Undergraduate Scholarships

ScholarshipUniverse - MU’s new interactive scholarship portal. Please log in with your University pawprint & password and answer a series of questions to determine what School of Visual Studies scholarships you’re eligible for. You can then fill out the internal application & upload any required documents & images. Deadline to be announced. 

College of Arts and Science Scholarships

Mizzou Admissions - Scholarships

Student Financial Aid

Scholarship FAQ

College of Arts and Science Scholarships

The College of Arts and Science offers a variety of undergraduate scholarships funded by generous alumni and donors. These include both general annual scholarships as well as scholarships to support study abroad, internships, and undergraduate research – high-impact learning experiences that are foundational to undergraduate degrees across the College.

  • A&S annual scholarship application: deadline Feb. 1
  • A&S Global Experiences Scholarships
    • For study abroads and international internships for the Summer and Fall '23: deadline Feb. 1
  • A&S Career Development Scholarship (for unpaid or underpaid summer internships): deadline March 1

These are primarily need-based scholarships, which can be enormously helpful to those students who qualify. This may also encourage students to seek out opportunities like study abroad or summer internships now, knowing they may be able to secure funding for them.

All scholarships applications can be accessed and filled out at https://missouri.scholarshipuniverse.com/ 

Additional information can be found here: https://coas.missouri.edu/scholarships 


School of Visual Studies Scholarships

Hazel S. Burney Art Scholarship 
First preference for use shall be to provide scholarship awards to students majoring in the art program. The awards may be granted to both undergraduate and graduate students who are in good academic standing in the College.

Robert G. Bragg Scholarship Fund 
One or more annual awards shall be given to students enrolled in the Art Program.

Brooke & Ben Cameron Art Scholarship 
To provide one or more annual awards to outstanding junior or senior students within the School of Visual Studies in the College of Arts and Science. First preference shall be given to students deemed outstanding in the discipline of Printmaking. If no student is found to be eligible in a given year in that area, then the award can be made to any current students who are deemed outstanding in the discipline of Drawing. Awards shall be based on merit. If there are no qualified junior or senior candidates for this award, then the award can be made to a graduate student.

Matthew Fahey Cox Ceramics Scholarship 
One annual scholarship award shall be given to an undergraduate student entering his or her Junior or Senior year, who shows exceptional potential in the art of ceramics and has a strong interest in an artistic career as a production potter.

Michael C. Niles Grant in Art 
One or more awards given to a student deemed outstanding in the discipline of Printmaking. If no student is found to be eligible in a given year, the award can be made to any student deemed outstanding in the discipline of Drawing. Additionally, if no student is judged outstanding in a semester, the committee may select a student with financial need.

Redford Michael Perrine Scholarship 
Awarded to an undergraduate art major with a specified grade point who demonstrates excellence in the field of art.

Stealey School of Visual Studies Merit Scholarship
One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to outstanding undergraduate or graduate students with a focus within the School of Visual Studies. Preference should be given to students with outstanding academic and/or arts community contributions.

Richard and Patricia Wallace Endowment for the Arts 
This award is given to an undergraduate and/or graduate student demonstrating excellence in the field of Art. Demonstrated financial need.

John S. Weller Memorial Scholarship 
One or more awards will be given to students who are art majors who have demonstrated special talent and financial need.

Students may apply for more than one scholarship or award. Only one application form and one portfolio are necessary to apply for multiple awards. Please list all scholarships you’re applying for on the application form. Application deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024.

Compile a portfolio of recent work in a single PDF Document, not to exceed 12 MB. Include title, materials, dimensions, run-time (if applicable), and year for each piece. All work must have been made as a student at MU. Name Portfolio file:  Lastname_Firstname_SVS Scholarship

Images: 5-10 (including details shots).Images should be clear, high-resolution photographs. 

Neutral background or no background (cropped to edge). Each image file (JPEG, JPG) should be edited to be approximately 1200 pixels on the longest side or no larger than 1 MB  each. 

Video: 3-5 samples of video work. Combined run time not to exceed 5 min. In addition to information about the video work, please include link to web-hosted video files (Vimeo, Youtube, etc) in the PDF.

Images & Video: If submitting a combination of still images and video, include up to 5 images and up to 2 minutes of video. In addition to information about the video work, please include link to web-hosted video files (Vimeo, Youtube, etc) in the PDF.

Create a PDF with responses to these questions. [Limit of 200 words per question.]

  1. Portfolio Statement: Discuss the processes, themes, materials, and concepts of the artworks submitted in your Portfolio. Are there any common ideas or priorities? What media and materials did you use and why? What do you consider the strongest piece— why?  
  2. Personal Statement: Describe your motivations and influences—both internal and external—for your creative work. Consider these questions: How do your experiences and perspective inform why and how you make? How do you engage your community?  What goals do you have for yourself and your work?
  3. Impact Statement: How would receiving a scholarship help you achieve your goals or support your education? (Optional: if you have faced any personal or financial obstacles that you would like to address, please share here.)
  4. If applying for the "Stealey Scholarship," a list of arts community contributions will be required as a separate file