Winthrop University: Fine Arts Endowed Scholarships
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Department of Fine Arts Endowed Scholarships

*Scholarships are offered each Spring, and vary in amounts depending on available funds each year. 

 

James V. & Florence G. Bell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Crystal Theodore, Class of 1938, in memory and in honor of her parents, James V. and Florence G. Bell Theodore, for the purpose of providing renewable scholarships (up to the equivalent of full-time tuition and fees) for a student majoring in Art.  Recipients should have at least a 3.0 grade point average, or, if freshmen, should have graduated in the top 20th percentile of their high school class and earned a minimum of 1000 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. This fund should yield one award, unless the annual award amount exceeds the equiavalent of full-time tuition and fees, in which case a second award can be made with the additional funds.    

 

Department of Art Scholarship

This fund was established to provide financial support for undergraduate students in the Department of Art and Design.  Was previously known as Art & Design Scholarship.

 

Mary Mintich Endowed Scholarship

(Sculpture and/or Jewelry/Metal Design emphasis)

This scholarship was established by Mary Mintich for the purpose of providing scholarships for students majoring in Sculpture and/or Jewelry/Metal Design. This scholarship is renewable to students who maintain the required departmental academic standards.

 

Margaret Fant Lipscomb Endowed Scholarship

(Studio, ARTE, and ARTH; upperclassmen with 3.0 or higher)

This scholarship was established by the Lipscomb Family Foundation in honor of Margaret Fant Lipscomb, Class of 1941, for the purpose of providing renewable scholarships for students majoring in Art and Design, including Art History and Art Education.  This scholarship is renewable to upperclassmen who maintain a 3.0 grade point average or to freshmen who earned a minimum of 1100 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and graduated in the top 25th percentile of their high school class.  

 

Paul Martyka Scholarship

(BFA candidates, 3.0 or higher, financial need)

Established in memory of Professor Paul Martyka, this scholarship will provide deserving support to candidates for the B.F.A. in Art degree within the Department of Fine Arts at Winthrop. Qualified students within the B.F.A. in Art program will have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with financial need. Scholarship recipient selection and number of recipients will be determined by recommendations of the Fine Arts Scholarship Committee under the auspices of the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Office of Financial Aid is charged with the administrative responsibilities of a scholarship.

 

Nancy Biggs Thomas Woffard Scholarship

(Preference for ARTE/Catawba Indian Culture) Restricted

This scholarship, given by Charles Wyche Wofford, honors his wife, Nancy Biggs Thomas Wofford, Winthrop Class of 1967. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to students majoring within the Fine Arts at Winthrop University. At the time of this fund's establishment, it is the intention of the donor to utilize available funds as follows:  A. Funds will be used to assist a student(s) enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Fine Arts Art Education program.  Through Internship I and Internship II, award recipients will be expected to participate in a robust curriculum about Catawba Indians,  their culture, traditions and history with specific emphasis on Catawba pottery and the impact it had on the tribe and the community. B. Part of the initial curriculum development will include additional educational materials, videos and interviews, and other resources available for students and teachers throughout the state, and will act as the guiding resources within the Department of Fine Arts Art Education Program as it relates to South Carolina Cultural History and advancing knowledge and interest in the Catawba Pottery Tradition.  An additional section of any initial materials will be developed to assist high school educators regarding Native American history and more specifically Catawba Indian Culture and the art of Catawba pottery making.  C. Curriculum will be aligned with South Carolina curriculum requirements for high school as it relates to South Carolina Art Education Standards.  It will rely on Arts Integration within the elementary and social science classrooms.  D. Start-up funds during the first year funds are available will be used for, but not limited to, the following: research, stipends, web-design, a mini-conference to develop ideas for the long-term project, and a presentation about the project at the South Carolina Art Education Association Conference.  E. Funds may be used for scholarships to be awarded annually to an Art Education student who will further the goals of the project. F. Art Education Faculty and the Chair of the Department of Fine Arts may recommend to the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts any proposed recipient of the scholarship. Should the foregoing Winthrop or state curriculum change, this fund should provide Fine Arts scholarships and other support.  Scholarship recipient selection and number of recipients will be determined under the auspices of the Chair of the Department of Fine Arts (or its successor department) in conjunction with the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Office of Financial Aid is charged with the administrative responsibilities of scholarships.

 

Nancy Biggs Thomas Woffard Scholarship

(Preference for ARTE/Catawba Indian Culture) ENDOWED

This scholarship, given by Charles Wyche Wofford, honors his wife, Nancy Biggs Thomas Wofford, Winthrop Class of 1967. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to students majoring within the Fine Arts at Winthrop University. At the time of this fund's establishment, it is the intention of the donor to utilize available funds as follows:  A. Funds will be used to assist a student(s) enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Fine Arts Art Education program.  Through Internship I and Internship II, award recipients will be expected to participate in a robust curriculum about Catawba Indians,  their culture, traditions and history with specific emphasis on Catawba pottery and the impact it had on the tribe and the community. B. Part of the initial curriculum development will include additional educational materials, videos and interviews, and other resources available for students and teachers throughout the state, and will act as the guiding resources within the Department of Fine Arts Art Education Program as it relates to South Carolina Cultural History and advancing knowledge and interest in the Catawba Pottery Tradition.  An additional section of any initial materials will be developed to assist high school educators regarding Native American history and more specifically Catawba Indian Culture and the art of Catawba pottery making.  C. Curriculum will be aligned with South Carolina curriculum requirements for high school as it relates to South Carolina Art Education Standards.  It will rely on Arts Integration within the elementary and social science classrooms.  D. Start-up funds during the first year funds are available will be used for, but not limited to, the following: research, stipends, web-design, a mini-conference to develop ideas for the long-term project, and a presentation about the project at the South Carolina Art Education Association Conference.  E. Funds may be used for scholarships to be awarded annually to an Art Education student who will further the goals of the project. F. Art Education Faculty and the Chair of the Department of Fine Arts may recommend to the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts any proposed recipient of the scholarship. Should the foregoing Winthrop or state curriculum change, this fund should provide Fine Arts scholarships and other support.  Scholarship recipient selection and number of recipients will be determined under the auspices of the Chair of the Department of Fine Arts (or its successor department) in conjunction with the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Office of Financial Aid is charged with the administrative responsibilities of scholarships.  

 

Art History PALS Award

(Art History majors)

This fund was established to support Art History majors. Funds are typically awarded to support student travel related to study abroad programs or to present papers at academic conferences. The Art History Coordinator issues a call for proposals with guidelines each spring for travel that summer or the following academic year. The art history faculty select proposals primarily based on the student’s academic achievements (e.g., the applicant’s GPA, Honors status, or other work on projects with academic distinction) as well as departmental activities that show leadership and initiative. Students with tentative plans are encouraged to apply; funding can be awarded after formal acceptance into a study abroad program or conference. Questions about applying for a PALS Award should be directed to the Art History Coordinator.

Last Updated: 10/5/22