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Art Department

College of Arts & Sciences


Declared University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences BA/BFA art majors and College of Education BS art education majors are eligible to apply for the scholarships listed below.  Awards are based on review of recent art work and academic progress.  Recipients are eligible for renewal of scholarship awards and must reapply annually for consideration.


College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships for BA/BFA Art Majors Only:

CONRAD SCHWIERING WESTERN FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - Amount varies. Preference:student who resides in Wyoming, interest in traditional western landscape art.

DONALD WIEST FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP -$1,000 Award. Eligible: UW Junior or Senior

LUCILLE WRIGHT FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - Amount varies.  Eligible:UW undergraduate.

ROBERT D. COE FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - Several awards; Amount varies. Preference:painting, drawing, or printmaking. All incoming freshmen, transfers, and currently enrolled studio art majors.

FELL-OSKINS FINE ART SCHOLARSHIP - Several awards; amount varies. Any currently enrolled University of Wyoming studio art major.  Award based upon academic achievement.  Preference: Student whose residence is in Park, Big Horn, Hot Springs, or Washakie counties of Wyoming

College of Education Scholarship for Art Education K-12 majors only:


HILMA & JOHN DELAPLAINE SCHOLARSHIP/ART EDUCATION - Amount varies. Eligible:UW Junior or Senior from the College of Education

Robert Russin Excellence Award in Figurative Sculpture:


Robert Isaiah Russin was born in New York but came to call Wyoming his true home.  Already an established sculptor and teacher, he went west in 1947 in search of healthy air for his family and fell in love with the sense of freedom he found in Wyoming.  

He once said, "When you look at a great work of art, you are moved by many things, including pure form, but more often you are attracted by what it says about humanity."  Among many of his works, Russin is responsible for the Wyoming family in the middle of Prexy's Pasture, and the Lincoln Monument sitting on the peak of the summit.  A signature feature of Russins' art was his use of varied materials, starting as a painter and illustrator, and moving onto sculpture working with bronze, different types of stone, wood, steel, and plastics.  Russin widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and created more than three dozen major public works.  He was also a Distinguished Professor at the University of Wyoming, and has continued to contribute to the students by creating the Robert Russin Excellence Award in Figurative Sculpture.  This Endowment can be used as scholarship or to fund a Post Bach student working towards a portfolio for graduate school application.

General Art Scholarship Application for currently accepted UW students



Scholarship Application

Awarded Annually




For non-admitted applicants, please contact Kris Wold for art scholarship information and application.


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