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Lisanby Art History Scholars in Museum Studies 

Eligible recipients for the Lisanby Art History Scholars in Museum Studies are incoming freshmen who declare Art History as their major and who have an interest in museum studies. The successful recipients must additionally complete a 1-credit internship at the Madison Art Collection exploring areas of museum studies during the first semester of their freshman year. Award: $2,000 for the freshman year.

Prospective Art History majors who wish to be considered for the Lisanby Art History Scholars in Museum Studies must e-mail Ginny Soenksen at with the following information before scheduling an interview:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

  • Writing sample (no length requirement)

  • An essay that addresses why you wish to study Art History and Musem Studies at JMU (no length requirement)

Prospective Art History majors are not required to submit a portfolio or additional materials for review but should follow the regular JMU admissions process.

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