Scholarships & Awards

The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education offers a variety of scholarships based on merit and/or need for incoming freshman or existing students.

High School by-portfolio-review Scholarship

Each fall, the department asks Maryland high schools to nominate up to two outstanding seniors to compete for Towson University’s Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education Scholarships. Upon their recommendation, these nominees are invited to compete for art scholarships by having their portfolios reviewed. The Department of Art + Design faculty evaluate the portfolios and award the top portfolios a Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education Scholarship, in varying amounts. These rewards are renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study at Towson  or five years for Art Education.  The students must remain a continuous full-time declared art, art history or art education major and maintains a high cumulative GPA.

Participating high schools submit their nominations by the 2nd week of January.  Nominated students are invited to participate by sending their portfolio to the Department of Art + Design in February.  Participants are notified in March of the results. For more information, please contact Academic Program Coordinator, Ginger Ross at or 410-704-3639.