Visual Arts Scholarships

Scholarships open to students interesting in and/or majoring in fields related to art and design, including art, architecture, graphic design, and photography.

Art Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: iCanvas
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 18, 2018
Description: Sweepstakes is open to residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories who are 25 years of age or under and who are enrolled or planning to enroll in art school. Applicant must submit a photo of one work of art they have crated as well as a description of their art.

Coladarci and Ehlers Arts Scholarships
Sponsor: Morris Arts
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 19, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who are currently attending public, private, or parochial school in New Jersey. Applicant must be a Morris County residents who plans to pursue post-secondary studies at an accredited institution or acknowledged arts school or fine arts program.

Impact Sign Scholarship
Sponsor: Impact Sign
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in an accredited United States college or university in the Spring 2018 semester. Applicant must submit a design for a plaque.

Bulkofficesupply.com Scholarship
Sponsor: Bulkofficesupply.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college Freshmen and Sophomores in the United States. Applicant must have an interest in teaching, art or owning their own business.

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship
Sponsor: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Applicant must be pursuing a profession in visual arts and must show an affinity with the classical tradition of Western culture.

Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Art
Sponsor: National Society of Arts and Letters
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 22 years of age. Applicant must submit five (5) art works done within the past two years. Scholarship funds are for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicant’s chose art field – funds cannot be used for college tuition, housing or travel.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship
Sponsor: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: February 5, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who are Texas residents and plan to attend a Texas college or university. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements.

Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The National Cartoonists Society Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2017extended to February 7, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students at a four-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship. Applicant must submit an entry form and eight samples of their own cartooning artwork.

NEWH | Rocky Mountain Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH Rocky Mountain
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 9, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students attending an accredited college in Colorado, Wyoming, or Nebraska. Applicant must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

Beinecke Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Beinecke Scholarship Program
Amount: $34,000
Closing Date: February 14, 2018
Description: Scholarship program is open to college juniors who are currently majoring in the arts, humanities or social sciences and plan to attend graduate school. Applicant must demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise.

Troy Yost Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Wyoming Community Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors of any Wyoming High School and graduates attending the University of Wyoming or other in-state junior and community colleges. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in art, and wildlife art. Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from their art teacher.

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program
Sponsor: California State Fair
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
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.

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Iowa Art Council
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
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).

John Jesensky Music Scholarship
Sponsor: John Jesensky
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are majoring in music or the visual/performing arts.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
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 2018 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.

PGSF Scholarship
Sponsor: Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled in a two or four-year accredited graphic or printing program at a technical school, college or university in the Untied States. Applicant must be pursuing a career in printing technology, printing management, publishing or graphic communications.

Rocco Basile Giving Scholarship for Documentary Photography
Sponsor: Rocco Basile Giving
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. All majors and areas of studies are encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how the power of photography can change the world, as well as one photograph that they have taken that best exemplifies this scholarship for them.

SEMA Scholarships
Sponsor: Specialty Equipment Market Association
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens enrolled in a program of study at an accredited university, college or post-secondary vocational-technical program located within the United States. Applicant must be planning to enter the automotive industry and may be majoring in Accounting/Finance, Auto Body/Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Business, Communications/PR, Engineering, Graphic Design/Web Design, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Journalism, Manufacturing, Marketing/Sales, Motorsports, Supply Chain/Logistics, or Transportation.

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students and current college students who are a member of a minority group that is underrepresented in the fields of fashion and/or entrepreneurship (I.e. African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander) OR have a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicant must be planning to pursue a career in fashion and/or entrepreneurship.

Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: American Galvanizers Association (AGA)
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students of any age who are enrolled at an accredited college or university in North America who are studying architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or other related field.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
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.

Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Accessibility Professionals Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and residents of the U.S. who are current students in good standing at a U.S. institution of higher education with an accredited degree program in architecture, civil engineering, interior design, or other degree programs closely related to accessibility/universal design.

P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: P. Buckley Moss Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts.

HGA Scholarships
Sponsor: Handweavers Guild of America (HGA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in the field of fiber arts.

Study.com Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Study.com
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Architecture, Computer Science/Engineering, Business, Nursing, and Public Administration.

Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition
Sponsor: Aluminum Extruders Council
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: April 2, 2018
Description: Competition is open to currently enrolled high school, college/university, technical school, and graduate school students who are studying design, engineering, architecture, or related fields. Applicant must come up with a new, inventive, and resourceful uses for extruded aluminum.

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