​Application Requirements

(Failure to follow these requirements will result in a dismissal of your application)

1: Completed application form.

2: Recent unofficial transcripts: Unofficial transcripts are available online through the “central link” portal / Degree progress– print out your academic history.

3: Portfolio: 8 works of art. All work must be printed and placed in a three ring binder for 8.5” x 11” paper, with a spine having a width less than 2”. If pieces are sculptural, several views may be presented. Detail prints of large pieces may be included at the applicant’s discretion as well. Detail prints and multiple sculptural prints of the same work are not counted as part of the maximum of 10 works. Videos may be submitted on a DVD in a Quicktime or MP4 format. The student’s name must be on the DVD. Each work must be clearly identified as follows: Title of work / Course that it was completed in (if applicable) / Date of completion / Medium / Dimensions

4. Financial Aid Award Notification: For those applying for the Stephen Lawrence Barstow Art Scholarship, the Robert W. Murphy Memorial Scholarship or the David R. Fisher Memorial Award a Financial Aid Award Notification from the Financial Aid office is required. This form is available online at www.financialaid.cmich.edu. Just print it out and include it with your application.

5: Artist’s statement: For those applying for the Katherine Ardis Ux Art Scholarship, submit a maximum one page statement describing your present work, stating your creative intent and addressing how this Post-Baccalaureate experience will enhance your education. Applying for the Katherine Ardis Ux Art Scholarship also requires a proof of acceptance into a Post- Baccalaureate program.

6: SASE: A self addressed stamped envelope for the return of CD/DVDs if your application was mailed, and you would like it returned.

7. Native American status: Please include Native American tribal documentation as defined by the state of Michigan (if applicable). 


Deadline: Monday, April 10 by 5pm

 

Scholarships Available

Stephen L. Barstow Art Scholarship
Financial Need
Four $2,875 awards

Awarded based on financial need with an emphasis on promoting Native Americans into the Arts.
Eligibility:
1: Meet Office of Financial Aid requirements for financial aid.
2: Signed Art major (except incoming Freshman or Transfer students).
3: Minimum GPA in Art of 2.5 for freshmen, 3.0 for all other students.
4: Previous recipients may reapply. 


Stephen L. Barstow Native American Award
Native American & Other 
Four $1,750 awards

A preference is given to Native Americans, although all ethnic groups may apply.
Eligibility:
1: Native American tribal identity as defined by the state of Michigan to verify Native American status (if applicable).
2: Undergraduate standing at CMU.
3: Signed Art major (except incoming Freshman or Transfer students).
4: Minimum GPA in Art of 2.5 for freshmen, 3.0 for all other grade levels.
5: Previous recipients may reapply.


 
Katherine Ardis Ux Art Scholarship
Graduate Studies
One $6,000 award

To provide support to Senior Art and Design major, who intends to conduct research or further study in the field of art or design in a Masters program, or other type of structured Post- Baccalaureate program.
Eligibility:
1: Senior standing at CMU.
2: Signed Art major.
3: Artist statement.
4: Written proof of acceptance into a graduate or post-baccalaureate program.

 
Evelyn Frye Smith Scholarship
Open
Two $1,000 awards

Eligibility:
1: Incoming Freshmen, freshmen, sophomore or Junior standing at CMU. 2: Signed Art major (except incoming Freshman or Transfer students).
3: Minimum GPA in Art of 3.5.
4: Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply for this scholarship.

 
Frances E. Fitch Art Scholarship
Open
One $550 undergraduate award

Eligibility:
1: Junior or Senior standing at CMU.
2: Signed Art major (except incoming Freshman or Transfer students).
3: Minimum GPA in Art of 3.5.
4: Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply for this scholarship. 

 
David R. Fisher Memorial Award
Financial Need - Photography
One $550 undergraduate award

Eligibility:

1: Meet Office of Financial Aid requirements for financial aid. 2: Signed Art major (except incoming Transfer students).
3: Minimum GPA in Art of 3.0.
4: Must be a full time student.
5: Interest in photography.