Student PaintingLander students are eligible to apply for academic scholarships, work-study jobs and loans through the Office of Financial Aid. The Department of Visual Art also offers several scholarships, including scholarships for freshmen and transfer students.

Departmental scholarships are made available to students majoring in visual art through the gifts and generosity of faculty, staff, and friends of Lander University.

For general university or state scholarship information, visit Lander's Office of Financial Aid. Note: Some scholarships are renewable and may not be available on an annual basis.

Application Process

Art scholarships are awarded to deserving students on the basis of a portfolio. Students are encouraged to call and make an appointment to present their portfolios.

For more information contact Jim Slagle by phone at 864-388-8259 or by email at You may also write the College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Art, CPO Box 6009, Lander University, 320 Stanley Ave., Greenwood, SC 29649.

Scholarships Include:

  • Fine Arts Scholarships – awarded to students in art, music, theatre and dance.
  • Carol Brown Scholarship – rotates between the three disciplines of art, business and music. The scholarship is awarded to students emphasizing the study of business administration, visual art and piano.
  • The Marie Chisholm Scholarship – awarded annually to an art major.
  • The Barbara Kinard Cornett Art Scholarship – awarded annually to the art major selected for "best in show" in the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition held each spring in the Monsanto Art Gallery.