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Layton Art Scholarship

The Frederick R. Layton Art Scholarship is a scholarship available to incoming and current Mount Mary students who declare a major in an arts and design academic area. Multiple scholarships of up to $3,000 each are awarded every year.

The scholarship is named for Frederick R. Layton, who created the first art gallery in Milwaukee in 1880. (The art collection is now housed in the Milwaukee Art Museum.) The Layton School of Arts was an outgrowth of his gallery and continued until it was closed in 1974. The Layton Board of Trustees established a foundation to continue Layton’s philanthropy—an endowment for scholarships that aids artistically and academically talented students.

Criteria for Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students

For incoming full-time students -- first-year or arts and design majors transferring in one or more college-level art/art-related courses. To be eligible for the incoming student Layton Art Scholarship award, you must:
  • be accepted to Mount Mary University as a full-time, undergraduate student.
  • not have previously attended Mount Mary University.
  • have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school or cumulative college grade point average (GPA)
  • declare a major in art education, art therapy, fashion design, fashion merchandise management, studio art, graphic design, interior design or interior merchandising

Apply for this scholarship
Deadline: January 21, 2017

  1. Submit the new student application form, CD portfolio of artwork and your "Statement of Major".
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation from an art teacher.
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation (optional) from your high school principal, previous art instructor or guidance counselor.


Criteria for Current Students

Current full-time students may qualify for this scholarship. To be eligible for the current student award, you must:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate program.
  • have a declared major in art, art education, art therapy, fashion design, fashion merchandise management, graphic design, interior design or interior merchandising.
  • have completed at least one college art course at Mount Mary University or through another institution where art or art-related college credit was given and transferred to Mount Mary.
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA at Mount Mary (applicants must have a core GPA at or above 3.0 and a major GPA at or above 3.0).
  • expect to have 12 to 24 credits remaining until graduation (12 credits per semester, for a total of 12 credits if graduating in December or 24 credits if graduating in May; summer session does not count as part of the 12 to 24 credits).

Apply for this scholarship
Deadline—November 21, 2016

  1. Determine if you are eligible for the scholarship
  2. Submit the Current Student Application Form
  3. If selected for the juried competition, submit and present work for the juried competition. The competition takes place in February.

(Note: Caroline Scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive a Layton Art Scholarship.)