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Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants

Aida Cannarsa Snow Undergraduate Scholarships 

Aida Cannarsa Snow Scholarships of $2,000 are awarded annually to undergraduate students working towards a degree in History of Art (majors or double-majors). Applicants are chosen on the basis of both academic merit and financial need. Priority is given to applicants who have not received this award in prior years, but prior awardees are still eligible and encouraged to apply. 

Things to include in the submission portal:

  • Personal statement (short statement detailing the student’s interest in history of art – 200 words maximum)
  • Statement of financial need (short statement detailing the student’s financial need and explaining the impact of the scholarship – 200 words maximum)
  • Copy of student’s advising report

Academic Year 2023-24 applications will be due October 16, 2023. Applicants for this award cycle must plan to be enrolled full-time in Spring 2024. 

Howard Crane Memorial Fund Grants

The Howard Crane Fund in the Department of History of Art is designated to help graduate and undergraduate students in moments of financial hardship. Howard Crane was a longtime professor of Islamic art in our department, and the fund was established by friends, colleagues and former students in his honor and memory. It provides support for History of Art graduate students and majors for whom financial support would make a significant difference in their lives, reflecting the generosity and extraordinary kindness that Howard Crane exemplified as a professor, scholar, and friend.

Grants from the Crane fund are typically made in the amount of $500. Priority will be given to students who have not previously received a Crane Fund grant.

If graduate students or undergraduate majors are experiencing an acute need for financial assistance, they may make an application in person or via email to either the department chair or the department’s academic program coordinator, whoever they feel more comfortable explaining their situation and need to. Students may also approach a professor or advisor in the department, who can bring their request to the chair.

Applications for assistance are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis; the application consists of a short statement explaining why the grant is needed and what its impact would be.

Make a donation to the Howard Crane Fund

Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarship 

The competition is reserved for students pursuing a degree in the arts (includes History of Art). Eligible students must plan to complete an arts-based creative or research project before graduation. Awards generally range from $500 to $6,000.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed application form, including budget
  • Project proposal
  • Recommendation from Arts supervising faculty advisor

There are two submission deadlines: fall and spring.