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. The Department
also gives awards annually at the senior and juried student exhibitions that take
place each Spring.
Applying for a Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit and/or portfolio submission. In early
2019, current students will be able to find scholarships for which they qualify in
an online system. An announcement will be made at that time with more information
on the system and how it will work.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact: Professor Nora
Sturges-Chair, Scholarship Committee, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art
Education. Email: nsturges AT_TOWSON.
High School by-portfolio-review Scholarship
The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education offers outstanding high
school students a scholarship based on portfolio review.
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 for Art + Design and Art History or five years for Art Education.
The students must remain a continuous full-time declared Art + Design, Art History
or Art Education major and maintains a high cumulative GPA.
Participating high schools submit their nominations in early 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 gross AT_TOWSON or 410-704-3639.