Department of Art & Art History

How to Apply for Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Art and Art History, California State University, Chico, scholarship competition takes place during the spring semester each academic year. Scholarships are awarded during the spring for implementation the following academic year. 

How to Apply

There are two steps in the application process:

  1. Fill out the University Scholarship Application. The 2020-21 scholarship application will open Jan. 2nd and close Feb. 22nd. Letters of recommendation are due by February 26th. ***Please Note: You MUST apply to the University Scholarship if you want to apply to the Art Dept. Scholarship.***

  2. Fill out the Art Department Scholarship Application. Please click on the appropriate link (right) for instructions and a checklist for your area of emphasis. Art Department scholarship applications and materials are due to the Art Office ASA, Taylor Hinchcliff, via email ( by March 12th, 5:00pm. If you are applying to the scholarship and have an emphasis in Art Education, please use the Application Instructions for Art Studio. 

General Information

Selection criteria for these awards are based upon scholarship, quality, merit, and with some scholarships, financial need. Awards are announced by mail.

The scholarship competition is open to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled declared art majors OR entering freshmen who declare an art major.

Art Specific Scholarships

Florence V. Ritchie (Interior Arch)

Luella Hopton Madsen (Interior Arch)

Janet Turner Memorial (printmaking)

Kenneth and Donna Morrow Memorial

Mary Ahlquist Memorial

Pedro Matrinez Memorial

Pierce/Trucksess Studio Art (first preference watermedia, then painting and drawing)

Richard Hornaday Memorial

Sarah Frisbie Hamilton

Ruby Ravekes

The Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kulijian Scholarship is also selected from Art, Music or Theatre majors.

Exhibition Awards

The Juried Student Art Exhibition

David & Shari Hopper Award

Sarah Canfield Anderson Award

Turner Print Museum Student Exhibition

Jerril Dean & Pat Kopp Student Print Prize

Paul Feldhaus Print Prize

Marion Epting Print Prize

The Jack Windsor Ink/Clay Prize