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The Virginia E. Lewis Scholarship Fund The Virginia E. Lewis Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation from a bequest of Miss Lewis, who spent her life as an art historian, a curator, and a professor of fine arts. Miss Lewis was the first director of The Frick Art Museum and served in that capacity from 1970 to 1984. Scholarships are to deserving undergraduate students having declared a major in Art or Art History.

Average Award: $4,300
Award Type: Single Year. Previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply in consecutive years.
Deadline: 3/31/2021


  • Attend an institution of higher education as a rising undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior student.
  • Reside in Allegheny County, PA.
  • Pursue a degree or studies in art of art history.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Plan to attend a 2-or 4-year college or university in the United States.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application by clicking the blue button above.
  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you have not already received your SAR, you can do so by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit two letters of reference from individuals unrelated to you.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.