Award Opportunities

Study Grants

  • Application for Study Grants - Select Study Awards for Juniors and Seniors: All Junior and Senior projects must be completed by May of the student’s senior year.

The Linda Kelso Wright Award

In memory of Linda Kelso Wright, Mount Holyoke Class of 1960.

The Linda Kelso Wright Award is available to qualifying junior and senior majors who wish to undertake Art History study projects that take them off-campus. The award may be used for an art history program, internship, archeological project, senior thesis, or research project coordinated with faculty. Projects must contribute to a student’s academic program at Mount Holyoke. Students must have taken appropriate courses in Art History to qualify for an award. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. International students returning to their home country may not qualify. Awards will range between $500 and $1000.

The Richard Hsiao Asian Art Award

In memory of Richard Hsiao, lecturer in Asian Art at Mount Holyoke from 1971 to 1977.

The Richard Hsiao Award provides a qualifying student with $2000 to travel to Asia to study any aspect of Asian art. The award is available to both studio art and art history majors. Projects for study may range from visits to art museums and enrollment in an art program, to an independent project relating to studio art or art history. Applicants must show a strong interest in Asian art, and an ability to conduct the desired study in Asia. Students must have taken appropriate courses in Art History, Studio Art, and/or Asian Studies in order to qualify for an award. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. In some cases, knowledge of 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.

The Helen Vannett Award

Awarded in memory of Helen Vannett, a member of the Department’s staff.

The Vannett Award helps defray expenses for art studio or art history majors who are undertaking special projects related to courses.

The Margaret V. C. Gould Scholarship

The Gould Scholarship helps defray expenses for art studio or art history majors who are undertaking independent study projects.

Fellowships for Graduates

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 History of Architecture at the graduate level.

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.

Other Fellowships