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Financial Aid/Scholarships

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Art Merit Scholarship
Students planning to enter The University of Mississippi as art or art history majors may be considered for Art Merit Scholarships (in various amounts up to $2500) to be awarded for eight consecutive semesters (not including summer). Non-resident recipients will be granted a partial waiver of non-resident fees. Those students who apply for the Art Merit Scholarships are automatically considered for the Hollingsworth Scholarship. Individuals who to apply for Art Merit Scholarships should contact the Department of Art.

Susan Barksdale Howorth Council Scholarship Endowment
Susan Barksdale Howorth of Oxford had decided to pursue a master’s degree in art when her life was cut short. Her great interests and passions in both creating art and providing educational opportunities for others will live on through University of Mississippi students who receive scholarships in her name.
This endowment has been created under the umbrella of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC). The $100,000 fund was created by a gift from her husband, Circuit Court Judge Andrew K. Howorth of Oxford, as well as memorials from family and friends. First preference for the scholarship awards will be given to art majors.

Hollingsworth Scholarship
Entering freshmen from the state of Mississippi who declare art (or art history) as his/her major are eligible to be considered for a full tuition scholarship. First preference goes to Mississippi residents, who plan to study painting/drawing or sculpture. Second preference will be given to incoming freshmen from Mississippi studying in any area of Art or Art History. Recipients may retain the scholarship for up to eight consecutive semesters provided they remain in good academic standing. Recipients will be selected by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Department Chair and the Dean. Individuals who to apply for Art Merit Scholarships should contact the Department of Art.

In cooperation with the Mid-South Art Awards (presented by the Brooks Museum in Memphis, TN)
Entering freshmen who participate in the Mid-South Art Awards at the Brooks Museum in Memphis and declare studio art or art history as his/her major at The University of Mississippi are eligible to be considered for a $500 scholarship + a partial waiver of non-resident fees (for out of state students). A faculty member from the Department of Art & Art History will meet with students the day of event and a student will be chosen through a portfolio review process juried by a the art and art history faculty members. For additional information please contact Professor Josh Brinlee at in the Department of Art or visit

Applicants must be an art major and an active member of Kappa Pi National Art Fraternity. The Kappa Pi Scholarship is awarded nationally. For additional information please contact Dr. Betty Crouther in the Department of Art.