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 Fine Arts awards tuition scholarships for artistic achievement to Fine Arts majors in any concentration.


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

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:

  • 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).

Joan Prentice Charlton Scholarship


Joan Prentice Charlton Scholarship: Awarded to an exceptional incoming student intending to major in Fine Arts.

To apply, submit the following by Dropbox here:

  • 10 examples of your works of art in digital files (JPEG) formatted to 1024 pixels in the longest direction at 72 dpi and labeled as so: smith_jane_one
  • Your name, contact information and list of digital files with title, medium and dimensions (Word or pdf)
  • One-page statement of your current goals in pursuing a career in art (Word or pdf)

Deadline March 1.

Notification by March 15.

For more information please contact Professor Milt Friedly at

Roy Ream Scholarship