Art Scholarships

Do you have a talent for art but you’re planning on majoring in something else in college? Well, there are still scholarships out there for students who have a talent for art and they are open to all majors!

If you are planning on a visual arts major in college, there are even more scholarships open to you!

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Maine, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Deadlines have already passed for California, Maryland, and Massachusetts, but all other states have a later deadline – see website for details.

Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $15,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who attend a Washington state public high school. Applicant must demonstrate artistic talent in the visual arts and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit five pieces of artwork.

Doodle 4 Google
Sponsor: Google Inc.
Amount: $30,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2021extended to March 5, 2021
Description: Program is open to students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grades. Student must create an uplifting doodle that tells the world “I am strong because…”

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The Gallery Collection
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: March 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of 2018 who are at least 14 years of age. Applicant must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories. Applicant must submit a photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

Greenfield Peace Scholarship
Sponsor: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 12, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors in Oregon who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Applicant must submit a visual art piece that embodies their hopes, experiences, and goals in response to the provided reflection and prompt (“Art invites us to take the journey beyond price, beyond costs into bearing witness to the world as it is and as it should be. Art invites us to know beauty and to solicit it from even the most tragic of circumstances. Art reminds us that we belong here.” – Toni Morrison)

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Unfortunately deadlines for California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia have already passed.

Alaska State Fairgrounds Scholarship
Sponsor: Alaska State Fairgrounds
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from the state of Alaska. Applicant must submit an essay or a creative project that addresses one of multiple topics related to the State Fair.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

Frame My Future Contest
Sponsor: Church Hill Classics
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2021
Description: Contest is open to legal U.S. residents who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must share how they envision their future. Student can choose to share through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design – as long as it is an original creation.

Growing Up Asian in America Contest
Sponsor: Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 2, 2021
Description: Award is open to Bay Area (California) students from Kindergarten through 12 grades who are from backgrounds including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other Asian, Pacific Islander or multiracial ethnicities. Applicant must submit artwork, essay or video on the theme, “This is My Time.”

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years of age. Student must submit an original work (video, music, creative writing, or artwork) showcasing their idea for a solution to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

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