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Scholarships

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The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is a place where students can challenge themselves creatively as they pursue their intellectual and artistic interests. Georgia Southern University offers a multitude of scholarship opportunities for first-time freshmen and transfer- and continuing-students who demonstrate strong academic and creative achievement. Art and Graphic Communication Management (GCM) students interested in scholarships should visit the Georgia Southern University Office of Admissions website for information regarding scholarship opportunities for first-time freshmen. For financial need based assistance please visit the Financial Aid office website for more information.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

  • Current Art and Graphic Communication Management majors are eligible for various art scholarships and honors awarded within the department.
  • Criteria for receiving these competitive awards reflect the student’s academic achievement and creative performance.
  • Except where noted, all Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art scholarships require a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Students who receive the scholarships must have at least one academic year following the beginning of the next fiscal term (July 1-June 30) remaining before graduation.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers two Incoming Freshman Scholarships, the Betty Foy Sanders Incoming Freshman Scholarship for Art students and the Incoming Freshman Scholarship for GCM students.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

First Friday in February; 4 p.m. annually.


REVIEW & AWARD PROCESS Applications are reviewed by faculty, in consultation with donors as requested. Selection will be made in the spring, and the scholarship will be applied toward each recipient’s tuition and fees during the following academic year. Applicants will be notified by March 15.


SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS  icon_pdfReview the scholarship directions prior to applying for any of the departmental scholarships. icon_pdfDownload a list of available scholarships through the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Art Scholarships

Scholarships are due at four o’clock on the first Friday in February [FFFF].  Scholarship Awards may vary year to year. icon_info_grnQuestions? Contact Julie McGuire

Undergraduate Scholarships
Title Eligibility Info # of Awards Given/Amount
Betty Foy Sanders Scholarships Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major full-time enrollment.
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3 / $1,600 – $2,800
Jane Pleak Scholarship Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major, full-time enrollment. Applicant must who excel in ceramics. icon_pdf
1 / $250
Rosalind D. Ragans Art Scholarship Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major, full-time enrollment.
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1 / $650
Robert J. Focht Memorial Drawing Award Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major, full-time enrollment. Application must demonstrate accomplishments in drawing andsuccessfully completed Drawing II.
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1-2 / $500
Jeff Nichols Art History Award Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D, 3D or Art History Major/Minor, full-time enrollment.
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1 / $250
Peter Smith Memorial Graphic Design Award Undergraduate Graphic Design Major, full-time enrollment, successfully passed Portfolio Review
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1 / $500
Eagle Nation on Parade Award Undergraduate 3D Design Major interested in public art, full-time enrollment.
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1 / $500
Graduate Scholarships
Title Eligibility Info # of Awards Given/Amount
Carolyn Joyner Memorial Scholarship Graduate Student researching textile art or fiber-based artform.
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1 / $500
Roxie Remely Scholarship Graduate Student pursuing 2D or 3D, Full-time enrollment. icon_pdf
1 / $1,000

Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Scholarships

Scholarships are due at four o’clock on the first Friday in February [FFFF]. Scholarship Awards may vary year to year. icon_info_grnQuestions? Contact Hans Mortensen

Title Eligibility Info # of Awards Given/Amount
Incoming Freshman Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, recommended by high school art teacher.
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1 / $1,500
Camp Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, Preference will be given to students from Walton County, Must maintain full-time enrollment status.
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1 / $800
Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, full-time enrollment, minimum 2.5 GPA, Georgia residency and in financial need.
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1 / $1,150
Mendel Segal Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, full-time enrollment.
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1 / $850
George Wallis Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, full-time enrollment.
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1 / $800
Nelson P. Dow/Dana Kastory Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, rising junior or senior, full-time enrollment.
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1 / $900
Printing Management Alumni & Friends Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, rising sophomore, junior or senior, full-time enrollment.
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1 / $500

Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Scholarships are due at four o’clock on the first Friday in February [FFFF]. Scholarship Awards may vary year to year.

Title Eligibility Info # of Awards Given/Amount
Betty Foy Sanders Scholarships (Visual Arts) Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major full-time enrollment.
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1 / $1,630
Quad/Graphics Incoming Freshman Scholarship (Graphic Communications Management) Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, recommended by high school art teacher.
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1 / $1,500

Off Campus Scholarships

There are many scholarships available- whether it be from private donors or through companies. Deadlines and scholarship amounts are approximate and may vary year to year. Reference the donor website for accurate information. 

Company / Organization About/Eligibility Deadline Info Amount
Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (Graphic Communications Management) Since 1982, the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) has been providing financial aid to students who demonstrate an interest in the fields of flexography and/or graphic communications. These scholarships are highly coveted and are available only to a select number of students. Submit your application today for the chance to receive a $3,000 scholarship. February
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$3,000
FFTA/Rossini North America Flexographic Scholarship Competition (Graphic Communications Management) One of the industry’s most generous and prestigious scholarships is awarded to students looking to further themselves in the flexographic industry. To date, a total of $56,000 has been awarded to eight students who have demonstrated an enthusiasm for the flexographic print process. Join the winner’s circle and enter today!FFTA realizes how critical it is for participating students to receive additional expert instruction, and to have access to specific equipment and high quality materials, therefore we have restructured the award amounts with a portion of the monies going to the educational institution that produces an award-winning student.
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Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (Graphic Communications Management + Graphic Design) The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation awards students pursuing professional and executive careers in the graphic communication industry. The Scholarship Foundation’s purpose is to provide scholarships to qualified and interested students who want to prepare for careers in this growing, dynamic industry. The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation was organized in 1956 by concerned industry leaders as a nonprofit, private, industry-directed corporation to develop and award scholarship and fellowship assistance to talented young men and women who are interested in graphic communication careers. PGSF is able to help over 200 students annually. April 1 View Website $2,000 – $5,000
National Society of Arts & Letters: The Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art (Visual Arts) In honor of Naomi Winston, an annual scholarship has been established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, to young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. The scholarship funds are only for private study, for special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. February
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8-10 / $5,000 (max)
National Sculpture Society (Visual Arts) Students of figurative or representational sculpture
$2,000
WorldStudio AIGA Scholarships (Visual Arts) Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the design/arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States.Among the Scholarships’ primary aims are:• to increase diversity in the creative professions, and• to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. March
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$500 – $6,000
Halucinated Scholarship for the Aspiring Creative (All Visual Arts) Halucinated Design, Inc. offers a scholarship for passionate high school students, college students, or graduate students who are going to school in the U.S. and are majoring in (or going to major in) any creative field. You do not have to be a US citizen to apply. June 30th
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$1,000
Graphic Design Degree Hub Creativity Scholarship (All Visual Arts) GraphicDesignDegreeHub.com is hosting a Creativity Scholarship, which is designed to promote the study in graphic design and related disciplines through a monetary scholarship. Applicants must be majoring full-time in a Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Animation, or Gaming program college or university, be an Undergraduate or Graduate student with a 3.0 GPA or higher and be a U.S. Citizen. July 31st / October 31st
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$1,500
Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship (All Graphic Arts) Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate or graduate who is majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants will be judged based on the completion and submission of a personal marketing package promoting themselves. November 30th
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$1,000

Scholarships at Work

Betty Foy Sanders Scholarship
John Howard (’13)

Georgia Southern University student John David Howard embodies the type of artist the Sanders family had in mind when they endowed the University with scholarships to support the visual arts. The Hinesville, Ga. senior prefers large-scale sculpture integrated with technology to bring his creative ideas to life, and his passion for the craft helped him win a Betty Foy Sanders Art Scholarship. “When it was announced, I was so grateful because I am not from a family that has a lot of money,” said Howard. “It was just enough combined with other financial aid to pay my tuition and fees.” The 22-year-old is racing the clock to complete a very ambitious and complex project that will help him secure his B.A. degree in studio art. Howard has spent weeks constructing a huge steel skeletal structure of a bald eagle that will be approximately 10 feet from head to toe with a wingspan of at least 14 feet. He will incorporate light and the cries and calls of Georgia Southern bald eagles, Freedom and Glory, to make the design an interactive experience for the public. Howard acknowledged his project is a huge endeavor, but said others are assisting him including professor, Jeff Schmuki, who has helped him work through obstacles. “He has mentored me throughout the process as I add wiring and electrical to the design. He has taught me so much about how to use renewable energy to power the sculpture,” Howard said. The upcoming graduate said he thinks of the project as his lasting legacy to the University, and when completed, the sculpture will be installed on campus. “At this time we are looking at different buildings on campus,” Howard explained. “Since the sculpture will have to be suspended, any building with a high ceiling would be the perfect place to install the project.”

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