Scholarships for Art History Majors

Students of art history have an eye for beauty and a mind that can track the development of art over time. Like lots of other students, they also have to worry about the cost of education. There are scholarships, however, that can offset tuition costs for art history majors. Some are for specific colleges and universities that offer the subject, and others are awarded by national organizations that sponsor the arts. While some scholarships are specific to the study of art history, others cover all students majoring in the arts. These scholarships can be competitive, and qualifying students will have to show good academic standing and a passion for the subject. They may also have to prove financial need. Check out the art history scholarships below to find the perfect one for you.

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  • 30,000
  • 6 awards
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Museum Studies|Studio Art|Art Education|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|College Graduate|
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This fellowship was established to encourage students to explore interpretive careers in art museums, whether as future museum educators or curators. It also aims to strengthen the profession of museum educator within the art museum community and strengthen ties between museum educators and curators in the shared task of interpretive programming in art museums. This fellowship will help expand the range of promising career options available to students of art history and related fields. Eligible applicants are individuals who have completed a degree (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) in art history, art education, studio art, or museum studies. Application for this fellowship must be made by the art museum proposing to host a Kress Interpretive Fellow.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 35,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|History|American Studies|Political Science|Literature|Music History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society offers the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship. The scholarship is provided to scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. The program aims to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The awardee will receive a $35,000 twelve-month stipend.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Curatorial Research Fellowship Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • 54,636
  • 2 awards
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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A fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation offered to individuals with a doctoral degree to provide scholarly support for the Museum's curatorial program through focused art-historical research and cataloguing of the permanent collection.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 52,425
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|Urban History|American Studies|Decorative Arts|Architectural History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship is a two-year fellowship at the Museum of the City of New York. This fellowship is for recent PhD's in the urban history, American studies, decorative arts, architectural history, or related fields who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and pursue an independent research project related to MCNY’s collections or programs.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|Art History|Museum Studies|Studio Art|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College Graduate|
  • Character Trait: Show |Passion|Independence|Collaborativeness|Flexibility|
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Internship for recent college graduates or students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program who have a passion for both art and museum education.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 40 awards
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Philosophy|Environmental Science|English Literature|Asian Studies|Theology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Post-doctoral level study|
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Fellowship offered by The National Humanities Center to individuals with PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Fellowships at Historic Deerfield Organization of American Historians
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  • n/a
  • 7 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|History|American Studies|Architecture|Art|Design|Material Culture|Preservation and Museum Studies|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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A nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture open to junior or senior undergraduates.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|History|Anthropology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Post-graduate|
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This Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship at the Bard Graduate Center is intended to bridge the gap between objects as studied by conservators and objects as studied by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History, Archaeology, Anthropology). The fellowship is a two-year post-graduate fellowship sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is part of Cultures of Conservation.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Humanities|History of Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|Post-doctoral level study|
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This fellowship was established in September 2013 by the American Philosophical Society to benefit. The purpose of this fellowship is to benefit recent PhDs in the fields of history of science, art history, 18th- or 19th-century American history, or any other related humanities disciplines. Through this program, recipients will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project related to the collections or programs of the Society's library and museum.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Art History|Electronics|Photography|Graphic Design|Printmaking|Sculpture|Ceramics|Drawing and Painting|Fiber|Glass|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
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The John and Reiko Kuga Phillip Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of public high school from Hawai`i island. Applicants must be pursuing major in art history, ceramics, drawing and painting, electronic arts, fiber, glass, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
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  • 30,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Art History|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |U.S Institution|
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This fellowship was established to benefit graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Students must have a dissertation focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States and project should be focused foremost on the art object and/or image and employ an art-historical or visual studies approach. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship Delaware Higher Education Commission
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Art History|History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Political Science|Philosophy|Art|Economics|English|Sociology|Criminal Justice|Language|Social Work|Communications|Psychology|Human Services|International Relations|Mass Communications|Art Conservation|Black American Studies|Comparative Literature|Continental European Studies|East Asian Studies|Foreign Languages & Literatures|Latin American studies|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Delaware (DE)|Delaware State University (DE)|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding high school seniors who are planning to pursue a post-secondary education University of Delaware or Delaware State University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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