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Scholarships and Awards

Visual Arts offers these merit-based scholarships for studio art, art marketing, and art education majors. These are awarded based on academic excellence and artistic achievement, as well as the student’s involvement in the visual arts, the University of North Georgia (UNG), and the community.

 To be eligible, students must have a minimum of 12 credit hours and a 2.5 or better grade point average (GPA).

Please note that other scholarships and awards listed below may have different requirements.

The scholarships and awards are listed in the table below.

Scholarship Form

Visual art students can complete one form to be considered for all scholarships for which they qualify. A UNG login is required. If you have not yet been accepted to UNG, you cannot apply for these scholarships.

Time period for submissions will be updated here when announced. 

Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 visual arts scholarships form 

Decisions: Due to variations in policies and procedures, the timing of notifications may vary. Only students selected to receive a scholarship will receive a notification – students will not be notified if they are not selected for a scholarship.

Scholarship or award Description
The Artistic Excellence Scholarship Awarded to students who exhibit strong artistic growth and potential. Amount varies.
Bob Owens Award Presented each year to the most outstanding student. This award, which includes a monetary prize, was established in 2007 by Gwen Owens.
Bob Owens Art Scholarship A one-year award.
The Chestatee Review A non-monetary literary publication featuring selected writings and artwork of UNG students
Gloria Shott Fine Arts Scholarships Up to three one-year awards
Hal B. Rhodes III Art Student Exhibition Awards Best In Show, First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize, and Honorable Mention. Awards made by the guest juror to the top 5 works in the exhibition.
Hal B. Rhodes III Juried Student Exhibition Prizes Several prizes are awarded each spring to participants in the Hal B. Rhodes III Juried Student Exhibition. The recipients are honored at the reception, and a monetary award is granted to each.
Hal B. Rhodes III Outstanding Artist of the Year Award Presented each year to the senior who best exemplifies the campus leadership, departmental commitment, scholarly and artistic achievement, and professional dedication asked of art area majors. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
The Outstanding Achievement in Art Scholarship Awarded to students exhibiting outstanding artistic abilities and scholastic performance. Amount varies.
President's Choice Award Award chosen by Dr. Jacobs, president of UNG. The work chosen is displayed for one year in the president's office in Price Memorial Hall, and then enters the university's permanent collection.
Roy C. Moore Scholarships Awarded to students from Hall County in the UNG Visual Arts programs on any campus who exhibit strong artistic growth and potential.
Social Justice Award Award for the work demonstrating the greatest awareness of the need for tolerance, fairness, and equality in our global society.
Visual Arts Awards Visual Arts offers two merit-based awards to art students each spring semester.
Visual Arts Department Head Award Award chosen by Pam Sachant, head of the Department of Visual Arts.

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