History of Art


Arnold Hayward Stevenson Scholarship

23 October 2019

We are delighted to welcome applications for the Arnold Hayward Stevenson Scholarship for home MA students to begin their study in the academic year 2020-21. We welcome applications from home students who have been accepted for study on the History of Art Masters programme at UCL, and who express an interest in developing a course of study in pre-1800 painting and/or decorative arts. The Scholarship, of £10,000, must be used for payment of tuition fees.

The Scholarship has been created through a gift from The Painters’ Company Charities, which fulfils the objectives of The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers in support of the education of fine and decorative artists.

In order to apply for the Scholarship home students should already have been offered a place on the MA in History of Art at UCL according to the normal application procedure. The scholarship has been set up for three consecutive years, beginning in 2019-2020, and will fund one student a year.

“This generous gift from The Painters’ Company Charities presents UCL History of Art with an exciting opportunity to nurture talent in pre-1800 painting and/or decorative arts over the next three years. The scholarship will have a transformative effect on the recipients and on our discipline.” Professor Robert Mills, Head of Department.

Philanthropy lies at the heart of the UCL Campaign, with support enabling the best and brightest minds to pursue academic excellence at every level. Scholarships and bursaries are essential in aiding gifted individuals to achieve success throughout the course of their studies and beyond. The Arnold Hayward Stevenson Scholarship is a direct testament to the benefits of philanthropic support and will play a vital role in helping the History of Art Department to develop the next generation of talented art historians.


Students wishing to be considered for the awards should submit the following materials:

  • A statement indicating their wish to be considered for the scholarship, which demonstrates how you fulfil the aims of the scholarship, and your reasons for wishing to pursue this particular programme of study in the History of Art department at UCL. (approximately 500 words)
  • An up to date CV
  • Your transcripts

All applicants also have to declare any other sources of funding

Applications should be sent to Eleanor Day (e.day@ucl.ac.uk) Monday 27 April 2020 at 5pm.