The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such, has awarded nearly $5.5 million in Fellowships to Virginians. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg. 2015 marked the 75th anniversary! Offered through VMFA Statewide, Fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment, supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

Award Information

Award Amount
$4,000 - $6,000
Number of Awards
Not reported
Application Deadline
November 2
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Graduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
Art History, Arts
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

VMFA Fellowship Office
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA Art and Education Division 200 North Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Richmond, VA , 23220-4007
(804) 204-2685

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