The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education offers a variety of scholarships and awards based on merit and/or need for incoming freshman or existing students.
COFAC scholarships are determined by merit and/or need and based on a portfolio review.*
Not all scholarships are available to Art majors every year.
Three Arts Club of Homeland Award
For more information and deadlines please view the following resources:
Each fall, the department invites 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 faculty evaluate the portfolios and award the top portfolios the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education Scholarships, in varying amounts. These awards are renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study at Towson for Art + Design and Art History or for five years for Art Education. The students must remain a continuous full-time declared Art + Design, Art History or Art Education major and must maintain 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 about the high school scholarship, please contact the Art Office at artdepartment AT_TOWSON or 410-740-2808.
To apply for one or more of the COFAC scholarships, you must be currently enrolled as an art major. Please complete the Department of Art + Design's scholarship application form and submit both the form and a work sample (a paper written for a course in the major or a portfolio of 8 pieces). Only one application is necessary. All applications are due by Feb. 1st.
For more information about College of Fine Arts scholarships please contact:
Professor Nora Sturges
Chair, Scholarship Committee
Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
For information on other financial aid options, please visit the Financial Aid Office website.