Visual Arts Grants and Awards

We offer grants and awards to juniors and seniors who demonstrate outstanding artistic achievement and community involvement.

Travel Grants

Travel grants are offered to sophomores, juniors, and first-semester seniors for independent research. Up to four Ildiko Butler Travel Awards are given annually for work in the medium of photography. Susan Lipani Travel Awards are given to two students to pursue research in other concentrations. Applications for these travel grants are due in April and are reviewed by the entire Visual Arts faculty. Contact the Visual Arts Program Director for more information on compiling your portfolio and submitting your itinerary, budget, and other required information.

The Lipani Visual Arts Award

Offered in honor of Susan Lipani (Fordham ‘97), this award is given to a senior who has been generous with his or her peers and fostered a sense of community in the Visual Arts Program.

The Storey Award

A portfolio award in honor of James Storey is offered to a senior whose work over her or his years at Fordham has shown evidence of exemplary artistic talent and potential.

William Di Pietra Film/Video Production Grant

This grant is offered to any Visual Arts major or minor who has a film project in mind, regardless of their area of study. Three grants of $1000.00 each will be given to outstanding Visual arts majors or minors to work on a film. Funds can be used to rent equipment, hire actors, pay for craft services, or defray any expenses to the making of their film. ELIGIBILITY: Visual Arts majors and minors.

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are awarded to graduating art majors who have maintained an exceptionally high GPA and whose portfolio work has shown exemplary talent.