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Fine Arts Program
Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Center
1630 Pinder Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 
Financial Aid/Scholarships


Our students may receive financial aid through their annual FAFSA application (see FAMU’s Financial Aid office (link to site)), or they may apply to the following opportunities within the Visual Arts Program.

Camille Olivia Hanks-Cosby Scholarship

The Camille Olivia Hanks-Cosby Scholarship was provided to assist Fine Arts students with their tuition and is a merit-based award.  

Scholarship Guidelines

1.    Applicants must be currently enrolled at FAMU as a major in the Visual Arts program.

2.    Applicants must maintain a minimum of a 3.00 average in their major professional courses in Visual Arts and a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative GPA overall.

Scholarship Process

1.    Applicants must complete an application and attach a letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation, a portfolio of 6-10 images in high resolution CD or jump drive (artwork must of high quality and exhibit good skill and craftsmanship), current unofficial transcript and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

2.    All references must be original letters, printed on letterhead and signed. References should be non-relatives. One must be by an art faculty member, art instructor and/or gallery director. All should be able to attest to your creativity, discipline and ability to complete a college program.

3.    Send all materials to:
The Visual Arts Scholarship Committee
Florida A&M University
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Center
1630 Pinder Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

4.    The Scholarship Committee will arrange a conference with the applicant.

5.    Applicants shall be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Students are provided a written copy of the review. Evaluations and recommendations for retention are based on the following criteria.

•    Potential in the discipline
•    Overall quality and demonstrated growth in work
•    Cooperativeness and overall attitude
•    Grade point average

Visual Arts Merit Award

The Visual Arts Merit Award is designated for art supplies in the maximum amount of $100.00 per semester. Students can receive this award up to six semesters with a limit of three scholarships per academic year. The award is based on availability. This award is applied to the studio art courses (lab & materials fees) during the semester of application.  

Merit Guidelines

1.    Applicants must be currently enrolled at FAMU as a major in the Visual Arts program.

2.    Applicants must qualify as a sophomore, junior or senior level student.

3.    Applicants must maintain a minimum of a 3.00 average in their major professional courses in Visual Arts and a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA overall.

4.    A 3.00 or better must be received on every category in their most recent student evaluation to be eligible for the award.

5.    Students on the Cosby Scholarship cannot apply for this award.

Merit Process

1.    Applicants must complete an application and attach a letter of intent, resume, three letters of recommendation, a portfolio of 6-10 images in high resolution CD or jump drive (artwork must of high quality and exhibit good skill and craftsmanship), current unofficial transcript and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

2.    All references must be original letters, printed on letterhead and signed. References should be non-relatives. One must be by an art faculty member, art instructor and/or gallery director. All should be able to attest to your creativity, discipline and ability to complete a college program.

3.    Send all materials to:
The Visual Arts Scholarship Committee
Florida A&M University
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Center
1630 Pinder Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

4.    The Scholarship Committee will arrange a conference with the applicant.

5.    Applicants shall be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee annually during the spring semester.  Students are provided a written copy of the review. Evaluations and recommendations for retention shall be based on the following criteria.

•    Potential in the discipline
•    Overall quality and demonstrated growth in work
•    Cooperativeness and overall attitude
•    Grade point average


 

 
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