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Bowling Green State University's School of Art offers an extensive range of scholarships and awards. The list below provides for each award: the award name, the eligibility and submission criteria, and anticipated monetary total for the award. Please note students who meet the minimum requirements listed are automatically considered for these awards unless otherwise noted.

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Number of awards: 8 - 12

Amount of each award: Minimum $1000

Term of award: Tuition waiver for the first year of full-time study as a full-time student in the School of Art

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Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: Minimum $1000

Term of award: Tuition waiver for the first year of full-time study as a BFA degree candidate

Eligibility: Applicant to BGSU and is the highest ranking incoming freshman exhibiting in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. The recipient of this scholarship will be determined soon after the jury process for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition is completed.

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Number of awards: 6 - 8

Amount of each award: Minimum $1500

Term of award: Awarded in the spring of the freshman year to be applied towards tuition for the sophomore year

Eligibility: Full-time freshman student in one of the School of Art BFA or BA programs

Number of awards: 10 - 12

Amount of each award: Minimum $1000

Term of award: Awarded in the spring of the junior year to be applied towards tuition for the senior year

Eligibility: Full-time junior students in one of the School of Art BFA or BA programs

Number of awards: 6 - 8

Amount of each award: Minimum $1500

Term of award: Awarded in the spring of the freshman year to be applied towards tuition for the sophomore year

Eligibility: Full-time freshman student in one of the School of Art BFA or BA programs

Number of awards: 10 - 12

Amount of each award: Minimum $1000

Term of award: Awarded in the spring of the junior year to be applied towards tuition for the senior year

Eligibility: Full-time junior students in one of the School of Art BFA or BA programs

Number of awards: variable

Amount of each award: Up to $3000

Term of award: Spring semester

Eligibility: Awarded to students in the School of Art who exhibit work in the BFA Exhibit 

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: Variable, applied to bursar account

Term of award: Awarded in the spring

Eligibility: To be selected from the artwork in the Undergraduate Student Exhibition by the Alumni Office committee 

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: Variable, applied to bursar account

Term of award: Awarded in the spring

Eligibility: To be selected from the artwork in the Annual Undergraduate Student Exhibition by donor committee 

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $600 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied towards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: Candidates must be full-time BFA student (sophomore, junior, or rising senior) majoring in graphic design with a 3.0 minimum GPA, with consideration given to academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities and demonstrated financial need. Demonstration of financial need is determined through the BGSU Student Financial Aid Office. The recipient must be enrolled full-time in the following academic year.

Number of awards: 2

Amount of each award: TBA

Term of award: Awarded in the spring; applied to bursar account in the following fall when enrolled for classes

Eligibility: The recipients must be either a BFA Art Education or BA Art History major (sophomore, junior or rising senior) with a 3.0 minimum GPA. They must also be a contributing member to their respective division, division faculty and peers. The recipient is chosen by division faculty from a list of students meeting the criteria

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $750 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account

Eligibility: Presented to a BFA Senior, exhibiting in the annual BFA Senior Exhibition, whose work demonstrates a strong blend of science, technology and aesthetics. A committee of the School of art faculty will select the nominees with the recipient to be determined by an external juror

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $300 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied towards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: Recipient will be the member of the Junior BFA class and a rising senior with the highest GPA (3.5 minimum) and is to be announced in spring at the opening of the annual Undergraduate Exhibition. Automatic consideration. The award is not made available until the following Fall when the student is enrolled as a full-time BFA student and is attending classes. The recipient cannot also be the recipient of Clark, Hillard, or Leedy scholarships in the same year

Rotates with other areas of study on campus

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: Variable amount

Term of award: Awarded in the spring

Eligibility: Available to a rising BA or BFA senior with the highest GPA (3.0 minimum). Automatic consideration. The recipient cannot also be the recipient of Clark, Hillard, or Lakofsky scholarships in the same year
 

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: TBA

Term of award: TBA

Eligibility: Undergraduate BFA, Graduate MFA, Alumnus, Faculty Member, or Visiting Artist

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $1000 (minimum)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account

Eligibility: For an Undergraduate BFA or MFA in ceramics. Recognizes artistic achievement in the field of ceramics, with preference given to wood-fire ceramic students. Emphasis is placed on the following attributes: strong work ethic, devotion to community, passion for learning, intellectual curiosity, and an emphasis on ceramic investigation. Graduate students must submit an application made available in the spring semester to the head of the Ceramics area. The recipient will be selected by a committee

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $500 (average) applied to bursar account

Term of award: To be awarded in the spring at the Annual Undergraduate Student Exhibition

Eligibility: Selected by external juror

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $500 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account

Eligibility: BFA in Graphic Design student (sophomore, junior, rising senior) based on exhibited talent in the undergraduate student exhibition determined by Graphic Design faculty

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $200 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied torwards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: BFA in Graphic Design, full time student who is a rising senior with the highest GPA (3.5 minimum). The recipient must be enrolled full time in the following academic year

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $250 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: BFA Undergraduate glass student (sophomore, junior or rising senior) exhibiting in the undergraduate student exhibition, based on artistic creativeness in glass. A selection committee will determine the recipient

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $100 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account

Eligibility: Awarded to one BFA undergraduate in the School of Art that has excelled in leadership abilities. Recipient will be selected by School of Art faculty

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $400 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied towards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: BFA 2-D Studies major (sophomore, junior, or rising senior) in the Undergraduate Student Exhibition, with commitment to the arts and GPA in good standing. Selected by 2-D faculty. The recipient must be enrolled full-time in the following academic year

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $400 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied towards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: BFA 3-D Studies major (sophomore, junior, or rising senior) in the Undergraduate Student Exhibition, with commitment to the arts and GPA in good standing. Selected by 3-D faculty. The recipient must be enrolled full-time in the following academic year

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $400 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied towards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: BFA Digital Arts major (sophomore, junior, or rising senior) in the Undergraduate Student Exhibition, with commitment to the arts and GPA in good standing. Selected by Digital Arts faculty. The recipient must be enrolled full-time in the following academic year

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $400 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied towards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: BFA Graphic Design major (sophomore, junior, or rising senior) in the Undergraduate Student Exhibition, with commitment to the arts and GPA in good standing. Selected by Graphic Design faculty. The recipient must be enrolled full-time in the following academic year

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $400 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied towards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: Automatic consideration for BFA Art Education majors (sophomore, junior, or rising senior). Recipient will have the highest GPA (2.85 minimum)

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $400 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied towards tuition the following academic year

Eligibility: Automatic consideration for all BA Art History majors (sophomore, junior or rising senior). Recipient will have the highest GPA (2.85 minimum)

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $100 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring to be applied tto bursar account

Eligibility: Automatic consideration for all BA and BFA undergraduates (sophomores and juniors) in the top 20% of their class, service to the School of Art will be considered. The recipient will be selected by School of Art faculty vote

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $100 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: Automatic consideration to all BA and BFA seniors with a GPA in the top 20% of their class. Service to the School of Art will be considered. The recipient will be selected by School of Art faculty vote

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $100 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: The recipient will be selected by the 2D faculty from the 2D entries in the BFA Senior Exhibition

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $100 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: The recipient will be selected by the 3D faculty from the 3D entries in the BFA Senior Exhibition

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $100 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: The recipient will be selected by the Digital Arts faculty from the Digital Arts entries in the BFA Senior Exhibition

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $100 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: The recipient will be selected by the Graphic Design faculty from the Graphic Design entries in the BFA Senior Exhibition

Rotates with other areas of study on campus

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: TBA

Term of award: Awarded in the spring

Eligibility: Available to a BA or BFA student (sophomore, junior or rising senior) with the highest GPA (3.5 minimum) and a citizen of Ohio. Automatic consideration. Cannot also be the recipient of Clark, Lakofsky or Leedy scholarships in the same year

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $350 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: The recipient of this award will be determined by the BFA Senior Exhibition jurors for the distinguished printmaking entry

Number of awards: 1-2

Amount of each award: $500 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring; reimbursement following travel

Eligibility: Candidate must be a BFA 3D Studies major (junior) in the glass program, having completed or currently in their third glass class at BGSU. Must be a contributing member to the glass shop, participate in fundraising and volunteer activities, and have future plans to continue in glass study or professional work. Must submit an essay and photographs of work to the selection committee and have work exhibited in the Undergraduate Student Exhibition. Recipient will make a presentation the following fall semester to fellow glass students regarding the travel

Rotates with other areas of study on campus

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: Variable amount

Term of award: Awarded in the spring

Eligibility: Candidate must be a BA or BFA rising senior with the highest GPA (3.0 minimum), with consideration given to academic excellence or outstanding achievement, and demonstrated financial need. Demonstration of financial need is determined through the BGSU Student Financial Aid Office. Automatic consideration. The recipient must be enrolled full-time in the following academic year. Cannot also be the recipient of Hillard, Lakofsky or Leedy scholarships in the same year

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $500-$1000 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring for travel to SACI, Florence, Italy in the early summer

Eligibility: Candidate must be a BFA art or BA art history major (sophomore, junior, rising senior) in good academic standing. Based on submission of a selected portfolio of 6-8 works of art for BFA art majors or two academic writing samples for BA art history majors. Recipient will be chosen by an internal selection committee

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $500 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: Candidate must be a BFA 2D Studies major (sophomore, junior or rising senior) studying drawing or painting as their emphasis and participating in the Undergraduate Student Exhibition. Recipient will be chosen by an internal selection committee

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $500-$1000 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring towards program costs to study at SACI, Florence, Italy in early summer

Eligibility: Candidate must be a BFA studio arts or BA art history major (sophomore, junior, rising senior) in good academic standing (2.85 minimum GPA) and enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours. Based on submission of a selected portfolio of 6-8 works of art for BFA art majors or two academic writing samples for BA art history majors. Recipient will be chosen by an internal selection committee

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $500 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: Candidate must be a BFA 3D Studies major (junior or senior) in the glass program with a minimum of two years of study in glass at BGSU (4 courses). Must be a contributing member to the School's glass shop, participate in fundraising and volunteer activities, and have future plans to continue in glass study or professional work. Must submit an essay and photographs of work to the selection committee and have work exhibited in the Undergraduate or BFA Student Exhibitions.

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: Purchase price of artwork

Term of award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account.

Eligibility: Candidate will be a BFA major (senior) exhibiting in the BFA Senior Exhibition. Recipient will be chosen by a Medici Circle selection committee

Number of awards: 1

Amount of each award: $500 (average)

Term of award: Awarded in the spring towards tuition/program costs to study at SACI, Florence, Italy in early summer

Eligibility: Candidate must be a BFA art or BA art history major (sophomore, junior, rising senior) in good academic standing (2.85 minimum GPA) and enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours. Based on submission of a selected portfolio of 6-8 works of art for BFA art majors or two academic writing samples for BA art history majors. Recipient will be chosen by an internal selection committee

Number of Awards: 1

Amount of each award: $700 (average)

Term of Award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account

Eligibility: Provides recognition for art inspired by the artistry of Eastern Europe (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Modavia, and the Ukraine). Work is to be created by BGSU MFA fine arts student and displayed in the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition. Applicants shall be full-time graduate students, who are in good standing, and earned a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection committee shall consist of the School of Art Director and two members of the graduate faculty designated by the Director. The awards will be announced in conjunction with the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition

Number of Awards: 1

Amount of each award: $100 (average)

Term of Award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account

Eligibility: Awarded to one MFA or MA graduate in the School of Art that has excelled in leadership abilities. Recipient will be selected by School of Art faculty

Number of Awards: 1

Amount of each award: $2500 (average)

Term of Award: Awarded in the spring and applied to bursar account in the fall semester when recipient is officially registered for and attending classes

Eligibility: Awarded to one MFA or MA graduate student with the highest score from the year's designated division (e.g., Two-Dimensional Studies, Three-Dimensional Studies, Digital Arts, Art History). Recipient will be selected by the School of Art tenured and tenure track graduate divisional faculty during the admissions process