Pougialis Fine Art Award

For continuing undergraduate students

The Pougialis Fine Art Award is a yearly competition that offers promising Fine Arts 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 Arcade 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.


Dealines to Apply:

Applicants must complete:
  1. College-Wide Undergraduate Scholarship Application 2023-24 by February 01, 2023
  2. Pougialis Fine Art Award - Second Application by February 22, 2023
    • Second Application will open on February 2, 2023


The Pougialis Fine Art Award is open to:

  • Full-time, undergraduate Fine Art majors who have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of the Fall 2022 semester, including post-baccalaureate students
    • Transfer and post-baccalaureate students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Columbia by the end of the Fall 2022 semester
  • 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
Award based on:
  • Academic merit
  • Demonstration of talent, ability, and/or accomplishment in Fine Art
Award amounts:
  • First Place: Up to $5,350 awarded towards tuition in Fall 2023 and a semester-long mentorship with a leading Chicago-based artist
  • Second Place: Up to $2,250 awarded towards tuition in Fall 2023
  • In addition, both awardees will have an exhibition at C33 Gallery at 33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605 in Spring or Summer 2024.

    • Endowed scholarship award amounts are subject to change.
  • Notification of the award:

    • All applicants will be notified by email in March 2023.


Contact: scholarships@colum.edu


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