Art

Admissions & Scholarships

Admissions

The UWGB Admissions Office offers helpful resources for freshmen. There are specific admission requirements for freshmen and transfer students that want to apply at the university. You can also apply using your computer by filling out an electronic application. The Undergraduate Catalog will provide information about academic programs, facilities, services, and campus life at the university.

Also, be sure to visit the Academic Advising office if you have any questions regarding general education requirements, University procedures/policies, and registration help. Freshman and sophomore students are highly recommended to talk with their academic advisor(s) often. It's not a bad idea to pick a faculty adviser early in your college career also to meet the individual and discuss your future goals and career options.

Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

The Art Discipline annually awards scholarships to declared Art Majors who will remain Art Majors at UWGB. All scholarships are open to full-time students with a number of these also available to part-time students. Scholarships are awarded based on artistic merit and the number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year, with the value of individual scholarships generally ranging from approximately $200 - $4000. Students who have earned 27 or more UWGB upper-level studio art credits before the scholarship award year are not eligible for art scholarships. Students graduating in the fall of the scholarship award year will receive the entire scholarship fall semester instead of divided between fall and spring semesters of the award year.

David L. Damkoehler Scholarship

David L. Damkoehler was an area businessman and father of David L. Damkoehler, UWGB Art Professor Emeritus. This scholarship is endowed by the Damkoehler family.

Open to: Full-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art and a 3.0 minimum GPA, who have graduated from a high school in the Wisconsin counties of Brown, Door, Forest, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie or Shawano.

Hagemeister Family Art Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Henry F. Hagemeister III, Charlotte Nelson Hagemeister, and Karon (Eltgroth Hagemeister) Winzenz, UWGB Art Professor Emerita. This scholarship is endowed by Annelies Hagemeister and Kristina Hagemeister.

Open to: Full-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art and a 3.0 minimum GPA; incoming students must have a 3.5 minimum high school GPA (on a scale of 4.0).

Craig A Mueller Scholarship

Captain Craig A. Mueller was a 1971 graduate of UW Green Bay with a degree in Communication and the Arts, and one of the first students to graduate from UW Green Bay. Mueller was a commercial airline pilot and avid sailor.

Open to: Any full-time declared major in Art who will have at least sophomore standing in the following academic year and a 2.5 minimum GPA.

William Prevetti Scholarship

William Prevetti was a Professor of Art at UW-Green Bay from 1968 - 1983. He taught printmaking and drawing.

Open to: Any full-time or part-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art.

Michael Kazar Scholarship

Michael Kazar was a Professor of Art at UW-Green Bay from 1969 - 1980. He taught Art Education and watercolor painting.

Open to: Any full-time or part-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art.

Althea Steele Lederer Scholarship

Althea Lederer was an area resident with an interest in art. This Scholarship is endowed by her late husband Albert.

Open to: Open to any full-time or part-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art; preference to students with a physical disability.

Thomas and Cathy Harden Scholarship

Dr. Thomas and Cathy Harden dedicated their lives to strengthening education and the community. Dr. Harden served as Chancellor of UW-Green Bay from 2009 - 2014.

Open to: Any full-time or part-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art, who will be a Junior or Senior in the
following academic year. This scholarship rotates each year to either Art, Music, or Theatre.

Teresa M. Halbach Memorial Scholarship

Teresa M. Halbach graduated summa cum laude in 2002 from UWGB with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Processes with an emphasis in photo journalism. She was tragically killed in 2005 at the age of 25.

Open to: Any full-time or part-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art; preference given to a student completing an upper level focus in Photography.

Bob and Jan Pum Scholarship

Dr. Robert Pum was a Professor of Art from 1969-1999 and Jan was the women’s head tennis coach and athletic specialist at UWGB from 1975-2000.

Open to: Any full-time continuing students with a declared major in Art; preference given to a student with an emphasis in Art Education and a Junior applying for scholarships for their Senior Year.

Anni Kacynski Memorial Scholarship

Anni Kacynski battled cancer for years but shared the beauty of life she loved through art and music.

Open to: Any full-time continuing students with a declared major in Art and a 2.5 minimum GPA.

Russell Spears Memorial Scholarship

Russell Spears loved to draw and dreamed of a college education in art until he passed away at the age of thirty-four.  Russ’ wife, family, and friends sponsor the scholarship.

Open to: Any full-time or part-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art or Design. This five-year scholarship rotates each year between Art (2019, 2021) and Design Art (2018, 2020, 2022).

Chancellor Gary and Georgia Miller Holiday Art Card Scholarship

Every year Gary and Georgia Miller choose an artwork from the scholarship competition that will be used as the image for their official holiday greeting card. The winning artwork may also receive a purchase award.

Open to: Any full-time or part-time, continuing students with a declared major in Art.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships are selected by the Art Discipline faculty based on criteria similar to those used to evaluate student work in studio courses.

  • Formal Quality - Is there a successful application of visual elements and principles?
  • Technical Mastery - Does the work show a command of processes, materials and techniques?
  • Conceptual Depth - Is there a successful incorporation of content and concept into the work presented?
  • Integration - Is there a mutually reinforcing relationship between form, technique, and concept?
  • Context - Where appropriate, does the work show an awareness of historical, contemporary or other (e.g. outsider, ethnic, etc.) traditions?
  • Consistency - Is there consistency of quality, style, concept and approach appropriate for undergraduate work?
  • Artist's Statement - Is the statement articulate and does it relate well to the work presented?

Application Procedures

See the Art Scholarship Application Form for due dates and application procedures.

Scholarship recipients are announced at the opening reception for Senior Exhibition II in the Lawton Gallery.