Department ofArt and Art History

Beyond the Classroom

2018 Anderson Ranch recipient

2018 Anderson Ranch recipient

Scholarships

The Department of Art and Art History offers two types of scholarships: The Anderson Ranch Fellowship Scholarship and the Mary F. and Gerald P. Scholarship.

The Anderson Ranch Fellowship Scholarships allows one student to attend a summer sculpture workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village in Colorado.  The Mary F. and Gerald P. Scholarship is a merit scholarship, not need based, and the recipient is judged upon outstanding work in a studio classes. As the recipient of this scholarship, the funds will be automatically applied towards the student's tuition and/or student loans.

Brooks Fellowship / Anderson Ranch Scholarship

The Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University partners with Anderson Ranch to award scholarships to upper level aspiring artists. The Scholarship/Partnership Program brings talented students to the Ranch who might not otherwise afford to come here, and results in a high level of dialogue and interaction in our workshops.

The Anderson Ranch Scholarship provides one student a Brooks Fellowship to attend a summer workshop in the Sculpture department. A total studio immersion experience housed at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village near Aspen, Colorado. The student is provided with superb facility supporting such varied disciplines as bronze casting, painting, photography, and digital imaging. Gifted studio art students are carefully selected for this scholarship. 

The fellowship covers most of all tuition, but not all. In addition to the Brooks Fellowship, the Department of Art and Art History will pay the initial $300 deposit to ensure the student’s participation to attend the summer workshop. All Brooks Fellows are responsible for any remaining expenses related room, board, studio fees and travel expenses to ensure their commitment to the class.

The selected student may also qualify for an Undergraduate Travel Grant to cover any remaining expenses of tuition, fees and room and board. Students may seek advice from their academic advisor on how to apply for the Undergraduate Travel Grant.

Scholarships are awarded on a space available basis and some workshops may not be available. Selected recipients need to apply with the Department of Art and Art History by the registration deadline in February for a workshop the following summer.

Mary F. and Gerald P. Sullivan S.J. Scholarship

This was originally the Jesuit Award which honored the best figurative artist in the department. When former faculty Gerry Sullivan S. J. was given an inheritance upon the death of his mother, this became a merit scholarship. The intent was to honor an outstanding junior status student whose figurative work in all classes stood out as exemplary. On occasion, a sophomore student is recognized for the award if they show outstanding promise.

We want to honor Fr. Sullivan’s memory and maintain the intent of the award by picking the best figurative artist or artists in the department. This does not exclude photography or digital art, but the right of passage in the department was always the figure drawing class. Students who focus in another area could be eligible if the discipline presents a focus on the figure. Faculty in the department nominate outstanding students for the award and the final decision is usually made in the Spring quarter.

This is a merit scholarship, not need-based, and should be judged upon outstanding work in studio classes. As a recipient of this scholarship, the funds will be automatically applied towards the student’s tuition and/or student loans. The award is often split between two students but can be awarded to an individual and it totals over $11,000. The scholarship goes toward tuition only and cannot be used in any other manner.