Call for Entries: 2021-22 Undergraduate Art Scholarships
November 30, 2021
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The UNC Department of Art + Art History annual Art Scholarships are open to Undergraduate Studio Art Majors and Minors. Sharpe is restricted as described below. Candidates for the Sharpe and Kachergis Scholarships must also be enrolled for the following Fall semester.
This award will be made to one student whose work exhibits a “high standard of design.” The faculty interprets the word “design” liberally as it relates to the appropriate consideration and integration of formal concerns and craftsmanship with the content of the work of art. The recipient of this award will be honored at the Chancellor’s Awards ceremony in April. Awards are a minimum of $500.
George Kachergis was a studio faculty member who died during his teaching tenure. The University established an endowment known as THE GEORGE KACHERGIS STUDIO ART SCHOLARSHIP FUND in his memory. A student-designated panel selects award recipients. Multiple awards are made and are a minimum $500.
Dr. Lucia Anderson and her husband established this award to show appreciation to the Art Department for the classes offered here. The award money is to be used by a Studio Art undergraduate student to learn more about art by traveling or securing art supplies that the student could not otherwise afford. Awards are a minimum of $400.
While UNC alumni Jonathan Sharpe was not an art major, he created this scholarship in appreciation of his time spent in Art classes. Only students presently receiving aid administered through the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid are eligible. It is Mr. Sharpe’s intent that the funds not replace existing aid, but allow a studio art major to attempt work that would not be financially possible otherwise under the existing student aid allowance for supplies. However, the University has a policy that funds awarded may go automatically to pay outstanding bills, loans or to replace direct aid grants. Students wishing to receive this money in addition to existing aid will need to submit a proposal for the use of the funds with a detailed budget. One scholarship will be awarded specifically to underrepresented students who demonstrate need and promise to support diversity and inclusion in the arts. Underrepresented students include those who identify as BIPOC or LGBTQ. Selected by faculty, awards are a minimum of $500. Preference for this scholarship will be given to Juniors and Seniors.
Every year, the Art department commissions student work for the Alumni Sculpture Garden. Commissions are a minimum of $5,000 and the Department awards up to three commissions. The selection process occurs in three stages: Identifying interested students, a design phase, and the production of the work. Interested students may apply for one of six $500 design honorariums that are to be used to develop proposals. Honorarium recipients of this first phase are required to meet with Professor Hirschfield to learn about how to develop a proposal and the components that must be included. Proposals will be reviewed to select recipients.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
11/30/21 by 4 pm – Application deadline
1/14/22 – Notification of scholarship recipients
All participants must be currently enrolled Studio Art Majors or Minors.
ANDERSON AWARD, KACHERGIS SCHOLARSHIP, AND JULIAN PRIZE CRITERIA
All participants are eligible for these awards. All participants will be automatically considered for these awards.
SHARPE SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
Applicants must be juniors or seniors planning to enroll for the fall semester. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need as defined by the Office of Scholarship and Student Aid. Please contact OSSA for help determining your financial need status.
The application consists broadly of two parts: 1) the application form and 2) the submission of your work via SlideRoom. SlideRoom will allow you to save and edit your application progress, but the same is not true of the application form. If possible, it’s best to have your entry materials ready to submit before beginning the application form so you can complete it in one sitting. Preview the application here.
SHARPE SUPPLEMENTARY STATEMENT
If you plan to apply for a Sharpe scholarship, you will have the opportunity to submit a supplementary statement by uploading the complete Sharpe Statement form to your application: https://go.unc.edu/w5SKk
DISTINCT URLS FOR VIDEO, ANIMATION, OR COMPUTER-BASED WORKS
Videos and computer-based entries must be uploaded to a cloud-based platform such as YouTube or Vimeo. Each computer-based piece you submit must have its own unique URL.
A panel of jurors will review and score submitted artwork on the date of the Art Awards. During the review process, Department faculty and staff will process and verify results to ensure fairness and accuracy. The same work may be considered for as many awards as the student is eligible. The Department of Art and Art History reserves the right to award any or none of the available funds.
AWARD NOTIFICATION & FUND DISBURSEMENT
The University Cashier will be notified of scholarship award winners and will have responsibility for disbursing funds to students. Any scholarships will first credit outstanding debts on the student’s accounts. Any funding in excess of the amount owed will be issued as a residual check and released to the award recipient.