Scholarships & Fellowships

There are many different scholarship and fellowship opportunities available for University of North Texas and College of Visual Arts and Design students. For more information on undergraduate financial aid, click here. For more information on graduate financial aid, click here.

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 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)
  • 2 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 Applicant will be treated the same as a first-time Applicant. Students may only receive this Fellowship award twice.

For more information, contact the Department Office at aeah@unt.edu.

Crow Collection Fellowship in Museum Education

This fellowship is generously funded through the Onstead Institute and the Crow Collection of Asian Art. The fellow will receive $8,200 in payments of $4,100 per semester. Details and guidelines for the next available fellowship are forthcoming. To see the latest guidelines for this fellowship, click here.

Student accomplishments

Center for Creative Connections features David Herman, UNT Art Education Ph.D student

David Herman, Jr., UNT Art Education Ph. D student, featured as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists program. David is a conceptual artist, educator, and co-founder of Preservation LINK, an arts education non-profit. He is currently a Ph.D. Visual Culture Studies student at the University of North Texas and Artist-in-Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

David Herman, Jr., UNT Art Education Ph. D student, featured as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists program.

David is a conceptual artist, educator, and co-founder of Preservation LINK, an arts education non-profit. He is currently a Ph.D. Visual Culture Studies student at the University of North Texas and Artist-in-Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Alumni accomplishments

Shana Thompson

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.