Summer Funding Opportunity for Studio Art & Art History Majors – 2024


The Art & Art History Department is excited to announce that we can once again offer funding to support summer opportunities for majors in the department. Please read below for information about what funding is available, what activities are eligible, and how to apply. Applications are due on March 10th, 2024.

Kalamazoo College students who are declared Studio Art or Art History majors, including first year students who have declared and graduating seniors, are all eligible to apply to funds for summer opportunities.  

The Art Department has two funds through which it can support academic and career development in Studio Art or Art History. Funds vary from year to year. This year, the department will support a limited number of $300-$2000 grants for two groups of students: 1) rising Seniors conducting research in preparation for the SIP, and 2) students at any level requesting funding for experiential opportunities such as internships or other art opportunities.   


  • Activity must start and end during K’s summer break (June 12th – September 13th in 2024) 
  • Students receiving funding will be required to write a thank you letter to the donors of the award.  
  • Funding may only be used for:
    • Travel expenses such as mileage, airfare, train fare, and/or accommodations
    • Tuition/housing expenses for art workshops at nationally or internationally recognized art centers such as Ox-Bow School of Art (Michigan, see below/attached), Anderson Ranch (Colorado), and Haystack School of Art (Maine), or regional art centers with prestigious programming, such as the Kirk Newman School of Art at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, or Glass Art Kalamazoo
    • Stipends for unpaid museum internships, art center internships, or studio assistantship  

How to Apply 

Complete the Art and Art History Department’s applicationby Sunday, March 10, 2024.  

Don’t have something lined up yet? Apply for the Ox-Bow School of Art Workshop Scholarship: 

Ox-Bow School of Art and the K College Art and Art History Department are offering matching scholarships for one-week or two-week summer workshops. Students interested in attending Ox-Bow must submit both the Ox-Bow application (including work samples) and the Art and Art History Department’s application.  

​About the Grant: 

The Campbell Fund was established by Shane ’93 and Julie ‘94 Campbell in appreciation of their own discovery and commitment to the visual arts while at K College which led them to dedicate their personal and professional lives to the arts. Experiential opportunities that provided context for art and engaged them in global conversations about art, such as travel to museums and art fairs, as well as an internship at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis had a pivotal impact on the Campbells. In endowing this fund, they hope to provide art majors with the opportunity to explore art outside, as well as inside, the classroom by providing funds to support travel and living expenses in the pursuit of a global art education.  

Funding for rising Seniors conducting Art or Art History SIPs and applying for opportunities that will lead into or contribute to the development of their SIPs may be supported by the Tedrow Little Tyler Scholarship in Art Fund (TLT). The Tedrow Little Tyler Scholarship was established by Mary Little Tyler in honor of her parents who attended Kalamazoo College. Hundreds of art students have been supported by the Tedrow Little Tyler Scholarship since its inception in 1988.


If you have any questions about the grants or the application, or need help thinking about possible summer activities, reach out to any professor in the department.