Peggy Saunders Hall Memorial Scholarship

Peggy Saunders Hall (1926-2010) was a talented artist and enthusiastic teacher. She studied in Chicago and Los Angeles before pursuing her teaching certificate in elementary education at California State University, Sacramento. She received a BA in Art in 1949, the first year the degree was awarded. Jan Saunders Schmidt set up this endowment in honor of her sister, Ms. Saunders Hall, so that “other creative minds will find and give joy through art.”

The Peggy Saunders Hall Memorial Scholarship is a $5,000.00 award to support an outstanding undergraduate Art student who has chosen teaching at any level as a future goal. The Art Department Scholarship Committee will select the awardee. The award will be presented at the reception of the Art Department’s Annual Award Show in Spring 2019.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a portfolio containing the following in order in one PDF smaller than 10MB in size: (1) A 300-word (maximum) essay about their interest in teaching Art or Art History (2) A 100- to 250-word reflection essay introducing the work submitted in #3 (3) Ten large, high-quality images of the applicant’s specialty with captions (give the title, medium, and year for each work) OR two samples of the applicant’s writing from any art history, studio art, or art education course
  2. A 100- to 250-word statement about the applicant’s financial need (Optional)
  3. Please provide the name and email address of a teacher or supervisor who can attest to the your leadership qualities and experiences