Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
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 University of Illinois she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club.
Three major fellowships are awarded:
Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.
The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. 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 twenty-fifth birthday.
Fellowships will be awarded upon the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:
While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.
The application deadline for the 2015-2016 fellowship cycle is December 1, 2014.
Applications should be sent to the following address:
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Committee