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TWU Department of Visual Arts Scholarships & Opportunities

The TWU Department of Visual Arts has numerous opportunities available for incoming and continuing Undergraduate and Graduate students. Scholarships and awards are available with various requirements and deadlines as well as work/study positions available each semester in different programs. To be eligible for university and departmental scholarships and financial aid awards, all students must apply through the TWU Pioneer Scholarship application online system. Students must obtain a Login name and Password for Pioneer Portal to access the TWU Pioneer Scholarship Application. Information on How to Create a Pioneer Portal Account [pdf]. Scholarship applications are for the academic year following application.

Please follow the link below to submit your application.

TWU Pioneer Scholarship Application Online

Graduate Opportunities
For more information please follow the navigation above, or go to the following links to inquire about eligibility and application procedures. 
TWU Office of Financial Aid
TWU Graduate School

Visual Arts Departmental Scholarships

Competitive Scholarships
Deadline March 15, 2016
Pioneer Scholarships [link]

    Provides grants of $100- $300 primarily to support travel to conferences. Eligibility is limited to female art majors at the Junior, Senior, or Graduate level.
    Click here for forms.
  • The Thelma Merrifield Painter and Clarence Painter Endowment
    Scholarship established in 2011 in honor of Thelma Merrifield Painter and Clarence Painter for the purpose of providing a stream of income to support first generation college students majoring in Art who desire to become a teacher. The student may be an undergraduate or graduatestudent. If no students are qualified who wish to pursue teaching, the scholarship may be awarded to a first generation student majoring in Art.
  • Marie Delleney Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 1975 to honor former TWU Visual Arts student Marie Delleney.
  • Sue E. Comer Art Scholarship
    Established by Sue Comer in 1976 to support a needy and/or worthy art student.
  • Helen Thomas Perry Scholarship
    Established in January 1985 by Mr. John Perry in honor of his wife. The scholarship is for junior and senior students majoring in Art.
  • Norine Kitsinger Memorial Scholarship
  • J. Brough Miller Scholarship in Art
  • Hazel Ruth Snodgrass Scholarship
    Established in 1989 in memory of Hazel Ruth Nelson Snodgrass. The scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Art.
  • Ludie Clark Thompson Scholarship
    Established with a gift from the estate of Ludie Clark Thompson in 1982. The scholarship is to be awarded to an Art student.
  • Weller-Washmon Graduate Painting Scholarship
    Established in 1993, the scholarship is for painting students. Preference is to be given, but not limited to, out-of-state graduate painting students.
  • Dorothy Antoinette LaSelle Scholarship in Art
  • Rowena Caldwell Elkins Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 1996 by the children and husband of Rowena Caldwell Elkin. It is to support scholarships in the Department of Visual Arts.
  • Mary Beth Glover Scholarship
    Established in 1998, this scholarship is for the support of scholarships to students in the Department of Visual Arts.
  • Gradys Barger Gardner Endowment Scholarship
    Endowed in honor of Gradys and Basdall Gardner for the support of Visual Arts majors. Mrs. Gardner attended the College of Industrial Arts (now TWU) beginning in 1919 and received her degree in art. She was a longtime and successful art teacher in public schools, retiring with her husband to the Austin area. Gradys and Basdall Gardner's creed sums up her generous gift to the TWU Foundation: "He who joy would have must share it. Happiness was born a twin."
  • Mabel E. Maxcey Endowment Scholarship Fund
    The scholarship fund was established in 2003 to provide scholarships for female graduate students attending TWU and who are studying in any field of Visual Arts.
  • The Joseph Melançon Excellence in the Visual Arts Scholarship
    Established in 2011 in honor of a 2000 MFA graduate of the program in painting, this scholarship is for students returning to school to pursue a degree in the studio arts. For more information on Mr. Melançon's work and history follow this link []
    For more information, including how to contribute to the scholarship fund, click here.


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