The Department of Art and Art History offers several scholarships and awards to help students pay for their education and build their resumes and portfolios.
Annual Student Art Exhibition
The juried UMKC Student Art Exhibition takes place each spring semester and is an excellent opportunity to showcase your artwork in a gallery setting. Monetary prizes are given for Best in Show, First and Second Places, and Honorable Mention.
Current and prospective graduate students in Art History and Studio Art are encouraged to apply for our department’s graduate assistantships. The GA assignment and responsibilities are determined based on the student’s experiences and merit in addition to the needs of the department. Common assignments include providing teaching support to a particular faculty member or working in the UMKC Gallery of Art.
There are several scholarships available exclusively to students in the Department of Art and Art History.
Currently enrolled students must fill out the Continuing Scholarship Application by March 1 to be considered for all departmental scholarships, as well as many college- and university-wide scholarships.
The College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Office has more information and a full list of department- and college-level scholarships available to current students.
The UMKC Financial Aid Office has more information regarding university-wide scholarships.