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Pougialis Fine Art Award

for continuing undergraduate students

The Pougialis Fine Art Award is a yearly competition that offers promising Fine Art students an opportunity to study as an apprentice with a senior artist of national and international standing for one semester and have an exhibition in the Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery. Scholarship applicants are expected to produce and later install creative work for the competition. In addition, the award is to help defray the cost of tuition.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2017

The Pougialis Fine Art Award is open to:

  • Full-time Fine Art majors who have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours, including post-baccalaureate students (transfer and post-baccalaureate students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Columbia at the time of application)
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Students who are able to submit creative work in Fine Art that demonstrates strong accomplishment, talent, and ability
  • International students may apply
  • Students graduating in Spring 2017 are not eligible to apply

Award based on:
  • Academic merit
  • Demonstration of talent, ability, and/or accomplishment in Fine Art

Award amounts:
  • First Place: Maximum of $5,000 awarded towards tuition in Fall 2017 and a semester-long mentorship with a leading Chicago-based artist
  • Second Place: Maximum of $1,000 awarded towards tuition in Fall 2017
  • In addition, both awardees will have an exhibition at The Arcade Gallery at 618 S. Michigan, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605 in Spring 2018


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