Art History Scholarships

PSU art history students have several research and travel opportunities, thanks to the sponsorship of generous private patrons and friends of the School of Art and Design.

Each year, the Richard Louis Brown Fund for Faculty-Directed Student Travel supports trips for small groups of students and their faculty mentors to West Coast museums and special exhibitions, so that students may profit from first-hand experience of original works of art.

Individual students may apply annually for the Robert and Normandie Holmes Award, which covers the expense of a trip to a museum or archive related to the student's independent research project, guided by a faculty mentor.

If you're interested in Islamic or Ancient Art and Archaeology, you may wish to apply for the new Mary Ausplund Tooze Scholar Travel Award, designed to enable Portland State students to do first-hand research in these fields.

Excellence in research and writing is rewarded with cash prizes to students who produce outstanding term papers; these special awards are given on the recommendation of art history faculty and are made possible by the kind contributions of emerita faculty Jane Kristof and Lisa Andrus-Rivera.