The Graduate Student Association offers the Outstanding Graduate Artist Award & Scholarship to recognize achievement in Fine Art. One $500 award is made to the Outstanding Graduating Graduate Artist and one scholarship is given to the Outstanding (continuing student) Graduate Student Artist. The scholarship is for $500, disbursed in two equal payments in the upcoming fall and spring semesters.
- Applicants for this award must be registered, full-time graduate students (minimum 9 credits) in good academic standing at the time of application.
- Members of the GSA Executive Council and Awards Committee, and persons involved with the judging process of any GSA awards, are ineligible to apply.
A guest juror will evaluate the candidates and decide the winner, and the juror's decision is final. Candidates will be evaluated based on artistic merit, demonstration of skill, ability to verbally communicate the conceptual and formal motivation of the artwork, and future promise to succeed as a professional artist.
Please submit your online application packet by 11:59 p.m. PST on the due date (Please check the GSA Events Calendar and Scholarship webpage for dates).
In addition to the application, there will be a studio visit with the guest juror.
• In order to be considered, students must sign-up for a scheduled studio visit with the guest juror. (Date and time to be determined and announced)
• During the studio visit, the graduate candidate must show their current body of work and discuss their motivations with the juror.
Outstanding Artist Award & Scholarship Online application
Important information: The GSA Awards Program is a highly competitive process. The decision of the juror is final. All applicants are invited to attend the GSA Awards Ceremony. Winners are expected to attend.