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Endowments and Awards

The Department of Art History

Babcock Galleries Endowed Fund in Art History
Established by the late Michael St. Clair, fifth director of Babcock Galleries in New York, New York, one of America’s oldest and most respected art galleries, to provide financial support to established graduate students enrolled in the Department of Art History in order to enable them to conduct research towards the completion of their master’s thesis and/or doctoral dissertations.

George Dewey and Mary J. Krumrine Endowment
Established by the late Jack M. Krumrine (’53 B.A. Commerce) and his wife and former faculty member, Mary Louise Krumrine (’53 B.S. Medical Science,’78 M.A. and ’84 Ph.D. Art History), to honor the late George Dewey and Mary J. Krumrine, Jack Krumrine’s parents, by providing program support for the publication of Papers in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University.

Harold A. Dickson Memorial Lectureship in Art History
Established by Mary Neilly (’47 B.A. Journalism) to honor the late Professor Dickson for his contribution to The Pennsylvania State University with program support for distinguished speakers and scholars to visit the campus, lecture and work with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

Francis E. Hyslop Memorial Graduate Fellowship
Established by family, friends, colleagues and from other gifts in memory of the late Francis E. Hyslop, professor of art history at the University from 1934 until his retirement in 1974. Consideration for this fellowship shall be given to all graduate students in the Department of Art History who have achieved above-average grades and who have demonstrated strong personal character and integrity.

Diane and Charles King Faculty Enrichment Fund for the Department of Art History
Established by Charles and Diane King, the purpose of this annual fund is to enrich the Department of Art History by supporting faculty and their activities, initiatives, and projects related to teaching, research, or service.

Louise D. Purcell Memorial Art History Endowment
In memory of the late Louise D. Purcell, by Donald and Kathryn McClintock (’87 M.A. Art History), to enrich the Department of Art History by providing monies to defray travel expenses of graduate students who are involved with thesis research, professional development and related activities.

Karen Rugh/Richard Pencek Program Endowment for American Art and Culture
Established in memory of the late Karen Rugh ('65 B.A. Journalism and Advertising) and to honor Richard Pencek ('66 M.Ed. Physical Ed.) by providing program support for the American Art and Culture Program.

Susan W. and Thomas A. Schwartz Endowed Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Art History
Established by Susan W. Schwartz (’95 Ph.D. Art History) in memory of her husband, the late Thomas A. Schwartz, to support a superior dissertation research project of a Ph.D. candidate enrolled in the art history graduate program.

Thomas A. and Susan W. Schwartz Travel Award in Art History
Established by Susan W. Schwartz (’95 Ph.D. Art History) in memory of her husband, the late Thomas A. Schwartz, as an annually funded internal award for graduate students for use as travel research grant.

Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate Internship Program
The purpose of this endowment is to provide monies for curatorial internships for Art History and Art Education graduate students to facilitate the completion of various curatorial tasks at the Palmer Museum of Art while providing hands-on experience in the areas of organization and staging of exhibits and catalogues.  This fund also provides support for curatorial projects and initiatives at the Palmer Museum of Art which shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the development of a museum studies program.

Townley Memorial Scholarship in the Department of Art History
The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring in Art History in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University Park who are participating in a study abroad program or traveling for research opportunities. The initial principal of this fund has been received from the Estate of Melvin R. Townley for the benefit of the Department of Art History.  The Head of the Department of Art History has designated these funds to establish an endowment for the above-stated purpose.