Art & Design Scholarships

The following scholarships will be available in the 2022-2023 academic year, applications open in early February. Applications are due by the end of the day on Friday, March 4th, 2022.

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Art & Design scholarships include:

  • Raymond W. Darland Art Scholarship
  • Edith M. Nelson Art Scholarship
  • Mitchell & Schissel Scholarship
  • Cheng-Khee and Sing-Bee Art Scholarship
  • Skomars Family Scholarship
  • Art Gift Scholarship
  • Pro Print Scholarship
  • UMD Labovitz Family Scholarship
  • Howard W. Lyons AIGA Camp scholarship

UMD Department of Art & Design Scholarship general requirements:

  • Art & Design Major
  • Open to part-and-full time students (award prorated based on the percentage of attendance)
  • At least your second semester of study (15 credits completed at UMD)
  • GPA 2.7 minimum cumulative grade point average AND
  • GPA 3.0 art & art history grade point average

In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor.

In addition to the scholarships listed above, Art & Design students are also eligible for the following scholarships:

Dale C. Hagen Art & Design Scholarship

  • Art & Design major
  • Full-time student entering their Junior or Senior year at UMD (60 credits completed)
  • GPA 2.0 cumulative grade point average

In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor. 

This scholarship was established to assist students who have a passion for their art.

Geraldine Hanson Heller Art & Design Scholarship

  • Art & Design Major
  • Full-time student entering their Junior or Senior year at UMD (60 credits completed)
  • Students must attend Fall and Spring Semesters
  • GPA 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Financial need is not a factor
  • Scholarship Selection Considerations

In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor.

This scholarship was established to assist students who plan to pursue a career in the arts.

Karl and Katarina Jaros Photography Scholarship

  • Photo Minors or Digital Art and Photography Majors
  • Full-time student in at least your second semester of study (15 credits completed at UMD)
  • GPA 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average

Scholarship Selection Considerations

In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor. 

This scholarship was established to assist students whose primary creative focus is photography.

Students eligible for this scholarship will be invited to provide supplemental materials after submission of the general application linked above.

Required supplemental materials:

  1. A written statement about the motivations for your work (as opposed to describing how the image looks).
  2. Upload examples of Photographic Work. 

Name files should used the following conventions: FirstNameLastName_Medium_Size_CreationYear

  1. Write an artist statement or brief statement about your submitted photographs.

Marsha Hystead Believe in Better Scholarship

  • Graphic Design BFA
  • Enrolled full-time
  • GPA 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average
  • This scholarship was established by Hailey Sault in honor of Marsha Hystead's retirement and four decades with the company

Thomas L. Kerrigan Scholarship

  • Art Education, Studio Art, or Art BA

This scholarship was established for the benefit of students studying art at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Robert Repinski Scholarship in Printmaking

  • Studio Art major OR art minor with 6 credits of printmaking (3 credits may  be “in-progress” at the time of application)
  • GPA 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • GPA 3.25 art & art history grade point average
  • Full-time student entering their Junior or Senior year at UMD (60 credits completed)
  • The scholarship is intended to assist students who would like to explore the medium beyond the introductory level.

In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers: the merit of student work; academic standing; financial need; our university goal of increasing diversity; as well as the directions of the donor.

Additional considerations for this scholarship are: technical skills and intellectual content in printmaking; work that embraces social justice, diversity, non-discrimination, and community engagement; and active participation in extra-curricular activities that support the values stated above.

Students eligible for this scholarship will be invited to provide supplemental materials after submission of the general application linked above.

Required supplemental materials:

  1. A written statement discussing the nature of your work & how it addresses the various criteria for selection
  2. A portfolio of 5-10 technically & conceptually strong work samples.

Name files should used the following conventions: FirstNameLastName_Medium_Size_CreationYear

Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship supports students pursuing a study abroad experience.

Scholarships for students in the Fine Arts (Art & Design, Music, & Theatre)

Isaac and Rose Gershgol Scholarship

  • Art & Design Major
  • GPA 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average

Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need (based on information provided on the application)

Olive Anna Tezla School of Fine Arts Scholarship

  • Art & Design Major
  • Must be a student in their third year who will be a senior in the next academic year
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 with a 3.0 Art & Design GPA

In selecting scholarship recipients, the faculty considers such factors: scholarship, creative activity, leadership, and/or service in the area of Art & Design