University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Art & Design Scholarships for Juniors


Junior Competition 2014

Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014

In the spring of 2013, the Department of Art & Design awarded over 35 scholarships to undergraduates through its annual competitions for sophomores and juniors. The total amount awarded was over $30,000.

The scholarships available to students with junior standing include general scholarships (the Elsa Ulbricht Memorial Scholarship, the Ester C. Waldheim Scholarship, the Frederick R. Layton Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships, the Lawrence Rathsack Scholarship, the Mary E. Van Deven Memorial Scholarship, the Rorabeck Memorial Scholarship, the Visual Art Scholarship and the Alumni Scholarship) and three specialized scholarship opportunities: the Art Education Scholarship, the Clarice George Logan Travel Scholarship, and the Racine Art Guild Scholarship.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, a faculty jury will award approximately half of the total scholarship funds available to sophomore and junior students: students in the middle of their course of study who have completed their Art & Design First Year Program requirements but have not yet reached their senior year. Individual scholarship awards will range from $250 to $2,500.

Students with Junior standing who wish to be considered for a scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year, or for travel funds beginning in the summer of 2014, must complete an online application AND participate in the Junior Art Scholarship Competition scheduled for February 2014. Begin by CAREFULLY reading the guidelines and directions on this page and then fill in the online application below. Please note that the Logan Travel Scholarship requires additional application materials; you are responsible for delivering all supplementary materials by the appropriate deadline.

Remember, the only way to guarantee that you will not be awarded a scholarship is to fail to apply! Think of this as a good opportunity to see your own work from the audience's perspective.

All questions and concerns about the scholarship process, student status or the Junior Scholarship Competition should be directed to the scholarship committee through art-scholarship@uwm.edu.

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY.

Good luck!
The Scholarship Committee


Student Status & Eligibility
Scholarship Competition
Deadlines
General Scholarship
Art Education Scholarship
Logan Travel Scholarship
Racine Art Guild Scholarship
Announcement & Distribution of Awards
Awards Exhibition
Apply Online


Student Status & Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be:

  • Majoring in the Department of Art & Design
  • Of Junior student status (see Determining Your Status)
  • Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Enrolled for the spring 2014 semester as a full time student with a minimum of 6 course credits in Art & Design.

Specific eligibility requirements for the Art Education Scholarship, Logan Travel Scholarship and Racine Art Guild Scholarship are listed below. Students who meet eligibility requirements may apply for any of these scholarships.

Students may receive a scholarship in the Junior status category once. However, if you apply and don't receive a scholarship in the Junior status category, and are still eligible by credit hour count the following year, you may apply again in that category.

Determining Your Status
Students who have completed approximately 39-57 Department of Art & Design credits. These credits may include Art Survey; Art History credits do not apply.

Students must confirm their status by accessing their transcript on PAWS:
http://www4.uwm.edu/current_students/records_grades/transcripts.cfm#unofficial

Count credits through Fall 2013 (do not include spring courses). If you are only minimally over the credit limit in this category and/or are still considered within that category within your area of concentration (i.e. you have over one year of studio credits to complete after spring 2014), contact the scholarship committee art-scholarship@uwm.edu for a ruling before you submit the online application.

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Scholarship Competition

Presentation of your work is left to your discretion, however, the jurors expect to see Junior level work in the Junior competition. If you have concerns about what work to present, ask a faculty member.

And remember, if you enter, please put your work up. Some other student might have wanted that space!

Installation, Jurying & De-installation
Installation: Monday February 24 & Tuesday February 25, 9 am-5 pm
Jurying: Wednesday February 26 & Thursday February 27, 9 am-6:30 pm
De-installation: Friday, February 28, 9 am-5 pm
Note: You will be charged $10/day if you do not pick up your work during the de-installation time.

Location of Gallery
The Arts Center Gallery is located on the second floor of the Arts Center. A campus map is located at http://uwm.edu/map

Gallery Space Allotment
If you apply for the competition, assume you are exhibiting work unless notified otherwise (you will not receive confirmation from the Scholarship Committee).

Gallery space will be assigned on the day of installation and posted in the gallery. Bring your work on the appropriate date(s). There will be a list of names with their assigned spaces. In addition, students' names will be on each space. Student name tag must remain on assigned space during the competition.

Each applicant will have the choice of either a wall space 6 feet wide (and high as you like, though work may not protrude more than 2 feet from the wall); or a floor space 6 feet square. Floor space is limited and must be requested in advance. We cannot accommodate assigning both wall and floor space. Applicants using floor space must supply their own pedestals.

Arts Center Gallery Guidelines
All applicants must abide by the following Arts Center Gallery Guidelines when installing their work:

  1. Students must deliver and install work on time.
  2. Students must remove all works on time.
  3. Students must bring their own tools and nails.
  4. Any special installation needs are the responsibility of each student, and may require prior approval.
  5. Students must dispose of any debris they bring into the gallery.
  6. Arts Center Gallery staff are responsible for all lighting.
  7. Under no circumstances may students supply their own lighting.
  8. Students must supply their own pedestals.
  9. Work must be securely hung. If work is not hung properly, the gallery retains the right to remove the work from competition. Tape should not be used for attaching to flat walls.
  10. De-installation: You must leave the space in the same (or better) condition in which you found it.
  11. If you have any special request or questions concerning installation and/or de-installation please contact: art-info@uwm.edu.
  12. Do not move to another space without Scholarship Committee permission. Please do not infringe on other students' spaces.
  13. Students must keep name slip with number on wall or floor space for identification purposes.
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Deadlines

All online applications must be submitted by 5 pm on Monday, February 3, 2014.

Supplementary materials for the Logan Travel Scholarship (proposal, itinerary, budget and letters of recommendation) are due by Monday, February 17, 2014 by 5 pm. They may be dropped off in Mitchell 371 or may be submitted to art-scholarship@uwm.edu in a single e-mail with "Logan Scholarship" in the subject line.

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General Scholarship

The majority of scholarship funding at the Junior level is awarded through participation in the Junior scholarship competition. By applying online and participating in the competition, you will be considered for General Scholarship funds.

There are also three specialized scholarship opportunities available to Junior students: the Art Education Scholarship, the Clarice George Logan Travel Scholarship, and the Racine Art Guild Scholarship.

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Art Education Scholarship

While art education students may choose to compete for general scholarship funds, art education majors are also eligible for the Art Education Scholarship.

Purpose
Making connections between personal art production and pedagogical practice is an important means by which art educators may maintain a high level of vitality and creativity in both areas of their work. The process begins with ideas. Themes that run through your own work can be brought into your classroom and shared with your students. In this way, a kind of creative collaboration occurs among your ideas and those of your students.

In order to communicate to your students the conceptual depth inherent in visual art production and consumption, you must be able to articulate the connection between art and your students' lives. One of the most potent ways to do this is to maintain an identity as an artist and to allow that identity to inform your teaching practice. This year the art education scholarship award(s) will give recognition to those students who demonstrate an ability to make and articulate such connections.

Eligibility
Students wishing to participate in the Art Education scholarship competition must be enrolled in 300 level Art Education methods courses because of the nature of the requirements for art education scholarship competitors. Regardless of class standing, art education scholarship competitors will participate in the Junior Competition.

Application/Exhibition Requirements
To apply for this scholarship, you must begin by filling out the online application form below.

In addition to exhibiting artwork in the Junior Competition, applicants must also develop and display a Thematic Unit Plan that makes a connection between the themes and ideas explored in your art and your teaching practice. The unit plan must be mounted and displayed alongside your artwork. The plan may or may not include use of the same or similar media and/or techniques. In addition to the strength of the connection between your art and your unit plan, assessment criteria for the unit plan will be the same as those used in art education methods courses.

As always, particular attention should be given to your rationale for teaching the unit so that you can be sure that you have developed a meaningful learning experience for young people.

Any questions regarding the Art Education Scholarship should be directed to Laura Trafi-Prats at trafipra@uwm.edu.

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The Clarice George Logan Travel Scholarship

Purpose
A scholarship fund has been established in the memory of Clarice George Logan, an outstanding artist and 1931 graduate of the Milwaukee State Teachers College, a predecessor institution of UWM. As a student, Logan's work greatly benefited from her opportunities to travel after her junior year. The Logan family wished to award this scholarship as a tribute to her. Therefore, preference will be given to an outstanding female student in Art Studio, Graphic Design or Art Education. Decisions are based on the quality of the written materials and the work submitted to the Junior Competition. The Award will be in the amount of up to $2,500 and is to be used for travel between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.

The winner will be expected to give a slide talk about their travel experience to potential applicants at a workshop offered to help students prepare the Logan application. This workshop will tentatively be held toward the end of the fall semester in 2014.

Eligibility
This award is open to Junior students:

  • Majoring in the Department of Art & Design
  • Of Junior student status (see Determining Your Status)
  • With an overall GPA of 2.75 or better
  • With a GPA of 3.2 or better in art courses
  • Enrolled for the spring 2014 semester as a full time student with a minimum of 6 course credits in Art & Design.

Determining Your Status
Students who have completed approximately 39-57 Department of Art & Design credits. These credits may include Art Survey; Art History credits do not apply.

Students must confirm their status by accessing their transcript on PAWS:
http://www4.uwm.edu/current_students/records_grades/transcripts.cfm#unofficial

Count credits through Fall 2013 (do not include spring courses). If you are only minimally over the credit limit in this category and/or are still considered within that category within your area of concentration (i.e. you have over one year of studio credits to complete after spring 2014), contact the scholarship committee through  art-scholarship@uwm.edu for a ruling before you submit the online application.

Application Requirements
Applicants must...

  • submit the online application (below) with required information about GPA, the number of years you have been at UWM, and the number of credits completed in Art and overall (deadline: February 3, 2014).
  • participate in the Junior Competition.

In addition, applicants must submit the following no later than February 17, 2014 at 5 pm:

  1. Statement of Intent: A one-page typewritten statement describing your proposed travel plans and how this travel would enrich your education. (Awards will not be made for travel to attend classes or workshops.)
  2. Itinerary and Budget Proposal: A one-page typewritten itinerary, specifically outlining when and where your travel would take place during the award year. Your itinerary must include a budget proposal, supplying itemized estimated costs for travel and transportation, lodging, meals and miscellaneous expenses. Add up your expenses for a total estimated cost.
  3. Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from any UWM Art & Design Faculty.

Materials must reach the Art Office (Mitchell 371) by the deadline. You may submit hard copies in a bound folder OR you may submit all documents in a single e-mail to art-scholarship@uwm.edu. Please put "Logan Scholarship" in the subject line. Please note that documents submitted via email will be printed out in black and white, so if color is essential to your proposal, you should deliver a hard copy.

NOTE: The Scholarship is to be used for travel related to a unique research proposal of study. The proposal information must be included in your application. It is not able to be used for Study Abroad programs that take place in a specific school or academic institution. It is not able to be used to attend classes or workshops.

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Racine Art Guild Scholarship

The Racine Art Guild Scholarship is available to Junior students who are residents of Racine County. Winners may be contacted by the Racine Art Guild and be asked to attend an awards ceremony. To be considered, you must enter your permanent Racine County residence in the online form (below) if you are temporarily living outside Racine County.

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Announcement & Distribution of Awards

Scholarship recipients will be announced in April 2014. The department will review transcripts before awards are made to insure accuracy of all winning applications.

Scholarships are disbursed in two payments, one for each semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarship recipients who do not remain enrolled full-time and in at least 6 course credits in Art & Design each semester at UWM during the 2014-2015 academic year may forfeit all or part of their scholarship.

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Awards Exhibition

All 2014 scholarship recipients will be invited to participate in Crossing Over, the annual scholarship/fellowship exhibition to be held in the Student Union Art Gallery in October 2014 in conjunction with the University's Open House.

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Apply Online

Apply online at the following link: https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3CrKFrgVadv0cnj

NOTE: You will need the following information when completing the application:
1 - # of completed UWM credits through Fall 2013 (per course history in PAWS)
2 - Overall (cumulative) Grade Point Average (including Fall 2013 courses)
3 - # of completed credits only in Art & Design Courses including Fall 2013 (per course history in PAWS)
4 – Grade Point Average of Art & Design Courses completed (including Fall 2013 courses)

Application deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:59pm.

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