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Scholarships for Sacramento State Art Students

Art Department Scholarships:

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017

The Peggy Saunders Hall Memorial Scholarship is a $5,000 award to support an outstanding undergraduate Art student who has chosen teaching at any level as a future goal. It was established in memory of the late Peggy Saunders Hall (1928-2010), a talented artist and enthusiastic teacher who was one of the first Sacramento State students to graduate with a BA in Art (class of 1949). Open to Junior and Senior students with a declared major in Art and an overall GPA of 3.0. Click here for further information and guidelines.

The Juanita and Josť Montoya Memorial Art Scholarship is a $500 award to support an outstanding undergraduate Art student with an interest in teaching. It was established in memory of Emeritus Professor Josť Montoya (1932-2013), an art educator at Sacramento State for twenty-seven years. His teaching emphasized the tremendous responsibility of being an art teacher, using art to tap into a student's innate curiosity and inspiring learning. Open to Junior and Senior students with a declared major in Art and an overal GPA of 2.7. Click here for further information and guidelines.

The Ruth Rippon Ceramic Scholarship is a $1000 award offered once a year to an outstanding student majoring in Studio Art, with an emphasis in ceramics, who shows promise in making ceramic art a career. It honors Emeritus Professor Ruth Rippon (b. 1927), a Sacramento native and widely-celebrated ceramic artist, who taught ceramic art at Sacramento State for more than three decades. Open to Junior and Senior students with a declared major in Art, an emphasis in ceramics, and a GPA of 2.0. Classified graduate students in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics and a GPA of 3.0 also may apply. Click here for further information and guidelines.

Art History Essay Awards

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017

The R.W. Witt Art History Competition gives out two awards of $100 each. One prize will be awarded for each of the two following categories. Students can submit one entry to one category:

  • Category A: Entries may be graduate or undergraduate art history research papers. Art History papers written for HIST 100 also are eligible.

  • Category B: Entries may be graduate or undergraduate art writing of any genre (art reviews, catalog essays, critical analysis, catalog entries, blogs).

  • The 2017 R.W. Witt Art History Competition application can be found HERE

    Awards Show Categories

    Any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled in classes at Sacramento State in the academic year may apply for inclusion in the Awards Show. All participants in the Awards Show are eligible for consideration for certificate awards. However, eligibility for scholarship awards varies depending on students’ academic programs and classifications (described below).  Eligibility for any scholarship award requires enrollment in courses at Sacramento State in Spring 2017; no student can earn the same scholarship award more than once.

    There are four award categories in Studio Art:

    Undergraduate:

    • R. W. Witt Scholarship Award in Studio Art: for any Sacramento State student with a declared minor or major in Art or Photography; all media are eligible.

    • Frederick M. Peyser, Sr. Prize in Studio Art: for any Sacramento State undergraduate; only two-dimensional media are eligible (including painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media on paper, and new media in two dimensions, such as digital images, animation, video, and interactive works).

    • University Art Product Award: for works of art in ANY medium that are submitted by Sacramento State undergraduates with a declared major in Art and an overall GPA of 3.0.

    Graduate:

    • Increase Robinson Memorial Fellowship Award: for classified graduate students in Studio Art; entries may be in any medium.

    APPLICATIONS:
    UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION
    GRADUATE APPLICATION

    Application Instructions:


    Entering the 2017 Award Show competition (both the Art Competition and the Art History Essay Competition) requires filling out and submitting an application form with the Art Department office (Kadema 185; or as an e-mail attachment, to dpt-art@csus.edu) no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

    Entries for the two categories in the Witt Art History essay competition must be submitted to the Art Department office electronically (send via email to ) by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (see the separate instruction sheet for the essay competition, to be posted the 1st week of the spring semester).

    The Award Show art entries (as many as three works of art per student) must be brought to the Robert Else Gallery between noon and 4:30 on Monday and Tuesday, March 6 & 7..

    All art entries must be completely finished and ready for installation when they are brought to the Art Department; any new media works or other art entries needing special equipment or installation must come with the necessary instructions. An entry label (available in the Robert Else Gallery on March 6 & 7) must be attached to each piece entered in the Awards Show.