Funding and Awards for Student Projects and Activities


About Student Financial Award and Scholarship Opportunities 

The College of Visual Arts and Design now has funding available through the generous support of a number of its donors and friends to support undergraduate and graduate students through financial award opportunities. These award opportunities were created to directly assist students towards finishing creative projects or scholarly research, presenting at conferences or mounting an exhibition of work, or with the expenses of study abroad or an internship opportunity.

Additionally, the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success administers the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards Scholarship annually. Deadlines are posted for each individual award. For more information, please visit the Ricco Ethics Scholarship Application web page.   

Onstead Institute, Amon Carter Museum Fellowship in Museum Education

Fellowship Job Description

The fellow will learn aspects of museum education, which would include the following.

  1. Observing, planning, and implementing community outreach programs for K-12 audiences
  2. Observing, planning, and implementing K-12 school tours in the galleries
  3. Executing K-12 teacher workshops
  4. Evaluating education programs


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.


Participating students will enroll for three credit hours per semester in ART 5450: Internship with the Department of Art Education and Art History for a total of six credit hours. The instructor of record at UNT is Laura Evans. The six credit hours in ART 5450 can fulfill the internship requirement for the graduate Art Museum Education Certificate. For more information, read more about the Art Museum Education Certificate.

Fellowship Period

This fellowship consists of 10 hours per week at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for a total of 135 hours on-site at the museum per semester. This fellowship begins on the first day of the summer semester and ends on the last day of the fall semester. The fellow and the fellow's supervisor at the Amon Carter Museum will decide how to distribute the 10 hours over a week.


Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students at the University of North Texas and have completed at least one art museum education course in the Department of Art Education and Art History. Preferred candidates will have some experience in museums or as educators.

Materials Needed to Apply

  1. A letter stating your qualifications and interest in the fellowship.
  2. A resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Names and contact information for two references.

To Apply

Email all of your application materials as a Word document or PDF attachment to the Onstead Institute.
Contact the Onstead Institute for the complete job description and information sheet. Visit the Amon Carter Museum of American Art website.


UNT is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, phone: (703) 437-0700; fax: (703) 437-6312;, email.