There are a variety of awards, bursaries and scholarships available for students in the Department of Art & Art History. Students are also eligible for general College of Arts & Science scholarships and awards, and are encouraged to apply for extrernal awards in addition to those provided by the university. Questions regarding these awards may be directed to asg.studentawards@usask.ca.

For information on more general scholarships, awards, and bursaries, see the University of Saskatchewan Scholarships & Bursaries site. 

Bursaries

Award Value: $500

  • Open to upper-year, undergraduate students enrolled in the B.F.A. or B.Mus degree programs
  • Selection will be based on academic achievement and financial need
  • To apply Log in to paws.usask.ca/go/awards . Click on the green "Apply for Awards" button. Select the application form from the Current Students drop-down menu; click "Apply"
  • Application deadline in the Fall, Term 1 (watch for PAWS announcements)

Awards website listing: Verna Marie Parr and Paul Marcel Gélinas Bursary in Fine and Performing Arts 

Award Value: varies

  • Open to students who have been admitted formally to an Honours program in the College of Arts and Science in humanities or fine arts. Students must have a minimum average of 70%.
  • To apply Log in to paws.usask.ca/go/awards . Click on the green "Apply for Awards" button. Select the application form from the Current Students drop-down menu; click "Apply" 
  • Application deadline in the Fall, Term 1 (watch for PAWS announcements)

Awards website listing: Judith Rice Henderson Bursary in Humanities and Fine Arts

Award Value: varies, minimum $1,500

  • Open to students who have completed at least one year of a degree program in the Fine Arts, defined as Drama, Art, and Music.
  • Selection will be based on academic achievement and financial need
  • To apply Log in to paws.usask.ca/go/awards . Click on the green "Apply for Awards" button. Select the application form from the Current Students drop-down menu; click "Apply" 
  • Application deadline in the Fall, Term 1 (watch for PAWS announcements)

Awards website listing: Lee Oakenfold Memorial Award in the Fine Arts

Scholarships and Awards (Application)

Award Value: $500 (two)

  • One prize will be given to a student for an artistic work and the other to a student for a written piece.
  • Open to continuing undergraduate or graduate students who have submitted an artistic work or have written an essay, thesis or dissertation on a subject related to the Great War. Submissions may form part of a student's academic program or a work submitted in the current academic year (as defined by May 1 to April 30 inclusive), as determined by the Award Committee.
  • Deadline April 30 annually
  • To apply Log in to paws.usask.ca/go/awards . Click on the green "Apply for Awards" button. Select the application form from the Current Students drop-down menu; click "Apply" 

Award website listing: Great War Centenary Prize

Award Value: varies, minimum $1,000

  • Open to students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit units in art history; have achieved a minimum cumulative average of 85% in all art history courses.
  • Based on the outcomes and benefits the travel will have for the student as described in their travel proposal.
  • Annually awarded in February.
  • Candidates may submit a cover letter with a one-page travel budget and proposal to visit an art museum, attend an art history conference, or to undertake learning activities pertinent to art history to Administrative Support Group in the College of Arts of Science.

Awards website listing: Misanchuk Memorial Award in Art & Art History

Award Value: varies, approximately $1,000

  • Open to students in the third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, with a specialization in sculpture.  Based on academic achievement and career aspirations in the area of sculpture.
  • Annually awarded in spring.
  • Candidates must submit a statement of no more than 200 words describing their career plans in the area of sculpture.

Awards website listing: Manjari Sharma Memorial Award in Sculpture

Award Value: $2,500 

  • Open to students with a declared major in History or in Art History.
  • Annually awarded in June.
  • Candidates may submit a 10-12 page original essay (2,500 to 3,000 words) on one of the topics: social history, intellectual history, history of Saskatchewan, or history of art. 
  • Eligible essays must be written in the current academic year.
  • For more information contact the Administrative Support Group in the College of Arts of Science.

Award website listing: Margaret E. Vanderhaeghe Award in History and Art History

Scholarships and Awards (No Application)

Award Value: $1000 (two)

  • Open to students entering the fourth year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Art) degree program. 
  • Based on academic achievement.
  • No application required.

Awareds website listing: Athletes and Arts Scholarships

Award Value: varies, minimum $500 (2)

  • Open to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of ARts & Science who are completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts requirements in the year the award is made, and who have donated art work to the Department of Art & Art History. Eligible works must be chosen for accession and donated in the academic year of the award. 
  • Based on the merits of the donated works.
  • No application required.

Award Value: varies, minimum $1,000

  • Open to undergraduate students in year 2 or 3 of a degree program in Art & Art History, Drama, and Music. Non-departmental students with Fine Arts involvement, and first-year students after completing their first term, may also be considered.  
  • Selection is based on talen, merit, and promise, as determined by the award committee. 
  • No application required.

Award Value: varies

  • Open to undergraduate students enrolled in Fine Arts with a preference given to students engaged in the study of painting. To be eligible students will be enrolled in courses leading to a major in Art and Art History and the successful completion of at least one studio course in painting. The selection committee may require additional evidence of students' commitment to the study of painting. Should there be no candidates in the preferred group, the award will be open to all undergraduate students enrolled in Fine Arts including those students in a Bachelor of Music program in the College of Arts & Science.
  • No application required

Award website listing: Elizabeth Evelyn Schollie Scholarship

Award Value: $300 

  • Awarded to the most outstanding graduate in Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • No application required.

Awards website listing: Judy Poole Fine Arts Award in Art

Award Value: $500

  • Open to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students who are in a BFA degree program
  • Selection based on academic achievement
  • No application required.

Awards website listing: Saskatchewan Association of Broadcasters Award in the Fine Arts