Performing Arts Scholarships

Scholarships open to students interesting in and/or majoring in the performing arts including Dance, Music, and Theatre/Drama.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students who will be enrolled in higher education for the Fall 2020 semester and have a GPA of at least 3.5. Applicant must have at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to specific majors and state residency.

Nichols for Notes Music Scholarship
Sponsor: Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to seniors in a Massachusetts high school or students who are homeschooled in Massachusetts. Applicant must plan to major in Piano, Instrument, Music Education, Music Therapy, or Voice.

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program
Sponsor: California State Fair
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 2, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are legal residents of California. There are 14 categories of scholarships – see website for details. In addition to the general scholarships, there are specific scholarships open to Agriculture, Art, Business, Culinary Arts, Education, Enology, Hospitality Management or Viticulture majors.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 through high school juniors.

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Iowa Art Council
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to outstanding high school seniors in Iowa who excel in the arts and will be enrolled in accredited educational programs leading to careers in the arts (literary arts, visual arts, performing arts).

NATAS PSW Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in nine units or more and graduate students enrolled in six units or more for the coming Fall or Spring school year. Applicant must be a resident of the Pacific Southwest Chapter Area (San Diego, Las Vegas, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria or Palm Springs) and intending to pursue a career in television and related fields.

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