The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Giving

Nothing we do to improve the quality of a Penn State education will matter if students and families can’t afford the opportunities we offer. With your help, we can ensure that the School of Visual Arts' offerings remain accessible for students whose means may be limited, but whose talents and ambitions are limitless.

Scholarships are our highest priority.

There is no better way to see the potential impact of your gift to our scholarship fund than through the stories of the students. The support of generous donors has made it possible for these current SoVA students to pursue their creative passions, both inside and outside the classroom.  The creative spirit of a place like SoVA never really stops.  It simply gets passed along to others who share an enduring imaginative energy.  It is through the efforts of supportive friends and alumni that we can continue to educate the designers, artists and art educators of the future.

 

Stories of Giving

01/2018

2017 Judy Chicago Award Project

The nonprofit art organization Through the Flower invites artists, scholars and educators to apply for the annual award named in honor of...

10/2017

SoVA Scholarship Exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts would like to congratulate all of the students who received...

05/2017

Dr. Harlan Hoffa

World War II veteran Harlan “Rip” Hoffa, professor emeritus of art education and former...

04/2017

2017 judy Chicago Award Presentation

The 2017 Judy Chicago Art Education Award was recently presented to Leah Krueger, Jessica Provow, and Anne Baker from Virginia Beach Middle School for their exemplary nine-week classroom implementation with their eighth-grade students of ...

11/2016

SoVA Awards Ceremony

The Penn State School of Visual Arts would like to congratulate all of the students who received awards or scholarships for the 2016/2017 awarding season (see below for complete list). Through the support of our generous donors, our scholarship...

02/2016

Kim Schenck

According to Kimberly Schenck (’79 B.F.A. Visual Arts), drawing should be an integral part of...

01/2015

Nigerian Master Potter to Visit, Give Demonstration

On Friday, January 23, Ibukunoluwa Ayoola, (aka IBK), Master Potter of Atamora Village, Osun, Nigeria, will visit Penn State School of Visual Arts to give a demonstration of his techniques and to promote his project...

11/2014

SoVA Fall 2014 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

One of the highlights of each fall semester, the Penn State School of Visual Arts' (SoVA) Undergraduate Juried Exhibition provides SoVA’s undergraduate students with the opportunity to have their work juried by a professional artist and compete...

09/2014

Taylor Watkins

A Penn State crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the Taylor Watkins Ceramics Award, titled Taylor-Made: Molding Future Ceramics Students, will kick off the last week in September. This award, dedicated in honor and memory of Penn...

05/2014

The Penn State School of Visual Arts would like to congratulate all of the students who received awards or scholarships (see below for complete list). Our scholarship program has expanded in recent years, mostly due to the generosity of our...

12/2013

JC Award Graphic

In honor of Judy Chicago and her many varied accomplishments, Through the Flower — working with Penn State School of Visual Arts — has established an award for outstanding educators who have developed projects related to principles embodied in...

10/2013

Jean Gray (center) with brother John and sister Maggie

Graduating from college is undoubtedly a gift-giving occasion. Whether you’re 21 or 51, it’s the culmination of years of hard work and the beginning of new adventures. Many students, however, leave college with more than a diploma and happy...

04/2013

The Penn State School of Visual Arts would like to congratulate all of the students who received awards or scholarships (see below for complete list). Our scholarship program has expanded in recent years, mostly due to the generosity of our...