George T. Dorsch Awards
Income from his generous bequest funds two annual awards:
- The George T. Dorsch Endowed Scholarship supports a student who has performed exceptionally in History of Art Department courses.
- The George T. Dorsch Endowed Fellowship supports research and travel for an adjunct faculty member in the History of Art Department. Year to year, the amount of each award is to be determined, because it is based on bequest income.
The funds that provide for the Dorsch Award were unable to generate monies for either the student or the adjunct faculty award in school years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. However, through a generous pledge from the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, a $20,000 grant funded the student award in 2011-12.
Students applying for the George T. Dorsch Endowed Scholarship must have earned the grade of "A" in at least four History of Art courses taken at FIT. Students may apply within two calendar years after completion of a History of Art course at FIT. Applicants may apply more than once; successful applicants may not reapply.
- written proposal of no more than 500 words explaining the intended use of the scholarship (we recommend that the proposal explain activities that will advance the candidate’s academic and/or professional development, such as graduate studies, travel, internships, non-profit or volunteer work, etc.)
- recommendation form (.pdf) completed by an instructor outside the History of Art Department
- information form (.pdf)
- official college transcripts
Finalists are selected from the applicants and will have 10-minute interviews with department representatives. Portfolios, if applicable, may be presented at the interview.
Application and Interview Deadlines
Applications must be postmarked April 15 or earlier. Send application materials to:
Fashion Institute of Technology
Professor Lourdes Font, History of Art Department
227 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Applicants may also deliver application materials on or before April 1 to:
Carmen Valerio, Secretary
History of Art Department, Room B634
Finalist interviews will be arranged after the application deadline and will take place in the offices of the History of Art Department. Any questions about the student award may be directed to Professor Lourdes Font at 212 217.4651 or email@example.com.
Faculty applying for the George T. Dorsch Endowed Fellowship must have received their doctoral degrees and be teaching in the Department as an adjunct faculty member within the current academic year (i.e., June to June). Applicants may apply more than once; successful applicants may not reapply within the next two years.
- written proposal of no more than 500 words explaining how the applicant intends to use the fellowship (proposed activities should advance the applicant’s academic and/or professional development, for instance through post-graduate study, research, and/or travel)
- detailed preliminary budget and schedule
Questions concerning the faculty award may be directed to: Professor Andrew Weinstein 212 217-4671 firstname.lastname@example.org
|George T. Dorsch Endowed Scholarship||George T. Dorsch Endowed Fellowship|
|2011-12 Ilana Pfefer
2008-09 Ariel da Fonte
2007-08 Julia Plotkin
2006-07 Marisa De Marco
2005-06 Amy Yandek
2004-05 Rasa Siminkas
2003-04 Catalina Vásquez-Kennedy
|2008-09 Dr. Laurel Weintraub for study of Charles Demuth
2007-08 Dr. Trudie Grace for study of representations of the national flag in American Art
2006-07 Dr. Shana Lindsay for study of the concept of sacrifice in Contemporary Art
2005-06 Dr. Chad Mandeles for study of American painting
2004-05 Dr. Celia J. Bergoffen for archeological work in the Middle East
2003-04 Dr. Marshall W. Mount for study of the art of Niger