Scholarships & Awards

Schoolwide Scholarships

CROSSING THE CISTERN

Need help getting your GPA back on track? Crossing the Cistern is a one-year momentum program that helps students improve academic standing as well as support, challenge, and celebrate students along the path to graduation. The primary goals surround the inclusion, retention and well-being of students, with a particular focus on diverse student populations. The program provides scholarship support, academic advising, professional mentoring, extracurricular programming and interactive peer communities to help students navigate the academic experience. Duration is the 2021-2022 academic year. Learn more and view application.

2021-2022 Academic Year:
Application Deadline:  August 31, 2021 by 11:59pm 

THE MARION AND WAYLAND H. CATO JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Awards from the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund for the School of the Arts shall be restricted to undergraduate and graduate full-time and part-time students of the College's School of Arts who are pursuing a course of study as a declared major within the School of the Arts leading to an accredited degree and who also have financial need. (Financial need expressly includes students whose income exceeds government assistance criteria, but who can demonstrate a quantifiable need for assistance.) Preference will be shown to students under consideration for a Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Scholarship who show evidence of 1) having worked for pay or who are working for pay at the present time and 2) having worked without pay in some form of community service or who are working without pay in some form of community service at the present time. Learn more and view application.

2021-2022 Academic Year:
Application Deadline:  March 31, 2021 by 5:00pm 
Notification around: April 9, 2021
For more info, email Tiffany Gammell. 

 Departmental Scholarships


School of the Arts Alumni Awards

In 2011 the School of the Arts established an Alumni Awards program in order to honor those former students who have made significant progress in their careers, the arts or have given of themselves as donors and/or volunteers. Previous winners include:

2019
Achievement:
 Eric Sean Fogel ’97; Michael Ann Wilson ’00
Service:
 JohnPaul Schutz '00 
Young Alumnus:
 Ginger Vallen '05; Lauren Frances Evans '11, Giovanna Quattrone '15

2018
Achievement:
 Robert Condy ’99; Margaret Furniss ’00; Kevin Hamilton ’95 
Philanthropy:
 Matthew Kennedy ‘00
Service:
 Gregory Joye ’95 
Young Alumnus:
 Ashley Fabian ’13

2017
Achievement: Clay Ross ’98
Philanthropy: Lisa Roy ’06
Young Alumnus: Eliot Dudik’07; William Bennett ’04

2016
Achievement: Robert B. Snead ’02; Richard Evan Linder ’04  
Young Alumnus: George Patrick McLeer ’10; Tanya Garcia '11

2015
Achievement: Joseph Burwell '93  

2014
Achievement: Brian Rutenberg ’87 
Young Alumnus: Marco Sartor '03

2013
Achievement: Jill Hooper '94; Christie Will Wolf '99 
Philanthropy: Lily Mortimer '12 
Service: Eunjoo Yun '95
Young Alumnus: David Lee Nelson '00; Brooke Falk Permenter '06

2012
Achievement: Erick Avari '76; Allison Munn Holroyd '96 
Service: C. Michael Phillips '77; Liz Vaughan '09
Young Alumnus: José Lemos '01

2011
Achievement: Quentin Baxter '98; Mel Marvin '68; Paul Weidner '55 
Philanthropy: Valerie M. Barnet '84; Mary Q. Johnson '94; Sam Stafford, III '68  
Service: Charles Ailstock ‘00; Jackie Weber Ailstock ’94; Seth Gadsden ’03; Bob Snead ‘02; Hirona Matsuda ‘07
Young Alumnus: Margaret Anne Florence '02; Florencia DiConcillio '01; Donnetta Grays '99; Amanda Rose '02