Paige McDonnell was the second recipient of the MSU Department of Art Del Rendon Scholarship.
One scholarship valued up to $4,500 ($1,500 renewable up to three years) open to any freshman or sophomore majoring in art at Mississippi State University. The scholarship is based on the strength and creativity of the student’s portfolio, as well as meeting the GPA requirements (3.0 in concentration and a 2.5 cumulative GPA). This scholarship is renewable up to three years for a freshman and two years for a sophomore, and the recipient must maintain the required GPA as outlined above.
Scholarships are open to any graduating high school senior interested in majoring in Art at Mississippi State University. Scholarships range from $500 - $2,000 and are awarded based on outstanding portfolios. Students should select artwork that best represents their abilities and interests in art. More than one medium must be presented.
This scholarship will enable the recipient to attend a two-week workshop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to study one of the following disciplines: books & paper, drawing, iron, photography, letterpress, wood, clay, glass, metals, printmaking or textiles. The scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Department of Art with a minimum 3.0 GPA within their concentration who have completed the 18-hour foundation program.
The M. Ashley DuBoise Endowed Photography Scholarship
The M. Ashley DuBoise Endowed Photography Scholarship was created in the fall of 1997 to commemorate the life of Michael Ashley DuBoise, the son of Kim DuBoise of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It was Ashley’s dream to attend Mississippi State University and pursue a BFA degree in the Department of Art within the photography concentration. Due to congestive heart failure, this dream ended too soon to be realized. It is the wish of his family that this scholarship be created to give promising students the chance to complete the dream. This scholarship has been created to provide a junior or senior an opportunity to pursue the photography concentration at Mississippi State University.
Joseph L. Echols Scholars Program
Candidates for the Joseph L. Echols Scholarship must meet the following criteria: be a current undergraduate and underrepresented student in one of the four MSU CAAD programs: architecture, art, interior design or building construction science; show strong work ethic and satisfactory academic performance; present a satisfactory portfolio of work; demonstrate financial need. Funds can be used for the following purposes: departmental studio and art-related supplies; program-required computers and/or software; annual field trips; or study abroad programs.
Tramel Memorial Endowed Scholarship
In February 2012, William M. Tramel Jr. established the Tramel Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at Mississippi State University in honor of his parents, Mondell and Pauline Tramel, and his uncle, W.T. Tramel, for the purpose of supporting deserving art students with the significant cost of supplies, projects, and traveling fellowships. Candidates for the Tramel Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund must be rising juniors or seniors in the Department of Art and have an outstanding academic record as defined by the Department of Art Scholarship Committee.
William Pittman Andrews Endowed Scholarship
In December 2013, Briar and Michelle Jones established an endowed scholarship in the College of Architecture, Art and Design in honor of William Pittman Andrews. Candidates must be an entering freshman majoring in Art with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and a minimum 27 on the ACT. Candidate must submit a creative portfolio for review to Department of Art.
The Grahame Brooke Snider Endowed Photography Travel Award will be presented each year to a photography concentration BFA student. This award is to encourage creative visual research in the photographic field through travel to conferences, libraries, collections, museums, workshops and more and is in the memory of Grahame Brooke Snider who was a student in the photography concentration in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University from 2006-2010.
Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography
This $100 award, open to all art majors, is given annually from the photography concentration.
L. Donovan Dodd Award for Excellence in Ceramic Art
Awarded through ceramics and given at the annual student competition
Concentration Portfolio Review Award
One award for each of the three concentrations: fine art, graphic design and photography
Awarded to students annually with funds to be used for study abroad trips.
To be considered for a departmental scholarship, you must fill out the university’s general scholarship application.
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For more information about scholarships, please contact the Mississippi State University Office of Admissions and Scholarships.