOBS
As part of the residency, each participant contributes to the functioning of the campus by working 3-6 hours per week in one of a variety of monitor jobs. The jobs are designed not to interrupt studio work, but to allow participants to play a role in the day-to-day operations of the campus and the community.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Skowhegan seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry. An academic background in art is not required. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process, and financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. You must be at least 21 years of age at the start of the program and have a working knowledge of English.

PROGRAMMATIC GOALS
Participants are encouraged to come prepared to work without a preconceived agenda or schedule. In fact, many artists who come to Skowhegan having to complete a specific body of work for a scheduled exhibition find that the focus and resolve this requires is often at odds with some of the most important benefits of the Skowhegan program: a high level of interaction and critical input with peers and an atmosphere of openness, spontaneity, and support for risk-taking.

TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID
Tuition for Skowhegan’s nine-week program is $5,500. Additionally, all participants are required to pay a $75 activities fee. The goal of Skowhegan’s financial assistance program is to help ensure that artists accepted to the School may participate, regardless of their financial status. All participants are expected to make a financial contribution to their experience. Fellowships toward tuition, room, and meals are available to those who provide evidence of financial need. Applicants will have the opportunity to apply for a self-determined amount of financial aid in the application. Skowhegan cannot provide assistance for other living expenses or materials.

TIME COMMITMENT
In accepting admission to Skowhegan, artists agree to stay the full nine-week term of the session. Exceptions are made in cases of emergency only. Absences from the program to fulfill other professional commitments will not be authorized.
For this reason, artists who leave for such purposes will forfeit their admission to and participation in the program.

How to Apply

PLEASE READ THE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION, GUIDELINES, AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE COMPLETING APPLICATION AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FORMS.

The online application is organized into 8 steps described below. Please print these instructions for reference as you complete the application. You may also refer to the list of Frequently Asked Questions at any time during the process by clicking the FAQ link on the upper left corner of the application. Remember to save your information as you proceed.

To Begin: Register for the online application by creating an account that will let you access the application and instructions. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that your account has been set up. Your e-mail address will be your username. Return to the site and log in. You can save and go back to your application throughout the process.
If disability prevents the submission of an electronic application, or if the internet is not available within a 30-mile radius of your location, you must request a waiver in writing. Your request for a waiver must be received (not postmarked) at Skowhegan’s New York office by January 9, 2017. All other applications must be filed online.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Admission is based primarily on the review of work samples. The work submitted should convey a sense of your commitment and recent development as an artist. Applicants are discouraged from including work that is more than five years old. You may submit only one application each year–you may NOT apply in more than one category. You may submit your work sample in only one format–JPG or video, but not both. Videos can be submitted only for film, video, video installation, performance, interactive web-based work, or kinetic sculpture, not as documentation of still images.

IMPORTANT: Artist statements, résumés, and letters of recommendation will not be accepted. Incomplete applications and work samples that do not meet the guidelines will not be reviewed. Applications are presented anonymously to panels comprised of members of Skowhegan’s Board of Governors and members of the upcoming summer’s faculty. All are distinguished artists.


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Dean's International Study Grant 01/22/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
01/22/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

The mission of the Grant is to help fund international travel that is not in conjunction with any credit bearing coursework or faculty led programs affiliated with the University. Although proposals for support of non-VCU faculty led programs with content not offered at VCU will be considered, they are strongly not encouraged. Proposals for independent travel during breaks, weekends, or vacations from credit bearing international programs will not be considered. The Dean’s Office seeks proposals for independent travel that inform a student’s academic or creative research and will provide an experience in relation to their creative or intellectual trajectory.

For eligibility requirements please go here: http://arts.vcu.edu/research-innovation/grants/deans-international-study-grant/

How to Apply

For application instructions please go here: http://arts.vcu.edu/research-innovation/grants/deans-international-study-grant/

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Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art 02/01/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Spring 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/01/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

An annual scholarship in honor of Naomi Rabb Winston has been established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, for young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success.

The scholarship funds are only for private study, special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s chosen art field. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. The funds are not for college tuition, housing or travel. The scholarship funds are sent directly to the museum, university, special course, etc. selected by the scholarship recipient. Scholarship recipients have 15 months to use the funds.

Applicants who have not received a scholarship may apply as often as their age allows. Scholarship recipients may not reapply for the scholarship, but are eligible to participate in other NSAL competitions.


ARTISTIC REQUIREMENTS
1. The art works must be original.
2. The style of work may be realistic, abstract or expressive.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
1. The applicant must submit, on CD or flash drive in jpeg high quality format, images of five (5) art works done within the past two years. The CDs/flash drives must be unprotected and computer friendly. Prints (4” x 6”) of the art works must accompany the CD or flash drive. The entire uncropped view of each work must be visible. Each image in the CD or flash drive and each print must be labeled with the artist’s name, title and medium of the art work. The back of each print must show the dimensions of the work, as well as the date it was completed.

2. Works must be two-dimensional and may be on paper, canvas, masonite, metal or wood panels. Mediums may include pencil, pen, charcoal, colored pencil, watercolor, oil or acrylic paints, mixed media and original prints. Photographs, computer graphics and three dimensional works are not permitted.

ELIGIBILITY
The applicant must:
1. be a citizen of the United States. Copies of birth certificates or naturalization papers must be submitted with applications.
2. be at least 16 years old, but not older than 22 by February 1, 2018.
3. not be a previous recipient of a Winston Scholarship in Two-Dimensional Art


ADJUDICATION
1. Qualified judges chosen by each NSAL Chapter will be given copies of the age and a brief bio of each of the artists, explaining how they want to use their scholarships.

2. The judges will select the artwork of one or two applicants. The judges may request the finalists to send their original artworks for the final judging. The art works will be returned.

3. Each chapter will mail the CDs/flash drives and application(s) of its finalist(s) to the National Chair before the March 1, 2018 deadline.

Winston Art Scholarship recipients to be announced by April 1, 2018.


NAOMI RABB WINSTON ART SCHOLARSHIP NATIONAL CO-CHAIRS:
CHRISTINA COSDON, Chair
2164 Sunset Circle, Largo, FL 33774
727-581-7347
cosdonchris@hotmail.com

MARY O’REILLY, Co-Chair
9 Ladue Hills Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132
314-997-3466
mary.oreilly9@gmail.com


CHAPTER CONTACTS FOR THE WINSTON SCHOLARSHIP IN ART
Virginia/North Carolina Chapter:

Tara Little                              
1306 Blue Ridge Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone:  434-295-2130
Email:  tjlittlejl@gmail.com  

How to Apply

Please refer to the external web link for application instructions. There you will find the application form, brochure outlining the procedures and details, along with images and clips of the previous winners creative work and talent.

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Phi Kappa Phi: National Fellowship Award / Lauren A. Woods Graduate Scholarship 02/05/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Spring 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/05/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

The Lauren A. Woods Graduate Fellowship winner is automatically the VCU Phi Kappa Phi Chapter nominee for the National Fellowship Award, which is a national award of $3,000 given by the Phi Kappa Phi national office to 80 graduating seniors from universities across the country.

The applicant has excellent scholastic achievement, excellent standardized test scores, when applicable (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT), participates in honors and community activities, provides a clear and complete expression of study plans and career goals, and submits excellent letters of reference.

Student nominees must be outstanding graduating seniors who plan to pursue graduate or professional study. Please find additional information, and a workable application form, at the link below. Both December and May graduates will be considered. However, if a December graduate is put forward on the University level they will need to be available to meet on campus the Spring semester, after graduation to assemble a packet to put forward to the national level.

How to Apply

Students should review the application instructions on the Phi Kappa Phi web site carefully. Application packets should be left c/o Dr. Christina Lindholm, VCUarts Dean’s Office, Pollak Room 201 before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

Submission Materials and Selection Process:
• The applicant obtains a Fellowship Program Application Packet, available for download from the Phi Kappa Phi national office website by clicking here or going directly to the following web address: http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Fellowship.html (type the information directly onto the Fellowship Program Application Packet forms and then print them).
• In addition to the Application for Fellowship form, applicants must also submit the following:
o Official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
o An example of creative work, e.g., CD, DVD, slides, or several pages from a manuscript.
o Three letters of recommendation
• The applicant submits one original of the Application for Fellowship form, letters of recommendation, example of creative work, and official transcripts to the department of his or her major.
• Do NOT send completed application form to the Phi Kappa Phi national office.

Selection Criteria:
• The applicant has excellent scholastic achievement,
• Excellent standardized test scores, when applicable (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT),
• Participates in honors and community activities,
• Provides a clear and complete expression of study plans and career goals, and
• Submits excellent letters of reference

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Phi Kappa Phi: Wayne C. Hall Undergraduate Scholarship for a Rising Senior 02/05/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/05/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

About the Award:
The Wayne C. Hall Undergraduate Scholarship is a university-wide award named in honor former VCU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the second president of the VCU Phi Kappa Phi Chapter, Dr. Wayne C. Hall, in the amount of $3000. This award is given to a rising senior. Each unit’s nominee selection process is established by the unit’s dean or their designee.

Eligibility:
• The applicant expects to be a full-time student, with senior standing, for both semesters of the academic year,
• Has a 3.50 minimum cumulative grade point average, and
• Is qualified for potential election to Phi Kappa Phi.

How to Apply

Students should review the application instructions on the Phi Kappa Phi web site carefully. Application packets should be left c/o Dr. Christina Lindholm, VCUarts Dean’s Office, Pollak Room 201 before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
A selection committee of Phi Kappa Phi faculty members will choose the recipient of the Wayne C Hall Undergraduate Scholarship which will be announced in March.

Submission Materials:
• An up-to-date résumé.
• A 500-word essay, describing experiences, personal interests and career objectives are relevant to mission of Phi Kappa Phi.
• Official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Selection Criteria:
• Quality of overall submission packet (neatness, well-organized, proofread)
• Excellent academic achievement
• Experiences, personal interests and career objectives, as described in essay, are relevant to mission of Phi Kappa Phi

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Phi Kappa Phi: Susan E. Kennedy Scholarship for Graduate Students 02/05/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Graduate

Deadline
02/05/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

About the Award:
The Susan E. Kennedy Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Susan E. Kennedy, former chair of the History Department and Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences. This award is in the amount of $3,000 and given to a graduate student the semester of application.

Eligibility:
• The applicant has advanced the presence of women in higher education,
• Completed at least one year of graduate work*
• Attained at least a 3.5 GPA in his/her graduate work

*Exception is made for School of the Arts graduate students, who may apply during their first year of study given the length of the MFA program.

How to Apply

Students should review the application instructions on the Phi Kappa Phi web site carefully. Application packets should be left c/o Dr. Christina Lindholm, VCUarts Dean’s Office, Pollak Room 201 before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

A selection committee of Phi Kappa Phi faculty members will choose the recipient of the Susan E. Kennedy Scholarship. The awardee will be announced in March.

Submission and Selection Process:
• One-page application [PDF]
• Essay not to exceed one page that indicates how s/he has advanced the presence of women in higher education
• One-page résumé
• Official graduate academic transcript
• Two letters of recommendation

Selection Criteria:
• Quality of overall submission packet (neatness, well-organized, proofread)
• Academic Achievement
• Evidence and quality of how applicant has advanced the presence of women in higher education

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Phi Kappa Phi: School of the Arts Award for Undergraduate Students 02/05/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Spring 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/05/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Awardee must be of Junior or Senior standing the semester the the award is given with an overall GPA of 3.5. Awardee MUST be a Phi Kappa Phi member. Recipients will be announced in March. All undergraduate students that are applying for one of the University or National scholarships will be considered for the scholarship from the School of the Arts.

For information about each award, eligibility, and submission and selection process, please go to http://www.vcu.edu/phikappaphi/scholars and click on the "Student Scholarships" link, then on the link to each of the scholarships.

How to Apply

To apply for the Wayne C. Hall or Robert G. Davis Scholarship, please visit the link below. Application packets must be delivered on or before the deadline to the Dean’s Office, room 201 Pollak c/o Dr. Christina Lindholm.

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Phi Kappa Phi: Robert G. Davis Service Scholarship 02/05/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
All

Deadline
02/05/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

About the Award:
The Robert G. Davis Service Scholarship is named for the long term Executive Director and Past President of the VCU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Eligibility:

•The Scholarship is open to graduate or undergraduate students.

•The applicant has a strong record of service to the University and/or the community.

•Be eligible to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi, i.e., has at least a 3.5 GPA and be in the upper 10% of his/her class.

•Current members of Phi Kappa Phi should be give strong consideration.

How to Apply

Students should review the application instructions on the Phi Kappa Phi web site carefully. Application packets should be left c/o Dr. Christina Lindholm, VCUarts Dean’s Office, Pollak Room 201 before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

A selection committee of Phi Kappa Phi faculty members will choose the recipient in which will be announced in March.

Submission and Selection Process:
• One-page application (see below)
• Essay not to exceed one page that details his/her service record.
• One-page résumé
• Official academic transcript
• Two letters of recommendation

Selection Criteria:
• Quality of overall submission packet (neatness, well-organized, proofread)
o Academic Achievement
o Evidence and quality of the applicants service record.
Please fill out the following application for the Robert G. Davis Service Scholarship found at the link below.

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VCU Excellence in Community Service Scholarship Award 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

The VCU Excellence in Community Service Scholarship Award is sponsored with proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation-related items through the Jostens Company. Virginia Commonwealth University values students who lead through their commitment to service on campus and within the community. We would like to recognize these extraordinary students and their outstanding service achievements through the Excellence in Community Service Scholarship Award.
The amount of this scholarship award is $2,500 and will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU undergraduate students who will complete their degree after the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate a commitment to service on campus and within the community.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
• Be classified as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student at VCU.
• Have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at VCU and will complete degree requirements after the fall 2018 semester.
• Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at VCU.
• Be a contributing citizen to their campus community and the community-at-large.
• Demonstrate a commitment to service on campus and within the community.



How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing the affect that their community service and volunteer work has had on their life, particularly focusing on the college years. Students should provide concrete examples from their experiences that demonstrate their commitment to serving as a volunteer on campus and/or in the community. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff member) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Graduate/Professional Student Scholarship Award 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Graduate

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

The VCU Graduate/Professional Student Scholarship is sponsored with proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation-related items through the Jostens Company. Virginia Commonwealth University values the contributions graduate and professional students make to the university community through service, scholarship and leadership. This scholarship will recognize an outstanding graduate/professional student with a scholarship award in the amount up to $3,000. The award will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU graduate/professional students who will complete their degree after the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate significant contribution to the university and/or community.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
• Be classified as a full-time graduate/professional degree seeking student at VCU.
• Have successfully completed a minimum of 9 credit hours at VCU and will complete degree requirements after the fall 2018 semester.
• Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
• Must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA at VCU.
• Evidence of significant contributions to VCU and/or the community at large through service, scholarship or leadership.
• Selected applicants must certify that they will not receive assistantship support for the award period.


How to Apply

VCU graduate/professional students must complete the application and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing their role in contributing to the university and/or community through scholarship, service or leadership. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff member) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Scholarship Award for the Advancement of Women 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

The VCU Scholarship Award for the Advancement of Women is sponsored by the VCU Department of Business Services through proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation-related items through the Jostens Company. Virginia Commonwealth University values students who dedicate efforts towards the advancement and promotion of women at VCU and beyond. Through the Scholarship Award for the Advancement of Women, our goal is to recognize an extraordinary undergraduate student whose hard work benefits, promotes and advances women or women’s issues.
The amount of this scholarship award is $2,500 and will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU undergraduate students who will complete their degree after the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate significant contribution to the advancement and promotion of women at VCU and beyond.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
• Be classified as a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at VCU.
• Have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at VCU and will complete degree requirements after the fall 2018 semester.
• Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at VCU.
• Be a contributing citizen to their campus community and the community-at-large.
• Demonstrate a significant contribution to the advancement and promotion of women at VCU or in the greater community.

How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing their specific role in contributing to the advancement and support of women or women’s issues. Students should be specific on how their endeavors have benefited women directly or indirectly as well as how the women have impacted their life. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Affinity License Plate Scholarship Award 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

The VCU Affinity License Plate Scholarship Award program is sponsored by the VCU Department of Business Services with proceeds generated by the sale of license plates purchased through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles bearing Virginia Commonwealth University marks. The program was established to recognize undergraduate Virginia students who have enhanced and promoted the image of Virginia Commonwealth University through their demonstrated efforts while achieving academic scholarship in the classroom.
Multiple scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU undergraduate students residing in Virginia who will complete their degree after the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 2.75 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate financial need.

Qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:
• Be classified as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student at VCU.
• Have successfully completed at least one semester at VCU and will complete degree requirements after the fall 2018 semester.
• Have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA at VCU.
• Be a bona fide domiciliary resident of Virginia as defined by section 23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Have promoted or enhanced the image or reputation of VCU, earned favorable recognition for VCU or enhanced the quality of the educational experience at VCU.

How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and short answer question. Additionally, students are required to write a double- spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing how they have promoted or enhanced the image or reputation of Virginia Commonwealth University, earned favorable recognition for VCU or enhanced the quality of the educational experience at VCU. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff member) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Dining Services Multicultural Scholarship Award 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

The VCU Dining Services Multicultural Scholarship program is sponsored by ARAMARK Educational Services, LLC. Students, who have demonstrated outstanding academic scholarship in the classroom, as well as leadership in diversity efforts at Virginia Commonwealth University, may be considered for one of two $2,500 scholarships. The program has been designed to encourage high academic scholarship and recognize the potential for diversity promise for undergraduate students at VCU. This award will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The VCU Dining Services Multicultural Scholarship program coincides with Kaleidoscope: ARAMARK’s Commitment to Diversity. Through Kaleidoscope, ARAMARK identifies tools and resources to support their strategy to retain, develop and recruit a diverse, high-performing workforce and to ensure that they are able to meet the diverse and complex needs of their clients and customers.

Eligibility
All full-time VCU undergraduate students who will complete their degree after the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average and show demonstrated leadership in diversity efforts at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
• Be classified as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student at VCU.
• Have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at VCU and will complete degree requirements after the fall 2018 semester.
• Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at VCU.
• Demonstrate leadership and diversity efforts at VCU.


How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and the short answer question. Additionally, students are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing the following: “Multiculturalism in Society: My aspiration to become a leader in diversity at Virginia Commonwealth University.” An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff member) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Scholarship for Single Parents with Children 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
All

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

The VCU Scholarship for Single Parents with Children is sponsored by the VCU Department of Business Services through support from Barnes & Noble @ VCU. This scholarship has been established to assist single, divorced or widowed VCU students who are simultaneously raising children and attending school.
The amount of this scholarship award is $3,000 and will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
VCU students who are enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours as an undergraduate student or 6 hours as a graduate/professional student completing their degree after the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for undergraduate students, 3.0 for graduate/professional students and demonstrate financial need.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
• Single parent with custody of child/children.
• Head of household as defined by the IRS.
• Successful completion of a minimum of 24 VCU credit hours as an undergraduate or 9 VCU credit hours as a graduate/professional at time of application.
• Enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours as an undergraduate student, 6 hours as a graduate/professional student.
• Completion of degree requirements after fall 2018 semester.
• Minimum GPA at VCU - 2.5 cumulative for undergraduate students, 3.0 for graduate/professional students.
• Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing how completion of their education will benefit themselves, their family and their community. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff member) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Faculty Senate Textbook Scholarship 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
All

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

The VCU Faculty Senate Textbook Scholarship Program is sponsored by the VCU Department of Business Services through support from Barnes & Noble @ VCU. Annually $10,000 in textbook vouchers will be distributed to students who need assistance in covering the cost of textbooks during the school year.
The Office of Financial Aid in its cost of attendance estimates the cost of books and supplies to be $ 1,200 per year.

The VCU student must demonstrate financial need either through Financial Aid Office verification or by providing an explanation of their financial need and any extenuating circumstances. Book vouchers will be valid from the fall 2018 semester through the spring 2019 semester.



How to Apply

Please see the web link below for submitting the application. Applications must be submitted electronically.

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VCU International Student Scholarship Award 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
All

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

The VCU International Student Scholarship is sponsored with proceeds generated by the sale of Officially Licensed VCU merchandise. Virginia Commonwealth University values the contributions international students make to the university community through scholarship, service, and leadership. This scholarship will recognize an outstanding international student with a scholarship award up to $2,000. The award will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU international students who will complete their degree after the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate significant contributions to the university and/or community.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
• Hold an F-1 international student visa.
• Be classified as a full-time degree seeking student at VCU.
• Have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at VCU and enrolled for the fall 2018 semester.
• Must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA at VCU.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Evidence of significant contributions to VCU and/or the community at large through scholarship, service, and leadership.



How to Apply

VCU international students must complete the application in its entirety and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing their role in contributing to the university and/or community through scholarship, service and leadership. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff member) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Sophomore Year Scholarship 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Sophomore

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

The VCU Sophomore Year Scholarship Award is sponsored by the VCU Department of Business Services through support from Pitney Bowes Management Service. Virginia Commonwealth University values students who show evidence of strong academic performance, are actively involved in their campus community and demonstrate leadership potential. The extraordinary achievements of such students are recognized through the Sophomore Year Scholarship Award.
The amount of this scholarship award is $1,000 and will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU undergraduate students who will have completed 24-35 hours prior to the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate leadership and involvement in the VCU community.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
• Be classified as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student at VCU.
• Have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at VCU and no more than 35 hours prior to the start of the fall 2018 semester.
• Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at VCU.
• Demonstrate active involvement in the University community.
• Show evidence of leadership potential.
• Be a member of good standing in the University community.

How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing their active involvement in the University community and their potential as a student leader. Students should provide concrete examples from their experiences. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Community Engagement Scholarship Award 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

The VCU Community Engagement Scholarship Award, sponsored by ARAMARK Educational Services, LLC, supports Theme IV of VCU’s Quest for Distinction - become a national model for community engagement and regional impact. Virginia Commonwealth University values students who exemplify the positive outcomes of the collaboration between higher education and the greater community for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources. These students aspire to do great
things and we would like to recognize their outstanding service achievements through the Community Engagement Scholarship Award. Multiple scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU undergraduate students who will complete their degree after the fall 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 2.6 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate a commitment to service, outreach and education within the local Richmond community.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
· Be classified as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student at VCU.
· Have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at VCU and will complete degree requirements after the fall 2018 semester.
· Have at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA at VCU.
· Be a contributing citizen to the local Richmond community.
· Demonstrate a continuing commitment to service within the community.
· Consideration will be given to VCU students employed by ARAMARK Educational Services, LLC.
· Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing the affect that their community service and volunteer work has had on their life, particularly focusing on the college years. Students should provide concrete examples from their experiences that demonstrate their commitment to serving as a volunteer on campus and/or in the community. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff member) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Upperclassmen Scholarship 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Junior/Senior

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

The VCU Upperclassmen Scholarship Award is sponsored with proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation related items through the Balfour Company. Virginia Commonwealth University values students who show evidence of strong academic performance, are actively involved in their campus community and demonstrate leadership potential. Multiple scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU undergraduate students who have completed at least 40 credit hours at VCU by the start of the spring 2018 semester may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate leadership and involvement in the VCU community.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
· Be classified as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student at VCU.
· Have successfully completed a minimum of 40 credit hours at VCU by the start of the spring 2018 semester and complete degree requirements after the fall 2019 semester.
· Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at VCU.
· Demonstrate active involvement in the University community.
· Show evidence of leadership potential.
· Be a member of good standing in the University community.


How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing their active involvement in the University community and their potential as a student leader. Students should provide concrete examples from their experiences. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff) must accompany all applications.

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VCU Out of State Scholarship Award 02/15/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
02/15/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

The VCU Out-of-State Scholarship Award is sponsored with proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation-related items through the Balfour Company. Virginia Commonwealth University values students who show evidence of strong academic performance, are actively involved in their campus community and demonstrate leadership potential.
Multiple scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Eligibility:
All full-time VCU undergraduate students who are classified as Out-of-State for tuition purposes (Including international students) may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average and demonstrate leadership and involvement in the VCU community.

Qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:
· Be classified as a full-time undergraduate degree seeking student at VCU.
· Currently paying Out-of-State tuition rates.
· Have successfully completed one semester at VCU and will complete degree requirements after the fall 2018 semester.
· Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at VCU.
· Demonstrate active involvement in the University community.
· Show evidence of leadership potential.
· Be a member of good standing in the University community.


How to Apply

Students must complete the application form and are required to write a double-spaced essay, of not more than two pages, addressing their active involvement in the University community and their potential as a student leader. Students should provide concrete examples from their experiences. An unofficial copy of their VCU transcript and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a VCU faculty, administrator or staff) must accompany all applications.

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PACME 02/20/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Spring 2018

Level
All

Deadline
02/20/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

The PACME awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions toward enhancing VCU's commitment to diversity. Four separate awards recognize students, faculty, classified and hourly staff and administrators. In addition to the award, each recipient will receive $500.

The Riese-Melton Award, which is given for contributions to cross-cultural relations, is the capstone award. The recipient of this award will be chosen from the four PACME winners and will receive an additional $250.

Individual students and student organizations are eligible to receive the PACME Student Award which recognizes contributions and leadership in the criteria outlined above, especially in the areas of promoting civility, building community and promoting effective cross-cultural communication.

Purpose
VCU promotes an environment of excellence, access and diversity. To maintain such an environment, every person and organizational unit should recognize and accept responsibility to contribute to this integral part of the university's mission.

The PACME awards are bestowed by the president of VCU to members of the university community in recognition of a significant contribution toward the principles, goals and ideals of affirmative action, or toward enhancing the institution's commitment to diversity.

The awards were created to recognize and encourage such contributions that may include (but are not limited to) promoting civility, building community, establishing effective cross-cultural initiatives, advocating equity, and nurturing openness and inclusion within the university community.

How to Apply

Nominations should be submitted electronically. Please see the web link, below for details and an application form.

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VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship - Summer Fellowship 03/01/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Summer 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
03/01/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

For the summer of 2018, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will fund a limited number of undergraduate student fellowship awards for projects mentored by VCU faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a cash stipend of $1500. The student's faculty mentor will receive an additional $500 to defray expenses associated with the fellowship project.

Eligibility - Full time VCU undergraduates with at least 1 full academic year left to complete before graduation

How to Apply

Please visit the web link below for specific application directions. Applicants must upload their materials to http://go.vcu.edu/vcuresearchfellowships by the deadline of March 1st for review.

Faculty Mentors should email their letter of support to urop@vcu.edu with the title “UROP Fellowship Letter/(name of student)” by the deadline of March 1st for review.

Awards will be announced mid-April.

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Allan Eastman Scholarship 03/02/2018

Type
Financial Endowed

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
03/02/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

Student recipient must be a rising senior during the semester of scholarship application. The scholarship will be given the following fall to one student from each of the five craft disciplines: wood, fiber, metal, ceramics, and glass. Each recipient must have submitted a FAFSA through the financial aid office

How to Apply

Please contact department for application information.

Covington Scholarship 03/02/2018

Type
Financial Endowed

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
All

Deadline
03/02/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Those wishing to be considered for this award must be full-time degree-seeking students in the School of the Arts the semester the application is put forward, and the semester/s the award is distributed. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Recipients will be selected based on merit. Student must show excellence in their discipline, grades, potential in the arts career, and a good work ethic - both in and outside of the University.

How to Apply

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year. Check back in early 2018 for information on how to apply for 2018-2019.

Peachtree Scholarship in Craft / Material Studies 03/02/2018

Type
Financial Endowed

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
03/02/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

The recipient MUST have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office to recieve this award. Recipients must be rising juniors or rising seniors the year they are chosen. Recipient must be a current student the semester the award is given. Awarded to ten undergraduate students in the Crafts (3), Sculpture (3) and Painting & Printmaking (4) departments.

How to Apply

Please contact department for application information

William B. Clopton Scholarship 03/02/2018

Type
Financial Endowed-No donor

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
All

Deadline
03/02/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Student must be full-time degree-seeking student in the School of the Arts the semester the student applies, and the semester the award is distributed. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Recipients will be selected based on merit. All nominees MUST BE THE FIRST PERSON IN THEIR FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE.

How to Apply

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year. Check back in early 2018 for information on how to apply for 2018-2019

John Roos Memorial Scholarship 03/02/2018

Type
Financial Endowed

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
All

Deadline
03/02/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Student must be full-time degree-seeking student in the School of the Arts the semester the student applies, and the following semester the award is distributed. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Students must demonstrate an interest in the humanities through the work they make.

How to Apply

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year. Check back in early 2018 for information on how to apply for 2018-2019.

VCUarts Dean’s Scholarship in Craft / Material Studies 03/02/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
03/02/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Each department within the School of the Arts forwards the name of one student to receive the Dean’s Scholarship. Student recipient must show exemplary focus and dedication to their studies and creative endeavors at VCUarts. Student recipient must be full time, have cumulative GPAs of 3.5 in their majors, and a minimum of 3.0 overall. Recipient must be a full time student the semesters the student receives the award. The Dean’s Scholarship is distributed over two semesters of one academic year and must go towards a student’s tuition and fees.

How to Apply

Please contact department for application information.

William R. Gaines Scholarship - Craft 03/02/2018

Type
Financial Endowed-No donor

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
03/02/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

Eligible student(s) must be undergraduate art major in the department giving the award and will be selected based on merit. Departments selecting recipients will rotate each year as follows: Kinetic Imaging, Photography, Sculpture, Painting & Printmaking and Craft.

How to Apply

Contact the department for details.

Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition - Award of Distinction - Craft / Material Studies 03/13/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Spring 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
03/13/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

All Craft / Material Studies work chosen to be in the annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery will be considered. The student recipient must be a full time student the semester of the award.

How to Apply

Student must have work accepted into the Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery to be eligible for consideration.

Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition - Dean's Award 03/13/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Spring 2018

Level
All

Deadline
03/13/2018

Need Based
no

Eligibility

All work chosen to be in the annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery will be considered. The student recipient must be a full time student the semester of the award.

How to Apply

Student must have work accepted into the Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery to be eligible for consideration.

1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art & Design Scholarship 05/31/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
All

Deadline
05/31/2018

Need Based
No

Eligibility

1st-Art-Gallery.com is proud to announce a $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school are eligible. The winner will be selected by the end of June and will receive $1000 towards higher education. The winner will be contacted by early July and you must reply within two weeks or a new recipient will be selected.

How to Apply

Use the link provided to submit your completed application and upload your art--a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. You may also send a link if your artwork is already uploaded online.

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Fierro Family Italian American Cultural Assoc of VA Scholarship 06/29/2018

Type
Financial

Semester
Fall 2018

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
06/29/2018

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

Applicants must be full time undergraduate students on the Monroe Park Campus of VCU, of Italian decent, have demonstrated financial need (FAFSA on file), and have & maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.

How to Apply

Applications for the 17/18 academic year are no longer being accepted. Please check back in early 2018 for application instructions.

Andrew Gehr West Scholarship - Craft 03/06/2020

Type
Financial Endowed

Semester
Fall 2020

Level
Undergraduate

Deadline
03/06/2020

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Awardees shall be selected based on the following criteria:
- Merit (includes grades, faculty recommendations, quality of work and other merit qualities deemed important by the individual department)
- Must be an undergraduate student
- Virginia resident. If there are no qualified VA residents, the award shall go to an out of state student

The Andrew West Scholarship will rotate to a different department each year: Music, Sculpture, Craft & Materials Studies and Painting & Printmaking.

How to Apply

Please contact department for application instructions

Alice Cabell Horsley Parker Scholarship - Craft 03/06/2020

Type
Financial Endowed

Semester
Fall 2020

Level
All

Deadline
03/06/2020

Need Based
no

Eligibility

Student must have class rank of Sophomore or higher.

How to Apply

Contact department for application deadline and application materials, if applicable

Barbara Ellen Powers Memorial Scholarship - Craft 03/06/2020

Type
Financial Endowed

Semester
Fall 2020

Level
All

Deadline
03/06/2020

Need Based
Yes

Eligibility

Recipient must be a full time degree seeking Craft/Material Studies major the semester of selection, and the semester of the award, with a class ranking of sophomore or higher. Scholarship is based on financial need & merit. Student must have a FAFSA on file.

How to Apply

Please contact department for application instructions