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2019 Van Derlip Awards

Attention December 2018 and May 2019 Graduates: 2019 Van Derlip Awards

In 1923, with income from an endowment fund established by Ethel Morrison Van Derlip, MCAD established the Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Traveling Scholarship.

This year Van Derlip Awards in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to a graduating senior in the following departments:

  • Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Entrepreneurial Studies (BSc/ADV)
  • MFA in Visual Studies
  • MA in Sustainable Design
  • MA in Graphic and Web Design

Recipients will have exhibited outstanding creative ability. Among the criteria considered will be: originality of ideas, imaginative problem-solving, and skillful execution. It is our hope that the recipients of these awards will use the scholarships for travel and study that will benefit their careers as professional artists and designers.

Those eligible are students who graduated in December 2018 and seniors who will graduate Spring 2019.

Submission Deadlines:

Undergraduate, MASD, MAGWD:

Submit your application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd via email to

No exceptions will be made after this deadline.


Sign up for intent to participate outside Academic Affairs (MAIN 348) by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19th

Your MFA Thesis Exhibition will serve as your submission.

Announcement of winners will be at the Commencement Ceremony on May 18th, 2019.

Download a copy of the guidelines:

Questions? Please contact:

Ema Thoen
Academic Affairs, Rm 348

Monday, March 25