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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program

Offered by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 3, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$2,000 - $8,000

Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

November 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is open to Virginia residents who are professional artists or art or art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline. Applicants must select one discipline to apply for, and submit appropriate samples of their work for this category. Submissions are not judged within these disciplines, but instead within eligibility categories (Professional, Graduate, Undergraduate) across all disciplines. Recipients can earn between $2,000 and $8,000, depending on one’s eligibility category. If you’re a professional artist or art/art history student in Virginia, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA is a state-supported, privately endowed educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Citizenship

U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts, Art History

State

Virginia

Application information

In addition to the materials below, applicants must submit samples of their artwork (the type will vary based on what category you submit to).

Artist Statement

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

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Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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