The 2017 Whetsell Fellowship

The Whetsell Fellowship, established in 2006 by Dr. William O. Whetsell in memory of his brother, Dan Whetsell, is designed to support and promote the visual arts at Wofford College. It is a summer fellowship that allows a Wofford student the opportunity to pursue study in some aspect of the visual arts under the guidance of a mentor to be selected by the College. The fellowship will cover the cost of art supplies and instruction, and culminates with an exhibition at the new student gallery located in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts in the Fall of 2017.

Eligibility & Requirements:
Any Wofford student is eligible to apply for the fellowship.  Applicants should determine their choice of medium for the project, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, or mixed media.

Students interested in applying for the fellowship should submit a letter of application, portfolio, and resume to Youmi Efurd, College Curator, by Friday, March 31.  Materials can be submitted either directly to the curator or electronically. The curator’s office is located in the basement of the Sandor Teszler Library.

Selection Criteria:
The recipient will be selected by the Whetsell committee. The strength of both the proposed project and portfolio will be considering factors to select an awardee. He or she will receive notification, and the recipient will also be announced on April 17th in the Daily Announcements.

For further information, please email Youmi Efurd, Curator,

Students are encouraged, but not required, to contact the Curator previous to the submission of materials.

Previous Recipients:

  • 2016: Meagan Burns
  • 2015: Margherita Cole
  • 2014: Sarah Baldwin
  • 2013: Josh Holt
  • 2012: Gilbert (Trey) Parker
  • 2011: Amy Horton
  • 2010: Akilah Bostick
  • 2009: Amy Powers
  • 2008: Amy Chalmers
  • 2007: Callum Easter
  • 2006: Leland Wood