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Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is dedicated to assisting students with their financial needs. As an added service to students, we post outside scholarships on our current scholarship page. Outside scholarships are clearly marked and have no affiliation with Kendall College of Art and Design or Ferris State University.

Art Education

ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2020

ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.

    One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks.

    Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.

    The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the Institute’s work. Applicants must also:

    • Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in a college or university Department of Education program and the potential of a successful application for a teaching license; and submit a transcript of grades.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by submitting an original typewritten essay of approximately 500 words.
    For more information, please visit the National Institute for Labor Relations Research website.

    Michigan Art Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    The MAEA sponsors Art Education Scholarships to Junior or Senior college students who are enrolled in an art education program in the state of Michigan. The scholarship is to aid students who are seriously pursuing a career and course of study to become an art educator. The MAEA believes this program will benefit the arts in Michigan.

    Any student demonstrating a commitment to art education who wishes to continue as a full time student at an accredited university is urged to apply. The scholarships will be awarded based on the quality and presentation of artwork, references, and personal narrative submitted. All awards will be made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin.

      Eligibility
    • A Resident of the State of Michigan.
    • Junior or Senior status or a Bachelor's Degree in Art or Art Education working toward certification in Art Education.
    • Admitted to an accredited Education Department at a Michigan college or university.
    • An overall GPA of 3.0.
    • You must be a member of NAEA-MAEA for 3 months prior to applying for this scholarship.
  • Application must include:
    • A cover sheet containing all contact information.
    • A brief reflective statement written by the student about pre-student teaching experiences.
    • A portfolio of 10 original works of art submitted on a CD.
    • Two letters of recommendation from art or art education professors verifying the applicant’s commitment and eligibility.
    • One to three page personal narrative stating your philosophy of art education, how you would implement your philosophy and how the scholarship would assist you.
    • An official copy of the student’s transcript sent directly to the Michigan Art Education Association Scholarship Chair.
    Please print this application and submit it with the proper documentation. MAEA Art Education PDF

    Education.com Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship

    If you’re studying to become an early education teacher and can clearly demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to the field of teaching, then we want to hear from you! Twice a year, we’ll select one early-education student to receive this $10,000 prize for their upcoming school year. In addition to this cash award, each winner will also receive two Education.com Lifetime Memberships (one for the winner and one to share with an existing or aspiring K-12 teacher of the winner’s choice).

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline).
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, technical/vocational college, or university in the United States.
    • Must be a college undergraduate, graduate student, or professional student
    • Must be pursuing an Education-related degree such as: Child Development, Early/Elementary/Middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Bachelor’s in Education, Master’s in Education, Doctorate in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching. (Students who are minoring in Education or students who have already earned a degree in Education and are currently pursuing a degree in another discipline are also eligible to apply.)
    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Open to students from all states.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Finalists will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from an academic reference, ideally a member of faculty in the applicant’s current educational institution, who can comment on the applicant’s abilities and interest in pursuing a career in Education.
    • If selected, you must provide an official transcript for GPA and enrollment verification.
    Building the Future Scholarship

    If you’re studying to become an early education teacher and can clearly demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to the field of teaching, then we want to hear from you! Twice a year, we’ll select two (2) winners to receive $5,000 scholarships to apply towards their education. In addition to this cash award, each winner will also receive two Education.com Lifetime Memberships (one for the winner and one to share with an existing or aspiring K-12 teacher of the winner’s choice).

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a low income student or student from an underrepresented minority group—LGBT, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline).
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Open to college undergraduates
    • Must be pursuing an Education-related degree such as: Child Development, Early/Elementary/Middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Bachelor’s in Education. (Students who are minoring in Education are also eligible to apply.)
    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Open to students from all states.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • If selected, you must provide an official transcript for GPA and enrollment verification.
    From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship

    If you’re a high school senior about to start your first year of college and can clearly demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, then we want to hear from you! Once per year, we’ll select one winner to receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply towards their education. In addition to this cash award, the winner will also receive two Education.com Lifetime Memberships (one for the winner and one to share with an existing or aspiring K-12 teacher of the winner’s choice).

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Open to students from all states.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Accepted as a full-time student at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical vocational college or university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will require proof of enrollment.
    • Intent to pursue an Education or closely related degree
    • Proof of strong academic performance, leadership, and community service, if applicable, such as: Extracurriculars at school, Honors/Awards, Community Service, List of Employment (if applicable)
    • If selected, you must provide an official high school transcript for GPA and college enrollment verification.
    For more information, please visit the Education.com website.

    Art History

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Collaborative Design

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Digital Art and Design

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    The LAGRANT Foundation's mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career & professional development workshops, mentors and internships to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to open the proverbial door for minorities by providing the necessary resources and tools not commonly available to many minorities entering the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations.

    The scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York City where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two day-long career development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world.

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2020
    • Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities from May 17-19, 2020. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF's scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been passionate about showcasing the ingenuity of students and young professionals. The Young Ones Student Awards is one of the world’s most acclaimed competitive showcases for advertising, digital communication, and design students. The competition consists of three categories: Brief, Portfolio, and ADC student awards.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition allows students to submit 6-15 pieces of their work and have it judged by industry professionals.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,500 per academic year are awarded to juniors and seniors majoring in television and film at accredited 4-year, degree-granting U.S. colleges and universities.

  • To apply:
    • Complete the application.
    • Submit personal statement of no more than two pages which describes your goals and why you feel that furthering your education will help you accomplish these goals.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation.
    • Submit an official college transcript.

    For more information, please visit The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation website.

    L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest - Outside Award

    L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide. No entry fee is required. Entrants retain all publication rights. All judging by professional artists only. $1,500 in prizes each quarter. Quarterly winners compete for $5,000 additional annual prize!

    The Contest is open to entrants from all nations who are new and amateur artists and 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.

    All themes of science fiction and fantasy illustrations are welcome: every entry is judged on its own merits only. No entry fee is required and all rights in the entry remain the property of the artist.

    For more information, please visit the L. Ron Hubbbard website.

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Drawing

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Award amounts vary annually and range from $500 to $5,000 per recipient.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, these may be awarded in quarterly installments.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    In keeping with the goals of renowned artist P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this scholarship represents her dedication to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Verified specific language-related learning disability
    • Verified financial need
    • Visual arts talent
    • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
    • Intent to pursue career in a visual arts field

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

    For more information, please visit the P. Buckley Moss website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    For over 60 years, Krylon® has been the choice of fine artists for the preservation of priceless artwork. We’re proud to be their choice. Now it’s our turn to make a choice. A choice to ensure the future of fine arts remains strong. And for that, we choose you. In an effort to help you with the soaring costs of tuition while also contributing to the fine arts establishment, we’re awarding five scholarships to future fine artists and giving ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2020) or
    • College freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada
    • Students 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 such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Fashion Studies

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Iconic Jewelry Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    We wish to invite students majoring in Design and Arts programs to apply to the Iconic Jewelry scholarship program. We understand that education is vital to establish oneself in their chosen career, and we want to help talented and creative students achieve their dream in the design industry.

    This scholarship is applicable for the academic year of 2019-2020

  • Prize:
  • The most talented student will receive a $1200 grant to aid with tuition, learning resources or living costs.

  • Eligibility
    • Must be over the age of 18
    • Currently enrolled / Accepted full-time at a University or College
    • Majoring in Design, Arts or Fashion
    • Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning
    For more information, please visit the Iconic Jewelry website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Furniture Design

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    International Casual Furnishings Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2020

    The ICFA / Richard Frinier Design Scholarship was established in 2016 and is endowed by the renowned designer and his wife and partner, Catherine, to inspire design students in the creation of innovative outdoor living spaces for residential, contract and hospitality environments. The annual scholarship is awarded to the winner of an online competition in which college-level students submit their original designs for outdoor living products.

  • Eligibility:
    • The competition is open to undergraduate, M.A. or M.F.A. students of design.
    • Students must be full-time residents of the United States and/or full-time students at an accredited university in the United States at the time of entry submission, and must be available to participate in related activities should their entry win the competition.
    • Student designers must work individually on their product design submission wholly and completely independent of others, meaning it must be their sole and separate design concept, sketches, images, story and content. Students may consult with professors or material providers in their design process, so long as the design is one of their own and not a product or result of collaborating with anyone else.
    For more information, please visit the International Casual Furnishings Association website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Graphic Design

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Adcraft Detroit - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    The Adcraft Scholarship Fund awards cash grants annually to high-performing college students studying advertising or a related field at a Michigan college or university. Since 2001, Adcraft has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships. Multiple scholarships are awarded every year, with amounts ranging from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.

  • Eligibility:
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Currently study advertising or a related field (marketing, public relations, etc.) at a Michigan college or university – at either the undergraduate or graduate level
    • Scheduled to graduate no sooner than Spring 2021
    • Intend on building a career in the greater Detroit area
    For more information, please visit the Adcraft Detroit Website.

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    The LAGRANT Foundation's mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career & professional development workshops, mentors and internships to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to open the proverbial door for minorities by providing the necessary resources and tools not commonly available to many minorities entering the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations.

    The scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York City where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two day-long career development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world.

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2020
    • Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities from May 17-19, 2020. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF's scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been passionate about showcasing the ingenuity of students and young professionals. The Young Ones Student Awards is one of the world’s most acclaimed competitive showcases for advertising, digital communication, and design students. The competition consists of three categories: Brief, Portfolio, and ADC student awards.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition allows students to submit 6-15 pieces of their work and have it judged by industry professionals.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 5, 2020

    A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field. All disciplines welcome.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private industry directed organization that dispenses technical school, undergraduate and graduate fellowship assistance to men and women interested in a career in the graphic communications field.

  • Eligibility:
    • Student must be pursuing a career in printing technology, printing management, or graphic communication.
    • A student who is, or will be, enrolled in a printing or graphics program at a technical school, college or university within the United States.
    • A full-time status. (Full-time status defined as someone who is registered in 12 or more credits per term)
    • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and maintain it for scholarship renewal
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required
    • Your official transcripts or a copy of your official transcripts must be uploaded with your application by April 1.

    Scholarship awards vary in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year, in most cases, for up to four years.

    For more information please visit the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation website.

    We have had a winner of this scholarship!

    Illustration

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been passionate about showcasing the ingenuity of students and young professionals. The Young Ones Student Awards is one of the world’s most acclaimed competitive showcases for advertising, digital communication, and design students. The competition consists of three categories: Brief, Portfolio, and ADC student awards.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition allows students to submit 6-15 pieces of their work and have it judged by industry professionals.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    In keeping with the goals of renowned artist P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this scholarship represents her dedication to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Verified specific language-related learning disability
    • Verified financial need
    • Visual arts talent
    • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
    • Intent to pursue career in a visual arts field

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

    For more information, please visit the P. Buckley Moss website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    For over 60 years, Krylon® has been the choice of fine artists for the preservation of priceless artwork. We’re proud to be their choice. Now it’s our turn to make a choice. A choice to ensure the future of fine arts remains strong. And for that, we choose you. In an effort to help you with the soaring costs of tuition while also contributing to the fine arts establishment, we’re awarding five scholarships to future fine artists and giving ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2020) or
    • College freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada
    • Students 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 such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest - Outside Award

    L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide. No entry fee is required. Entrants retain all publication rights. All judging by professional artists only. $1,500 in prizes each quarter. Quarterly winners compete for $5,000 additional annual prize!

    The Contest is open to entrants from all nations who are new and amateur artists and 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.

    All themes of science fiction and fantasy illustrations are welcome: every entry is judged on its own merits only. No entry fee is required and all rights in the entry remain the property of the artist.

    For more information, please visit the L. Ron Hubbbard website.

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Industrial Design

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 5, 2020

    A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field. All disciplines welcome.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 27, 2020

    Bruce Thompson was a twenty-five year veteran of the lighting industry. He had a broad background in the profession having worked in theatre, retail, as a factory representative, and concluding his career in manufacturing as vice president of sales and marketing. Throughout his career Bruce emphasized design and innovation. He was also an accomplished light fixture designer. He established this independent competition to encourage creativity and education in light fixture design and manufacturing.

    Design Problem

    A prominent city in the south east is constructing a series of bus shelters to support their new fleet of electric busses. The shelter is designed by a prominent contemporary architect and intended to be an inviting, yet comfortable place. They have hired you to design a light fixture for the shelter. The light fixture should be functional, yet an attractive element which enhances the shelter design. The shelter is 10’ high, 18’ long x 6’ deep, but the length of the shelter can increase or decrease to accommodate the requirement of the bus stop so your fixture design should accommodate this variation. Determining the architectural design of the shelter is up to you.

    Competition Rules
    • Entrants must be full time students, enrolled in an accredited academic degree program in the United States. Approved programs include architectural engineering programs, architecture programs, interior design programs, theatre, or industrial design programs. Because of the high level of competition, it is recommended that entrants be undergraduate seniors or graduate students.
    • Only individuals may apply. Group projects are not acceptable.
    • The fixture must be designed within the past year and while the entrant is a student.
    • A faculty member at the student's school must sponsor the application.
    • Awards

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

      • First Prize: The Thompson Prize is a cash award of $5,000, plus a trophy.
      • Second Prize: The Award of Distinction is a cash award of $2,500, plus a plaque.
      • Third Prize: The Award of Merit is a cash award of $1,000, plus a plaque.
      • Special Citations: A Special Citation is a cash award of $500, plus a plaque.

      For more information, please visit the Robert Bruce Thompson Light Fixture Competition website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Interior Design

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Paradigm Building Group Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 5, 2020

    The 2020 Paradigm Building Group Scholarship Program was developed to support and encourage students interested in the areas of interior design, architecture, civil engineering, building construction, construction management and construction technology.

    Paradigm Building Group is proud to offer a yearly scholarship of $500 to a worthy student who shares similar values and a desire for learning in the field of construction.

  • Requirements:
    • Graduating High School Senior or Current College Student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Interest in interior design, building construction or management, architecture, civil engineering, or other field related to building and remodeling homes.
    • Funds are to be applied towards tuition, books, and/or other fees associated with attending school.
    • Student must be attending a school anywhere in U.S.
  • How to Apply:
    • Write a paragraph or two on who you are, GPA, school you are/will be attending, what your educational, career, and plans are for the future. What inspired you to pursue this path, etc. Add in examples of interest in field of study and leadership.
    • An Essay on one of the following topics (1,000 word max limit):
      1. “What does home mean to you?”
      2. “Design or Describe in detail your dream home and write what it’s most important attributes will be and why those attributes are important to you”
      3. “Devise a plan to improve housing in a specific place in the world.”
    • E-mail completed Application in ONE (1) DOCUMENT to [email protected] with “Paradigm Building Scholarship 2020” in subject line
    For more information, please visit the Paradigm Building Group website.

    Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship Grant - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 8, 2020

    Since we are committed to championing the finest creative minds, Cyrus Artisan Rugs is offering a scholarship program that will benefit future interior designers. We want to support incoming and current interior design students so that they can pursue their passion for beautifying the spaces people live and work in.

  • Eligibility & Requirements
    • Must be currently enrolled, or about to enroll, in an interior design or similar course OR must be a high school graduate planning to study interior design or a related course in a college or university during the Spring of 2020.
    • Must be in good academic standing with his/her current educational institution.
    • Applicants under 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Applicants must submit the following via email to Allison Rupp at [email protected]
    • An original essay (minimum of 500 words, ideally in PDF format). The topic should be related to the rug industry. Alternatively, the applicant could discuss why they should receive the Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship grant. This essay must NOT be previously published.
    • Name, contact details, and address.
    • Name and address of institution currently enrolled in or plan to attend.
    • School I.D. and a government issued I.D. (i.e. driver’s license)
    • Curriculum vitae
    For more information, please visit the Cyrus Rugs website.

    IIDA Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 17, 2020

    The IIDA Student Design Competition celebrates the talent and fresh design ideas of interior design students throughout the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program or institution. The competition provides emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and gain exposure in the interior design industry.

    This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

    School projects already completed may be reinterpreted and/or edited to meet the requirements of this competition. If the school project was completed as a group, all members must agree in writing to enter the reinterpreted and/or edited project, and all members must be listed as participants on the entry form.

  • AWARDS*
    • First Place - $2,500.00
    • Second Place - $1,500.00
    • Third Place - $750.00
    • *Prizes to be split between team members for team submissions that win.
    For more information, please visit the IIDA website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 27, 2020

    Bruce Thompson was a twenty-five year veteran of the lighting industry. He had a broad background in the profession having worked in theatre, retail, as a factory representative, and concluding his career in manufacturing as vice president of sales and marketing. Throughout his career Bruce emphasized design and innovation. He was also an accomplished light fixture designer. He established this independent competition to encourage creativity and education in light fixture design and manufacturing.

    Design Problem

    A prominent city in the south east is constructing a series of bus shelters to support their new fleet of electric busses. The shelter is designed by a prominent contemporary architect and intended to be an inviting, yet comfortable place. They have hired you to design a light fixture for the shelter. The light fixture should be functional, yet an attractive element which enhances the shelter design. The shelter is 10’ high, 18’ long x 6’ deep, but the length of the shelter can increase or decrease to accommodate the requirement of the bus stop so your fixture design should accommodate this variation. Determining the architectural design of the shelter is up to you.

    Competition Rules
    • Entrants must be full time students, enrolled in an accredited academic degree program in the United States. Approved programs include architectural engineering programs, architecture programs, interior design programs, theatre, or industrial design programs. Because of the high level of competition, it is recommended that entrants be undergraduate seniors or graduate students.
    • Only individuals may apply. Group projects are not acceptable.
    • The fixture must be designed within the past year and while the entrant is a student.
    • A faculty member at the student's school must sponsor the application.
    • Awards

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

      • First Prize: The Thompson Prize is a cash award of $5,000, plus a trophy.
      • Second Prize: The Award of Distinction is a cash award of $2,500, plus a plaque.
      • Third Prize: The Award of Merit is a cash award of $1,000, plus a plaque.
      • Special Citations: A Special Citation is a cash award of $500, plus a plaque.

      For more information, please visit the Robert Bruce Thompson Light Fixture Competition website.

    National Kitchen and Bath Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2020

    Winning this prestigious competition increases industry visibility and peer recognition, offers valuable publicity and networking opportunities and acknowledges the talent of aspiring kitchen and bath designers. Students must plan beautiful, safe and functional spaces, incorporating creative design statements and aesthetically pleasing design solutions.

    NKBA student members may enter the kitchen competition, the bath competition, or both competitions. Entrants must design a kitchen and/or bath based on the client requests and plans provided.

    The top winners in both the kitchen and the bath competitions will be recognized by their peers and industry professionals at the Design Competition Awards ceremony held during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2021. The winning designs will also be featured in KBB Magazine, and awarded the following:

    • First Place: $5000 Scholarship
    • Second Place: $2500 Scholarship
    • Third Place: $1000 Scholarship

    Award-winners will receive a complimentary registration to KBIS® 2021 which includes admission to the awards ceremony, hotel accommodations and airfare.

      Who Can Enter
    • Entrants must be NKBA student members and enrolled in a college or university on the date of submission.
    • Except for experiences derived from an internship, entrants must neither have worked in a professional design capacity (including interior design, architecture, and related fields), nor have been paid for design services rendered.
    • Projects entered must be completed individually by the student designer. No co-designers are permitted in this competition.
    • Students may enter the kitchen, bath or both portions of the competition.
    For more information, please visit the NKBA website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

    Apply to win $2,500 for your education. We’re excited to announce the Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and construction management. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in residential design world.

    • Women in Architecture Scholarship - Open to female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level.
    • Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design professionally.
    • Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design professionally.
  • Who can apply?
  • We welcome all students 17 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada to apply for one of our three scholarships. This is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

  • How to apply?
  • Applicants are required to complete a survey about your education, career goals and an essay question. You will also be required to include a link to your Houzz profile, complete with images from your portfolio.

    For more information, please visit the Houzz website.

    Master of Architecture

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Paradigm Building Group Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 5, 2020

    The 2020 Paradigm Building Group Scholarship Program was developed to support and encourage students interested in the areas of interior design, architecture, civil engineering, building construction, construction management and construction technology.

    Paradigm Building Group is proud to offer a yearly scholarship of $500 to a worthy student who shares similar values and a desire for learning in the field of construction.

  • Requirements:
    • Graduating High School Senior or Current College Student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Interest in interior design, building construction or management, architecture, civil engineering, or other field related to building and remodeling homes.
    • Funds are to be applied towards tuition, books, and/or other fees associated with attending school.
    • Student must be attending a school anywhere in U.S.
  • How to Apply:
    • Write a paragraph or two on who you are, GPA, school you are/will be attending, what your educational, career, and plans are for the future. What inspired you to pursue this path, etc. Add in examples of interest in field of study and leadership.
    • An Essay on one of the following topics (1,000 word max limit):
      1. “What does home mean to you?”
      2. “Design or Describe in detail your dream home and write what it’s most important attributes will be and why those attributes are important to you”
      3. “Devise a plan to improve housing in a specific place in the world.”
    • E-mail completed Application in ONE (1) DOCUMENT to [email protected] with “Paradigm Building Scholarship 2020” in subject line
    For more information, please visit the Paradigm Building Group website.

    IIDA Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 17, 2020

    The IIDA Student Design Competition celebrates the talent and fresh design ideas of interior design students throughout the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program or institution. The competition provides emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and gain exposure in the interior design industry.

    This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

    School projects already completed may be reinterpreted and/or edited to meet the requirements of this competition. If the school project was completed as a group, all members must agree in writing to enter the reinterpreted and/or edited project, and all members must be listed as participants on the entry form.

  • AWARDS*
    • First Place - $2,500.00
    • Second Place - $1,500.00
    • Third Place - $750.00
    • *Prizes to be split between team members for team submissions that win.
    For more information, please visit the IIDA website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 27, 2020

    Bruce Thompson was a twenty-five year veteran of the lighting industry. He had a broad background in the profession having worked in theatre, retail, as a factory representative, and concluding his career in manufacturing as vice president of sales and marketing. Throughout his career Bruce emphasized design and innovation. He was also an accomplished light fixture designer. He established this independent competition to encourage creativity and education in light fixture design and manufacturing.

    Design Problem

    A prominent city in the south east is constructing a series of bus shelters to support their new fleet of electric busses. The shelter is designed by a prominent contemporary architect and intended to be an inviting, yet comfortable place. They have hired you to design a light fixture for the shelter. The light fixture should be functional, yet an attractive element which enhances the shelter design. The shelter is 10’ high, 18’ long x 6’ deep, but the length of the shelter can increase or decrease to accommodate the requirement of the bus stop so your fixture design should accommodate this variation. Determining the architectural design of the shelter is up to you.

    Competition Rules
    • Entrants must be full time students, enrolled in an accredited academic degree program in the United States. Approved programs include architectural engineering programs, architecture programs, interior design programs, theatre, or industrial design programs. Because of the high level of competition, it is recommended that entrants be undergraduate seniors or graduate students.
    • Only individuals may apply. Group projects are not acceptable.
    • The fixture must be designed within the past year and while the entrant is a student.
    • A faculty member at the student's school must sponsor the application.
    • Awards

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

      • First Prize: The Thompson Prize is a cash award of $5,000, plus a trophy.
      • Second Prize: The Award of Distinction is a cash award of $2,500, plus a plaque.
      • Third Prize: The Award of Merit is a cash award of $1,000, plus a plaque.
      • Special Citations: A Special Citation is a cash award of $500, plus a plaque.

      For more information, please visit the Robert Bruce Thompson Light Fixture Competition website.

    Michigan Architectural Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The Michigan Architectural Foundation Scholarship Program provides assistance to college students admitted to, or currently pursuing a graduate professional degree in architecture at Michigan universities, and who have demonstrated leadership in design, professional, community, or political activities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Students who are completing or have completed their Bachelor Degree program and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a professional program in architecture leading to a Master of Architecture degree.
    • Residents of the State of Michigan and enrolled and attending the University of Michigan, University of Detroit/Mercy, Lawrence Technological University, Kendall College of Art and Design, or Andrews University.

    Applications must be digital-only and submitted via email to [email protected] in PDF format. File sizes should be no greater than 15MB. The files must be PC compatible with type no smaller than 10 point. Photos must be in .jpg or .pdf format.

  • Entry Requirements:
    • An application form downloaded from the Michigan Architectural Foundation website.
    • A transcript of all college records.
    • a.) A personal statement outlining the candidate's interest, experience and plans related to architecture; b.) A statement describing leadership, design and or community accomplishments of the candidate and c.) An outline of extra curricular and public service activities.
    • A PDF copy of the student’s design portfolio that was submitted for acceptance by the university to their graduate program.
    • Two reference letters from individuals familiar with your accomplishments. One of the reference letters must be by a faculty member of your university.
    • School costs and personal financial information as requested on the application.
    For more information, please visit the Michigan Architectural Foundation website.

    We have had winners of this scholarship in the past!

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

    Apply to win $2,500 for your education. We’re excited to announce the Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and construction management. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in residential design world.

    • Women in Architecture Scholarship - Open to female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level.
    • Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design professionally.
    • Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design professionally.
  • Who can apply?
  • We welcome all students 17 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada to apply for one of our three scholarships. This is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

  • How to apply?
  • Applicants are required to complete a survey about your education, career goals and an essay question. You will also be required to include a link to your Houzz profile, complete with images from your portfolio.

    For more information, please visit the Houzz website.

    Master of Art Education

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.

    One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks.

    Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.

    The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the Institute’s work. Applicants must also:

    • Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in a college or university Department of Education program and the potential of a successful application for a teaching license; and submit a transcript of grades.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by submitting an original typewritten essay of approximately 500 words.
    For more information, please visit the National Institute for Labor Relations Research website.

    Education.com Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship

    If you’re studying to become an early education teacher and can clearly demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to the field of teaching, then we want to hear from you! Twice a year, we’ll select one early-education student to receive this $10,000 prize for their upcoming school year. In addition to this cash award, each winner will also receive two Education.com Lifetime Memberships (one for the winner and one to share with an existing or aspiring K-12 teacher of the winner’s choice).

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline).
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, technical/vocational college, or university in the United States.
    • Must be a college undergraduate, graduate student, or professional student
    • Must be pursuing an Education-related degree such as: Child Development, Early/Elementary/Middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Bachelor’s in Education, Master’s in Education, Doctorate in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching. (Students who are minoring in Education or students who have already earned a degree in Education and are currently pursuing a degree in another discipline are also eligible to apply.)
    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Open to students from all states.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Finalists will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from an academic reference, ideally a member of faculty in the applicant’s current educational institution, who can comment on the applicant’s abilities and interest in pursuing a career in Education.
    • If selected, you must provide an official transcript for GPA and enrollment verification.
    Building the Future Scholarship

    If you’re studying to become an early education teacher and can clearly demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to the field of teaching, then we want to hear from you! Twice a year, we’ll select two (2) winners to receive $5,000 scholarships to apply towards their education. In addition to this cash award, each winner will also receive two Education.com Lifetime Memberships (one for the winner and one to share with an existing or aspiring K-12 teacher of the winner’s choice).

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a low income student or student from an underrepresented minority group—LGBT, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline).
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Open to college undergraduates
    • Must be pursuing an Education-related degree such as: Child Development, Early/Elementary/Middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Bachelor’s in Education. (Students who are minoring in Education are also eligible to apply.)
    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Open to students from all states.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • If selected, you must provide an official transcript for GPA and enrollment verification.
    From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship

    If you’re a high school senior about to start your first year of college and can clearly demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, then we want to hear from you! Once per year, we’ll select one winner to receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply towards their education. In addition to this cash award, the winner will also receive two Education.com Lifetime Memberships (one for the winner and one to share with an existing or aspiring K-12 teacher of the winner’s choice).

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Open to students from all states.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Accepted as a full-time student at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical vocational college or university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will require proof of enrollment.
    • Intent to pursue an Education or closely related degree
    • Proof of strong academic performance, leadership, and community service, if applicable, such as: Extracurriculars at school, Honors/Awards, Community Service, List of Employment (if applicable)
    • If selected, you must provide an official high school transcript for GPA and college enrollment verification.
    For more information, please visit the Education.com website.

    Master of Fine Arts

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators. OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are involved in and preparing to devote a substantial amount of their life’s work in outdoor writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who can demonstrate a record of accomplishment in and commitment to the fields of outdoor communications.

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate or graduate students from all disciplines and all schools.

    Each candidate should have clear, significant goals in outdoor communications, examples of work and letters of recommendation. Academic achievement is considered but is not among the top three selection criteria.

    • OWAA application form properly completed.
    • Recommendation from a faculty advisor, professor or school administrator.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work.
    • A one- to two-page statement by the nominee that details career goals.
    • Optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with applicant’s work.

    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Writers Association of America website.

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been passionate about showcasing the ingenuity of students and young professionals. The Young Ones Student Awards is one of the world’s most acclaimed competitive showcases for advertising, digital communication, and design students. The competition consists of three categories: Brief, Portfolio, and ADC student awards.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition allows students to submit 6-15 pieces of their work and have it judged by industry professionals.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Master of Fine Arts Drawing

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Award amounts vary annually and range from $500 to $5,000 per recipient.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, these may be awarded in quarterly installments.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Master of Fine Arts Painting

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Award amounts vary annually and range from $500 to $5,000 per recipient.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, these may be awarded in quarterly installments.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Master of Fine Arts Photography

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 5, 2020

    A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field. All disciplines welcome.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Master of Fine Arts Printmaking

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Medical Illustration

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    In keeping with the goals of renowned artist P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this scholarship represents her dedication to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Verified specific language-related learning disability
    • Verified financial need
    • Visual arts talent
    • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
    • Intent to pursue career in a visual arts field

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

    For more information, please visit the P. Buckley Moss website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    For over 60 years, Krylon® has been the choice of fine artists for the preservation of priceless artwork. We’re proud to be their choice. Now it’s our turn to make a choice. A choice to ensure the future of fine arts remains strong. And for that, we choose you. In an effort to help you with the soaring costs of tuition while also contributing to the fine arts establishment, we’re awarding five scholarships to future fine artists and giving ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2020) or
    • College freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada
    • Students 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 such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Iconic Jewelry Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    We wish to invite students majoring in Design and Arts programs to apply to the Iconic Jewelry scholarship program. We understand that education is vital to establish oneself in their chosen career, and we want to help talented and creative students achieve their dream in the design industry.

    This scholarship is applicable for the academic year of 2019-2020

  • Prize:
  • The most talented student will receive a $1200 grant to aid with tuition, learning resources or living costs.

  • Eligibility
    • Must be over the age of 18
    • Currently enrolled / Accepted full-time at a University or College
    • Majoring in Design, Arts or Fashion
    • Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning
    For more information, please visit the Iconic Jewelry website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Painting

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Award amounts vary annually and range from $500 to $5,000 per recipient.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, these may be awarded in quarterly installments.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    In keeping with the goals of renowned artist P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this scholarship represents her dedication to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Verified specific language-related learning disability
    • Verified financial need
    • Visual arts talent
    • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
    • Intent to pursue career in a visual arts field

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

    For more information, please visit the P. Buckley Moss website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    For over 60 years, Krylon® has been the choice of fine artists for the preservation of priceless artwork. We’re proud to be their choice. Now it’s our turn to make a choice. A choice to ensure the future of fine arts remains strong. And for that, we choose you. In an effort to help you with the soaring costs of tuition while also contributing to the fine arts establishment, we’re awarding five scholarships to future fine artists and giving ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2020) or
    • College freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada
    • Students 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 such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Photography

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Lowell Arts Council - West Michigan Regional Art Competition - Outside Award

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    The 34th Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists who reside in a 25-county region. Artwork in any visual art media can be submitted by artists 18 yrs. and older. Five cash awards totaling $2500 are awarded. ​

    • Open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older.
    • Artists must currently reside in one of the following lower West Michigan counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
    • Only original works completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited at LowellArts are eligible.

    For more information, please visit the Lowell Arts Council website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been passionate about showcasing the ingenuity of students and young professionals. The Young Ones Student Awards is one of the world’s most acclaimed competitive showcases for advertising, digital communication, and design students. The competition consists of three categories: Brief, Portfolio, and ADC student awards.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition allows students to submit 6-15 pieces of their work and have it judged by industry professionals.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 5, 2020

    A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field. All disciplines welcome.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    In keeping with the goals of renowned artist P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this scholarship represents her dedication to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Verified specific language-related learning disability
    • Verified financial need
    • Visual arts talent
    • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
    • Intent to pursue career in a visual arts field

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

    For more information, please visit the P. Buckley Moss website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Printmaking

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    In keeping with the goals of renowned artist P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this scholarship represents her dedication to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Verified specific language-related learning disability
    • Verified financial need
    • Visual arts talent
    • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
    • Intent to pursue career in a visual arts field

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

    For more information, please visit the P. Buckley Moss website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    For over 60 years, Krylon® has been the choice of fine artists for the preservation of priceless artwork. We’re proud to be their choice. Now it’s our turn to make a choice. A choice to ensure the future of fine arts remains strong. And for that, we choose you. In an effort to help you with the soaring costs of tuition while also contributing to the fine arts establishment, we’re awarding five scholarships to future fine artists and giving ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2020) or
    • College freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada
    • Students 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 such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

    The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

    For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    In keeping with the goals of renowned artist P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this scholarship represents her dedication to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Verified specific language-related learning disability
    • Verified financial need
    • Visual arts talent
    • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
    • Intent to pursue career in a visual arts field

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

    For more information, please visit the P. Buckley Moss website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!