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Art & Design Scholarship Opportunities

Peter and Suzanne Frantz Art Award Endowment

Peter and Suzanne FranzPeter Frantz is a graduate of Yale University, and enjoyed a long fulfilling career as an Michigan Architect. In 2000, he published “Jane’s Letters from Ireland: 1884-1886”, featuring letters from his maternal grandmother, Jane Stanley, one of America’s premier watercolor artists. His now deceased wife, Suzanne (Smith) Frantz, was a beloved Delta College art student who became an exhibiting photographer. During her lifetime she had shows at Adrian College, Central Michigan University and Alma College. Mr. Frantz established this endowment in her memory.

Graduating Art & Design Program/AFA degree students with a minimum 3.25 GPA, an excellent portfolio, and demonstrated involvement in Delta College activities or community service activities are eligible to apply. Students who do apply must be graduating between May of prior year and April of current Award year. They must complete a graduate application at the Records & Registration Office by January 31 of Award semester in addition to completing the online Student Award application. A $500 cash stipend and plaque are given to the student who wins this award endowment.


Gary Laatsch Art Scholarship Competition

Gary Laatsch graduated from Delta College in 1974 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1981 he completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Then just as he was beginning a promising career as a sculptor, a brief illness suddenly took his life at age 31. He is best remembered as a gentle and talented young artist. His legacy is to empower young artists to complete their artistic education.

Returning Art & Design Program/AFA degree student with a minimum 2.75 GPA, a strong portfolio, enrolled full-time are encouraged to apply for the Gary Laatsch Scholarship competition. The winning student must continue as a full-time Art & Design program student the following Fall and use award funds for Delta College tuition and supplies. (Note: full-time Art & Design student status is defined as one carrying 12 or more credits per semester, at least 6 of which are in ART courses.) Interested returning full-time Art & Design program students must complete an application and follow outlined procedures. Gary Laatsch Scholarship Application.pdf


Robert and Patricia Tonkavich Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

1.    Must be a part time student.

2.    Must be a returning adult student.

3.    Preference for students studying graphic design.


See Scholarships for more details and annual deadlines.
For questions regarding scholarships, please call Mary Harding at (989) 686-9226.

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