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Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships for the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts are funded through the Watkins Endowment. Scholarships are awarded through a faculty jury of student applications and portfolios. In order to be given priority consideration for scholarships, apply by Friday, March 10th, 2023.


Graduate Assistantship

The Watkins College of Art is proud to offer one Graduate Assistantship to an incoming, MFA student that covers full tuition. This position requires the applicant to live locally, have flexible hours, and the ability to work approximately 15-20 hours a week. The position will be crafted around the student's skill set and may include studio technician work, gallery assistance, classroom support, and more. To be considered for this full-ride, you must apply to the program and notify Kristi Hargrove ( of your interest. More information and further steps will be communicated in the candidate's interview.


Portfolio Submission Process

For information about applying and submitting your portfolio to the MFA program, please see the MFA admissions page