Scholarships for Visual Arts Students

The generosity of so many PSC supporters allows us to award over $23,000 in scholarships to our Visual Arts students each year. Pensacola State College students enrolled in a Visual Arts program may apply for any of the scholarships offered at the college, however, we have 11 endowed scholarships available only to Visual Arts students at Pensacola State College.

In addition to scholarships, The Pensacola State College Visual Arts Department awards numerous cash prizes and merchandise awards to student-winners in our annual Student Honors Art Exhibition.

To be eligible for scholarships from Pensacola State College, new students will need to apply for admission.

Please visit http://www.pensacolastate.edu/admissions or an Admissions office to apply.

Academic Excellence Scholarship for incoming freshmen

A two-year scholarship is awarded by each Academic Department or sponsor who conducts an Academic Excellence competition in their respective academic discipline, i.e. Visual Arts, Physical Sciences, Performing Arts, and Academic Programs. Recipients may be required to major in the academic discipline or topic in which they competed.

Anna Lamar Switzer Endowed Scholarship for incoming freshmen

Student must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled full or part-time as an art major in one of the Visual Art Department’s degree programs. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must be a United States citizen or resident alien. Student must be a graduate of an area high school (Escambia/Santa Rosa counties.) Portfolio of work should contain 10-15 examples of artwork, matted or appropriately presented (frames not required), as a sheet of 35mm slides or both. Scholarship will cover tuition, registration fees and/or books.

Carolyn D. Carter Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Recipients will be chosen by considering the following: first, the extent of the applicant’s commitment to a career in the visual arts; second, demonstrated ability by academic achievement and/or portfolio review; third, lack of financial support which would prevent the applicant from continuing art studies or would impose a severe economic hardship on the applicant. Preference will be given to a female. Scholarship is for tuition, books and supplies as required on the art syllabus.

Donna Fassett Scholarships

A $500 award to six Pensacola State College students in the arts that have completed at least one semester of college coursework. Each year the deadline is in mid-September and application is made through the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival.  Grant recipients are required to volunteer several hours during the festival in November. The announcement of grant awards is in October.  For more information, visit online.

Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Minimum $200 up to $1,000 per semester. Student must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled full-time or part-time. Must be in good academic standing and be a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to student majoring in Visual Arts. Scholarship will cover tuition, registration fees and/or books.

Harvey Rundquist Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Student must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled full-time or part-time majoring in Visual Arts. Student must in good academic standing. Student must be a United States citizen. Scholarship will cover tuition and/or books.

Julie Krause Endowed Scholarship

Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a part-time or full-time student majoring in visual or performing arts. Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.

Mark Price Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Student must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled part-time or full-time in an art related program. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien. Scholarship will cover tuition, fees, books and/or supplies as required by course syllabus.

Randy Grogan Kidd Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship commemorates a deceased art faculty member. Recipient should be an art major, holding a minimum 2.5 GPA. Scholarship may be used for tuition for art classes and supplies on syllabus.

Sam Marshall Scholarship

Student must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled full-time or part-time in a pre-engineering program. Must be in good academic standing or have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. citizen living in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties. Funds may be applied to fees, tuition and/or books.

The Aubrey Mullings Endowed Scholarship Fund

Student must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled full-time or part-time in a Photography Program. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a United States citizen or resident alien. Scholarship will cover tuition, fees, books and supplies required by the syllabus. Recipient should have a portfolio with 10-15 examples photographs, matted or appropriately presented (frames not required), or as sheet of 35mm slides, or both.

Cash Prizes and Merchandise Awards

awarded to student-winners of our annual Student Honors Art Exhibition
  • Annual Anna Award for graduating sophomore
  • Jaco’s Bayfront Grill Photography Award
  • Donna O’Neal Memorial Award
  • Palma D’Oro Ceramic Award
  • Suzanne Riley Art Award
  • The Paul D. Lyon Jr. Memorial Award
  • Tony Sam People’s Choice Award
  • Calagaz Photo Award
  • First City Art Center

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