Scholarship Application Process Academic Year 2024-2025 2024-2025 Scholarship Application The Lamar Dodd School of Art Scholarship program encompasses annual scholarships awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, including merit- and need-based support, area awards, and a few study abroad scholarships. It does not include graduate fellowships awarded to incoming graduate students or UGA Cortona Study Abroad awards; find more information about these awards and their requirements below. Scholarship recipients are announced by late spring, and scholarship funds are awarded for the subsequent fall semester. Lamar Dodd School of Art scholarships are made possible through generous contributions to the School that recognize and encourage academic and professional achievement. Please carefully review our timeline, requirements, and process below before consulting our lists of awards and submitting an application! In order to apply for scholarships, Lamar Dodd School of Art requests that students participate in the following activities: Writing a thank you note to your donor by participating in a school-wide scholarship writing workshop. Attend the Scholarship Recognition event (next event: January 2025). Complete an online scholarship gratitude report request; this request will come from our central development team at UGA. Application Window February 1, 2024 - March 15, 2024 Scholarship Notification Students will be notified of their awards by June 2024. Scholarship award monies will be deposited into student accounts July 19, 2024 - August 2, 2024. Scholarship Awards Ceremony January 2025 Contact Any questions regarding the application process or individual scholarship awards can be addressed to Development Associate Alaine Lambertson at Alaine.Lambertson@uga.edu Scholarship Eligibility Incoming freshmen accepted to UGA declaring art as intended major Currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art Art-intended majors enrolled at UGA Incoming graduate students accepted to the Lamar Dodd School of Art Scholarship Parameters Students must be enrolled full-time in fall 2024 Students graduating in spring or summer 2024 are not eligible to apply Students must have a current FASFA on file at the Office of Student Financial Aid for the fall 2024 semester in order to apply for scholarships that require financial need Scholarship Application and Award Process Students are encouraged to review all information about the awards they are applying for and should have all necessary credentials for serious consideration. Student applicants are permitted to apply for multiple scholarships at one time. A general application must be submitted for consideration each academic year, as scholarships are not automatically renewed. Scholarships will be credited to student accounts July 19, 2024 - August 2, 2024 for the fall semester. Scholarship recipients are highly encouraged to attend the annual scholarship awards ceremony in the spring. As a courtesy to our generous donors, scholarship recipients are required to participate in thank you writing workshops to be considered for future awards and scholarships. The Lamar Dodd School of Art’s scholarship program is coordinated with the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA). Students who have questions about how a Lamar Dodd School of Art scholarship could impact their financial aid programs may call (706) 542-6147 or visit the Financial Aid Office in Room 104, Caldwell Hall. Students may also find information on the OSFA website. MFA student work at Thomas Street Art Complex. Photo courtesy of Sidney Chansamone. Merit and Need-based Scholarships Open to All The Lamar Dodd School of Art offers students the opportunity to apply for competitive scholarships. The scholarships are open to full-time students majoring in any area of the visual arts. Preference is generally given to students who will be juniors or seniors, but in the final analysis, a variety of factors are taken into consideration before a decision is reached. Applications are screened by an appointed faculty committee, which has sole discretion in determining recipients of the awards. For study abroad scholarships, please see information below. To review Merit Scholarships open to all students, please review the list of awards here. Merit, Area, and Project Scholarships by Nomination This group of scholarships supports outstanding students, students in specific areas of concentration at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and students pursuing project funding nominated by a faculty member during the spring semester of 2024. While faculty are responsible for nominating students, nominated students must still apply for the award. To review merit, area, and project scholarships by nomination, please review the list of awards here. Study Abroad Scholarships Study Abroad Scholarships include funding for independent experiential learning, the Lamar Dodd School of Art Maymester course in New York City and the Dodd Cortona Study Abroad program, which has consistently offered UGA students training in the arts in Italy since 1970. Experiential Learning and Maymester Scholarships Applications for non-Dodd Cortona Study Abroad awards are submitted through the School’s application process and are screened by an appointed faculty committee at the school, which has sole discretion in determining recipients of the awards. Dodd Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships Please note — students who are pursuing Dodd Cortona Study Abroad scholarships should review eligibility requirements and deadlines by visiting the UGA Cortona - Dodd Cortona Study Abroad Scholarship page on the UGA Office of Global Engagement StudyAway portal. There are thirteen (13) Dodd – UGA Cortona specific scholarship opportunities. One completed scholarship application in the StudyAway portal allows applicants to be considered for any of these scholarships. To review 2024-2025 Experiential Learning and Maymester Scholarships, please review the list of awards here. Other Scholarship Opportunities This scholarship is not awarded by the Lamar Dodd School of Art; however, its intent is to help students who are studying art and want to gain more cultural access to Germany. Courses taken in the Germanic and Slavic Department are required, too. The Erika C. and Ward B. Lewis Award for German Studies This award will be given to one or two German majors each academic year for study at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. Preference will be given to candidates with an additional focus on Art or the Natural Sciences, and preference will be given to candidates who go abroad for a year. Learn more here.