Honors & Awards
Competitive Scholarship ($1,200)
Studio Art majors with a 3.0 GPA, are eligible for the prestigious VAIL Scholarship in the Fine Arts. This is a competitive scholarship ($1200) amongst practicing art students in the Fine Arts division - Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, and Theatre.
There are two rounds for this scholarship. The first round is within our department and the second round is amongst all the other eligible Fine Art students. From the first round, three Vail candidates are selected by the Department and nominated to move on to the second round with the other Fine Art students. The second round involves putting up a show of your work. There are ten students selected from the entire pool of Fine Art nominations.
The Marimac Scholarship Fund was established in 1982. This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need and interest in the fine arts.
Outstanding Creative Achievement
The Mary K Campbell/Caroline Woodrow Deckman Scholarship in the Fine Arts was established in 1968. This scholarship is awarded to a student or students who show outstanding creative achievement in Studio Art.
Who was Mary K Campbell?
Lecturer Emerita of Art Mary K Campbell was born in 1914 in Pittsburgh, PA to Edward and Caroline Deckman. Her interest in higher education and art led her to attend Denison University and The National Academy of Design in NYC where she met her husband Kenneth Campbell. Mary K was a student at Denison from 1932 to 1934, after which she studied at the National Academy of Design and the Pratt Graphic Arts Center, both in New York City. In 1956, Mary K’s love for art led her back to Denison where she taught in the art department for 22 years. Mary K developed a graphics program at Denison and was well known for her teaching of print making and design. She had a great influence on her students, who have gone into architecture, illustration, design, and other allied fields, as well as teaching and curatorships.
“I had Mary K Campbell for several studio courses while at Denison during the 1960’s, and I remember well her upswept hair and huge, brilliant, nearly constant smile….. such enthusiasm!” - Carol Kubie
Mary K Campbell, 93, departed this life peacefully on July 26th, 2008. She was a generous friend, an inspirational teacher, and a devoted mother. A memorial celebrating the life of Mary K Campbell was held at The First Baptist Church of Granville, OH on Saturday, September 27, 2008.
Donations may be given to:
Mary K Campbell and Caroline Woodrow Deckman Studio Art Scholarship
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023-0716
Dr. Keith Boone
Denison University’s Studio Art Program announces a new student award in honor of recently retired Associate Provost, Dr. Keith Boone.
The Keith Boone, Anderson Ranch award is named in honor of Dr. Keith Boone for the years of leadership, mentoring and support he has bestowed upon the Studio Art Program at Denison University. Dr. Boone has contributed so much to the program through his wise council, his constant engagement with Studio Art’s activities and his investment in the program’s success. The Studio Art faculty, students, and staff have benefitted greatly, in numerous ways, from Keith Boone’s commitment to the arts at Denison. This award has been created with gifts from people committed to the studio art program and its students, including staff, faculty and current and former students, as an expression of our gratitude for the transformative effect Keith Boone has had on our lives and this program. This award will allow an outstanding rising sophomore, junior or senior Denison Studio Art major the opportunity to attend a summer art workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado.
Anderson Ranch Vision Statement:
“Anderson Ranch strives to be a world leader in the growth and development of the visual arts, in the international dialogue that inspires common humanity through art making, and in the creation of a campus imbued with a spirit of community, challenge, support, exploration, innovation and discovery.”
The award is granted to one student a year based on her/his exceptional dedication and commitment to her studio practice and demonstrated leadership within the Denison arts community. The recipient must exhibit a genuine investment not only in her own success but also in the success of her peers and her community at large.
Rising Juniors with a GPA of at least 3.4, are eligible for the prestigious McGaw Scholarship in the Fine Arts. This is a competitive scholarship ($5,000 for Junior year and $5,000 towards Senior year) amongst practicing art students in the Fine Arts division - Art, Cinema, Dance, Music and Theatre. There are two rounds for this scholarship. The first round is within our Department and the second round is amongst other eligible Fine Art students. From the first round, two McGaw candidates are selected by the Department and nominated to move on to the second round with the other Fine Art students. The second round involves putting up a show of work for an exhibition. There are only two winners selected from the entire pool of Fine Art nominations.
The $6000 Fine Arts scholarship is based first on a nomination from the student’s major department and then on a presentation to the Fine Arts scholarship committee.
This endowment has been made possible through the generosity of Dr. William N. Osborne, honoring the memory of his parents, who spent many of their last years in Granville. William Osborne came to Denison in 1961 as a faculty member in the Department of Music. Later, he was named Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts, the position he held when he retired in 2003.
Paid Intern Position
The Columbus Museum of Art and University offer one paid intern position for ten weeks during the summer in one of the following museum departments – Exhibitions, Marketing, Curatorial, or Education. Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Studio Art majors with a GPA of 3.0 within the major are eligible to apply. The student must have a car or other means of transportation to and from Columbus. The internship provides a stipend of $3,100 and $300 toward housing on campus. The recipient is required to submit a brief report at the end of the internship that describes what he/she did during the internship and how he/she benefited from the experience.
For more information on these awards, please contact: