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.

100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
This scholarship is open to Syrian women who have demonstrated exemplary social service with leadership, academic excellence, and civic responsibility, who have characteristics reflecting the importance of empathy, humility, courage and resilience, and who have the potential to serve as global leaders.

Applications from the first group will be accepted on a rolling basis between January 1st [...] More

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian-American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event, Fashion for a Passion, held in Fall in Dallas, Texas.

Eligibility:
-Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific [...] More

Al Barr Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Al Barr opened his own design studio, Al Barr Design, in 1974 after a 12-year career as a newspaper graphic artist at the Modesto Bee and the Pasadena Star News. Al Barr Design won numerous local and national design and advertising awards.

Eligibility:
-Attend and graduate from a Stanislaus County high school or be a Modesto Junior College transferring or graduating student
-Be accepted into [...] More

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: July 15, Annually
This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and [...] More

Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Scholarship was established in 1999 with funds from the Alumni Society Golf Tournament and the Alumni Casino Night. The Society supported the establishment of this scholarship in order to assist with the recruitment of talented performing student artists to UAB.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be high school seniors/graduates and [...] More

AWMF & Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The AWM Foundation's partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund supports two female students based on an essay written on a suggested topic. Winning applicants will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each and get the opportunity to write four blog posts for AWM. Winners are invited to accept their scholarships live at the Gracies Luncheon in New York City.

Winning applicants receive [...] More

AWMF & Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The AWM Foundation's partnership with the Loreen Arbus Foundation focuses on the achievements and contributions of citizens with disabilities. This journalist scholarship program consists of one $2,500 scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student's educational institute. The winning applicant must also be able to attend AWMF's Gracies Awards Luncheon in June in New York City to [...] More

Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Scholarship applications are read and scored by committees of volunteers who use a "blind" review process.

Eligibility:
-Graduating senior from a public or private high school
-Who resides in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County
-Who plans to pursue a degree in visual arts, visual art education, or visual art history
-Has a minimum 2.75 GPA
-Shows involvement in organizations and activities [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 29, Annually
The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming [...] More

Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship
Application Deadlines: October 16, Annually
The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greece or, more generally, Hellenism. This includes but is not limited to the study of Greek-speaking cultures and their influence on others - from those who inhabited the more immediate regions around the Mediterranean to more distant populations in Europe and Asia. [...] More

CINTAS Knight Foundation Fellowship in Visual Art
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Visual Arts may include painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, video, and the media arts. Media arts encompasses narrative, non-narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental time-based works using audio, digital, film and/or video media; also included is computer art in which the computer is an essential element of the work's creation, presentation or [...] More

Closet Tec Young Designer Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
As a way of showing our love for our community, we have decided to start the Closet Tec Young Designer Scholarship. This $1,200 scholarship will be awarded to one lucky student who meets the requirements below. You may apply by filling out the application on our website.

To qualify, you must…

- Currently be attending high school in Sarasota or Manatee County in Florida.
- Be enrolled at [...] More

Craft Research Fund Grants
Application Deadlines: September 17, Annually
The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support scholarship in United States.

Types of grants:
-Project Grants: Grants up to $15,000 for research, writing, support documentation, images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed
-Exhibition Research Grants: Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support exhibition research relating [...] More

Croatian Academy of America Žarko Cuculic Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
The Croatian Academy of America shall award two (2) $5,000 scholarships to students studying for a degree in the United States in the fields of the arts, medicine, and/or theology.

Eligibility:
-Must have completed high school a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or higher
-Must have been admitted to an accredited university or college in the United States
-Must show a demonstrated dedication [...] More

CSUB Armand Hammer Fine Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
This scholarship was established to support CSUB students majoring in Fine Arts (e.g., Theatre, Music, Art, etc.).

Award Criteria:
-Enrolled full-time
-Majoring in the Fine Arts
-Upper-division
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Be in the top 20% of the Fine Arts discipline
-Exhibit outstanding talent in their field

For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

CSUB Channing & Kullijian Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
This scholarship was established by Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian to support creative visual and performing arts students and candidates for teacher credentials in art education. Applicants must be an undergraduate, graduate or credential student enrolled full-time; be pursuing a degree in visual or performing arts or a teaching credential in art education; Have a minimum grade point average [...] More

CSUB Dorothy Florence Zaninovich Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
This annual scholarship was established by George & Manuela Zaninovich to honor his late mother, Dorothy, who was a very passionate supporter of the arts. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the School of Arts and Humanities, a current Kern County resident (with preference for a Delano resident); in good academic standing - no specific GPA requirement. Students must provide a thank you letter [...] More

CSUB Dr. Ray Geigle Merit Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
This scholarship was created in by friends, colleagues, and students in honor of the superb service of Dr. Ray Geigle, former Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences who also served as statewide Academic CSU Senate Chair from 1987-1990 (statewide senator from 1981 to 1990).

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

CSUB William & Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of Dr. William Lahey, who served as Assistant Vice Chancellor in the CSU system from 1966 to 1986. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students to pursue a post-baccalaureate program leading to a high school single-subject teaching credential in visual arts.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
This scholarship is for a promising upper division or graduate student who shows a commitment to communicate and interpret a love of nature and an understanding of the need to practice conservation.

Eligibility for application is extended to any student or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goals [...] More

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
In 2007 the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 we extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors and doubled the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30.

The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges [...] More

Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 04, Annually
The Spirit Square Center For Arts and Education Scholarship Fund provide scholarships to undergraduate students with demonstrated aptitude and career potential in the arts.

All applicants must:
-Have demonstrated talent and a declared major that indicate potential for a significant career contribution to the arts
-Be a rising college junior or senior in good academic standing with his or [...] More

Frederick R. Layton Art Scholarship
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The Frederick R. Layton Art Scholarship is a scholarship available to incoming and current Mount Mary students who declare a major in an arts and design academic area. Multiple scholarships of up to $3,000 each are awarded every year.

The scholarship is named for Frederick R. Layton, who created the first art gallery in Milwaukee in 1880. (The art collection is now housed in the Milwaukee Art [...] More

Friends of MCC Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
In addition to several general scholarships available, several other specialized scholarships are available in: accounting, anthropology, art, athletics, business, construction management, culinary, cultural diversity, diversity, education/early childhood education, first generation, FIT fitness instructor training, GED, health care, horticulture/plant science, humanities, journalism/writing, [...] More

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 02, Annually
Each year, the Friends of the California State Fair Student Scholarships help our state's most promising students achieve their goals and realize their dreams by granting scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. These awards are given in a broad range of academic studies. They are presented to college students and graduating high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership [...] More

Gold Grant Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Northwest Watercolor Foundation is a nonprofit arm of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). One of the purposes of the Foundation is to support emerging young visual artists by providing financial awards to committed, deserving students. Established in the early 1990s, the Gold Grant Award has been presented annually to an outstanding and promising art student.

Full-time undergraduate [...] More

GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship is open to students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university majoring in fine arts, including all visual and performing arts. Applicants must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

For more [...] More

GRCF Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

To be eligible for the Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship, students must be Kent County residents (five-year minimum) pursuing undergraduate studies in painting/fine arts. Applicants must demonstrate artistic talent, [...] More

GRCF Paul Collins Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

The Paul Collins Scholarship is for undergraduate level students studying fine or applied arts at Aquinas, Calvin, GVSU, GRCC or Kendall. Must be a resident of Kent County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, have financial need, and [...] More

Haymarket Gallery Emerging Artists Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Haymarket Gallery Emerging Artists Scholarship is open to residents of Lancaster County Nebraska who plan to major in or are currently majoring in art. Applicants can be high school seniors or current college students.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

HEEF Arts Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 19, Annually
Students must enroll in a four-year college and major in: art, dance, drama, music, performance art, video, visual arts, new media or related major. May be renewable based on available funding.

Eligibility:
-Latino/a who has lived in Orange County (OC), CA for the past six (6) years
-An OC public or private high school graduate who enrolls full-time at a four-year college or an OC community [...] 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

Hopson-Laurent Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Dallas Foundation manages a number of scholarships for students with diverse interests. The Hopson-Laurent Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to benefit qualified applicants from Fort Towson and Choctaw County, Oklahoma.

Applicants must be:
-Accepted for enrollment, or enrolled in a two or four-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university
-Graduates of a public [...] More

Indiana State University Jack E. and Virginia Carpenter Fine Arts Scholarship
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Established in 1999 by Cheryl and C. Thomas Steiner to honor Cheryl's parents, Jack and Virginia Bradbury. Dr. and Mrs. Bradbury are both alumni of Indiana State University. The scholarship, which was established to assist needy students in the arts, is based in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Open to: sophomore or junior art student and Indiana resident, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in his/her [...] More

Iowa Scholarships for the Arts
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
At the time of application, student applicants must be enrolled at the senior class level in an Iowa high school and display proven artistic ability in the areas of music, dance, visual arts, theater or literature.

Scholarship funds are awarded contingent upon recipients being accepted as full-time undergraduate students at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university. For more information [...] More

ISI Henry Salvatori Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The ISI Salvatori Fellowship seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of the principles held by the American Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views.

Eligibility:
-Members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
-Engaged in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the collegiate level
-U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in a graduate [...] More

JAINA Academic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Academic Scholarship Committee provides support for any bright, hard-working, goal-oriented, practicing Jain youth in North America to be able to afford to attend an institution of higher learning where they can develop their skills and talents, and eventually make the community, country and world a better place. This committee has created the JAINA Academic Scholarship Program (JASP) which [...] More

Jane T. Anderson Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Jane T. Anderson Scholarship is for public high school seniors in Lancaster County, Nebraska who are planning to major in Art, Art History, or Museumology.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund is for students who would make art their profession. This award is intended for serious-minded students of conservative art - namely, painting and drawing.

The scholarship is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color. Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old. Appointments [...] More

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race creed or color. The age limit is between 18-35 years. The purpose of the scholarship is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the [...] More

JSU Alabama Opal R. & Opal A. Lovett Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
This scholarship was established by Mr. Opal R. and Ms. Opal A. Lovett for a deserving student majoring in history, English or art who has achieved sophomore or above status with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Mr. Lovett was the university's photographer prior to his retirement. Ms. Lovett taught in the English department prior to her retirement.

For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is [...] More

Lubbock Art Association Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
Founded in 1951, the Lubbock Art Association was a community based visual arts organization that played an active role in promoting the fine arts and art education in the South Plains region until its dissolution in 2003. In furthering the Association's efforts to strengthen the importance of the fine arts in this region for artists and art lovers, the Lubbock Art Association Scholarship Fund [...] 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

Mattie Hipp Cunningham Scholarship
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The Mattie Hipp Cunningham Scholarship is awarded to the student who shows the greatest promise in appreciation of, or creativity in, literature and fine arts. The award rotates between the English, drama, and art departments, and is therefore available to art every third year only.

Art Department Scholarships are available for incoming students who wish to actively participate in the art [...] More

Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The Television Academy Foundation's Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program awards two scholarships to graduating seniors (must be continuing directly to graduate school) and graduate students (Masters or Ph.D) to support and encourage them to pursue a career in children's media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers' work. The scholarships are project-based and may not be used [...] More

MIT Inspire Competition
Application Deadlines: November 30, Annually
MIT INSPIRE is the first national research competition for high school students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The competition is organized by MIT undergraduates. Participating high school students, as individuals or teams of two will submit research reports in one of 13 fields, such as history, economics, or philosophy. Approximately 100 finalists with the most exceptional reports [...] More

MSU Moorhead Incoming Freshman Talent Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
MSUM Talent Scholarships are awarded to Minnesota State University Moorhead students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the areas of art, music, cinema arts and digital technologies or theater arts. Department faculty select talent awards. Contact the departments directly for more information and application procedures.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
In the egalitarian spirit of the Internet, the competition will be administered entirely online. Entering the competition is easy. Send us an email through our website with a URL pointing to your map. There is no entry fee.

There are two competition categories: animated maps and interactive maps.
-An interactive map offers more than just the traditional representation of spatial information; [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four (4) [...] More

Oklahoma Future Teachers Scholarship Program
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The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma.

Eligibility:
-The student must be a resident of Oklahoma
-The student must be nominated by the college in which they are enrolled on the basis of: cumulative high [...] More

PEGTV Courcelle Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Courcelle Scholarship is awarded annually to a Rutland County High School (in Rutland county) senior who has exhibited a high level of proficiency and interest in the video or media arts and intends to pursue study in the communications field at an accredited college, university or trade school.

The Rutland PEGTV Courcelle Scholarship honors the memory of Joe Courcelle for his pioneering [...] More

Randy Pausch Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually
The Randy Pausch Scholarship was established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in 2008 to honor the memory of Computer Science Professor and Co-Founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Randy Pausch.

This scholarship has been established to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive [...] More

Robert Sherman Fine Art Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 30, Annually
The Robert Sherman Fine Art Scholarship was established to foster the study of art and advance the development of artists in keeping with the mission of the Glenview Art League. It is for a high school senior planning to pursue a college degree in a visual art. Students will be judged without bias or prejudice based on their application, the quality of their work, and letters of recommendation. [...] More

Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Applications for the Thunen Memorial Scholarship may be submitted by full-time students who desire to study illumination as a career. Applications for the Thunen Memorial Scholarship may be made by those who will be an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student (fall semester only) in an accredited four-year college or university located in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington. [...] More

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Sandy Schenker Capell scholarship was created to honor Sandy and her commitment to mentoring and developing young talent. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a Houston area High School Senior interested in a career in media.

The scholarship will be managed and funds raised by the Media Alliance of Houston. The ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Sandy exuded in her [...] More

Savannah College of Art & Design Graduate Fellowships
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Graduate Fellowships may be awarded to applicants in any SCAD graduate program or geographic location who have been determined, through the admission process, to be exceptionally strong candidates for advanced study and scholarship. The number of fellowships awarded on an annual basis may vary according to the number of applicants and their qualifications. Students awarded a Graduate Fellowship [...] More

Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany - UAS7
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Since 2006, the Study & Internship Program (SIP) has enabled highly qualified undergraduates from U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities to experience the German approach to hands-on education at a member of UAS7, a consortium of Germany's top universities of applied sciences. SIP students spend a semester studying at a UAS7 campus and a semester interning. Internships typically last 5-6 [...] More

Sue Dilts Memorial Art Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 08, Annually
The Gratiot County Community Foundation, incorporated in 1992, is a vehicle for receiving charitable gifts that will remain forever in Gratiot County. As a non-profit corporation, we are classified as a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, making donors eligible for federal tax deductions and a State of Michigan tax credit. Gifts to the Foundation may be in cash, real estate, [...] More

Support Creativity Freshman Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Support Creativity Scholarship is for (but not limited to) passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, artists, illustrators, and painters, who wish to develop their skills at higher education institutions in the New York Tri-state area. There is no GPA requirement and we welcome undocumented students to apply.

Design something creative that illustrates your passion for your [...] More

Support Creativity Graduate Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 05, Annually
Design something creative that illustrates your passion for your specific creative field. This can be done in absolutely any medium (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.) Submit an essay that explains this piece of work. Also, make sure to express why you should receive this scholarship and any financial hardship that you may be going through. It can be as long as you want and [...] More

Support Creativity Undergraduate Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Design something creative that illustrates your passion for your specific creative field. This can be done in absolutely any medium (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.). Submit an essay that explains this piece of work. Also, make sure to express why you should receive this scholarship and any financial hardship that you may be going through. It can be as long as you want and [...] More

The Beinecke Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 17, Annually
The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the [...] More

The David Womack Memorial Fiber Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually
The David Womack Memorial Fiber Arts Scholarship is available to any undergraduate student studying the fiber arts such as knitting or sewing and creating or using such materials in creative ways. The scholarship applies to attendance at any institute of higher learning in the United States. The scholarship is awarded in August for the upcoming school year. An essay and proof of college [...] More

The Frederic Whitaker & Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Art students entering today's professional art and museum world are expected to have rigorous training and a diverse educational background. The Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Scholarship Program was established in 2014 to assist art students whose undergraduate degree includes an emphasis on watercolor or art history/museum studies, in meeting those demands.

Over the course of [...] More

The Fulbright Program
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The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 8,000 prestigious, competitive, merit-based grants are awarded annually in most academic disciplines and fields of study. The flagship international exchange [...] More

The Jay Franke Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

Sponsored by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, The Jay Franke Scholarship awards two $5,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. [...] More

The Kress Foundation History of Art Grants Program
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The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development, and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, [...] More

The Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships
Application Deadlines: November 30, Annually
Advanced training in European art history requires direct exposure to the object of study, prolonged access to key information resources such as libraries and photographic archives, the development of professional relationships with colleagues abroad, and sustained immersion in European cultures. These related needs are often best satisfied by extended engagement with a European art research [...] More

The Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Kress Interpretive Fellowships provide competitive grants to American art museums which sponsor supervised internships in art museum education. Preference is given to institutional applications that will provide fellows with an opportunity to collaborate closely with both art museum educators and curators, and will advance the appreciation of European art history of the pre-modern era.

A [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Open to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors only
-Must be a U.S. citizen or [...] More

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) awards scholarships to deserving students who reside on Marco Island, FL. and who have demonstrated excellence in visual, literary or performing arts, and intend to study one of the arts at the college level. Scholarships to be awarded will be up to $1,000.

Criteria:
-Complete application form
-Provide two letters of recommendation
-Submit [...] More

The Mykala Jane Humphrey Memorial Scholarship & Anti-Bullying Ambassador Fund
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Mykala Jane Humphrey Memorial Scholarship and Anti-Bullying Ambassador Fund is a college scholarship fund to support a female graduating senior in Lawrence County, Ohio to pursue study in the field of music or other creative arts (creative writing, art, dance, filmmaking, etc). The applicant selected will also serve as an anti-bullying advocate by taking a pledge to confront bullying whenever [...] More

The Sikh Education Foundation Scholarship
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The Sikh Education Foundation had a natural birth in 2006. The time was right to set up an educational fund to engage Sikh graduates from prestigious universities at a time when the Sikh community faced challenges to their identity. To meet the needs of our advocacy, humanitarian relief and human development projects, UNITED SIKHS set up the Sikh Education Foundation to reach out to the 'brains' [...] More

The Tenfold Initiative Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 16, Annually
Lisa Laine Miller, began her journey as an artist struggling to make ends meet. Unbelievably, two of her high school art teachers personally contributed to her first college courses and the inspiration for the future Tenfold Initiative was born. Through this, we were inspired to create The Tenfold Initiative to honor the dedicated teachers and mentors in our lives. Particularly, Lisa's own high [...] More

The Virginia Budge Award for the Creative and Performing Arts
Application Deadlines: April 17, Annually
The Virginia Budge Award exists to create, promote, develop, sponsor, sustain, facilitate and further the arts within Butler County, Ohio. For the mission of the committee, the term "arts" shall be defined and literally construed to include the making or doing of things that have form and beauty, and to encompass all forms of arts including the arts of music, painting, sculpture, dance, theater, [...] More

UNCF/Carnival Corporate Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: January 13, Annually
The UNCF/Carnival Corporate Scholars Program, sponsored in partnership with Carnival Corporation, is seeking college sophomores with an interest in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry and whose experience in their first two years of college demonstrates leadership and strategic and analytical ability. Candidates will be selected to participate in a two-year scholarship and internship at [...] More

Valley Humanities Review High School Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities - including literature, film, art, history, religion, or philosophy - written by current high school students that demonstrate high quality, intellectual rigor, and originality. The winner will receive a $500 prize and publication in the spring issue.

The goal with all our projects is to encourage a culture of [...] More

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship
Application Deadlines: November 04, Annually
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such, has awarded nearly $5.5 million in Fellowships to [...] More

Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition Project Challenge
Application Deadlines: November 25, Annually
Imaginations is a design competition created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering with the purpose of seeking out and nurturing the next generation of diverse Imagineers. Started in 1991 by Disney Legend and Imagineering executive Marty Sklar, the program has grown to include a separate version sponsored by Hong Kong Disneyland.

Throughout the years, hundreds of students from universities [...] 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.

Eligibility:
-Be a graduating high school senior from a Washington State public high school
-Demonstrate artistic talent in the visual arts
-Have a [...] More

Yellow Dog Studio Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Yellow Dog Studio Memorial Scholarship is for graduating seniors interested in art from the Great Lakes Bay region. Applicants may be asked to interview. If selected for an interview, please be prepared to present a portfolio of your art and/or photography.

Qualifications:
-Graduating high school senior in the Great Lakes Bay Region
-Pursuing an undergraduate degree in art and/or [...] More

Zinggia Art Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 04, Annually
The Zinggia Ohio Art Scholarship was started to help art students in Ohio further their education in the visual arts field. The Zinggia Ohio Art Scholarship is available yearly to a deserving Ohio high school student to pursue a career in illustration, graphic design, photography, or any other art-related program. The mission of the Zinggia Ohio Art Scholarship is to provide financial assistance [...] More

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