Art & Design Resource Guide


Set yourself apart as one of the country’s most promising young minds through the Maryville University Distinguished Fellowships Program. This program is designed to help our most talented students compete for distinguished fellowships, such as the Truman, Goldwater, Udall, and Rhodes Scholarships. Distinguished Fellowship nominees from Maryville are talented, independent, and diverse. Winning one of these awards takes you to graduate study at world-renowned academic institutions or to travel in a foreign country where you will have the opportunity to enhance not only your intellectual ability but also to achieve personal growth.

Colleges and universities are invited to nominate students for many of these highly competitive, meritbased awards for graduate study at campuses around the world. The caliber of Maryville students in the past and the quality of the undergraduate education you receive here is recognized throughout the Midwest and the nation. This program has been developed to identify Maryville students that are strong candidates and assist them in competing for these national awards. Students receive help from faculty members during the application process, so you will be well prepared to compete. Contact Dr. Dohrman to indicate your plans to apply for one of these programs!

Fulbright mtvU Award

Award

These Fulbright grants offer recent graduates a chance to study some aspect of contemporary music as a form of cultural expression. This grant funds travel costs, language or orientation expenses, some medical insurance, and living expenses.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior devoted to the study of contemporary international music as a form of cultural expression.

Campus notice of intent to apply

January 1 of senior year

Campus Application Deadline

February 1 of senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

March 1 of senior year

How it Applies to Your Major

This scholarship would be perfect for a music therapy or music major on our campus, or any art and design student interested in the study of music.

Application Elements

  • Biographical Data Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Affiliation Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Foreign Language Forms
  • References
  • Transcripts
  • Outreach Plan and Supplemental Materials

Website

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-mtvu-awards

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Germaine Murray (gmurray@maryville.edu), Dr. Tammy Gocial, Dr. Larry Grieshaber

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Award

This award funds students to complete a two-year liberal arts B.A. degree at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England. This award covers all fees, room, and board during two academic years of study at St. John’s College, Cambridge University and summer living expenses. Travel to and from England is also covered.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior student who is a first generation college student and who is interested in the liberal arts. Applicants must be U.S. citizen, seniors (at the time of application), and first generation college student. All majors are eligible, but students must be interested in one of the following subjects: Archaeology and Anthropology,Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social and Political Sciences.

Campus notice of intent to apply

September 1 of the junior year

Campus Application Deadline

October 1 of the senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

November 1 of the senior year

How it Applies to Your Major

Three of the fields of study you can select are Archaeology, History of Art, or Music, which are all related to our Art & Design programs.

Application Elements

  • Application form
  • three 1,500 word essays
  • transcripts
  • two recommendation letters with form

Website

http://www.cic.edu/Programs-and-Services/Programs/Pages/Davies-Jackson-Scholarship.aspx

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

Rhodes Scholarship

Award

This award covers tuition and fees at the University of Oxford for 2-3 years of graduate study, plus a stipend for living expenses. Awardees pursue graduate study (masters and doctoral degrees) at the University of Oxford in any discipline. Scholars may not apply for the MBA in the first year, but after completing a different (one-year) master’s degree, they are allowed to pursue a one-year MBA degree. This award also covers the costs of travel to and from Oxford. Students apply through one of the 50 states (either home state or where they attend college).

What Type of Student Qualifies

The best 1% of students overall. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18-24 years old, and seniors or recent graduates at the time of Maryville University nomination. All majors are eligible. Applicants must show demonstrated success in athletics (broadly defined).

Campus notice of intent to apply

December 1 of the junior or senior year

Campus Application Deadline

Last week of the spring term of the junior or senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Early October of the senior year or the first year following graduation

How it Applies to Your Major

The University of Oxford has programs in Fine Art, History of Art, Music, and Film Aesthetics that would be excellent choices for Art & Design students.

Application Elements

University endorsement form, 5-8 letters of recommendation (at least 4 academic), 1000-word personal essay, resume, transcript, passport photograph, proof of citizenship.

Website

http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Technically unlimited, but practically, two likely Maryville endorsements each year

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Tom Spudich (tspudich@maryville.edu)

Marshall Scholarship

Award

The Marshall Scholarship is an award funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office for one or two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom to distinguished young Americans who will become leaders, opinion formers and decision makers in their own country. This award covers travel, tuition, books, and other expenses for graduate study at a university in the UK.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior with at least a 3.7 GPA who is interested in graduate study in the UK and who plans a career as a leader and contributor to improving UK-US understanding. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. All majors are eligible.

Campus notice of intent to apply

November 1 of the junior year

Campus Application Deadline

September 1 of the senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

October 1 of the senior year

How it Applies to Your Major

From the Marshall FAQ: “What I can do as a fine/creative arts student in order to prepare a strong application for the Marshall Scholarship? A: The Marshall Commission is always keen to select fine arts students. You should think carefully about the UK Institution you wish to study at, it must offer Masters level courses and be a recognised institution. A strong application is one that demonstrates that the choice of institution has been carefully considered and justification given on why that particular place is the best for that course.” Example from Previous Marshall Student Explaining what they did with their Scholarship: “My year at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, where I completed my Master of Performance in Musical Theatre on the first year of my Marshall Scholarship, was truly the best year of my life. I was not only challenged as an artist but also given the space to grow as a person, surrounded by an extraordinary group of individuals from around the world in a fantastic city. From performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to attending my first Scottish ceilidh, the opportunity to do this creative work with these people in Scotland was an experience that has shaped and inspired me for the rest of my life.”

Application Elements

  • Application form
  • four letters of recommendation
  • transcripts
  • narrative resume
  • first and second choice of preferred graduate programs in the UK
  • three essays (a personal statement, description of graduate program of interest, and question related to your interest in the UK)
  • Maryville endorsement form

Website

http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, but Maryville Endorsement is Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. John Lewington (jlewington@maryville.edu)

Fulbright US Student Scholarship for Research/Travel

Award

Fulbright grants fund year-long research or travel projects in international locations. The award covers travel costs, language or orientation expenses, some medical insurance, and living expenses.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior who has studied or traveled extensively aboard and who has an interest in doing a research project abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must hold a B.S./B.A. degree by the time of the award. All majors are eligible.

Campus notice of intent to apply

April 1 of the junior year

Campus Application Deadline

September 1 of the senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Mid-October of the senior year

How it Applies to Your Major

This scholarship includes several programs in virtaully every area of study. Visit the Fulbright website to review programs and find programs in your major.

Application Elements

  • Statement of grant purpose
  • personal statement
  • three reference letters
  • transcripts
  • foreign language evaluations (for some countries)

Website

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/thinking_teaching.html

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Germaine Murray (gmurray@maryville.edu), Dr. Tammy Gocial, Dr. Larry Grieshaber

Morris K. Udall Scholarships

Award

Scholarships of up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses awarded to students who have shown interest in the environment, tribal public policy, or Native health care. Additionally, this award funds a four-day summer orientation program.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A sophomore or junior who is planning a career related to the environment or a Native American who is interested in tribal public policy or Native health care.Applicants must be U.S. citizen, U.S. nationals, or U.S. Permanent Residents, full-time sophomores or juniors (repeat applications OK), and GPA of B or better. All majors are eligible.

Campus notice of intent to apply

December 1 of the sophomore or junior year

Campus Application Deadline

January 15 of sophomore or junior year

Official Deadline for Submission

March 1 of the sophomore or junior year

How it Applies to Your Major

This award funds students interested in the environment, and several Art & Design students are interested in sustainable building projects and housing.

Application Elements

  • Maryville nomination form
  • application form
  • 800-word essay
  • college transcript
  • three letters of recommendation

Website

http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

6; Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Linda Pitelka (pitelka@maryville.edu)


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