Art Education Visual Art Studies Grad Student Scholarships, Fellowships

For Graduate Students in the Art Education M.A. Program

Out-of-state students may apply for the Academic Achievement Scholarship for $1,000. With this scholarship, out-of-state students are granted in-state tuition status, which results in a tuition savings of more than $8,300 annually.

Full-time students in the M.A. in Art Education program are eligible to serve as Teaching Assistants in the Department of Art Education and Art History, the UNT Art Gallery, the Texas Fashion Collection, and elsewhere within the college. Each quarter-time appointment carries a salary of over $2,800, such that half-time employment for the academic year would provide a salary of over $11,000.

Exemplary students with a half-time TA appointment are also eligible to receive a tuition waiver for 6 hours of coursework per semester through the Toulouse Graduate School’s Tuition Benefit Plan.

There are many opportunities for scholarships both within CVAD and UNT. Explore your options by visiting the Paying for College web page.

The Jody and Charles Onstead Masters Fellows Fund

In addition to the above scholarship and fellowship opportunities, the Jody and Charles Onstead Master Fellows Fund supports selected M.A. art education students with full tuition (9 hours per semester) and fees, as well as other educational expenses for 1 year, with the possibility of re-application for a second year. The monetary value of the fellowship currently exceeds $19,000 per academic year.

The fellowship supports outstanding Master of Arts graduate students who intend to pursue careers in art education. All Art Education M.A. applicants and continuing M.A. students are eligible. M.A. applicants will be evaluated using their application materials. Continuing M.A. students will need to submit the following materials to the Department of Art Education and Art History in advance of January 5 in order to be considered for an Onstead Fellowship for the subsequent academic year:

  • A curriculum vita/resume
  • A writing sample
  • Examples of work that demonstrate the academic potential for excellence in art creativity (images of artwork, for example) and the teaching of art in the classroom (such as a teaching portfolio)
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's integrity and professional/academic potential sent directly to the department
  • An essay or statement of purpose outlining the applicant's teaching aspirations, desire for a career in art education, and exceptional record in human services and general intent toward philanthropy
  • If the Fellowship applicant is applying for a second Fellowship award, the applicant must write an additional essay stating how the initial Fellowship benefited his/her career aspirations. Such an applicant will be treated the same as a first-time applicant. Students may only receive this Fellowship award twice.

For more information, send an email to the Department of Art Education at

Crow Collection / Amon Carter Museum Fellowship in Museum Education

This fellowship is generously funded through the Onstead Institute and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The fellow will receive $8,000 in payments of $4,000 per semester. To see the latest guidelines for this fellowship, read more about it.


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