While the BFSDoArt offers more than $20,000 in scholarships annually, Georgia Southern offers a multitude of other scholarship opportunities for first-time freshmen, transfer and continuing students who demonstrate strong academic and creative achievement across all three campuses.
In addition to University Scholarships, current Art and Design majors are eligible for various art scholarships and honors awarded within the department. Criteria for receiving these competitive awards reflect the student’s academic achievement and creative performance.
Except where noted, all Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art scholarships require a minimum 3.0 GPA
Students who receive the scholarships must have at least one academic year following the beginning of the next fiscal term (July 1-June 30) remaining before graduation
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, login to MyGeorgiaSouthern and click on the MyScholarships (Scholarships Application Portal) choice in the services section of the page. You will be taken to the online portal where you will complete a “General Application” as well as “Conditional Applications.” Then you will be automatically put in for the scholarship(s) you qualify for.
*One exception: See Betty Foy Sanders Incoming Freshmen Scholarship in the table below.
REVIEW & AWARD PROCESS
Applications are reviewed by faculty, in consultation with donors as requested. Selection will be made in the spring, and the scholarship will be applied toward each recipient’s tuition and fees during the following academic year. Applicants will be notified by March 15.
Scholarship Awards may vary year to year. Questions? Contact Julie McGuire
# of Awards Given
Betty Foy Sanders Scholarships
Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D/3D Studio Art, or Art Education Major full-time enrollment.
Betty Foy Sanders Student Travel Fund Scholarship
Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D, 3D or Art History Major/Minor full-time enrollment. Applicant must have already applied for study abroad.
Rosalind D. Ragans Art Scholarship
Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major, full-time enrollment.
Pat Walker Scholarship in Painting
Award supports a student that demonstrates sustained studio practice and investment in the medium of painting, full-time enrollment.
Robert J. Focht Memorial Drawing Award
Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major, full-time enrollment. Application must demonstrate accomplishments in drawing and successfully completed Drawing II.
Jeff Nichols Art History Award
Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D, 3D or Art History Major/Minor, full-time enrollment.
Eagle Nation on Parade Scholarship
Undergraduate 3D Design Major interested in public art, full-time enrollment.
# of Awards Given
Carolyn Joyner Memorial Scholarship
Graduate Student researching textile art or fiber-based artform.
Roxie Remely Scholarship
Graduate Student pursuing 2D or 3D, Full-time enrollment.
Graphic Communications and Graphic Design Scholarships
Scholarship Awards may vary year to year. Questions? Contact Hans Mortensen
# of Awards Given
George Wallis Scholarship
Undergraduate Graphic Communications Minor or Graphic Design Major, full-time enrollment
Undergraduate Student, Graphic Communications Minor or Graphic Design Major, Full-time enrollment.
Nelson P. Dow/Dana Kastory Scholarship
Undergraduate Graphic Communications Minor or Graphic Design Major, rising junior or senior, full-time enrollment.
Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia Scholarship
Undergraduate Graphic Communications Minor or Graphic Design Major, full-time enrollment, minimum 2.5 GPA, Georgia residency and in financial need.
Printing Management Alumni & Friends Scholarship
Undergraduate Graphic Communications Minor or Graphic Design Major, rising sophomore, junior or senior, full-time enrollment.
Undergraduate Student, Graphic Communications Minor or Graphic Design Major, Full-Time Enrollment
Incoming Freshman Scholarships
Scholarships Applications are due on January 31, 2018.
First-time freshmen seeking University scholarships must first be accepted to Georgia Southern. Freshmen are required to complete the Application for Admission and a MyScholarships Application before applying for scholarships through the MyScholarships portal. Step-by-step instructions can be found through the Office of Admissions.
Early application is encouraged. Questions? Contact Julie McGuire