The Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship

Every Spring, the Department of Art selects eight outstanding Studio Art majors to receive a Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship (CAPA). The CAPA award is equivalent to full in-state tuition for one academic year (two regular semesters). CAPA Scholars will have the opportunity to be considered for renewal each year for a total of up to four years of undergraduate here for more information


The Clarvit Design Scholarship

The Clarvit Design Scholarship provides funds to design students who have achieved a high degree of merit in the Design program. The award is open to Art Studio students currently enrolled or recently admitted into the Design Concentration. Current Clarvit Scholars may reapply for the scholarship in any subsequent year. Selection is competitive. click here for further details


The Department of Art Van Crews Scholarship

The Department of Art Van Crews Jr. Scholarship is designated for a student who as been admitted into the Design concentration or has declared a commitment to pursue a concentration in design. The current Van Crews Scholar can reapply for the scholarship in any subsequent year. The selection is competitive. click here for more information


Anwar Sadat Art for Peace Competition

Given in conjunction with the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace held annually on the UMD campus. Awards are given in 2-D and 3-D categories. information


John Dorsey Prize for Outstanding Curatorial Practice

As the leading art critic for The Baltimore Sun and a well-known area curator, John Dorsey’s incisive critical perspective and passion for visual arts provided immeasurable contributions to the contemporary art community. This annual Department of Art prize rewards students who excel in critical thinking skills and curatorial practice. The award honors the single, best exhibition proposal submitted for this competition. click here for guidelines and application


Stephanie E. Pogue Memorial Award

Awarded to an Art Studio Major who is of at least junior standing and who exemplifies artistic aspirations and achievements of Stephanie Pogue and has financial need. This award is administered by the David C. Driskell Center


The Colonel Wharton Award

3 monetary awards are made to graduating seniors for presenting accomplished artwork in the Department's Senior Exhibition


Daniel Nicholson Ohlke Memorial Fund Award

This monetary award aims to support the work of a promising graduate student who is entering his or her 2nd year of study within the program

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