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Gladys and Phillip Haddad Art Initiative Scholarships

Cleveland State University Department of Art & Design Announces New Gladys and Phillip Haddad Art Initiative Scholarships

The Department of Art & Design is excited to offer new scholarship opportunities to Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History majors. A generous gift from the late Gladys Haddad and the late Phillip Haddad will be used in part to increase the total available scholarship funding from $40,000 to approximately $120,000 per year. These scholarships will provide increased equity and education access for students seeking a degree from Cleveland State in Art. 

  • The Haddad Merit Scholarship will expand the existing Merit Scholarship Program and award ten students with up to $6,000 each annually. 
  • The Haddad Scholarship is a new need-based scholarship that will fund an additional ten students with $6,000 each annually. 

Applications are open to graduating high school students, transfer students, and continuing CSU students using the online form. Applicants must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for need-based scholarships. The current deadline to apply is March 24, 2023. For more details, visit the scholarship information

Gladys and Phillip Haddad were lifelong residents of South Euclid, Ohio. Phillip was a U.S. Army Veteran. Gladys earned a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She was a teacher in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst school district and a Professor of Women’s Studies at CWRU. Gladys authored the book Flora Stone Mather: Daughter of Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue & Ohio’s Western Reserve; and co-edited two regional anthologies, Anthology of Western Reserve Literature and Ohio Western Reserve: A Regional Reader. 

The Department of Art & Design is part of CSU’s Arts Campus. The facilities in the Middough Building include multiple computer labs, a darkroom for photography, a printmaking studio, design studios, and light-filled spaces for drawing and painting. The fully equipped sculpture and ceramics studio is housed in a separate building. The Galleries at CSU host annual student exhibitions and feature the work of local, national, and international artists. Students in the department benefit from small class sizes, outstanding faculty, and careful advising and guidance throughout their college careers. The department offers B.A. degrees in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Art History, as well as several minors and certificates.

Please visit the Department of Art & Design website for more information.

Mark Slankard, Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Art & Design, Cleveland State University
(216) 523-7546