Art and Art History Scholarships

Albion College offers scholarships for students interested in Art or Art History. Awards are based on an evaluation of each candidate's artwork and/or scholarship.

Any student accepted to Albion College is eligible for the scholarship. All scholarships may be renewable for as long as you are enrolled in an art or art history class each semester. You are not required to major or minor in art or art history to be eligible.

Prospective Student Scholarship

Studio Art

The purpose of the Art Scholarship is to encourage students to pursue their passions in a creative, stimulating, and intellectually engaging environment.

To be considered for a scholarship, students must present a portfolio for review by members of the Art and Art History faculty. This allows the prospective student to share their work and process.

Students may submit a portfolio of 10-15 of their strongest works in any medium; it may include work you have done in class or independently. The portfolio should represent who you are as an artist.

We encourage students to bring a sketchbook in the form of a traditional book of drawings, a journal, visual scrapbook or even a well designed blog or website.

In preparing for your portfolio review, it may be helpful to consider the following questions:

  • What artists do I look at for inspiration?
  • What is my creative process?
  • What am I trying to communicate with my art?
  • Why did I choose the respective media/ forms to express my ideas?

Art History

The Art History Scholarship promotes the study of art history at Albion College. The study of art history encourages students to better appreciate and understand the visual world around them, and it reveals interconnections between the arts and other kinds of intellectual and cultural achievements.

Application Process: Students who wish to be considered for the Art History Scholarship should submit an example of written work and plan to interview with members of the Art and Art History Department.

Scholarships for Current Students

Upper-class Majors and Minors

Albion College offers scholarships for students majoring or minoring in Art or Art History courses. Awards are based on an evaluation of each candidate's artwork and faculty nominations. Ten to fifteen scholarships are awarded each year.

The Ballard Family Endowed Scholarship

This merit scholarship is awarded to a second year or above student intending to major or minor in art or art history.

Elizabeth Harmon Carpenter, '74 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a female, sophomore, junior or senior who has maintained a 3.2 GPA.

Williemay Cheek Endowed Scholarship in Ceramics

This scholarship honors Williemay Cheek who for many years created beautiful pottery in our ceramics studio. Mrs. Cheek requested that it be given to a student of outstanding achievement and promise in ceramics.

Janson Scholarship

Students that have demonstrated outstanding abilities in art or art history beyond their first year as an art major are eligible for the Janson Scholarship.

Geoffrey Morris Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to meritorious junior or senior art or art history majors. In awarding this scholarship the department recognizes both the commitment to art and art history, and the high quality of the work produced thus far.

Douglas Goering Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an art or art history major or minor that exhibits strong academic achievement, ability, desire and commitment.

Taup Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an art or art history major or minor that exhibits strong academic achievement, ability, desire and commitment.

Evelyn Taup Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an art or art history major or minor that exhibits strong academic achievement, ability, desire and commitment.

Milton Taup Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an art or art history major or minor that exhibits strong academic achievement, ability, desire and commitment.