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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 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 and post baccaluareate 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


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