Scholarships are competitive and open for application by declared majors.
All scholarships and awards are merit-based; financial awards dependent on an individual's strong academic performance. The Department of Art & Art History believes that academic excellence extends beyond the major and a successful applicant for any of the department's merit-based scholarships will demonstrate equal academic success in courses outside the major. Unless otherwise stated, applicants must have earned an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
To apply for general application scholarships offered through the department of Art & Art History, write a letter of application stating your academic qualifications and intent of academic/artistic activities you intend to pursue. All letters should be addressed to the departmental chair and include a formal cover page that includes your name, address/contact information, major, GPA (both within the major and overall), and what scholarship(s) you are applying for. For general guidelines on how to formulate your application, you may consult the UNCW Career Center website on cover letters.
To apply for the Ann Flack Boseman scholarship, complete the above requirements and submit an exhibition plan and 5-10 digital images of current work. The images should be saved in JPEG format, 150 dpi, no larger than 1MB each.
Email a copy of your application and images is applicable to Mary Browning at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 on April 15.
GENERAL APPLICATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Owen and Myrna Wexler Scholarship in Art
The Owen and Myrna Wexler Scholarship in Art is awarded to an outstanding major in the department. This merit-based scholarship grants $1000 to go toward supporting their education. Open to in-state Studio Art majors and Art History majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Kathleen Price Bryan Scholarship
The Kathleen Price Bryan Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based scholarship that grants $750 toward Fall semester tuition. Open to Studio Art majors and Art History majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Leslie N. Boney Scholarship in Art
The Leslie N. Boney Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based scholarship that grants $450 each semester to a student interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Art and Art History. Preference will be given to art majors from New Hanover County. The scholarship may be renewed for returning students at the discretion of the department. Open to Studio Art majors and Art History majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Wilmington Art Association Scholarship
The Wilmington Art Association Scholarship in Art and Art History grants $500 to a student pursuing a degree in the department. The award will be granted based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. The scholarship may be renewed for returning students at the discretion of the department. Open to Studio Art majors and Art History majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
UNCW Bookstore funds the Textbook Scholarship program. The intent of the award is to help students with their expenses of books and supplies. This scholarship grants two awards toward book and supply purchases in the UNCW Bookstore during the Fall semester. Open to Studio Art majors and Art History majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
The Wexler, Bryan, Boney, Wilmington Art Association and Bookstore scholarships will be awarded based on the evaluation of the applicant's Letter of Application. Applicants should include Merit Scholarships in the address line. There is no need to apply to a specific award, granting will be determined by the selection committee.
Application deadline for any of the above scholarships is April 15.
Ann Flack Boseman Art Scholarship
The Ann Flack Boseman Art Exhibition Award is endowed through the generosity of donors Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of Ann Boseman, a long-time supporter and student in the Department of Art and Art History.
This merit-based award grants an invitation to mount a one-person exhibition in the Ann Flack Boseman Art Gallery in the Fisher Student Union. Open to Studio Art majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Application will include letter, exhibition proposal and digital images of current work.
Application deadline for The Boseman Scholarship is April 15.
Public Service Fellowship
This award is a gift agreement through the Division of Public Service at UNCW. Applicants will propose a project that covers a minimum 14 hours of K-12 public service outreach per $1000 they receive.
Suggestions for the kinds of activities they might choose include; helping with departmental art camps or MarineQuest ArtSea camps; visiting local schools to speak to art students; participating in Art Department offerings that are geared towards children; applicants may also propose an outreach idea of their own.
At the end of the academic year the Fellow must provide documentation of how they completed their hours to the Department of Art and Art History and the Division of Public Service.
Application deadline for the Public Service Fellowship is April 15.
Forrest R. Lewis Family Scholarship
The Forrest R. Lewis Family Scholarship is for incoming freshmen that have declared an intention of majoring in Studio Art.
This is a merit-based award applied toward tuition. Open to both in-state and out‐of‐state students with demonstrated academic ability and artistic talent. Application requires a letter of application and submission of a portfolio of his/her work. The scholarship may be renewed for one additional year, if the established criteria continue to be met.
Application deadline for the Public Service Fellowship is July 23.