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.

Scott-McKenna Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with a career interest in the outdoors. Candidates with an interest in Natural Resources, Forestry, Rangeland Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Agriculture, or related fields are eligible for the scholarship. Photography and journalism majors, with a special interest in wildlife outdoor photography/journalism are also eligible.

Top Glam Boutique Scholarship
Sponsor: Top Glam Boutique
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to female students who are full-time students enrolled at an accredited non-profit college or university in the U.S. and seeking a degree in business, marketing or fashion. Applicant must submit a video on how they would use a $5,000 budget to promote an online ecommerce fashion store.

Art & Design Scholarship
Sponsor: 1st-Art-Gallery.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have plans to have a career focused on one aspect of art or design.

Fix the Photo Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Fix the Photo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on how photography can help other industries.

Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship
Sponsor: Krylon Products Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
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.

NEWH | Sunshine Chapter
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Sunshine Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Northern Florida or Mississippi. 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.)

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
Sponsor: Animation Career Review
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who intend to purse an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: $500 and up
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
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.

NEWH | Las Vegas Chapter
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Las Vegas Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Nevada or Utah. 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.)

Pam Schneider Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Advertising Federation of New Mexico | Albuquerque Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,400
Closing Date: June 7, 2018
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.

Grace Towers Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Queens of the Castro
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 11, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in California who are 16 to 25 years of age and identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicant must have, at some point in their high school or post high school career, demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about LGBTQ+ issues, combating homophobia and/or bullying or educating their community about similar topics.

NEWH | Hawaii Region Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Hawaii Region Chapter
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Hawaii. 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.)

Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Presets For Lightroom
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, students transferring from high school to college, and current college students in the United States and Canada. Applicant must submit an essay and photos on topic related to Adobe Lightroom.

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

Most Promising Logo Design Scholar
Sponsor: FreeLogoServices.com
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in graphic or product design, or branding or marketing. Applicant must submit one original logo for each of the following three industries: automotive, construction, and beauty & massage.

Dream Warriors Scholarship
Sponsor: Dream Warriors Management
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who are/will be pursuing the arts.

Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Indy Displays
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a Graphic Design or Applied Arts degree. Applicant must submit a design and an essay on why they are passionate about pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Applied Arts.

MFMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Maple Flooring Manufactures Association, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 9, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicant must submit a personal essay answering one of six given questions. Scholarship is only open to specific majors (too many to list) – see website for details.

Shade Sail Design Challenge Scholarship
Sponsor: Tenshon
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are interested in the fields of architecture, design, and/or engineering. Applicant must create a unique shade sail structure using Tenshon’s standard sized shade sails.

Design Thinking Scholarship
Sponsor: American Graphics Institute
Amount: 1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two or four-year college or university in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay describing how they anticipate design thinking or design tools will impact them and their career choice.

Designmantic Logo Design Scholarship
Sponsor: DesignMantic
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed at least one semester of coursework in marketing brand design or graphic design with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must design three original logo design concepts.

Graphic Design Scholarships
Sponsor: Nonstop Signs and Graphics
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are looking for a design degree (fine arts, graphic design arts, visual arts, graphic communications, or any other graphic design program).

LogoMaker Scholarship Program
Sponsor: LogoMaker
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students in the United States. Preference will be given to students studying fine arts, commercial arts, or graphic design, but all majors can enter. Applicant must submit an essay on the impact of art and design in commerce.

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors 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.

Clean GIF Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: COIT Cleaning & Restoration
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Submissions from international students are welcome. Applicant must create a lightly GIF that shows a fast way to get your space cleaned.

NEWH | Chicago Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Chicago Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 10, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin. 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.)

NEWH | Atlanta Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Atlanta Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 29, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina or Alabama. 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).

NEWH | Arizona Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network |Arizona Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Arizona or New Mexico. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Photoshop Actions
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Photoshop.

Homelight Scholarship
Sponsor: Homelight
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to 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.

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