- Art Scholarships
ALUMNI DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP/ART
The Alumni Departmental Scholarship/Art is offered to an art major who has completed 32 or more credit hours of study and whose QPA is 3.2 or greater. This award may be renewable for up to three years as long as the recipient continues to maintain a 3.2 or greater QPA. Financial need is not a factor.
ART DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The student must be an Art major (pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science-Art Education, or Bachelor of Arts-Art History). The student must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits per semester) with at least 64 credits and have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0. Prospective recipients must be nominated by tenured-track department faculty members. Nominated students must also complete an application for the scholarship award.
RALPH AND MILDRED BRUCE ART SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in art education. Ralph and Mildred Bruce were faculty members at the University for many years and were committed to the overall development of students. The recipient must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) and have a cumulative QPA of 3.5 or better with a minimum of 48 credits. The scholarship is renewable through the completion of 128 credits on the condition that the student maintains a cumulative QPA of 3.5, continues to major in art education and demonstrates academic progress as determined by federal financial aid guidelines. Financial need may be a factor.
ANTHONY J. CHRZANOWSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Known and beloved by many, Mr. Chrzanowski was well respected for his community involvement and for his caring and cheerful personality. His sons David and Mark, along with friends and family, are establishing this scholarship not only to honor and cherish the memory of Mr. Chrzanowski, but also to encourage the same commitment to education, community involvement, and enthusiasm for helping others that he demonstrated during his life. The recipient of this award must be an entering freshman pursing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in either Applied/Media Arts. Preference will be given to a student from Erie County, Pennsylvania. This scholarship may be renewable through the completion of 120 credits provided the student maintains an overall cumulative QPA of 3.00 or better. The individual must be enrolled on a full-time basis during both the Fall and Spring semesters. Financial need is a factor.
AMIE' H. DOUCETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Awards are made to an Art major who has a minimum of 64 earned credits and a cumulative minimum QPA of 3.0. The Art Department Faculty is involved in the selection process. Financial need may be a factor if there are multiple candidates with identical credentials.
ECLECTIC ETCETERAS COFFEE HOUSE ARTS AND CRAFTS SCHOLARSHIP
Renee Thayer-Allison, owner of the Eclectic Etceteras Coffee House, has long been associated with the students, faculty, and programs at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is also a tireless advocate for the Edinboro business community. The award is to be used for freshman recruitment and should be made to a graduate of General McLane High School, Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The student must be pursuing a major or minor degree in the area of Fine Arts/Crafts (Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Textile Design, Weaving/Fibers, Wood/Furniture).
STEVE EMMETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Steve Emmett was a beloved professor of art at Edinboro University for many years. Steve was a two time graduate of Edinboro University receiving his BFA in 1980 and his MFA in painting in 1988. He was an integral part of the fabric of the greater Edinboro community for more than four decades. The student must be an undergraduate Art major a BFA in painting. The student must be enrolled full time, have earned a minimum of 60 credits, and have a minimum QPA of 3.0. Prospective recipients must submit a portfolio of no more than five pieces representative of their current work.
GEORGE FERGUSON STUDENT CERAMICS AWARD
This scholarship was developed by Ms. Donna Nicholas and friends of the Art Department in memory of George (Ferg) Ferguson, who taught in the Art Department from 1960 to 1986. The scholarship shall be awarded annually at the Edinboro University Student Art Show to an outstanding undergraduate ceramic student.
MICHAEL V. GMITTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is established as a memorial to Michael V. Gmitter. The student must be pursuing a major or minor degree in the area of Fine Arts/ Crafts (Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Ceramics, Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Textile Design, Weaving/Fibers, Wood/Furniture). The student must be enrolled full time for the Spring Semester (12 or more credits), have a minimum QPA of 2.0, and possess a minimum of 64 earned credits. The eligible candidate(s) may submit four to six recently created art or craft pieces for initial screening by the selection committee for the Spring competition. A jury of five, including three Edinboro University Professors from various areas within the Fine Arts/Crafts programs, and two community artists not associated with Edinboro University, will judge the competition and select the recipient of the scholarship award. Judging will be based on artistic ability, originality, creativity, analysis of detail, craftsmanship, power of design and overall presentation. Decisions by the jury will be final.
GERALD AND WILLIAM JACKSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Helen Jackson, the wife of Gerald and the mother of William, along with friends, family, and colleagues, established this scholarship in memory of Gerald and William Jackson, and also to encourage the same commitment to education, community involvement, and enthusiasm for living that they both demonstrated during their lives. The student must be an Art or English and Theatre Arts major, with a QPA average of 2.5 or above, having completed two consecutive semesters of a four-year program. The student must be enrolled in the Edinboro University Act 101 Program and have at least one parent of African-American descent.
PATRICIA R. JARVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Patricia R. Jarvis was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, and served in the U.S. Navy WAVES during the latter part of WWII. In 1946 Patricia applied to and was accepted by Edinboro State Teachers College. While in the registration line that September, she met her soon-to-be husband, Arthur Jarvis. They were engaged in December of 1946 and married on May 31, 1947. This scholarship is dedicated in loving memory to Patricia, a beloved wife and mother, by Art Jarvis and their four children (Robert, Karen, Richard, and James). The annual award will alternate between an Art Education major and a Secondary Education major in physics, chemistry, or mathematics.
KATZWINKEL ART SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded during the Fall and Spring semesters to an art student with concentrations in jewelry/metalsmithing or teacher education. It was developed by Mr. Henry Katzwinkel, a 1956 alumnus who taught courses in the Art Department for more than 32 years. The recipient must be entering his/her junior year, be enrolled full-time, and have 64 to 95 earned credits with a cumulative QPA of 3.25 or higher. Financial need may be a factor. If there are multiple students with identical credentials and artistic talent, the student with the greatest need will be awarded. This scholarship is not renewable. A jewelry/metalsmithing faculty member in the Art Department must be a part of the selection process.
KEN KOPIN ART SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Ken Kopin graduated with a bachelor's degree in art education from Edinboro University in 1961 and was a beloved art teacher in the Erie School District for many years. This scholarship was established to honor Mr. Kopin and to encourage student's commitment to education and art. The recipient of this award must be a full-time Art major, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, having earned a minimum of 60 credits and a minimum 3.0 QPA. Preference will be given to an inner-city public school student from the City of Erie. Financial need is a factor.
DONNA NICHOLAS SCHOLARSHIP FOR CERAMICS
This scholarship is to honor and pay tribute to Donna Nicholas and to provide financial assistance for students pursuing a degree in ceramic arts and to encourage their commitment to education and art as demonstrated by Donna. The student must be a Ceramic Arts major (pursuing either a BFA or an MFA in ceramics). The student must be enrolled full time and have a minimum QPA of 3.0. The student’s artistic ability is a determining factor in the selection process. Faculty members instructing ceramic arts in the Art Department will determine a selection process and choose the recipient of the scholarship, with referrals obtained from the Student Financial Support and Services Office as well as the Graduate Studies office.
GEORGE H. NICHOLAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was developed by Ms. Donna Nicholas in honor of her father, George H. Nicholas, who inspired the development of the animation program in the Art Department. It is awarded to a student majoring in one of the Art programs. Faculty member(s) instructing animation in the Art Department will choose the recipients. The student's animation and/or artistic ability is part of the selection process. The recipient must be enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester, have earned a minimum of 64 credits, and have a cumulative QPA of at least 2.5. Financial need may be a factor. This scholarship is not renewable.
DAVE WEINKAUF CINEMA SCHOLARSHIP
David Weinkauf was a professor in the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Art Department for 37 years, where he created and administered the University’s program in cinema (film, video, animation). The student must be pursuing a degree in the area of Applied/Media Arts with an emphasis in cinema. The student must have a minimum of 64 earned credits and a cumulative QPA of 2.5. The student must be enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester. Students meeting these qualifications may apply for the scholarship. The recipient(s) of the scholarship will be chosen by member(s) of the Cinema faculty. The scholarship will be awarded to a student(s) concentrating in live-action film/video. Financial need may be a factor.
THOMAS AND CLAUDIA ZAHORCHAK ART SCHOLARSHIP
Both Tom and Claudia Zahorchak graduated from Edinboro State College in 1971 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Art Education. The student must be an Art major (Art History, Applied Media Arts, Fine Arts/Crafts, or Art Education major). The student must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits per semester) with at least 30 credits and have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0. Students must complete an application for the scholarship award. An art department election committee appointed by the Department Chair will conduct the scholarship award process. Preference will be given to a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity or Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.