Named Scholarship Funds

These scholarships were established by generous friends and family of members of the MassArt community to honor their loved ones and enable future generations of artists and designers to receive an outstanding arts education. Donors may continue to give to these funds, adding to the philanthropic spirit of these individuals.

Please note that students may only apply directly for travel fellowships. Students who have applied for financial aid are automatically considered for other awards for which they are eligible.

Endowed scholarships

Professor Harris Barron Scholarship Established by Harris and Ros Barron and friends, this scholarship is in the name of Emeritus Professor Harris Barron, who taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for 23 years, was the founder of the Studio for Interrelated Media Department (SIM) in 1970, and was the first chair of the ensuing Media Department. The Harris Barron Scholarship is awarded each year to a junior student, continuing through the senior year, in the Studio for Interrelated Media Department (SIM), selected by that department's faculty, based on exceptional and/or innovative artistic merit with consideration for financial need.

Johanna Branson Scholarship Established in honor of former faculty member and Senior VP of Academic Affairs, upon her retirement. Awarded to a student in his or her junior or senior year with financial need.

Thomas Butler Scholarship Established by Kathryn Hamill '93, in honor of her father, Thomas Butler. Awarded on the basis of need and merit in writing or 2D fine arts.

Lois and James Champy Scholarship Established by Lois and James Champy, longtime supporters of the college and former members of the Foundation Board and Board of Trustees. Awarded to one or more incoming first-year students for one year.

Ed Clark Scholarship Established by the Tom James Company in honor of former MassArt Trustee, Ed Clark. Awarded to an incoming student for one year, with preference to employees of the Tom James Company, Southwestern/Great American, Inc., the Asher Winer Company, or their children.

Damon-Levy Scholarship Established by Alan Damon '61, this fund is currently being used primarily to award housing scholarships to Massachusetts students for their first year at MassArt. This scholarship is based on financial need, with consideration given to academic records and portfolios.

Patricia A. Doran Scholarship Established by Douglas Govan in memory of his wife, Patricia Doran, former Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at MassArt. Awarded to a student pursuing an MFA or MSAE degree.

Russell Doucette Scholarship Established by Charles Gailis '61 in memory of Professor Doucette, along with gifts given by Professor Doucette's friends and family. Awarded to a talented student majoring in ceramics with demonstrated financial need.

Marjorie Collins Frary Scholarship. Established by alumna Mary Kittredge Miknot '39 in memory of her friend Marjorie Collins Frary '39, with additional gifts from Marjorie's family. Awarded to a student majoring in painting with financial need.

Jerry Howard Scholarship. Established by the Howard family in memory of Jerry Howard '78, with additional gifts from friends. Awarded to an incoming student, with preference to veterans or their children or to those with an interest in photography. This scholarship is renewable.

Kirsten Malone Scholarship Established by William and Carole Malone and many friends in memory of Kirsten Malone '03. To be awarded to a female student.

Pace Scholarship Established by Arne Glimcher ‘60, one of MassArt's most successful alumni. Mr. Glimcher founded the Pace Gallery in New York City. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student at MassArt.

Schechter Family Scholarship Fund Established by Trustee and Foundation Board member Susan Schechter. Awarded to a minority student from an urban area with demonstrated financial need.

Katherine H. Sloan Scholarship Established by an anonymous donor in honor of MassArt President Kay Sloan. Awarded to an incoming student who is a graduate of Boston Arts Academy, has displayed ability, and has financial need, renewable for a maximum of four years.

Travel fellowships

Donis A. Dondis Travel Fellowship Established by Harold Dondis in memory of his wife, Donis Dondis '45. Awarded to a junior or senior of exceptional merit to defray the cost of attending school outside of the U.S., or for completing a well-defined project having artistic merit. Based solely upon merit of prior work, work submitted, and written proposal.

Morton R. Godine Travel Award Established by Dr. Morton Godine, former Vice President, Trustee, and Foundation Board member at MassArt. Awarded to a junior or senior of exceptional merit to help defray the cost of traveling for completion of a well-defined project.

Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Traveling Fellowship Established by Genevieve McMillan, a friend of the college, to honor the memory of artist Reba Stewart. Awarded to a MassArt alumnus/a who has received an undergraduate or graduate degree in printmaking no more than two years prior to the fellowship year.

Annual scholarships 

Beker Family Scholarship Fund for Graduate Students is a pilot scholarship program currently running through Fall 2011. These scholarships, funded by a grant from The Beker Foundation, are for support of deserving students of the College with financial need in the graduate program. The scholarships benefit recipients for both years of the graduate program, and recipients are expected to donate work to the college's Annual Benefit Auction, the proceeds of which are returned to the Scholarship Fund.

Ronald and Ronni Casty Scholarship Established by Ronald and Ronni Casty, to be awarded to a talented fashion major in good standing with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is currently being awarded due to the Castys' generosity.

Eleanor Mangan Chambers Scholarship Established by Judith Chambers Beck '68 in honor of her mother Eleanor Mangan Chambers. Awarded to a deserving female student with financial need, renewable for $5,000 for a maximum of four years.

Highland Street Scholarship The Highland Street Foundation has made a three-year, $75,000 grant to establish the Highland Street Scholarship Program. The program benefit fifteen Massachusetts students by awarding $5,000 to five MassArt juniors for each of three years. The awards are based on academic merit and financial need. Special thanks to Highland Street Foundation Trustee Holly McGrath Bruce and David Bruce for making these critically-needed scholarships possible.

Bernice R. Godine Scholarship Established by Bernice Godine, a longtime supporter of the college. Awarded to an incoming student with financial need.

George Greenamyer Scholarship Established by the MassArt Foundation in honor of Professor Emeritus George Greenamyer. This $10,000 scholarship is given to a talented student in 3D with demonstrated financial need.

Bill and Alice McLernon Scholarship Established by Beverly Markis '67 in memory of her parents, Bill and Alice McLernon. Awarded to a deserving student, renewable for $5,000 for a maximum of four years.

Nora Scanlan Scholarship Established by David Watson and Laura Watson '08 in memory of their wife and mother, Nora Scanlan, with additional gifts from friends and family. To be awarded to an incoming student who is a first-generation college student, renewable for a maximum of four years.