Support Applied for by Current Students
The School issues calls for application for the following scholarships and tuition waiver funding opportunities:
The State of Illinois allocates partial tuition waiver funding to the School of Art & Design for distribution to current and incoming students on the basis of merit. The amount of financial support and the number of available waivers vary. Each spring, the Tuition Waiver Committee, comprised of faculty from across the School, reviews applications.
Kathleen Genis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year to an Art History student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants submit a statement of interest explaining why art history is their chosen field of study. The award was established by Kathleen Genis’s daughter, Jeanne, in memory of her mother and her appreciation of art history, and the scholarship is supported by her extended family.
Florence M. House Scholarship
This scholarship, established in 2003 in honor of Ms. House, is awarded each year to a student in Painting or Sculpture. The award amount varies from year to year. Faculty members in Painting and Sculpture select the recipient.
A. Doyle Moore International Travel Scholarship
This application-based scholarshipsupports and supplements the cost of overseas study and travel for Graphic Design students. The number and amounts awarded vary from year to year. Professor Moore retired from the School of Art & Design in 1991 after 33 years in Graphic Design and at Japan House, where he taught on theories of Japanese aesthetics.
Faculty-Nominated Support for Current Students
The School awards these scholarships each spring:
Helen E. Platt Blake Scholarship
This honor is presented each year to a junior or senior in Painting to provide financial support and assistance with the purchase of supplies. The number of Blake Scholars, as well as the amount awarded, varies from year to year. Painting faculty members select the recipients. Helen E. Platt Blake graduated with a BS in Painting from the University of Illinois in 1936 and completed her MFA in 1960.
Professor Glenn Bradshaw Scholarship
The Bradshaw Scholarship is awarded to a junior who demonstrates exceptional ability in their chosen field of study. The director of the School of Art and Design, or designee, shall determine the recipients, amount, and timing of the scholarships to be awarded, subject to the approval of the appropriate university officials. The scholarship amount varies, but the minimum award is $1,000. Professor Bradshaw taught at the University of Illinois from 1952 through 1986. He continued to make art until he passed away at age 90, and his family chose to honor his memory by establishing this scholarship.
Jerome Caruso Significant Design Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is used to honor an outstanding junior or senior from the Industrial Design Program who demonstrates the highest potential for achievement in the field based on designs that promote sustainability and societal benefit. Industrial Design faculty members select the recipient each spring. Jerome Caruso, an award-winning designer who received his BFA in Industrial Design at Illinois in 1959, has maintained a lifelong passion for design. He has defined his long career by providing significant projects for major clients as a solo designer. Herman Miller, Sub-Zero, and Motorola are among his clients. With more than 95 design and utility patents, Jerome is endlessly fascinated by invention and the inventive use of materials. He has chosen to support University of Illinois Industrial Design students who exhibit those same significant qualities in their work.
Hugh and Allie D. Hughston Enochs Memorial Scholarship
This honor is presented each year to a graduating senior in the School of Art & Design based on talent and ability in art. Faculty members nominate students and the School’s Executive Committee determines the recipient. Mr. Enochs was a 1929 graduate of the University of Illinois and established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Allie D. Hughston-Enochs, in 1987.
Florence M. House Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year to a student in Painting or Sculpture. Faculty members in Painting and Sculpture select the recipient.
James G. Hansen Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year to a sophomore in Industrial Design to provide assistance with tuition in their junior year. The amount of the award varies from year to year. Industrial Design faculty members select the recipient each spring. Mr. Hansen received both his BFA and his MFA in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois. Industrial Design faculty select the awardee.
Metaphase Design Group Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in the Industrial Design Program, this honor recognizes student excellence in the ergonomic and aesthetic design of products and includes a monetary award of $500. Industrial Design faculty members determine the awardee. Metaphase Design Group CEO Dr. Bryce Rutter received his PhD and MFA in design ergonomics and kinesiology between 1984 and 1987 from the University of Illinois and is now a renowned specialist in ergonomic product design as well as being recognized as the leading worldwide expert in the design of handheld products. He has more than 75 international design excellence awards and has been awarded over 100 patents.
James R. and Dorothy E. Shipley Scholarship
This honor, which is based on demonstrated excellence, and carries a monetary award of not less than $100, is presented each year to one or more graduating seniors in the School of Art & Design. Faculty members nominate students and the School’s Executive Committee determines the recipients. James Shipley served as Director of the Department of Art & Design from 1956 to 1978. His wife and children, in his memory, established the James R. Shipley Scholarship and the title was later amended by his children to also honor the memory of their mother.