Congratulations to the recipients of 2013-2014 Scholarships and Awards

(Combined) Walter Ogilvie and Dan Millspaugh: Brandon Oliver
Highsmith Union Gallery Internship Award: Katie Johnson and Kimber Lawson
Arrowmont Workshop Stipend: Marla George
Highwater Clays Odyssey Summer Workshop:  Jennifer O'Connell
Art History Scholarship Recipient for 2012-2013:  Julia Vickrey
The S. Tucker Cooke Scholarship:  Kelly Olshan
Biltmore Iron & Metal Scholarship:  Crystal Moore
The Otto Feistmann Endowed Scholarship:  Allison Fawcett
Sylva Billue Memorial Wood Scholarship I:  Marla George
Sylva Billue Memorial Wood Scholarship II:  Sally Garner
The Cogburn Scholarship:  Adrienne Etheridge
The Art Alumni Scholarship: Jennifer O'Connell
The S. Tucker Cooke Scholarship (for Materials and Supplies):  Kate Donovan
The New Leaf Endowed Scholarship:  McKenzie Goff
The Norman Sultan Scholarship: Payton James
The New S. Tucker Cooke Scholarship: Annelise Ferry
The Ron Layne Scholarship for Sculpture in Honor of Dan Millspaugh: Aaron Gibbonsi
The 2013 Chancellor's Purchase Award:  Kelly Olshan

Information on the Scholarships and Awards 

Purchase Awards

Chancellor’s Purchase Award for 2013 is selected by Chancellor Ponder and her staff from artwork within the Annual Juried Student Show.   Selected art becomes part of UNC Asheville’s growing collection of BA and BFA student work.

Awards and Scholarships under $500

Arrowmont Scholarship provides an art student with tuition for a class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Flood Gallery and Fine Arts Center Award is generously funded by Jolene Mechanic, UNC Asheville Alumnus and Director, Flood Gallery and Fine Arts Center, River Arts District, Asheville

Dan Millspaugh Scholarship is generously funded by Mrs. Margaret and Dan Millspaugh, Professor Emeritus of Art.

Walter Ogilvie III Scholarship is generously given by Dr. Walter (Terry) Ogilvie III, a friend of the Department of Art and supporter of photography.  This fund, established in 1989, is awarded to a student of junior or senior standing.

Awards and Scholarships $500 and above

Art Alumni Scholarship is an endowed fund supported by annual contributions made by the Department of Art’s alumni.

Art History Scholarship for 2012-2013 is generously provided by an anonymous friend of the Department of Art.  The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding BA student in Art History.

Sylva Billue Memorial Wood Scholarship is named to honor the late Sylva Billue, an accomplished woodworker who found her love for wood later in her life after studying at Penland School of Crafts and Haywood Community College. This endowed fund supports women pursuing a degree in the Sculpture area at UNC Asheville.  

Cogburn Scholarship is generously provided by friends of the Department of Art, Dr. David and Mrs. Gay Cogburn.

S. Tucker Cooke Scholarship, New S. Tucker Cooke Scholarship, and S. Tucker Cooke Scholarship for Materials & Supplies are named in honor of S. Tucker Cooke, Professor Emeritus of Art [1966-May 2007].  These endowed scholarships are awarded to outstanding BFA and BA students.

Otto Feistmann Scholarship is named in memory of the late Otto Feistmann, a German immigrant who became a devoted art advocate in the Asheville community.  This endowed scholarship, established in 1983, is awarded to outstanding BFA and BA students.

Ron Layne Scholarship for Sculpture in Honor of Dan Millspaugh is generously provided by Ron Layne, sculptor and teacher, in appreciation of Dan Millspaugh, Professor Emeritus of Art [1984-December 2007].

New Leaf Scholarship is an endowed scholarship generously provided by anonymous donors since 1998. 

Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts Summer Workshop provides an art student with tuition for a class of their choice for Summer 2013 at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in the River Arts District, Asheville.

Norman Sultan Art Scholarship is named for successful Asheville businessman Norman Sultan who, together with wife Phyllis Sultan, raised three children—one of them being Donald Sultan, an internationally known artist currently living and working in New York City.

Biltmore Iron & Metal Scholarship is generously provided by the locally family-owned business, Biltmore Iron & Metal Co., that has been in operation since 1929.