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The Art Department conducts exemplary experimental graduate and undergraduate programs emphasizing the importance of a broad background in the basics of visual arts, liberal arts and knowledge of the history and purpose of art. The nationally and internationally recognized faculty of visual artists provides a stimulating educational environment to prepare students for careers in a broad array of creative fields and/or graduate study. The program also supports and encourages the development of a visually literate community.

Degrees granted: B.S. in Art, B.S. in Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), M.A. in Art, M.A. in Art Education, and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.). A Ph.D. with a minor in Art Education is offered jointly with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Entrance requirements vary for each program. All degree programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  To schedule an Art Department tour, please call (608) 262-1660.

Contact:
Undergraduate Art Scholarships: Julie.ganser@wisc.edu
Graduate Art Scholarships: martz2@wisc.edu


Please click this link for the current Art Undergraduate Scholarship Application.




Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
The Betty J. Frazier and John Perry Wiltgen Scholarship is a memorial fund established by a bequest from Betty J. Frazier in 1996 in memory of her deceased son, John Perry Wiltgen. Mr. Wiltgen received his degree from the...
The Betty J. Frazier and John Perry Wiltgen Scholarship is a memorial fund established by a bequest from Betty J. Frazier in 1996 in memory of her deceased son, John Perry Wiltgen. Mr. Wiltgen received his degree from the University. Ms. Frazier graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in home economics.
Undergraduate students in art or art education. Talent, ability, and need will be considered.
The Carrie Jones Cady Scholarship was established to help a needy and outstanding student majoring in Professional Art (Applied Art), and who, upon graduation, intends to engage in some type of commercial art work.
The Carrie Jones Cady Scholarship was established to help a needy and outstanding student majoring in Professional Art (Applied Art), and who, upon graduation, intends to engage in some type of commercial art work.
Outstanding undergraduate students with an interest in professional (commercial) art.
The Catherine Esther Hokin Memorial Scholarship was created in Catherine's memory by her mother, the late Mabel R. Hokin, and her father, Lowell E. Hokin. This fund was established in 2001 by Catherine's parents.
The Catherine Esther Hokin Memorial Scholarship was created in Catherine's memory by her mother, the late Mabel R. Hokin, and her father, Lowell E. Hokin. This fund was established in 2001 by Catherine's parents.
Undergraduate junior or senior majoring in and demonstrating strong abilities in the visual arts. Preference given to a female student
The Catherine V. and Virginia E. Tenuta Scholarship is made possible by a gift from Virginia Tenuta and her late sister, Catherine. Both received bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin--Virginia's from the School of Education and Catherine's from the...
The Catherine V. and Virginia E. Tenuta Scholarship is made possible by a gift from Virginia Tenuta and her late sister, Catherine. Both received bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin--Virginia's from the School of Education and Catherine's from the College of Letters and Sciences. Both later completed master's degrees. Virginia taught in the Wausau and Kenosha public schools, with much of her career spent in guidance counseling. Catherine taught at Marquette University, at the UW Extension Centers in Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee, and in the Kenosha public schools.
Full-time undergraduate students who show a high degree of promise in their chosen field of study who have demonstrated achievement in high school or at the university, and have made volunteer contributions to school, community, or church. Preference for students who do not meet requirements for federal college assistance such as Pell Grants and are below the definition of high income family. Preference for students from Kenosha County.
The Dudley P. Howe Memorial Scholarship in the Arts was established as a gift/bequest from alumni and friends.
The Dudley P. Howe Memorial Scholarship in the Arts was established as a gift/bequest from alumni and friends.
Undergraduate students in Art or Art Education
The Edith L. Gilbertson Scholarship was established in 1984 with a bequest to the UW Foundation for the purpose of "advancing the field of art."
The Edith L. Gilbertson Scholarship was established in 1984 with a bequest to the UW Foundation for the purpose of "advancing the field of art."
Undergraduate art majors
The Elizabeth Sewell Scholarship in Art Metals was established in 2001 by the late William H. Sewell, UW Professor Emeritus of Sociology and former University Chancellor. The award honors his wife, Elizabeth Sewell, who began her career as an...
The Elizabeth Sewell Scholarship in Art Metals was established in 2001 by the late William H. Sewell, UW Professor Emeritus of Sociology and former University Chancellor. The award honors his wife, Elizabeth Sewell, who began her career as an artist in 1962 when she took jewelry-making classes at the Madison Area Technical College. Several years later she enrolled in the art metals program at the University. The jewelry and small sculptures she created won numerous awards.
Undergraduates studying art metals
The Elsie Iwen Ebling Scholarship was established in 2002 with a gift from the estate of Elsie Iwen Ebling and is intended for students pursuing degrees in art. Mrs. Ebling, who graduated from the Layton School of Art and...
The Elsie Iwen Ebling Scholarship was established in 2002 with a gift from the estate of Elsie Iwen Ebling and is intended for students pursuing degrees in art. Mrs. Ebling, who graduated from the Layton School of Art and Design in Milwaukee in the early 1920's, was a versatile artist who worked with oil painting, watercolor, pottery, wood carving, and sterling-silver casting.
Junior or senior undergraduate students majoring in Art who are graduates of Wisconsin high schools.
The Ethel J. Odegard Scholarship was established by a bequest to the UW Foundation for student scholarships. Ms. Odegard was a nurse from Whitewater, Wisconsin. Because of her appreciation of the fine arts, Ms. Odegard established scholarships for...
The Ethel J. Odegard Scholarship was established by a bequest to the UW Foundation for student scholarships. Ms. Odegard was a nurse from Whitewater, Wisconsin. Because of her appreciation of the fine arts, Ms. Odegard established scholarships for art students (undergraduate or graduate).
Undergraduates majoring in art selected on the basis of need and scholastic ability who in Ms. Odegard's words "strive to be industrious and good citizens."
Scholarship designed to honor former chair of the Art Department, Phil Hamilton, and to support undergraduate or graduate students in graphic design.
Scholarship designed to honor former chair of the Art Department, Phil Hamilton, and to support undergraduate or graduate students in graphic design.
The George Joseph Cramer Scholarship was established in 2000 by the Art Department with contributions made in memory of Professor Cramer's son who died suddenly.
The George Joseph Cramer Scholarship was established in 2000 by the Art Department with contributions made in memory of Professor Cramer's son who died suddenly.
Undergraduate in the Art Department, specifically a student working in glass.
This scholarship was established in 2001 with a gift from Kenneth D. Brown and the estate of Robert G. Kaentje. Both Mr. Brown and his long-time colleague and friend, Robert Kaentje, received degrees from the Department of Art in...
This scholarship was established in 2001 with a gift from Kenneth D. Brown and the estate of Robert G. Kaentje. Both Mr. Brown and his long-time colleague and friend, Robert Kaentje, received degrees from the Department of Art in the 1930's. They taught art in the Kenosha Public Schools and in various local venues for many years.
Undergraduate student studying painting
The Laurie Regan Art Scholarship was established in 1995 with a gift from art alumnae, Laurie Regan Chase. Ms. Chase is an emeritus member of the School of Education's Board of Visitors.
The Laurie Regan Art Scholarship was established in 1995 with a gift from art alumnae, Laurie Regan Chase. Ms. Chase is an emeritus member of the School of Education's Board of Visitors.
Undergraduates enrolled in the Art program
The Lois G. Roberts Scholarship is made possible by a gift from the estate of Lois Gertrude Roberts. Ms. Roberts received her bachelor's degree from the College of Letters and Science in 1926.
The Lois G. Roberts Scholarship is made possible by a gift from the estate of Lois Gertrude Roberts. Ms. Roberts received her bachelor's degree from the College of Letters and Science in 1926.
Undergraduates studying painting
The Margaret J. Martens Scholarship was established in April 2005 with a gift from Ms. Martens. Margaret was a 1950 graduate of UW-Madison and a dedicated teacher in Madison, Wisconsin for 33 1/2 years. She loved teaching art...
The Margaret J. Martens Scholarship was established in April 2005 with a gift from Ms. Martens. Margaret was a 1950 graduate of UW-Madison and a dedicated teacher in Madison, Wisconsin for 33 1/2 years. She loved teaching art to all levels of students. Her philosophy was that all children are creative and imaginative--all you need to do is pull it out of them!
Undergraduates majoring in art education in the upper one quarter of the class with demonstrated financial need
The Marie Thorsen Austin Scholarship Fund was established in 1984.
The Marie Thorsen Austin Scholarship Fund was established in 1984.
Undergraduates majoring in art; Preference given to graduates of South Division High School in Milwaukee. If a qualified applicant is not available, the scholarship may be given to student(s) who have graduated from any Milwaukee high school.
The Meika A. Alberici Memorial Scholarship fund was established in memory of Meika Alberici, a 1980 graduate of the Art program. Meika Alberici was, herself, an individual who was a first generation college attendee who came back to school...
The Meika A. Alberici Memorial Scholarship fund was established in memory of Meika Alberici, a 1980 graduate of the Art program. Meika Alberici was, herself, an individual who was a first generation college attendee who came back to school after being out of high school to earn her college degree in 1980.
Undergraduates majoring in art who are returning adult students, that is those who do not fit the traditional pattern of going directly from high school to college and/or first generation college attendees, and/or other students historically under-represented in higher education.
The Melvin F. and Beverly A. Butor Scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Professor and Mrs. Butor. Professor Butor is an emeritus faculty member of the Department of Art, having taught at UW-Madison for 25 years....
The Melvin F. and Beverly A. Butor Scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Professor and Mrs. Butor. Professor Butor is an emeritus faculty member of the Department of Art, having taught at UW-Madison for 25 years. Mrs. Butor's professional career was in the field of public health nursing. The Butors are deeply appreciative of the scholarships that provided for their own education and they want to be able to return the gesture.
Freshman and sophomore students who have financial need and who meet the high standards for enrollment in the art programs.
The Santos Zingale Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by Joan Zingale to honor the career and commitment to education of her husband, Santos Zingale, who was an emeritus professor in the Art and Art Education areas of the School...
The Santos Zingale Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by Joan Zingale to honor the career and commitment to education of her husband, Santos Zingale, who was an emeritus professor in the Art and Art Education areas of the School of Education.
Undergraduate art student with an emphasis in painting
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.