Art Scholarships

Art isn’t just a throw-away class…it’s a subject that can lead to a meaningful career for creative students. Forget finger painting and paper dolls, though: If you want to make a living as an artist, you must have true talent, a unique voice and the ability to express a passion for your medium of choice in each project you take on. Are you doing that already? Well then, you’re already on your way toward a successful future doing something you love. Might as well get a little financial aid to help you along!

Art scholarships run the gamut from drawing to painting to photography to design and even include art of the culinary, musical and literary varieties. Many art scholarships are specific to a particular state, county or even a particular college in addition to the art major or art interest/ability requirement, so we recommend you go to to conduct a free scholarship search. If you have an interest in art scholarships, be sure to include this information while conducting your search. If any of the art scholarships in our database are available to you, you will see them in your search results.

Carole Fielding Student Grants
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The UFVA sponsored Carole Fielding Student Grants are not tuition-based scholarships. Rather, they are grants for production or research proposals. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in film and television. Faculty sponsors must be UFVA members or must be from UFVA member institutions. Categories are Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Multimedia and [...] More

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 03, Annually
Established in the year 2000, the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts scholarship program was developed in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that students pursuing a career in the performing arts receive the financial assistance to achieve their [...] More

F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarships
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The scholarship was endowed with funds provided by the Belin family and has become a prestigious annual award. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to artists of outstanding aptitude and promise in the fine arts. It is intended to aid the recipients in their development into professional artists.

The recipient may use the money for formal or informal study or travel [...] More

FIDM Designer of Tomorrow Scholarship Competition
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarship Competition is open to all U.S high school seniors or graduates who have not had any prior training in the category of the competition they are entering. In previous years, entrant projects included: creating a promotional plan for a major fashion retailer; designing a poster for a trendy line of sportswear; creating an ideal [...] More

Furman University Art Scholarships
Application Deadlines:
Art scholarships are competitive scholarships awarded on the basis of portfolio submissions. Prospective students must submit portfolios to the head of the Department of Art by November 15 (early decision) or January 15th (regular decision).

To learn more about this scholarship and other opportunities available at Furman, please visit our [...] More

Hope College Distinguished Artist Awards - Visual Arts
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Each year at Hope College up to sixty Distinguished Artist Award (DAA) scholarships are given to students with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities in art, dance, music, theatre or creative writing. Renewable for four years, the DAA's provide eligible students with $2,500 each year toward their college costs. DAA recipients also take part in a variety of opportunities set up [...] More

Loyola University Merit Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
First-year and transfer scholarships are based on outstanding academic records, competitive test scores, and significant community involvement. Talent-based scholarships are also available in music, theatre arts, and visual arts. Partial tuition scholarships range from $2,000 - $20,000 annually.

Students are automatically considered for institutional merit-based scholarships when they apply [...] More

Marion Barr Stanfield Art Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art and law. The Marion Barr Stanfield Art Scholarship is for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, [...] More

MSU Moorhead Freshman Talent Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
MSUM Talent Scholarships are available to Minnesota State University Moorhead students who demonstrate exceptional talent in areas of art, music, speech or theatre arts. Department faculty select talent awards. Contact the departments directly for more information and application [...] More

North American International Auto Show Poster Contest
Application Deadlines: December 04, Annually
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2016 is pleased to announce the 28th Annual High School Poster Contest winners. This contest provides a unique opportunity for students to become involved in our premier auto show, while gaining experience in creative competition. Students create automotive-themed posters that meet contest requirements. The contest is open to all Michigan high [...] More

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Scholarship Foundation's purpose is to provide scholarships to qualified and interested students who want to prepare for careers in this growing, dynamic industry. The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation was organized in 1956 by concerned industry leaders as a nonprofit, private, industry-directed corporation to develop and dispense scholarship and fellow assistance to talented young [...] More

Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
Five Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $15,000 will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 21 years of age but [...] More

Screen Actors Guild John L. Dales Scholarship Fund - Standard Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Applicants for scholarship awards of the John L. Dales Scholarship Fund will be selected in accordance with the following criteria:

- Applicant must be a member of the Screen Actors Guild, or the child of a member.
- The member applying with the Standard application and is under the age of 22 must have been a member in good standing for five years and have a lifetime earnings of $30,000 [...] More

Screen Actors Guild John L. Dales Scholarship Fund - Transitional Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Applicants for Transitional Scholarships will be selected in accordance with the following guidelines:
- Applicant applying for the Transitional scholarship must have 10 years of vested pension credits OR a lifetime earnings of $150,000 under Screen Actors Guild jurisdiction.
- Applicant shall submit a transcript of all high school, college and university courses and evaluation, SAT scores, [...] More

UMW Mary Baker Emerick Art Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 01, Annually
The Mary Baker Emerick Art Scholarship is available to students pursuing a degree in BS Secondary Education with a major in art, or a BA degree in visual arts with possible related areas in studio art, business, crafts, illustration or pre-art [...] More

Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Wendy Jackson Hall Scholarship Fund has been established in Wendy's memory to support others whose creativity and love of the arts leads them to pursue an education in the visual arts and to share this love with the larger community.

To be eligible, an applicant must:
-be a graduating high school senior from a Washington State public high school
-demonstrate artistic talent in the visual [...] More

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