The Chandler Awards are competitive awards presented annually to select incoming graduate students. Faculty from each discipline nominate candidates during the application review process. All applicants are eligible and automatically considered. Nominees are chosen by area faculty based on strength of portfolio, academic record and potential to succeed in the graduate program. A committee of faculty from across disciplines within the school of art and design makes the final selection. These awards pay an annual stipend for the full three-year program for MFA candidates. MA candidates are funded for the two-years.