Awards for Students of Architectural Studies

Fellowships for graduate study

The Joseph Skinner Fellowship

The bequest of Joseph Skinner, a nineteenth-century Holyoke industrialist who was a Trustee and Benefactor of the College. Awards are made to graduates of Mount Holyoke who are pursuing graduate work in studio art or architecture. The deadline for the Joseph Skinner application is February 1.

The Louise Fitz-Randolph Fellowship

In memory of Louise Fitz-Randolph, Mount Holyoke Class of 1872, and distinguished professor of Art History at the turn of the twentieth century. Awards are made to graduates of Mount Holyoke who are studying art history, archeology or the history of architecture at the graduate level. Fitz-Randolph Application

For Undergraduates

Project Support

Students are invited to apply for microgrants of up to $500 during the academic year through April 1 to support small projects that engage the intersection of the arts and technology.

Study Awards

The Department of Art and Art History provides competitive awards for qualifying majors who wish to undertake study projects that take them off-campus. Typically, that might be an architectural study project, an archaeological project, research for a senior thesis, or a second internship (in the year after receiving Lynk UAF funding for an internship). Projects must contribute to a student’s academic major in a substantive way. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. Awards normally range between $500 and $1,000. All junior and senior projects must be completed by May of the student’s senior year.

The Richard Hsiao Asian Art Award

Awarded in memory of Richard Hsiao, lecturer in Asian art at Mount Holyoke from 1971 to 1977, this provides a qualifying student with $2,000 to study any aspect of Asian art or architecture. The award is available to qualifying majors. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. Projects must be conducted in Asia. In some cases, knowledge of the local language may be required. Students must indicate how their study in Asia will contribute to their academic program at Mount Holyoke. International students returning to their home region for study may not be funded. Study Award Application.

National Fellowships

Additional information about these fellowships can be found in the College's fellowships office.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program provides highly competitive, full-cost scholarships to applicants from countries outside the U.K. to pursue a full-time post-graduate degree on any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Start the process by attending an information session the spring before the year you plan to apply.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Up to 12 Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

DAAD Study Scholarships

The DAAD Study Scholarships are available to highly qualified graduating seniors and recent graduates from all disciplines (except medicine) to do independent research or to complete a full master’s degree at a German university in Germany. The scholarship is for 10 months and must take place during the German academic year (October 1 – July 31) immediately following graduation (for candidates applying as college seniors).

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for one or two one-year degrees or a single two-year degree in the U.K. Up to 40 Marshall Scholars are selected each year.

Fulbright Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers funded opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Rhodes Scholarships

The U.S. Rhodes Scholarship fully funds (fees, stipend and travel) two to three years of graduate study in any field at the University of Oxford in the U.K. Students may pursue a master’s degree, a doctorate, a second B.A., or a combination of degrees, e.g., two one-year master’s. Applicants are strongly encouraged to plan for at least two years of study.