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.

Hopson-Laurent Scholarship
Sponsor: The Dallas Foundation
Amount: At Least $1,000
Closing Date: April 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors at public or private high schools in Choctaw County, Oklahoma who plan to pursue studies in architecture, art, or forestry.

ASID Scholarships
Sponsor: American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are studying interior design.

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Calaveras Big Trees Association
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goal coincides in communicating and interpreting nature’s wonder. Applicant must be pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art, or California history.

Homelight Scholarship
Sponsor: Homelight
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are studying in fields related to home design (Architecture, Interior Design), Home Building (Construction, Urban Planning), Housing and Economic Studies (Sociology, Economics), and other related fields.

Justin Veatch Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Justin Veatch Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors planning to further their study in music who live within a 40-mile radius of Yorktown Heights, NY.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Sponsor: AIGA
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students who are in a design or art discipline and intend to pursue that discipline as a career. While the scholarship is open to everyone, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.

Antonio Cirino Memorial Award
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: April 27, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Rhode Island residents who are graduate students in arts education or in the arts with an intention to teach. Applicant must have the intent to teach at K-12, undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level.

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 3, 2020extended to April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to 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 projection and other decorative arts. Applicant must be currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student. Preference will be given to African-American students residing in a CBC Member district.

NEWH | Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Los Angeles Founding Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2020extended to April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Los Angeles, Southern California and zip codes 90000-93500. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Nikon Small World Contest
Sponsor: Nikon
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to anyone worldwide over the age of 18 who have an interest in photography through the microscope.

Nextiva Business Scholarship
Sponsor: Nextiva
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and plans to major in a business or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program.

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020extended to May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to current graphic communications workers with plans on taking courses related to advising their career in graphic communications AND graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are planning on pursuing a career in graphic communications.

James J. Burns and C.A. Haynes Textile Scholarship
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Rhode Island students who are studying textiles at an accredited institution. At scholarship site, search by scholarship name.

Chef Hoaro Cantu Scholarship
Sponsor: Thr Trotter Project
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must be studying Culinary Arts, Baking/Pastry, or Hospitality.

Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship
Sponsor: American Ceramic Society
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to junior and senior college students who are studying ceramics/material science and engineering.

Scholarship of the Arts
Sponsor: Boomer Esiason Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to artists with Cystic Fibrosis who are incoming and current college students.

UNICO National Scholarships
Sponsor: UNICO
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 15, 2020extended to May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who live in a state of an active UNICO Chapter. Most scholarships are open to students of Italian heritage, but there are some open to all ethnicities. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open specifically to Engineering, Fine Arts, Italian Studies, Medical, Nursing, and Science majors.

IDSA Scholarships
Sponsor: Industrial Designers Society of America
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: May 20, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing an industrial design degree. Applicants must also be a student member of IDSA.

#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Against the Grain Productions
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Asian high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a major in fashion or graphic design. Applicant must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S. and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

AIAS Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in any aspect of game development including but not limited to: art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, law, marketing, and business marketing.

Artistic Scholarship
Sponsor: Against the Grain Productions
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Asian American high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.). Applicant must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S. and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship
Sponsor: Krylon Products Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshman and sophomore students in the United States and Canada. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program. Applicants must submit a portfolio of three to six images of artwork. Applicant must include a portfolio that includes three to six images of artwork on a flash drive.

Art & Design Scholarship
Sponsor: 1st-Art-Gallery.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are studying Art or Liberal Arts. Art students should submit a piece of art (painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art). Liberal art students should apply with a recent sample of their writing on any subject.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: $500 and up
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to individuals 16 years of age or older who have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents.

Pam Schneider Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Advertising Federation of New Mexico | Albuquerque Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,400
Closing Date: June 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to New Mexico residents enrolled full-time as a junior or senior in a New Mexico college and majoring in Business with a marketing emphasis, Journalism with an advertising emphasis, Strategic communications, Advertising and Marketing, or Graphic Design, Fine Art, Photography, or Illustration.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
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.

Kia Motors America, Inc STEAM Scholarship
Sponsor: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities | Kia Motors America, Inc.
Amount: $3,400
Closing Date: July 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending a four-year HACU-member institution who have financial need and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicant must be majoring in a STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math). First generation students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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