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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 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 expenses

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2015

The Pougialis Fine Art Award is open to:

  • Students enrolled as full-time Fine Art Majors with sophomore status or higher including post baccalaureate status (Transfer students must have completed 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 2015 are not eligible to apply

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

Award amounts:
  • First Place: up to $5,000 awarded towards tuition in Fall 2015 and a semester-long mentorship with a leading Chicago-based artist
  • Second Place: up to $1000 awarded towards tuition in Fall 2015
  • In addition, both awardees will have an exhibition at the Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery in Spring 2016


Contact: Enrollment Management Services - Beth Berends, 312/369-3202 or