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.

Bulkofficesupply.com Scholarship
Sponsor: Bulkofficesupply.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2023
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.

HGA Scholarships
Sponsor: Handweavers Guild of America (HGA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in the field of fiber arts.

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship
Sponsor: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2023
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.

Winston Two-Dimensional Art Scholarships
Sponsor: National Society of Arts and Letters
Amount: $12,000
Closing Date: February 2, 2023
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 chosen art field – funds cannot be used for college tuition, housing or travel.

Arts for Life Scholarship
Sponsor: Arts For Life!
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 6, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to Florida high school seniors who demonstrate academic and artistic excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual arts.

Beinecke Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Beinecke Scholarship Program
Amount: $34,000
Closing Date: February 8, 2023
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. Applicant must attend a participating institution (135 colleges – see website for details) and must be nominated by campus liaison (see website for details).

Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship
Sponsor: Cyrus Rugs
Amount: $500
Closing Date: February 8, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students studying interior design. Applicant must submit an essay on the rug industry.

Nikon Photo Contest
Sponsor: Nikon
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 13, 2023
Description: Contest is open to everyone, professional and amateur photographers, regardless of nationality, age, and sex. Applicant must submit photography or video using a Nikon device.

NEWH | Dallas Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH | Dallas
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2023extended to February 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students attending an accredited college in Northern Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, or Kansas. 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.)

Stanfield and D’Orlando Legal and Art Scholarships
Sponsor: Unitarian Universalist Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students with an active relationship with Unitarian Universalism. Applicant must be studying in the fields of art or law.

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
Sponsor: South Carolina Department of Education
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in South Carolina with talent in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts.

Dorian De Long Arts & Music Scholarship
Sponsor: The Dorian De Long Arts & Music Scholarships
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating Colorado high school seniors who plan on majoring or minoring in the arts (visual or performing) at a Colorado university/college/post-secondary institution.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2023
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 2023 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.

Pennies for Art Scholarship
Sponsor: Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 1, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to seniors attending a Massachusetts high school or students who are homeschooled in Massachusetts. Applicant must submit a personal statement and a portfolio that includes different examples of original 2D artwork in three different mediums (Oils, Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, etc.)

SEMA Scholarships
Sponsor: Specialty Equipment Market Association
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2023
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.

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program
Sponsor: California State Fair
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 2, 2023
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.

NEWH | Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Los Angeles Founding Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 3, 2023
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.)

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Iowa Art Council
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 3, 2023
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).

Homelight Scholarship
Sponsor: Homelight
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2023
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.

Nelson Scholarship
Sponsor: Nelson Cabinetry
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in the United States who are/will be studying business, interior design or architecture.

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