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Undergraduate Scholarships

The following applications are available for online submission. Select the title to learn more about the award. Applications for the following scholarships must be uploaded by 5:00 P.M. Friday, March 24, 2017.

Dorothy Dille and Charles Pfitzer Travel Award

Online application

The School of Art Scholarship Committee awards travel support to proposals for artistic and research projects, or scholarly activity. (Applicants seeking travel funding to support study abroad should complete the Orin B. and Emma G. Graf Study Abroad Scholarship application)

Eligibility:
Applicants (individuals or a collaborative group) must be undergraduate(s) majors in Art History, Graphic Design or Studio Art and must be enrolled full-time the following Fall. A cumulative 3.0 GPA and 3.5 GPA in art classes are required.

Requirements:
The recipient of the grant will be expected to have their travel completed by the start of the following Fall semester. Upon completion of the project a presentation—either a public presentation, an exhibit or another appropriate publication venue—will be required for the semester after the project is complete. Recipients are expected to work with the scholarship committee chair in early Fall to secure the date and ensure advertising of the event.

If you have questions, contact the Scholarship Committee chairperson, Paul Lee, plee3@utk.edu, 865-974-3225.

Application Requirements

The online application for the Dorothy Dille and Charles Pfitzer Undergraduate Travel Award will require the following information. (Please have it prepared when you log-in to apply as you are unable to save your application to complete at a later date):

  • Contact information
  • GPA, both cumulative and in Art courses
  • Degree information
  • Date passed portfolio review
  • Faculty recommendations (these can be submitted via email per the instructions in the application)
  • Project proposal description indicating how travel is integral to the completion of a creative project, research or scholarly activity (max. 250 words)
  • Relevant URLs
  • Supporting images, if available (mx. 4, must be RGB, smaller than 400KB and in jpeg or png format)
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Detailed budget needs
  • Amount you are requesting from the Undergraduate Travel Award

Past Winners

2013
Ray Bishop

2012
Emily Gilles, Southeast U.S. Travel Project
Shannon Herron, Photography in San Francisco, CA

2011
Jacob Schneider to photograph the Grand Canyon
Nicole McMinn to travel to Bodie, California to begin a new body of work

2010
John Phillips to document the outsider artist M.T. Liggett at his farm in Kansas

2009
Erin Anzalone to travel to Galapagos, Ecuador for project documentation

Dorothy Dille Materials Grant

Online application

The School of Art Scholarship Committee awards materials funding in support of experimental art and/or design projects. The grant does not fund commercial ventures or commissions.

Eligibility:
Applicants (individuals or a collaborative group) must be full-time graduate or undergraduate majors in the School of Art. Undergraduate applicants must have passed portfolio review.

Requirements:
The recipient of the grant will be expected to have their project completed by the end of the following Fall semester. Upon completion of the project a presentation—either a public presentation, an exhibit or another appropriate publication venue—will be required for the semester after the project is complete. Recipients are expected to work with the scholarship committee chair in early Fall  to secure the date and ensure advertising of the event.

If you have questions, contact the Scholarship Committee chairperson, Paul Lee, plee3@utk.edu, 865-974-3225.

Application Requirements

The online application for the Dorothy Dille Material Awards will require the following information (please have it prepared when you log-in to apply as you are not able to save your application to complete at a later date):

  • Contact information
  • GPA, both cumulative and in Art courses
  • Degree information
  • Date passed portfolio review
  • Project title and description (max. 250 words)
  • Supporting images, if available (mx. 4, must be RGB, smaller than 400KB and in jpeg or png format)
  • Detailed budget needs
  • Amount you are requesting from Materials award and for what that will be used, listing of any additional funding supporting the project

Past Winners

2013 David Harman | Raluca Iancu | Amber Patty | Victoria Salvador | Kevin Varney

2012 Jessica Anderson | Brandon Donahue | Alicia Faciane

2011 Greg Daiker | Hannah Short | Taryn Anne Williams | Xiao Xiong

2010 Eleanor Aldrich | Emmy Lingscheit | Rebecca Kaufman | Vickie Phipps

2009 Lucas Henderson | Daniel Maw | Jacob Shoemaker

Terry Burnette Memorial Residency/Internship Awards

Online application

Eligibility:
All full-time graduate students and undergraduate majors in studio, design, and art history are eligible. To receive the award, students must be registered in a program at the School of Art in the semester following the residency/internship. This requirement can be waived in exceptional cases, but, due to UT’s payment procedures, exceptions will be limited. Undergraduate students must have already passed portfolio review to be considered.

Requirements:
Awards will be based on the significance and competitiveness of the residency/internship program and the potential benefit to the student’s artistic or academic development. Preference will be given to those who have been accepted to the residency/internship program. Should notification of acceptance arrive once the application deadline has passed, however, there may be additional funds available through the School of Art Director. The Scholarship Committee will rank any proposals submitted as pending for referral by the Director when designating funds as opportunities become available.

Upon completion of the residency/internship, a presentation—either a public presentation, an exhibit or another appropriate publication venue—will be required for the semester after the residency/internship is completed. Recipients are expected to work with the Scholarship Committee chair in early Fall to secure the date and ensure advertising of the event. Please provide an idea of how you see this residency/internship being shared with the School of Art community.

If you have questions, contact the Scholarship Committee chairperson, Paul Lee, plee3@utk.edu, 865-974-3225.

Application Requirements

The online application for the Terry Burnette Memorial Residency/Internship Awards will require the following information (please have it prepared when you log-in to apply as you are not able to save your application to complete at a later date):

  • Contact information
  • Degree information
  • Expected Graduation date
  • Ranking of application (if you are submitting more than one)
  • Faculty recommendations (these can be submitted via email per the instructions in the application)
  • Name, location and URL for residency/internship
  • Duration of stay
  • Acknowledgement of acceptance/pending acceptance to program
  • Description
  • Detailed budget needs
  • Amount requested from scholarship and for what particular cost it would apply, listing any additional funding supporting the residency/internship

Past Winners

2013

  • James Boychuk-Hunter
  • Victoria Buck
  • Kevin Kao

2012

  • April Bachtel – Ox-Bow.org
  • Emily Janowick – Norfolk
  • Jeannie Lutz – Design Internship in Utah

2011

2009

2008

Orin B. and Emma G. Graf Study Abroad Scholarship

Online application

The School of Art Scholarship Committee awards funding for Study Abroad Scholarships for students seeking educational experiences outside of the United States. (Applicants seeking funding to support travel for research or creative activity should complete the travel scholarship application, and those seeking funding for residency should complete the residency scholarship application.)

Eligibility:
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate majors in Art History, Graphic Design, or Studio Art or graduate majors in Transmedia Design or Studio Art. Undergraduate majors must have completed 18 credit hours at UTK before the study abroad commences..

Requirements:
The selection criteria factors the student’s GPA and the quality of the study abroad program. All credit-granting institutions with study abroad programs (including UT) are considered. Recipients must be enrolled, full-time at UT the semester after they return.

If you have questions, contact the Scholarship Committee chairperson, Paul Lee, plee3@utk.edu, 865-974-3225.

Application Requirements

The online application for the Orin B and Emma G. Graf Study Abroad Scholarship will require the following information (please have it prepared when you log-in to apply as you are not able to save your application to complete at a later date):

  • Contact information
  • GPA, both cumulative and in Art courses
  • Degree information
  • Date passed portfolio review
  • Faculty recommendations (these can be submitted via email per the instructions in the application)
  • Study abroad location and affiliated institution
  • Information on why you have chosen this particular oppotunity and how it will benefit you
  • With whom you will be studying and course description(s)
  • Detailed budget needs
  • Listing of any additional funding supporting the experience

Past Winners

2016 Recipient: Brittany Mason – $2700


Undergraduate Scholarship Award

Application & Instructions

Scholarships and awards granted through faculty jury of student work.

DEADLINE: Monday, March 27, 2017, by 5:00pm

Application with current copy of academic history (not DARS) must be submitted to the School of Art office, AA 213

2016 recipients:

Buck Ewing Scholarship – Kari Cottrell-$2000, Grant Barbour-$2000
Joseph Delaney Scholarship – Kendall Basham-$1000
Lynn Glustoff Scholarship – Kiandra Schaefer-$750
Mary Seilaz Scholarship – Natalie Thedford-$1000
Pre-Portfolio Awards, Lindsey Orrin – $350, Cheyenne Peters-$350, Jordan Hubbard-$350
Knoxville Watercolor Society Award – Hannah Pippin Long-$200
Arrowmont School of Art Scholarship – Mark Bender


Honors Exhibition

Application

Undergraduate exhibit of outstanding graduating students.

DEADLINE: Monday April 3, 2017 by 5:00pm

Application form with two faculty signatures and current DARS report should be submitted to School of Art Office. For more information, contact Beauvais Lyons.


Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Please contact Cary Staples if you are interested in knowing more about submitting to EURECA as a School of Art student.

 

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