Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Program

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship program is now on. Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship program will support students undertaking graduate degree in the area of field of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Eligible candidates should be the U.S students (graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing). Those are selected will receive a range of benefits as listed below.

Fellowship Description
This creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions recognizes alumna Kate Neal Kinley’s dedication to the arts. Those interested in seeking advanced study in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning are invited to apply. Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the U of I she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club. Upon her death in 1931, David Kinley created the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to promote advanced study in the fine arts. This fellowship not only reflected President Kinley’s earlier appointment as dean of the College of Literature and Arts but, more importantly, acknowledged Kate Neal Kinley’s persistent dedication to the arts on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The first award was made in 1932.

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Award Value
The winning students will receive the benefits as follow:

  • One of up to $20,000 in any field of music
  • One of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
  • One of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning
  • Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.
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Level and Area of Studies
Graduate degree in any field of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning.

Place of Study
In the United States or abroad.

Eligibility and Criteria
The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their 25th birthday.

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Applicants’ Nationality
U.S citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
The application form can be downloaded at the website and application link below.

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Submission Deadline
1 December every year.

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