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Graduate Study Grant in Art and Art History

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This grant of $200 is intended to provide the art history or studio art major with textbooks or art supplies during her/his first semester as a graduate student in art history, studio art or a related area. The applicant must be a declared art history or studio art major in good standing and must have been enrolled in classes at Oakland University for two consecutive (fall/winter) semesters prior to their first semester in a graduate program. To apply, the student must complete an application form and submit a copy of a letter of acceptance from a graduate program in art history or studio art prior to the first semester of study. Art history and studio art alumni may also apply for this grant up to one year after graduation. After completing her/his first semester of graduate study, the student will send us a brief note regarding his/her academic progress. Obtain applications in the Art and Art History Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall.

Amount$200
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John B. Cameron Endowed Travel Award in Art History

Description

The John B. Cameron Endowment in Art History was established in 2010 to encourage art history students to travel abroad.  Professor Cameron taught art history at Oakland University for 43 years before his death in 2008.  Although a scholar of French Romanesque architecture and sculpture, he also collected and studied nineteenth-century French photography, especially the glass stereographs of the Ferrier & Soulier.  Travel abroad made a difference in his lief.  The faculty of the Department of Art and Art History would like to make a similar difference in the lives of art history majors.


Defining the Awards:  Students may use awards to support travel to Great Britain, Europe and Asia.  This can be private individual travel, travel in a group, or travel and student for academic credit.  Travel should be completed by the end of 2016.


Eligibility:  John B. Cameron Endowed Travel Awards are granted to undergraduate students with at least a junior class standing and a declared art history major, art history alumni up to one year after they graduate from Oakland University, and art history alumni who enter an advanced degree program in art history up to two years after they graduate. Alumni will be required to enroll in a post-graduate class or program in art history at Oakland University which includes or requires such travel (e.g. AH396 Directed Study Abroad in Art History-1 credit).


Applications: 

  • Applicants must complete a cover sheet, identify a faculty sponsor, and provide a personal statement describing where they intend to travel and why such travel would make a difference to their education.
  • Provide a copy of a current official OU transcript.
  • Application forms are available in 310 WH.  Return completed applications to 310 WH.


Application Deadlines: 
Monday, February 8, 2016
AmountStarting at $1000. Awards will not be given in cash, but in the form of reimbursement. Students awarded funds will be requried
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

Marion Adams Bunt Endowed Fund in Art and Art History

Description

The Marion Adams Bunt Endowment Fund awards are granted to undergraduate majors in either studio art or art history.  Mrs. Bunt was a former staff member in the Department of Art and Art History and an art history alumna from Oakland University.


Defining the Award:  Students may use awards to support curricular and extracurricular activities that will enhance their educational experience as studio art or art history majors.  This includes individual and/or group travel and study in the United States and abroad, attendance at conferences and symposia, driving costs associated with internships, and other research or creative activities.  Students may apply individually or as a group.  Examples: a group trip to a museum outside of southeast Michigan, the production of an artwork requiring funds not normally available to a student, a research trip to a library, travel abroad on a study program or tour (e.g. Oxford Studies). 


Eligibility:   Students must be declared in art history, graphic design and studio art majors in good standing.


Applications:  Applications should consist of the following: a title, a description of the project or activity, an explanation of how the award will enhance the applicant's educations experience, the time frame for the award, and a budget page explaining how the project will be funded (including personal funds and/or other sources of funding).

Each application must have a faculty sponsor who reviews the application and the budget.  The faculty sponsor should be the person most closely associated with the proposed activity.  Applications must include a statement of support by the faculty sponsor. 


Application Deadlines:  Friday, November 6, 2015 and Friday, February 12, 2016

AmountThe size of the award is flexible. The Department prefers to make awards to as many students as possible. The awards, however,
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

Mark Murphy Endowed Scholarship in Photography

Description

The Mark Murphy Endowed Scholarship was established in 2000 by the family and friends of Brian Murphy, Professor of English, and the Department of Art and Art History.  It honors the memory of Professor Murphy's son Mark, who was a photographer and graphic designer.


Defining the Award:  The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate studio art major at Oakland University who shows promise in the field of photography. The scholarship recipient may reapply in subsequent years.  The maximum length of time that a student may receive the scholarship is for three years.


Eligibility.  Applicants must:

  • be a full-time students
  • have sophomore standing or above
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA at Oakland University
  • be enrolled in at least one studio art class in which course work may be completed in photography during the year in which the scholarship is held

Application:

  • Applicants must complete a cover sheet and provide a personal statement describing why the candidate should be a recipient of this scholarship and how studying photography has influenced the candidate's creative and intellectual perspectives.
  • Submit a portfolio of 5-10 photo-based works.
  • Application forms are available in 310 WH.  Return completed applications to 310 WH.

Application Deadline:  Monday, December 7, 2015
Amount$750. The funds will be applied toward the recipient's Winter 2016 tuition.
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

Meadow Brook Hall Assistantship in Art and Art History

Description

This annual assistantship was established by Meadow Brook Hall to provide research and curatorial experience to an undergraduate student majoring in the Department of Art and Art History.  It is supported with funds by Meadow Brook Hall.


Defining the Award:  The Meadow Brook Hall Assistantship may involve a collections management project and the training of volunteers to care for the collections under the supervision of the Meadow Brook Hall curatorial staff.  A departmental selection committee will identify three finalists.  These students will be interviewed by Meadow Brook Hall curatorial staff, who will make the final selection.


Eligibility.  Applications must:

  • be art history or studio art majors
  • have completed 20 credits in the major, at least 8 of which must be at the 300-level or about at the end of the semester in which they apply
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in the major

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 11, 2016

AmountMaximum award amount is $500. ($10 an hour up to 50 hours)
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

Mildred B. Matthews Scholarship in Art History

DescriptionThe Matthews Scholarship honors Mildred B. Matthews, the wife of George T. Matthews.  Mildred Matthews was an art historian specializing in American Art who taught at Oakland University in the early years of the department.  The scholarship is funded by an endowment established by George T. Matthews, a charter member of the Oakland University faculty, former Chair of the Department of History and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

 
Eligibility.  Applicants must:
  • be a declared art history major in good standing
  • have completed 20 credit hours in art history prior to application 
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in art history
  • have participated in extracurricular art or art history activity
  • have been enrolled as a student at Oakland University for both fall and winter semesters. 

Applications:

  • Applicants must complete a cover sheet and provide a personal statement describing why the candidate should be a recipient of this scholarship and how studying art history has influenced the candidate's intellectual perspectives.
  • Include a description of course work completed and any participation in extracurricular activity related to art and art history (e.g. La Pittura, student internship, museum docent).
  • Application forms are available in 310 WH.  Return completed applications to 310 WH.

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 11, 2016


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Amount$500. The funds will be applied toward the recipient's tution during the next semester enrolled.
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

Service Award in Art and Art History

Description

This annual award in art and art history was established in 2006 to acknowledge an undergraduate student who has shown extraordinary citizenship to the art community during the academic year. Anyone at the university or in the community may nominate a student for this award. Students may not, however, nominate themselves.  The funds for this award have been provided by gifts to the department from faculty, staff, friends, and alumni.


Defining the Award:  The Student Service Award in Art and Art History is given to an art history, graphic design, or studio art major who has volunteered his/her service to advance art at either Oakland University of in the broader community.  Examples: an officer in La Pittura, organizing a public art exhibition, helping an arts organization (e.g. Paint Creek Center for the Arts), or serving as a docent in a museum.   A nominated student cannot have received wages or other compensation for the work.However, s/he may receive Oakland University credit for the activity (e.g. internship).


Eligibility:
  • The student being nominated must be a declared art history, graphic design, and  studio art major in good standing.
  • The nominated student must have been enrolled as a student at Oakland University for both fall 2015 and winter 2016 semesters.


Nominations:
  • The Individual nominating a student must provide a statement describing why the student being nominated should be a recipient of this award.
  • Nomination letters should be addressed to Professor Susan Wood, wood@oakland.edu


Application Deadline:
Monday, April 18, 2016
Amount$150
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

Study and Travel Grant in Art and Art History

DescriptionDepartment of Art and Art History

The Study and Travel Grant of $200 is intended to provide the art history or studio art major with the funds to pay for entry fees to museums and architectural monuments while studying and/or traveling in countries other than the United States and Canada. The applicant must be a declared art history, graphic design or studio art major in good standing and must have been enrolled in classes at Oakland University for two consecutive (fall/winter) semesters prior to the proposed study and travel. To apply, the student must complete an application form and submit a copy of the airline ticket prior to travel. Upon returning, the student will write for our departmental records a brief description of how the grant was used.

Students may wish to enroll in AH396 Directed Study Abroad in Art History in conjunction with their travel. Obtain applications in the Art and Art History Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall.

Werner Holzbock Humanities Scholarship in Art and Art History

Description

The Holzbock Scholarships were established by Werner Holzbock to support undergraduate students majoring in humanities disciplines at Oakland University.  The award is supported by an endowment administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.


Defining the Awards:  Multiple scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate student majors from the departments of Art and Art History, English, History, Linguistics, Modern Languages, or Philosophy.


Eligibility for Holzbock Scholarship in Art and Art History:  Applicants must:

  • have completed 62 credits (i.e. be entering their Junior or Senior Year)
  •  have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and at least 3.6 in their major
  • and have earned at least 16 credits in their major at Oakland University.

Applications:
  • Applicants muse complete a cover sheet and provide a personal statement describing why the candidate should be a recipient of this scholarship and how studying art or art history has influenced the candidate's intellectual perspectives.  
  • Provide letters of recommendation from two faculty members.
  • Provide a copy of a current official OU transcript.
  • Application forms are available in 310 WH.  Return completed applications to 310 WH.

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 11, 2016

AmountAmount will vary depending on year. Recipients will be required to enroll at OU for at least 12 credits in each of the two term
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

Writing Excellence Award in Art and Art History

Description

The annual Writing Excellence Award in Art and Art History recognizes undergraduate students at Oakland University who show superior skills in research, writing and critical thinking.  The awards are funded by gifts from faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Department of Art and Art History.


Defining the Awards:  There are three writing categories: (1) formal, documented research papers over 7 pages in length, (2) critical essays or short papers under 7 pages in length, and (3) artist statements.


Eligibility:  Any Oakland University undergraduate student may submit for consideration a paper written for an art history, graphic design or studio art course at the 200-level or above in which s/he was enrolled for credit during the 2015-16 academic year.  Students may submit a paper in each category, but only one submission per category.


Application Deadline:  Monday, April 18, 2016

AmountThe awards: Research Paper: First Prize $150, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $75. Critical Essay or Short Paper: First Prize $10
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu