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Scholarships & Awards

The art and art history department offers the Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship, awarded each year to incoming first-year students who intend to major in studio art. The department also offers two awards to recognize and honor the outstanding artistic achievements of exceptional senior art students.

Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship

The Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship is awarded yearly to incoming studio art majors. Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000, and the award is renewable for up to eight semesters (excluding summer) on the condition that the recipient becomes and remains a major in studio art and maintains full-time enrollment and a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or above.

Application packets must include the following:

  1. Résumé. Please include your contact information: name, address, e-mail address, and phone number.
  2. 10-15 digital images of your artwork. Artworks may be in any medium. Images should represent the work as accurately as possible. Each image should be saved as a jpeg with a file size not exceeding 3MB. Label your images as follows: 01 Your Name, 02 Your Name, etc.
  3. Image List. Please provide separately a list of images with your name at the top. The image list should be numbered (to correspond with the number on the jpeg file name); for each image on the list, include the title, materials/media, and dimensions.

There is no application form to submit.

Mail your application materials to:

Adam Schreiber
Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship
Department of Art and Art History
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212


To submit an application online:

Combine your resume, images (drag and drop into your document), and image list into a single Word file, then 'Save As' a single PDF file.  Go to (you do not need wetransfer mobile, or wetransfer plus), follow the directions, and send your single PDF file to aschreib [at]

Application packets must be received by February 1

For further information, please contact Adam Schreiber, Assistant Professor of Art at aschreib [at]

Frances K. Hendricks Fine Arts Award

The Frances K. Hendricks Fine Arts Award was established by the Spurs sorority to honor the late Frances Hendricks, a professor in the history department for more than 30 years and a Spurs sponsor. The award honors a graduating senior majoring in one of the fine arts who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts community at the University. It is presented each year to encourage students in the fine arts to become a vital force in the larger life of the campus. 

The award honors one student per year and consists of a plaque and $150.00. Procedures for nomination are as follows:

  • Each year at the beginning of the second semester, members of the departments of art and art history, music, and human communication and theatre will meet independently to discuss the qualifications of students within their department who are eligible for this award.
  • Each department submits the name of one candidate together with a written statement describing the candidate's qualifications for consideration. Along with on-campus involvement, the panel will also consider artistic contributions to the larger San Antonio community.

Excellence in Art Awards

The Excellence in Art awards are chosen by the faculty in the studio arts program to recognize outstanding achievement in studio art. The Excellence in Art awards are given to one or more students based on the following criteria:

  • Senior status
  • Art major
  • Ongoing evidence of outstanding achievement (quality and depth of work) in the production of studio artwork in one or more of the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital photography, or digital art, and the potential to continue in the field of studio arts
  • G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
  • Nomination and endorsement by the studio art faculty