Scholarships and Awards
Recognition of talent and hard work encourages all of our students to strive for excellence and to explore new forms of expression. Each year, the Department of Art and Design awards tuition scholarships for artistic achievement to majors in Fine Art or Graphic Design.
Three scholarships are awarded annually for artistic excellence: the Joan Prentice Charlton Scholarship, Roy Ream Scholarship, and the Inspiration Fund for Art History. Students also have the opportunity to work as department studio assistants by preparing class studio demonstrations, designing exhibition postcards and catalogues, and installing art exhibitions on campus. A variety of internships are also available in local galleries, museums and art centers, as well as on campus in the Office of Marketing and Communications and Print Services.
The Inspiration Fund for Art History was established by an Elizabethtown College Alumni to promote and support the study of art history. Grants are given to students to pursue exceptional projects in the History of Art for Honors theses, conferences or publications. The Inspiration Fund also subsidizes internships at art museums and galleries and provides funds for travel.
Projects funded by the Inspiration Fund include:
- 2022: Colton Shriner: Professional portfolio of original architectural designs
- 2021: Elizabeth Zonarich, research grant: The Transformation of Visual Messaging to Convey Health Information in the Time of Pandemics
- 2019: Hannah Ciocco, research grant: Remembering King: A Dispute in Collective Public Memory, documentary film.
- 2016: Graduating Seniors Class Trip to New York City: The Whitney Museum of American Art and Chelsea galleries.
- 2015: Architectural Studies Class Trip to Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935/
- 2014: Modernism Class Trip to Philadelphia Museum: the Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art/
- 2012-13: Alyssa Vasaturo, research grant: Pennsylvania Modernists: Charles Demuth (1883-1935) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987)/
- 2011-12 Samantha Hugg: research grant: The Precisionist, short story based on the life of Charles Demuth (1883-1935).
Inspiration Award for Excellence in Art History
Colton Shriner, ’22 Receives Award for Excellence in Art History
Shriner Received The 2022 Inspiration Award for Excellence in Art History
Colton Shriner, ’22, an Engineering major with concentrations in Civil and Mechanical engineering and a minor in Architectural Studies, is the recipient of the 2022 Inspiration Award for Art History. The original building designs he created in the World Architecture course and in the Architectural Design Studios have demonstrated his creativity in reimagining architectural traditions. Colton produced a professional-quality portfolio of architectural renderings of his designs in various media that contributed to his acceptance into Penn State University’s graduate program in Architecture.