Scholarships and Awards in the School of Art are available at the Bachelors and Masters levels to help students take advantage of the many opportunities of studying at a Tier One Research University. Merit-based and need-based funding enhance UH’s affordable tuition rates, making the School of Art an excellent value compared to peer institutions.
Students enrolled in School of Art graduate programs receive priority consideration for generous scholarship funds. Students enrolled in undergraduate discipline-specific BFA programs are automatically considered for scholarship funds.
To be eligible for a School of Art scholarship, students must meet and maintain the following general criteria:
Funds for School of Art scholarships may be awarded from the following generously donated endowments:
Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Scholarship
The Dean’s Artistic Excellence Scholarship is an annual scholarship in the amount of $4000, granted to students who demonstrate artistic excellence in the performing and visual arts and who are accepted to one of the programs in the McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston.
Eligibility criteria and a link to the scholarship application can be found on the College admissions page.
Graduate Fellowships for MFA Students
MFA students receive Graduate Tuition Fellowships from the UH Graduate School. These Fellowships offer considerable tuition remission packages for our students.
School of Art Funds
Travel Funds are competitive awards that support the travel of our graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty evaluate applications based on how the travel will facilitate essential thesis research, develop new or ongoing projects, or take advantage of special opportunities that will enhance students’ work.
Project-Based Funds are competitive awards for specific student-initiated projects. These are intended to help artists, art historians or designers bring a new project from idea to reality, by enabling students to enlarge, broaden or expand on an already existing project and foster collaboration between Art History and Studio students in the School of Art.