Art Department Scholarships

The UW-River Falls Art Department offers scholarships for which you can apply annually. These are separate from UWRF Scholarship Opportunities. They are funded by the UW-River Falls Foundation through contributions from alumni, faculty, staff, friends, parents, campus organizations, and corporations. These are available only to Art degree seeking students. Specific information on who is eligible and how to apply can be found on the Financial Aid website under Types of Aid. Questions may be directed to the Art Department at 715-425-3266. Sign in to apply.

Mary Barrett Chancellor's Scholarship

Award: Full-tuition or Half-tuition plus stipend

Eligibility: Incoming freshman, Art major (Bachelor of Science-Art, Bachelor of Science-Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts), minimum ACT score of 26 and/or a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Application: Application includes an essay and digital portfolio upload requirement.

Deadline: February 1

Requirements: Application, essay, digital portfolio. Why do you want to study art at UWRF? The digital portfolio must contain 15-20 work samples, 96 ppi, 1,200 px wide/high at largest dimension. Finalists will be required to complete an interview and provide a physical portfolio containing work samples.

Award Continuance: The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years, provided the student continues to pursue an art degree and maintains a 3.0 GPA in art. Stipends may be used for undergraduate research or study abroad during the junior or senior year.

Additional Scholarships for Incoming Freshman can be found at:

Mary L Barrett Scholarship

For creative students majoring in any area of art and continuing as a sophomore, junior, or senior, who meet selection criteria.

Walker D & Helen Bryant Wyman Scholarship

Based upon academic excellence in the major, awarded to a student who has completed at least one full year of study at UWRF. Potential for success and financial need may also be factors.

William and Suzanne Ammerman Art Scholarships

Awarded to Art majors who have completed the freshman year and have shown creativity and dedication through their artwork and academic classes.

Kurt & Ruth Wild Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding Art major for the junior or senior year, based upon academic excellence, creativity, and potential.

Art Department Faculty and Student Coalition Scholarships

Awarded to Art majors on the basis of academic excellence in the major who have completed at least one year at UWRF.

Ruby and J. Bernard McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship

Granted to a sophomore or junior Art major who has earned 18 credits in Art at UWRF with a minimum GPA of 3.25 in Art courses.

Walter & Lee Nottingham Scholarship

Awarded to an Art major for the junior or senior year, based upon academic excellence, creativity, and financial need.

Contact Us

Art Department
M–F, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
172 Kleinpell Fine Arts
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