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 www.scholarships.com 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.

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 earned [...] 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, and [...] More

Furman University Art Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
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 - Art
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/Academic Scholarships
Application Deadlines: December 01, 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. Every student is automatically considered for a scholarship based on their admittance credentials. [...] 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 no [...] More

MSU Moorhead Freshman Talent Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, 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 High School Poster Contest
Application Deadlines: November 22, Annually
The Annual NAIAS High School Poster Contest is open to all Michigan residents enrolled in grades 10 through 12. This year, the NAIAS will choose winners in 16 categories. Posters must be original artwork, 25" x 21" in size, two-dimensional and camera ready. The poster theme must be automotive related and any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster is allowed, including [...] More

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Competition
Application Deadlines: February 07, Annually
The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship is an award that encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence. Students compete for five scholarships (approximately $2,000 each) to be awarded in May 2014. - Creative writing: An entry is defined as an original composition in the form of a sonnet, lyric, or narrative poem. The composition should not exceed two double-spaced pages in length, [...] More

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship was established in 2000. This highly competitive scholarship was developed in honor of the late performing artist Curtis Mayfield and provides financial assistance to students pursuing performing arts careers. Each year, scholarships are awarded to gifted and talented students who want to pursue careers in music, drama and other arts [...] More

Waverly Community House Inc. - F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarships
Application Deadlines: December 13, Annually
The F. Lammot Belin Scholarship is not intended to pay tuition costs. It is awarded to a working artist (either visual or performing) who either lives in or is a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, primarily Lackawanna County. The candidate must submit a portfolio and a plan for a project. The intent of the scholarship is to allow an artist to grow to a higher level of proficiency. For more [...] 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

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

Music Center SPOTLIGHT Award - Visual Arts
Application Deadlines: December 09, Annually
The Music Center Spotlight Awards program was established in 1988 to provide meaningful recognition, encouragement, and advancement opportunities to high school performing and visual artists in Southern California. Students of all talent levels are encouraged to participate in order to strengthen audition and performance skills. Now in its twenty-second year, the program boasts many highly [...] 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

Stanfield and D'Orlando Art Scholarships
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 field of art. Marion Barr Stanfield Art Scholarship 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 [...] More

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 deadline for submission of application is December 15th and is open to undergraduate and graduate students in film & television. Faculty sponsors must be UFVA members or must be from UFVA member institutions. Categories are Narrative, Documentary, [...] 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

Savannah College of Art & Design Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
Through the office of admission, the college administers a number of scholarships for entering students. To be awarded a scholarship, students must apply and be accepted to the college. Scholarships are available to both United States citizens and international students and are awarded to entering students prior to first-quarter attendance. Students may accept a maximum of one scholarship from [...] More

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