Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship

The Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship strives to encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history in migrant farmwork. There are two grants: one for under $500, and one for up to $2,500. Scholarships are awarded for the following art disciplines:

  • Visual: painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
  • Performing: dance, theatre, music, etc.
  • Media: film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
  • Literary: poetry, short series, etc.
  • Crafts: traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be considered for a Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have proof of a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture

The applicant does not need to be enrolled in school.

Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

The application for grants under $500 requires:

  • Sections A and C of the application

The application for grants up to $2,500 requires:

  • A complete application form
  • A budget or documentation of expenses
  • A portfolio of samples of work


Applications for grants under $500 are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications for grants up to $2,500 are due on June 1 and November 1.


Stella Setka, Ph.D.

Fellowships Coordinator, National and International Scholarship Office

University Hall 1848