The 2018 MSA Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

General Information

The MSA Scholarship for Outstanding Student Achievement competition began in 2016. MSA awarded $500 to two scholarship winners in both 2016 and 2017 funded by MSA membership fees. The 2018 Scholarship is funded through an anonymous donation that has allowed MSA to grow this program. MSA is proud to announce the 2018 Scholarship for Outstanding Student Achievement competition will award 10 students a cash award of $1,500 each along with the other benefits listed below. Winners will be selected by a panel of three jurors and chosen based on the merits of work submitted. Deadline: March 31st

Eligibility

Any student currently enrolled in an accredited program seeking an AA, BA, BFA, MA, or MFA degree may apply. Each applicant must be nominated by a sponsor with an active MSA membership. If you need information on membership please click here.

Scholarship Benefits

Scholarship winners will be awarded $1500.00. Half ($750) will be paid at the announcement of winners, half ($750) will be paid during an award ceremony during the MSA Conference: Knoxville 2018. Winners must attend the conference to receive second payment.

Free admission to the MSA Conference: Knoxville 2018 featuring keynote speaker Chakaia Booker and guest presenters Elizabeth Turk and Mary Beth Neubauer. The conference is October 4th -7th, 2018 at University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Participation in the MSA Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement Winner’s Presentations during the MSA Conference: Knoxville 2018.

Exhibition opportunity at a MSA member’s exhibition (TBA).

Acknowledgment on the MSA website and through MSA’s social media sites.

Application Procedure

  • Fill out complete application form 
  • Upload a resume (1-2pages), artist statement, and up to 10 images with captions as stated below.
    • Applicants should format their submission as a PDF. PDFs should not exceed 10MB.  Applicants should label their PDF to include their full name. Example: JoeSmith_MSA.PDF, JoeSmith_MSAScholarship.PDF.  Applicants should format their PDF to include their full contact information, address, phone number, and email.  Applicants should format their PDF to include their resume (1-2 pages) and artist statement.  Applicants should format their PDF to include up to 10 images (including captions) within the body of the PDF. For work better suited for representation by video PDF's can include links to video hosting services (YouTube/Vimeo).
  • Application form can be found at MSA Scholarship Application


Deadline for submissions March 31st        Winners announced May 15th



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