Caniff, Al Art Scholarship
Full-time Western senior student majoring in Art with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. The student must exhibit service to the Art program by involvement with Art League or other co-curricular art activities. Preference will be given to BFA Senior Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
Dr. Al Caniff
Art Faculty in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.
Contact the Art Department at 970.943.3093 - Quigley Hall 202
Dolezal, Gary Memorial Scholarship
High school seniors to college seniors. Must have been involved in scouting program and attained rank of First Class Scout; must be a graduate of a Western Slope high school. Gunnison High School graduates who meet the criteria will be given first preference.
Family to perpetuate the memory of Gary Dolezal, who was an example of scouting, citizenship and scholarship.
Award depends on funds available
Please complete and submit Western's Common Scholarships Application.
Mary L. Alber Memorial Art Education Scholarship
Mary L. Alber Memorial Art Education Scholarship Available to:
Full-time, formally-admitted junior or senior Art majors seeking Art Education Licensure. Students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours, have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and demonstrate a strong interest in art education and the potential to become a successful teacher in art.
Art Scholarship Provided by:
Art students, celebrating the memory of Mary L. Alber, Western class of 1942.
Amount: Award determined by available funds. Renewable.
The Brian Hirsh Award
The small award is for a graduating senior, to give him/her a start in his/her career, perhaps to start a web site, a fee or an art show or art supplies; however, there are no strings attached. Must be a graduating Art major with skills in sculpturing, preferably in hand built ceramics.
The Brian Hirsh Award has been established by Joel and Barbara Hirsh to provide an award to a Western Colorado University Senior majoring in Art. This scholarship serves to honor the art talent of Brian Hirsh, a 2001 graduate of Western who passed away in 2012.
The recipient will be determined by the Art faculty in consultation with Financial Aid.
Contact the Art Department for the scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.3093 - Quigley Hall 202
Western Art students earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a standard major or a comprehensive major – which allows students to specialize in Studio Art (i.e.: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture), Graphic Design, K-12 Education licensure and Art History. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is for students wishing to become professionals or pursue graduate studies in Art. It is a comprehensive major in which students study Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture and Graphic Design.
Art majors include: