Assistantships

Application Deadline for Spring 2015: Friday, December 5, 2014

With any scholarship or assistantship please consult financial services on how the award will affect your financial aid, before accepting the award.

The Department of Art is provided each year with funds for the purpose of awarding assistantships to art majors.  The purpose of awarding assistantships is to provide financial assistance to the student and to involve the student in the operation of the department programs.  Students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and above are eligible with priority given to students holding an average above 3.0 and better. Other criteria for appointment include activity in the art department, student skills, and department needs. The amount of the award is applied as tuition credit directly to the student’s account.

Students awarded assistantships will be assigned to a faculty member who will supervise their work. The amount of the award is determined in part by the number of hours of coursework the student takes. Assistantships will not exceed in-state tuition. The number of hours of a student works will be determined by the amount of the assistantship. The rate of pay will be approximately $8.50 per hour. The formula below provides an approximate idea of pay and work time involved.

Amount of award-number of weeks in semester (14) – rate per hour = hours per week

($1190/14 wks/$8.50 per hr = 10 hours per week)

The department will not make awards to students enrolled for less than six credit hours. The hours need not all be art courses. Awards are determined prior to each academic semester. Application or re-application must take place prior to each semester and in compliance with posted deadlines.

Returning Students:

Returning students must completely fill-out the attached application form and return it to the Department of Art office no later than the posted deadline. Please fill in the student portion of the form and bring it to the Art  Office. Keep this top sheet for your records-do not turn in with forms.

New and Prospective Students:

New and prospective students must complete the attached application form and return it to the Department of Art office no later than the posted deadline. Your high school art teacher, principal, or art professor must complete the recommendation form found with the application. Please fill in the student portion of the form and deliver it to the person who will be recommending you. Ask that he/she forward the recommendation directly to the Department of Art office at the address listed on the form. Keep this top sheet for your records-do not return with completed forms. Completed application forms are due in the Department of Art office no later than Friday, December 05, 2014, 5pm.  All assistantships are subject to availability of funding. Should you be awarded an assistantship, you will receive notification of award by mail &/or email.

Direct any questions to:
Tom Clifton, Interim Chair
Department of Art
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099