When would you need Art History Scholarships to help fund your education? If it is your dream to work in a museum, to author books on the subject of art – in any form, to be an art consultant, or to be an art or antiques dealer, you will benefit nicely from a degree in Art History. But scholarships for art history are not easily found.
Most Art History scholarships are not available on the national level. In other words, they are only available through the colleges, and only to those students who are attending that college, and who are in a program in the Art or Art History department, or those who will be students in those departments. Therefore, the best place to find these art scholarships is through the college that you are attending, or the college that you will be attending.
For example, the second oldest university in the United States, William and Mary, offers just three art history scholarships through the art department. These include the Martha Wren Briggs Scholarship in Art History, the Leslie Cheek Jr. Scholarship in Art History, and the J. Binford Walford Scholarships in Architecture. Only students at William and Mary are eligible for these scholarships for art history.
The University of Texas at San Antonio also offers departmental scholarships to their Art History majors. These opportunities include the Art and Art History Departmental Scholarship, the James A. and Cindy G. Broderick Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History, the Bill Matusoff Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History, the Jacinto Quirarte Endowed Scholarship in Art History, and the Steve Reynolds Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History. The number of these art scholarship awards and the amounts all vary depending on the availability of funds.
Through the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, you can apply for the Aronson Scholarship, which is awarded in the amount of $2000, the Barbara St. Cyr Scholarship, awarded in the amount of $400, or the William T. Isbell Scholarship, awarded in the amount of $1000.
Many art history scholarships are only available to graduate students. For example, Wayne University, located in Detroit Michigan, only offers one scholarship for art history students, and that scholarship is only available to graduate students. This is the Albert L. and Alice W. Steinbach Scholarship. The amount of this art history scholarship varies, depending on the funds that are available.
Even if your school does not offer an abundance of art history scholarships, or any such history scholarships, check with the dean of your department to find out about any obscure or local scholarships that may be available for your chosen major as well. Often, this information is only available to those who are already active in the field of Art History.
- For more information about art history scholarships at William and Mary visit:
- For more information about the Albert L. and Alice W. Steinbach Scholarship visit: http://art.wayne.edu/scholarships.php.
- To learn more about the scholarships available through the University of Texas at San Antonio visit: http://www.utsa.edu/scholarships/arthis.html.
- You can get more information about the scholarships available for Art History majors at the University of Missouri at: http://www.umsl.edu/~art/Scholarships/scholarships.html.