Dr. Sarah Jordan Lippert Memorial Scholarship


This memorial scholarship was established in 2019 by Dr. Linda Johnson in honor of her beloved colleague and mentor, Dr. Sarah Jordan Lippert, who shared with her the passion, solemnity, and joy she felt in pursuing the field of Art History and Museum Studies. Dr. Lippert was a devoted teacher and scholar in the University of Michigan –Flint’s Department of Art and Art History.

Dr. Lippert provided student opportunities for travel, research, and public speaking at her own Society for Paragone Studies conferences. Her stellar teaching and scholarship record, and broad course portfolio and dedication to graduate programming are unparalleled. Needless to say, Dr. Lippert was a fierce advocate for student professional development, and created opportunities for students to conduct research, write, curate, exhibit, and present their work (scholarly papers and artistic expressions) in local and national settings.

In the spirit of carrying on Dr. Lippert’s legacy, this scholarship will help students to pursue opportunities for academic and professional development in Art and Art History.


Dr. Sarah Jordan Lippert Memorial Scholarship Application


Scholarship Guidelines


  1. This scholarship is intended for support of University of Michigan-Flint Art History (B.A.) majors and graduate students in the Museum and Visual Arts Track of the Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration. 
  2. The scholarship will be awarded annually for the next five years, beginning in 2020, at the annual Art & Art History Student Symposium. Each year, the selection committee will identify one recipient from the pool of eligible applicants. If a recipient cannot be identified or is subsequently deemed ineligible, the unused award for that year will be returned to the expendable restricted account for future awarding.
  3. Financial need is not a consideration in awarding the scholarship.
  4. Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint, in good University standing, with a minimum 3.2 grade point average in their Art History courses (for the B.A.) or their Core and Museum and Visual Arts Track courses (for the M.A.). 
  5. Applicants must be either full or part-time students.
  6. Applicants must have completed at least one 300-level or 500-level course in their respective degrees of study (B.A. in Art History, or the Museum and Visual Arts Track of the M.A. in Arts Administration) at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  7. Applicants must address in a brief, one-page essay their commitment to the study of Art History and/or Museum and Visual Arts Track in Arts Administration.
  8. The award may be used for tuition, books, fees or other college expenses, including travel for thesis-related research or to professional conferences in the discipline.
  9. The scholarship is renewable but recipients must apply each academic year.
  10. The scholarship selection committee will be comprised of the following: Art & Art History Department Chair (currently Professor Ben Gaydos), Jamile Lawand (Foreign Languages & Literatures Department faculty member), Michael Witt (J.D. and School of Management Entrepreneur in Residence and faculty member), Gerald Hess (Art History faculty member), and David Cuthbertson.
  11. An accounting detail of this scholarship account will be provided annually to the Office of Development and Dr. Linda Johnson.


Application Materials Due: 

February 19, 2021 (2/19/21)