The Edward O. Lund Foundation

Scholarships

Edward Odd Lund III, artist, scholar, educator, art preparator, and curator, was committed to excellence and enthusiastically shared his love and passion for art. He was dedicated to exploring art’s far-reaching possibilities with his students, colleagues, and community.

Scholarships for a three-week intensive study abroad program will be awarded to those students who exemplify the character, passion, talent, and commitment that Edward embodied and respected.

“Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.”

-Mark Rothko

How it Works

Edward O. Lund Foundation Scholarships are designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students of Art and Design, pursuing degrees in Studio Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Interior Design, or the Single Subject Art Credential Program at CSU, Fresno through study abroad.  

The Edward O. Lund scholarship will cover all program fees (travel and accommodation), as well as an allowance for expenses. It does not cover the unit fees.

​Awarded students must attend all class orientation meetings before departing for the study abroad program location. The course typically lasts 3 weeks.

Criteria

  • Must be pursuing an undergrad or graduate degree in Studio Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Interior Design, or the Single Subject Art Credential Program at CSU, Fresno throughout an entire academic year.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
  • Must provide a personal statement of why study abroad would be valuable. (Note: BE CREATIVE – tell us your story in your own unique way!)
  • ​Personal statement addresses your need for financial assistance.
  • Must provide two letters of reference, with at least one being from a CSU, Fresno Professor in your major.
  • Submit a minimum of ten images of your artwork via PDF or video, or two examples of your writing (if art history is your area of emphasis).
  • Please keep in mind, you will be traveling outside of the United States and a valid passport will be required. Passport information can be found HERE.

Application Process

  • Click the Button Below for the current Scholarship Application.
  • Deadline for current scholarship submissions can be found with the Application – Click the Button Below.
  • Interviews for finalists will be held on campus over a two day time period. Finalists will be notified of the interview dates.
  • If you have questions about the application process, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

2023 Scholars: Ayde Aguilar, Vivian Delacruz, Grace Morrow, Evelyn Melendez, Yajaira Velasco, Stellin Brown, Sydni Weller, Andrew Turner, Valerie Henshaw, Haley Snyder (Nagisa Takayama not pictured)

2022 Scholars: Tony Xiong, Angel Lesnikowski, Mariah Alvarez, Jose Soria, Sarah Muller, Jessica Velancia, Julie Araujo, Jose Estrada

2019 Scholars: Albert Haro, Shirin Rawls, Xena Senn, Sarah Theller, Jasmin Parker, Erik Escovedo, Eddie Reveles

2018 Scholars: Denise Gorham, Racquelle Justo, Nory Setha, Abby Cabrales,  ​Felipa Ramirez, Yolanda Millan-Apolonio

2023 Scholars: Ayde Aguilar, Vivian Delacruz, Grace Morrow, Evelyn Melendez, Yajaira Velasco, Stellin Brown, Sydni Weller, Andrew Turner, Valerie Henshaw, Haley Snyder (Nagisa Takayama not pictured)

2022 Scholars: Tony Xiong, Angel Lesnikowski, Mariah Alvarez, Jose Soria, Sarah Muller, Jessica Velancia, Julie Araujo, Jose Estrada

2019 Scholars: Albert Haro, Shirin Rawls, Xena Senn, Sarah Theller, Jasmin Parker, Erik Escovedo, Eddie Reveles

2018 Scholars: Denise Gorham, Racquelle Justo, Nory Setha, Abby Cabrales,  ​Felipa Ramirez, Yolanda Millan-Apolonio

Meet Our Scholars

  • Nagisa Takayama (2023)
  • Haley Snyder (2023)
  • Valerie Henshaw (2023)
  • Andrew Turner (2023)
  • Sydni Weller (2023)
  • Stellin Brown (2023)
  • Yajaira Velasco (2023)
  • Evelyn Melendez (2023)
  • Grace Morrow (2023)
  • Vivian Delacruz (2023)
  • Ayde Aguilar (2023)
  • Mariah Alvarez (2022)
  • Julie Araujo (2021/22)
  • Jamie Boley (2016)
  • Abigail Cabrales (2018)
  • Danny DeMeza (2017)
  • Eric Escovedo (2019)
  • Jose Estrada (2022)
  • Yezmene Fullilove (2016)
  • Denise Gorham (2018)
  • Albert Haro (2019)
  • Racquelle Justo (2018)
  • Ciera Land (2017)
  • Angel Lesnikowski (2021/22)
  • Gabrielle Luo (2021)
  • Yolanda Millan-Apolonio (2018)
  • Shara Poole (2021)
  • Dalia Moudarres (2021)
  • Sarah Muller (2022)
  • Melissa Noriego (2017)
  • Jasmine Parker (2019)
  • Janette Porraz (2017)
  • Felipa Ramirez (2018)
  • ​Shirin Rawls (2019)
  • Eddie Reveles (2019)
  • Erin Ryan (2021)
  • Sara Sandoval (2021)
  • Xena Senn (2019)
  • Nory Setha (2018)
  • Jose Soria (2021/22)
  • Les Spoors (2021)
  • Sarah Theller (2019)
  • Jessica Valencia (2021/22)
  • Alexandra Weaver (2016)
  • Tony Xiong (2022)