Scholarships for Current Students
Scholarships for Art Majors and Intended Majors
To be eligible for scholarship awards incoming freshmen and sophomores must have specified art as their INTENDED major and must enroll in certain courses as specified in the award letter; juniors and seniors must have DECLARED an art major. Awards are announced in the spring term each year.
Eligible students must submit portfolios and Scholarship Application Form at the designated time. Dates are announced and posted for continuing students. Incoming students should refer to the scholarship guidelines and application deadlines posted on the website. Scholarships are not automatically renewed; therefore, students must reapply each year. A scholarship information sheet is required for each applicant. Portfolios will be reviewed by all department faculty members. Awards will be made on the basis of potential, ability, performance in the department, dedication and responsibility. Financial need is also a consideration for some scholarship funds.
The following scholarships are available:
Targeted to freshmen although sophomores, juniors and seniors also are
considered. Incoming freshmen are eligible for this scholarship; they
may apply by submitting portfolios to the Department Chair by November
15 (Early Decision) and January 15 (Regular Decision). The Financial
Aid Committee (or Financial Aid officer) must approve selections.
Available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Awards may be made to one or more students.
Generally awarded to upper level students demonstrating financial need, high moral character and strong creative potential in the visual arts.
Hines Art Scholarship:
Awarded to students demonstrating financial need, high moral character and academic and artistic promise.
Rotating scholarship available to art students only once every fourth year. May be awarded to either one or two outstanding students.
Rotating scholarship available only to juniors and seniors majoring in business, economics or liberal arts. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue a career in advertising, public relations, communications or graphic arts.
Thomas E. Flowers Scholarship:
Awarded to full-time Furman students majoring in art who have demonstrated quality work, exemplified high moral character and shown academic promise.
Glen E. Howerton Scholarship
Awarded to full-time Furman students majoring in art who have demonstrated quality work, exemplified high moral character and show academic promise.
William A. Leslie Jr. Scholarship
One or more scholarships awarded to deserving and worthy students who are juniors or seniors majoring in Liberal Arts and planning to pursue a career in advertising, publications, communications, or graphic arts.
Sidney L. Lowe Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior who is seeking a career in advertising either as a graphics artist or in advertising marketing.
Scholarships are awarded contingent upon the student's continued performance, diligence in his or her work, and dedication to achieving excellence. Students who receive scholarships are role models for their peers, and their work in the department reflects on the department as well as on themselves.
These criteria should be maintained for the student to continue receiving the scholarship. Should the student change his or her major to another department, the art department chair must be notified. Any unused portion of the scholarship will be forfeited. If the student changes the major from art and has not notified the department, or if the student has taken only art courses which apply toward the General Education Requirements, the department may ask that scholarship monies be returned. In addition, all policies, rules and regulations that direct student life at Furman, as stated by THE HELMSMAN, apply to scholarship recipients. If students do not maintain the standards, the scholarship may be revoked or reduced by a majority decision of the art department faculty.