Being an art major will change your perspective about the world. As an art student at UAB you will learn to think critically and independently, delve into imagined worlds, and understand how others live and understand themselves. You will learn the skills and techniques needed to express yourself as a visual artist, practice the art of critique and study from great masters new and old. The process of discovery is a vital aspect of developing your singular, creative voice. The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is committed to helping you pursue your passion, frame your future and make your mark.

*Note: Number of awards and scholarship amounts vary year to year.

For more information about these scholarship opportunities, visit the Department of Art & Art History.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship

Two awards for BA-Art Studio or BFA students to attend a weeklong workshop over the summer term

Bernice C. Thomas Scholarship

Awards for art and art history majors from underrepresented, low-income, and minority populations

Department of Art & Art History Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Awards for incoming freshmen entering UAB with the intention of majoring in art or art history

Department of Art & Art History Senior Scholarship

Awards for seniors majoring in art or art history

Edith Frohock Scholarship

Awards for junior studio art majors

Ellen Takahashi Award for Painting

Awards for studio art majors with an emphasis in painting

Friends of the Department of Art & Art History Scholarship

Awards for an incoming freshman or current student majoring in Art or Art History

Hugh S. Gainer and Anna Simmons Gainer Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History

Awards for undergraduate students majoring in Art History and for whom affordability may be an obstacle

Janice Kluge/Cam Langley Scholarship

Awards for an art studio major in any concentration

John Dillon Scholarship for Printmaking

Awards for students majoring in studio art with a focus in printmaking

John Schnorrenberg Scholarship

Awards for undergraduate students majoring in art history

Klaus Urban Scholarship

Awards for a graduate students in art history

Marie Weaver/Steve Harvey Scholarship

Awards for junior studio art majors with a focus in graphic design

Betty Loeb Scholarship for Painting

Awards for students demonstrating strong talent in the area of painting