Scholarships in Art & Art History

We strongly encourage students to apply for scholarship awards for the study of Art or Art History. These awards are based on merit, and are evaluated and selected by appropriate committees. Students may apply for more than one award, if eligible; however, only one scholarship award per student is permitted. The scholarship will be credited to your university account as follows: half of the award will be made during the fall semester, and half in the spring semester. Each award requires a specific application procedure, as noted below. The deadline for all scholarship award applications is the first Monday in April by 5 p.m. in the Art and Art History office.  Any applications arriving after 5pm on that day will not be considered. All applications are found on line (click on the links below). Announcement of awards will be made in early May.

Art

Joseph Palin Thorley Scholarships in Art
Eligibility: junior majors and minors in Art (with the exception of Architecture). Established in 1988 with a legacy from the donor, an internationally known ceramicist, these awards are based on merit.

J. Binford Walford Scholarships in Architecture
Eligibility: Current students studying Architecture in the Department. Incoming freshmen are also eligible to apply. These awards were established in 1979 with a legacy from J. Binford Walford, an architect well known in Virginia, and his wife Aurelia Behm Walford. Awards are based on merit.

Art History

Leslie Cheek Jr. Scholarship in Art History
Eligibility: All declared majors who are studying Art History in the Department. Leslie Cheek was the Chair of the Department in 1937-39, a distinguished critic, and the acclaimed Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. This award, established in 1979, is based on merit. Applications consist of a statement (500 words) of how your study of art history relates to your career objectives; a current transcript from BannerWeb; and one letter of recommendation from an Art History faculty member.

J. Binford Walford Scholarships in Architecture
Eligibility: Current students studying Architectural history in the Department.  Incoming freshmen are also eligible to apply. These awards were established in 1979 with a legacy from J. Binford Walford, an architect well known in Virginia, and his wife Aurelia Behm Walford. These awards are based on merit.