Department of Art and Art History Special Programs

Scholarship Program to Study at Ox-Bow

This annual scholarship opportunity provides support for 6–7 selected students from the Department of Art and Art History to participate in a 2-week workshop at the Ox-Bow School of the Arts in Saugatuck, Michigan. These special-topic workshops usually offer training in fields beyond what the department offers and may range from glass blowing to digital animation.

The Ox-Bow Summer Scholarship Program provides support to attend a 2-week workshop and covers the following:

  • Full Tuition
  • Room and Board
  • Possible Travel Support (Based on Financial Need)

About Ox-Bow

After over a century in operation, Ox-Bow's mission has remained consistent—to serve as a haven for the creative process through instruction, example, and community. The Ox-Bow campus is comprised of 115 acres of dunes, forests, lakes and trails in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Ox-Bow offers a wide range of opportunities for artists at all stages in their career. With year-round programs that cater to degree-seeking students, professional artists, and those new to the field, Ox-Bow is a protected place where creative processes break-down, reform, and mature.

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As much as Ox-Bow is a place, it is also an experience. Through its affiliation with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow offers one- and two-week courses for credit and non-credit for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Ox-Bow’s courses are diverse, ranging in focus from the functional to the sculptural; from traditional to contemporary; and from representational to conceptual. It is the synthesis of this diverse range of studio practices, and the artists who come to engage with them, that offers the diversity of opinion, viewpoint, and discussion that makes the Ox-Bow experience so rich.

— From Ox-Bow Website

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Financial need is not a requirement for these scholarships.

  • Available to any degree-seeking studio art major who is currently enrolled full-time (12 hours or more) and will be enrolled full-time in the fall semester following the workshop. Art History, Design, and Visual Art Studies majors are not eligible
  • Applicants must have completed 12 hours of foundation studio art courses
  • Submitted work must be made in studio art courses numbered 310 or higher (works done in courses numbered below 310 are not eligible)
  • Students receiving the Learning Tuscany Scholarship are not eligible

How to Apply

Download the Summer 2014 Ox-Bow Scholarship Application (PDF)

Application Deadline
Noon, February 12, 2014
(late applications will not be accepted)

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