Wayne State University

Scholarships

In addition to WSU scholarships, the Art Department offers departmental scholarship opportunities for freshman, transfer, and current students. See below for information on application deadlines, portfolio requirements, etc.
 
For more information, contact Avanti Herczeg, Scholarships & Awards Committee Chair at ac2208@wayne.edu. 
 

New Student Scholarship Opportunities: 

We accept applications for all new and transfer student scholarships through the posted application. See the listings below for criteria of eligibility, deadline dates, and application for each individual scholarship. 
 
Talent Scholarship Fund (Studio Arts) - Incoming Freshman 
Eligibility Any Michigan high school senior planning to specialize in a studio art area. 
Amount Award of approximately half tuition per academic year (fall and winter terms). Renewable each year for a total of four years of baccalaureate study.
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We accept Talent Scholarship applications until November 1 of each year. This scholarship is awarded for the following academic year.
 
Portfolio reviews are scheduled following the application deadline date. 
Wilfred C. Becker Memorial Scholarship - Incoming Freshman
Eligibility Any Michigan high school senior planning to specialize in a studio art area.
Amount $1500. Renewable each year for a total of four years of baccalaureate study.
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We accept Becker Memorial Scholarship applications (using the Talent Scholarship application) until November 1 of each year. This scholarship is awarded for the following academic year. 
 
Portfolio reviews are scheduled following the application deadline date. 
James Pearson Duffy Transfer Student Scholarship Fund- Incoming Transfer 
Eligibility Any incoming transfer student whose chosen major of study is art, art history, design, or design and merchandising.
Amount Award of $4000 per academic year (fall and winter terms). Renewable for one additional year of baccalaureate study.
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We accept Duffy Transfer Scholarship  applications until March 1 of each year. This scholarship is awarded for the following academic year. 
 
Students must upload a portfolio of artwork in order to be considered for this scholarship. 

Current Student/Departmental Scholarships: 

We accept applications for all departmental scholarships through Academic Works for currently enrolled majors in the Department of Art and Art History.  See the listings below for criteria of eligibility.

The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 

Albert and Peggy DeSalle Scholarship Fund (Metal Arts or Photography)
Eligibility Full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students with at least a sophomore standing majoring in the metal arts or photography, or a closely related field
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
Info You must submit CD of work and application for consideration for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 
John and Irene Sowinksi Scholarship Fund
Eligibility At least sophomore class standing majoring in art. Financial need may be a part of the selection process
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
Info You must submit CD of work and application for consideration for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 
Marji Kunz Memorial Scholarship Fund (Fashion Design & Merchandising)
Eligibility Any student at sophomore level or above in the Department of Art & Art History who displays an aptitude in creative design, display work, writing, fashion retailing or modeling. A presentation to a selection committee is required
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
Info The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 
Stanley Rosenthal Endowed Scholarship Fund
Eligibility Any fine art major at the undergraduate or graduate level, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. 
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
Info You must submit CD of work and application for consideration. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 
Albert L. and Alice W. Steinbach Scholarship Fund (Art History, Graduate Level)
Eligibility Any graduate student in the Department of Art & Art History specializing in art history and interested in teaching and scholarship in that area
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
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The Steinbach Scholarship was established by private donors to recognize outstanding scholarship and scholastic achievement and to support and encourage students specializing in art history in the Department of Art and Art History. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, potential to make professional contributions to teaching and scholarship in the field of art history and financial need. Awards may be used to defray the costs of travel or other expenses associated with the pursuit of specific research projects in the field of art history.

The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 

To apply, submit a letter stating your academic goals and objectives, describing a specific research project and telling how the award would help you to pursue the project. The letter of application should be accompanied by (1) a copy of your transcript, (2) a budget for your project and (3) the names and addresses of three academic references who have agreed to provide letters on your behalf. Please ask your referees to send their letters of reference directly to:

Chair, Art History Scholarship Committee
Department of Art and Art HIstory
150 Community Arts Building
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Brian Killian & Company Endowed Scholarship (Interior Design)
Eligibility Available to senior level undergraduate students with a declared major in Interior Design
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
Info Student must submit a short essay naming a particular interior designer, describing that designer's style and explaining what is believed to be significant about that style. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 
Linda Marlene Iden Endowed Scholarship (Fine Arts)
Eligibility Undergraduate pursuing a program in the fine arts. Evidence of accomplishment in the arts is required and financial need is considered.
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
Info You must submit CD of work and application for consideration for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 
Bud Bernstein Endowed Prize Fund
Eligibility Available to full-time BFA and MFA students majoring in drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture with a minimum 3.0 gpa to assist students pursuing special or ambitious projects requiring unually high expenses for material or services needed to complete project.
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
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You must submit CD, one-page proposal, and detailed budget for consideration. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 
President's Endowed Scholarship in Art
Eligibility Available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled as art majors
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
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You must submit CD of work and application for consideration for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year.
John B. Hunter, Jr. and Louise H. Hunter Endowed Scholarship in Art
Eligibility Available to graduate or undergraduate students enrolled as art and design majors
Amount Amount varies depending on funds available
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You must submit CD of work and application for consideration for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. 

To apply for any current student/departmental scholarship, visit Academic Works or the general Financial Aid website.