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A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

Daap Completes $2 Million Renovation One

by Jermaine Fields | Sep 02, 2018
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A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

Daap Completes $2 Million Renovation Two

by Jermaine Fields | Sep 02, 2018
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A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles. A new DAAP contemporary design space bridges state-of-the-art technology with traditional principles.

Daap Completes $2 Million Renovation Three

by Jermaine Fields | Sep 02, 2018
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School of Art Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of numerous alumni and friends of the college, scholarships are available to students in the School of Art. There is an application process which varies by scholarship. Deadline dates will vary. Please review thoroughly the information links below to learn the requirements of those scholarships which pertain to you.

The DAAP college-wide and school specific scholarship application is closed. We will begin accepting applications in the spring of 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. More information regarding dates and deadlines will be available in the spring.

DAAP Sponsored

School of Art Scholarships

The William and Mary Bonansinga Scholarship

The William and Mary Bonansinga Scholarship supports School of Art students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who display exceptional academic excellence.

Amount
Varies

Eligibility
Students in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the School of Art.

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu 

Bob Clark Scholarship

A scholarship has been created in honor of Bob Clark , who generously advised the donor as she established a business designed to benefit America's Wildland Firefighters. The donor wishes to acknowledge Mr. Clark's contribution by making this award available to a student in DAAP, from which his son graduated. Students in the third or pre-junior year of programs in the School of Design and School of Art are eligible for this award. To be considered, students must be in good standing and have demonstrated financial need.

Amount
Varies

Eligibility
Students must be in good standing in the School of Design or School of Art and have demonstrated financial need.

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu

Beverly Helmbold Erschell Endowed Scholarship

The Beverly Helmbold Erschell Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to a School of Art graduate student who displays exceptional academic and creative excellence.

Amount
Varies

Eligibility
School of Art graduate students

Submit

  • Ten images of your strongest work with your application

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu

Robert Fabe/Cook-Trane Fine Arts Award

The Robert Fabe/Cook-Trane Fine Arts Award assists students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and is given each year to the student(s) judged during Foundations Review.

Amount
Varies

Eligibility
Bachelor of Fine Arts students participating in the Foundations Review in April

Information
School of Art
6431 Aronoff
513-556-2962
daapsoa@uc.edu 

Mary Ann Meanwell Art History Research Support Scholarship

The Mary Ann Meanwell Art History Research Support Fund was established to be used to support student research in art history.

Amount
Varies 

Eligibility
Student must be an art history major or graduate student of art history in the School of Art at DAAP. Non-traditional students with financial need will be given preference. 

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu 

Kristi A. Nelson Scholarship in Art History

The Kristi A. Nelson Scholarship in Art History supports students in art history undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the School of Art.

Amount
$5,000 conferred upon one student each academic year

Eligibility
Students must be in an undergraduate art history major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or graduate student of art history with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the School of Art at DAAP. Students with financial need will be given preference.

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu 

Kristi A. Nelson First Year Scholarship in Art History

The Kristi A. Nelson First Year Scholarship in Art History for incoming art history majors and graduate students of art history.

Amount
$1,000 conferred upon one student each academic year

Eligibility
Students must be a confirmed incoming undergraduate art history major or incoming graduate student of art history in the School of Art at DAAP. Students with financial need will be given preference.

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu 

Dr. Jonathan B. Riess Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Dr. Jonathan Riess, a longtime professor of art history in DAAP. This fund provides scholarships to art history students who demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the field, leadership and service. The recipient(s) of this scholarship is to be chosen based on academic merit.

Dr. Jonathan B. Riess (1947-2006) was a beloved teacher, colleague, and scholar of Italian Renaissance art and the Arts and Crafts movement at the University of Cincinnati for 30 years. His students and peers have established this fund to honor his legacy and provide the first-ever tuition scholarship for undergraduate art history majors at UC.

Amount
Varies

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu 

The Jane Alden Stevens Art Materials Scholarship

The Jane Alden Stevens Art Materials Scholarship was established to help School of Art Fine Art students purchase materials and supplies to further artistic research in the College of DAAP. Materials and supplies can be defined as any resource used by an art student to create artwork. The award is based on the excellence of artwork shown at the Undergraduate Review and an essay outlining why they need financial assistance. Once a student is selected, he/she will receive the award over the course of his/her remaining terms of study in the Fine Arts program.

Amount
Varies

Eligibility
Undergraduate Review participants in the School of Art with a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Submit
Email the following as one pdf file to daapsoa@uc.edu:

  • Digital portfolio containing 10-15 examples of your best artwork.
  • Essay outlining financial need

Deadline
Materials must be submitted to the SOA office by October 1

Information
School of Art
6431 Aronoff
513-556-2962
daapsoa@uc.edu

The Jean Tatgenhorst Conrad Travel Fellowship Fund

This travel fellowship fund is available for fine arts or art history juniors who wish to travel during break. Students will submit a 3-5 page synopsis of their experiences gained through the assistance of the fellowship within 30 days of travel completion. The donor will receive a copy of this paper.

Amount
Varies

Eligibility
Juniors in Fine Arts or Art History

Submit

  • CV/resume
  • Letter of intent - This should provide clear details about where, when, and why you want to visit a particular city, art collection, or archaeological site. It should outline the potential impact upon your art or art history research.
  • An itinerary
  • A budget including the type of expense and costs. Provide greater detail only if necessary for understanding the budget.
  • Names of 2 faculty members that would support you

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu

Grover C. Thomas Scholarship

Grover C. Thomas was the son of an Armco Steel Company machinist and his wife, Mr. & Mrs. A. A. Thomas, and a graduate of Middletown High School. He served in Europe during the second World War as a member of the U.S. Army's 78th (Lightning) Infantry Division and was awarded the bronze star for actions during the Battle of the Bluge. After the war, he briefly attended the University of Cincinnati studying art, before moving to New York City to live and work for a time. He returned to Middletown and went to work for Armco where he remained for over 30 years in different jobs in Middletown and Columbus, Ohio. After retiring, he traveled around the world with his wife, Martha Miltenberger Thomas; worked as a volunteer at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus; and was an important member and officer of the Columbus Calligraphy Guild. Art was an important part of his life, whether doing work on company items for his offices at Armco or painting and calligraphy in retirement. He was recognized for his lifetime contributions by the Columbus Calligraphy Guild at a special ceremony in 2010. His love of art is carried on by his children and grandchildren, and his family hopes this scholarship will allow others to do the same in the future.

Amount
$1,000

Eligibility
School of Art majors and minors in DAAP, with preference to students from Middletown High School, and/or those who have demonstrated financial need.

Information
DAAP Student Affairs
Aronoff 5470
513-556-1376
daap-admissions@uc.edu 

Martin Tucker Travel Scholarship

The Martin Tucker Travel Scholarship is for fine art students in the School of Art who have participated in the annual New York Trip, and display exceptional academic excellence.

Amount
$500

Eligibility
School of Art students who participated in the annual NY Trip.

Submit

Email a statement by March 15th demonstrating how the NY Trip affected you as an artist or in your artwork.

Information
School of Art
6431 Aronoff
513-556-2962
daapsoa@uc.edu

Visual Art Education Student Travel Award

Narendra T. Sheth (1929-2013) was a lifelong educator who loved to travel all over the world during his lifetime. An immigrant to the United States from India he took a long bus trip from NYC to Houston to begin his Graduate education at Rice University. At 60 years old he joined the Peace Corps to teach Math Educators in Ghana. This Travel Award honors Narendra T. Sheth’s life and legacy by supporting travel connected with the pursuit of educational goals.

Amount
$500

Eligibility
The scholarship consists of four $500.00 grants for students pursuing Art Education Licensure (including Undergraduate and Non Matriculated students) and Art Education graduate students. The award supports travel and accommodation expenditures for the following purposes:

  • Presenting at a National Art Education Association (or related) Conference (first priority)
  • Attending a National Art Education Association (or related) Conference (second priority)
  • Student teaching Abroad (third priority)
  • Awards will be decided by SOA director and Art Education faculty based on the students' excellent academic performance, evidence of involvement in the Art Education and/or DAAP communities, and financial need.

Submit
Submit an application before travel and by the posted deadline. Your application must include the following components:

  • Description and Rationale for the trip:
    Compose a short essay that describes your travel plan and explains how this travel will advance your studies (400 word max).
  • Budget:
    Include an itemized outline or list of the anticipated expenses for the trip.

Submit your travel award application as an email attachment to the School of Art Office (daapsoa@uc.edu) by 5pm on December 1. The subject heading of the E-mail should read: “Application for Visual Art Education Travel Award.”

Deadline
December 1

Information
School of Art
6431 Aronoff
513-556-2962
daapsoa@uc.edu

Wolfstein Freshman Scholarship

This is a portfolio based scholarship available to entering freshmen in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program or the Pre-Art program.

Amount
Varies

Eligibility
Entering full-time freshmen students in the Fine Arts or Pre-Art programs.

Submit
Email the following as one pdf file to daapsoa@uc.edu:

  • Image list that includes your name, email and phone number at the top, followed by the titles of work including the size, medium, and year created.
  • Digital portfolio containing 10-15 examples of your best artwork.

Deadline
February 1

Information
School of Art
6431 Aronoff
513-556-2962
daapsoa@uc.edu

Wolfstein Travel Fellowships

Traveling fellowships of up to $2,500 are available each year, and are awarded on a competitive basis, to either juniors or first-year graduate students in fine arts, for national or international travel. The fellowships made possible by the Isabel Meta Wolfstein Fine Arts Fund are awarded based on submission of travel itineraries and statements of relevance by qualified applicants.

*If you receive this award you agree to have your application held in the School of Art office for future applicants to review up to 5 years.

Amount
Up to $2500

Eligibility
Bachelor of Fine Arts junior or first year Master of Fine Arts graduate student for travel during the summer.

Submit
Applications should include:

  • Travel proposal and statement of educational justification
  • Travel itinerary
  • Travel budget
  • Supporting information (brochures, price quotes, railway schedules, etc.)
  • Names of two SOA faculty recommenders
  • Current resume

Submit your travel award application as an email attachment to the School of Art Office daapsoa@uc.edu by 5pm on January 31. The subject heading of the E-mail should read: “Application for Wolfstein Travel Fellowship.”

Deadline
January 31

Information
School of Art
6431 Aronoff
513-556-2962
daapsoa@uc.edu

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External Scholarships
The following scholarships are not affiliated with DAAP, but offer scholarship opportunities for School of Art students.

School of Art External Scholarships

Magro Foundation

The John L. Magro Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to provide monetary assistance to students of exceptional merit obtaining a degree in the fields of music, art, theater, or science. More Info

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