Art History

Art History

Scholarships

Art History
Music
Studio Art

Art History

Canisius College offers art history scholarships for new students entering Fall 2014 and planning to major in art history.

Students who demonstrate an interest in studying the history of art are eligible for $2,000 per year. These scholarships are in addition to merit scholarships and are renewable for four years.

Requirements

  • Admission to Canisius College as a full-time student for Fall 2014.
  • Letter of application from the student, describing extent of experience with art history and outlining reasons for planning to major or minor in the discipline.  Note: there is no separate application form.
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, including one which discusses the student’s exposure to and experience with art history.
  • Interview, either in person or by phone, with the Canisius art history faculty. Interviews will be arranged after other scholarship materials are received.

Optional Criteria

  • Score of three or above on the Advanced Placement Art History exam.
  • Grade of B or above in a high school art history course.

Students who receive art history scholarships will be expected to major or minor in art history, maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 and to participate in art history activities.

Letters of application should be sent to: 

Dr. Claire Kovacs, Scholarship Chair
Fine Arts Department
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

Deadline

January 31, 2014


Music Scholarships

$2,000 scholarships are available to incoming freshman and transfer students. These scholarships are in addition to merit scholarships and are renewable for four years. It is not necessary to be a music major or minor to apply for a music scholarship.

Criteria

  • Admission to Canisius College as a full-time student Fall 2014 semester
  • High school music performance experience (solo or ensemble)
  • Scholarship application and reference letters
  • Solo Audition (February 22, 2014)
    • Vocal – Two contrasting styles of music (two classical or one classical and one musical theater) - Accompaniment required
    • Instrumental – Two contrasting styles of music (selections of movements or etudes are acceptable) - Major and minor scales - Sight-reading

References

Include two letters of reference. One should be from a music teacher. Other suggested sources include high school principal, teacher, guidance counselor, community/church leader.

Audition

Applicants will be invited on campus for an audition and interview to be held February 22, 2014. The scholarship committee will make final selection of scholarship recipients. (Students residing outside a 300-mile radius may audition by CD. Call the music office for CD requirements.)

Conditions

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Active participation in one of the Canisius College performance ensembles
  • Membership in the Arts Promotion Club

Deadline

Application must be postmarked by January 17, 2014.

Letters of application should be sent to


Jane Cary, Scholarship Chair
Fine Arts Department
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098


Studio Art Scholarships

$2,000 studio art scholarships are available to incoming first-year students. The scholarships are in addition to merit awards and renewable for four years.

Criteria

  • Admission to Canisius as a full-time student for Fall 2014 semester.
  • Submit scholarship application and reference letters.
  • Submit a CD (Mac compatible and cleary labeled with your name) with 15 images (identify medium used and year of completion near each image).

References

Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselor, community/church leader.  One of the two letters should be from an art teacher familiar with the applicant’s work who can comment on the student’s developing art skills.

Recipients

After review of completed application by the scholarship committee, students will be notified by mail.

Conditions

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Enter Canisius with intent to minor in studio art.
  • Active four year participation in ArtsCanisius Promotion Club.

Deadline

Completed applications must be received at the address below by January 24, 2014.

Letters of application should be sent to

Christine Walsh, MFA, Scholarship Chair
Fine Arts Department
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14208-1098