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Scholarship Opportunities

James Van Vleck Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2002, this gift provides scholarships entering freshman majoring in liberal arts in the College of Arts and Sciences who wish to participate in a study abroad program. This endowment is part of the College of Arts and Sciences Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship Fund.

James Van Vleck Promising Future Scholarship

Established in 2005, this gift provides scholarships for students majoring in art history, ceramics and sculpture, graphic design, multimedia, painting, drawing or photography in the College of Arts and Sciences. Eligible students must present at a regional or national conference or have a UNF approved study-abroad trip scheduled to be completed prior to graduation.

Paul E. Ladnier Scholarship

The Paul E. Ladnier Scholarship was established in honor of Professor Paul E. Ladnier, UNF Associate Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing, upon his retirement in spring, 2010. The scholarship provides assistance to University of North Florida students majoring in painting and drawing.

Award Amount: $1,000.00

Selection Criteria:

I. Students eligible for such scholarships must:

  1. Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida.
  2. Earn a UNF cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  3. Declare a major or an intended major in art with a concentration in painting or drawing.

Lazzara Family Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Irene and Gasper Lazzara, this gift provides scholarship for students majoring in the fine and performing arts.


To Qualify:

Eligibility for the Lazzara scholarship is restricted to Art + Design Majors, enrolled full-time, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students possessing a prior Bachelor's degree are ineligible. To receive the full award, candidates must have at least 24 credit hours of coursework to complete prior to graduation. Seniors may be selected for a partial award if they require less than 24 hours to complete the degree; in these cases, the award will be adjusted. For example: a $1,000 award for full-time enrollment would be reduced to $750 (75%) if the student has only 9 credit hours (¾ status) to complete.

Lazzara Scholars will be required to exhibit their work in the Fall semester following their award at an annual scholarship recipient exhibition at UNF. Art History recipients will be required to prepare a statement or a portion of a research paper that they will present at the exhibition. Other forms of publication may also be an option.

The Lazzara Scholarship can be renewed for a second year if the recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements. In order to be considered for continuation of the scholarship, previous recipients must submit a complete, updated application by the established deadline.

Hope McMath Leadership in the Arts Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Hope McMath, Executive Director of The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, for her outstanding leadership. The scholarship provides assistance to University of North Florida art majors who would like to pursue a career in fine arts administration.

The Gray University Scholarship

This gift assists eligible students with the opportunity to participate in a funded semester of study abroad or undergraduate research.

Please go to the following link for further information:

Falloon Study Abroad

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to offer an award of $1,000.00 to a select student who will be participating in a UNF-approved study abroad program in a non-English speaking country between TBA.

2017 Friends of Art and Design Scholarship

The Department of Art and Design is pleased to announce six scholarships of $1,000.00 to be used for the study abroad program in Italy from May 15-June 26, 2017. Sponsored by the Friends of Art and Design, the awards are: The Machin Scholarship for Study Abroad, the James Van Vleck Promising Future Grant, the Hope McMath Leadership in the Arts Scholarship, and the Judy and Saul Eisen Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship, and two Friends of Art and Design grants. These travel awards will add to the missions of the department and the university in our quest to increase opportunities for transformational experiences associated with study abroad.

Lu Ann and Doran Weinstein Memorial Scholarship in Visual Arts Award

Established in 2011, this gift provides scholarships that are need based grants (students must have filed a current FAFSA) for students who are major or minors in art history, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture or any future visual arts disciplines.

The Lu Ann and Doran Weinstein Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to five to six outstanding students in the Department of Art and Design. Award amounts range from $2,000 to $2,400. (2017)

For more information or to apply for any Art and Design scholarships please e-mail

Lovee K. Kliman Endowment for Artistic Expression Scholarship. 

Criteria for students wishing to apply are as follows:


  1. meet admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida,
  2. reside in Florida for tuition purposes,
  3. earn a minimum UNF GPA of at least 3.0, and
  4. declare major or minor in the Creative or Performing Arts ( e.g. Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Creative Writing, Film Studies, or Music Performance).



Students awarded this scholarship must also agree to:

  1. enroll full-time (12 credit hours) each semester and earn a minimum of 24 credits by the end of each academic year,
  2. maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years,
  3. comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing
  4. students on campus,
  5. consent to release grades to the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs for the purpose of reporting to the Donor, and
  6. remain in good standing as a student.

To apply, please click this link: