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“Outside Scholarship” Disclaimer:

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.

Digital Art and Design

Women in Animation Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2019

The Women in Animation (WIA) Scholarship is an annual award committed to furthering up to three deserving animation students who demonstrate artistic talent, a passion for animation, a financial need, and a promising future in the field of animation. Applicants coming from schools all over the world pursuing many interests including visual development, animation and storyboarding are encouraged to apply.

  • Who May Apply:
    • Open to Women (or those identifying as female) who are full time students at an institute of learning, offering courses in animation, accredited by a recognized accreditation organization
    • Sophomore – Seniors
    • Student must have a GPA of 2.85 or higher
    • Student must be a current member of WIA
  • Submissions Must Include:
    • Student must submit one or a combination of the following: 6-10 examples of fine art illustration, life drawing, photography, sculpture, character design, storyboards, animation class work, or an animated film as a link – animated content cannot exceed 3 mins of material to view. portfolio or reel.
    • Student must submit a photograph of themselves at a minimum of 150dpi resolution (300dpi preferred)
    • Student must submit 2 letters of recommendation
    • Student must submit 1 essay minimum number of words is 500
    For more information, please visit the Women in Animation website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2019

    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

    • Five Digital Cameras will be awarded to five high school students.
    • Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. Students must be a the sophomore level or higher.
    • One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.
    • The applicant must be a United States citizen.

    Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

    For more information, please visit the James Allen Cox Foundation website.

    CrazyGames.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2019

    Our mission at CrazyGames.com is to let people enjoy innovative in-browser gaming experiences. That is only possible thanks to the countless game developers, digital designers, and software engineers whose creativity and passion allows us to provide thousands of free games. Out of gratefulness to community, and to help foster the next generation of digital media developers, we decided to give a hand to students who are working to build the future of this field and thus established an annual Student Scholarship with which we give away $1,500 every year to one student.

  • Eligibility:
    • Both current students and rising freshmen are eligible for this scholarship.
    • Student will be chosen based on their creativity in and commitment to digital media and game development.
    • To apply, applicants need to submit one piece of work. There are no limits on the form of this work. Examples of work would be a game prototype, an essay related to games, an overview of game development technologies, and so forth.
    For more information, please visit the CrazyGames 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

    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!

    Fashion Studies

    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

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Illustration

    Women in Animation Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2019

    The Women in Animation (WIA) Scholarship is an annual award committed to furthering up to three deserving animation students who demonstrate artistic talent, a passion for animation, a financial need, and a promising future in the field of animation. Applicants coming from schools all over the world pursuing many interests including visual development, animation and storyboarding are encouraged to apply.

  • Who May Apply:
    • Open to Women (or those identifying as female) who are full time students at an institute of learning, offering courses in animation, accredited by a recognized accreditation organization
    • Sophomore – Seniors
    • Student must have a GPA of 2.85 or higher
    • Student must be a current member of WIA
  • Submissions Must Include:
    • Student must submit one or a combination of the following: 6-10 examples of fine art illustration, life drawing, photography, sculpture, character design, storyboards, animation class work, or an animated film as a link – animated content cannot exceed 3 mins of material to view. portfolio or reel.
    • Student must submit a photograph of themselves at a minimum of 150dpi resolution (300dpi preferred)
    • Student must submit 2 letters of recommendation
    • Student must submit 1 essay minimum number of words is 500
    For more information, please visit the Women in Animation website.

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Established in 1991, the Oil Painters of America is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of representational art. Oil Painters of America (OPA) offers a $500 scholarship appropriately named after its founding member, Shirl Smithson, to a currently enrolled part or full-time student enrolled in art school or an art related program.

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • Upload six digital images of your work to DropBox (300 dpi, jpeg preferred)
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    • Students need not be OPA members to apply
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters of America 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.

    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

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    AWA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 9, 2019

    Scholarships are the root of our purpose in Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF). As an active professional foundation dedicated to supporting the advancement of automotive professionals, AWAF strives to motivate current and future students studying an automotive related field.

  • SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES:
    • Applicants for consideration of this scholarship must be accepted to a college or university.
    • Applicants must have and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during a scholarship-funded semester.
    • If an applicant cannot accept the scholarship or if education is interrupted, the status of funds will be reviewed by AWAF Scholarship Committee.
    • The scholarship funds awarded will be valid at the college or university to be used toward tuition and fees.
    • The scholarship check will be awarded in the name of the applicant and the educational institution.
    • Scholarship awards will be chosen by application. AWAF Scholarship Committee may conduct interviews.
    • Applicant must give written or electronic notification of acceptance within five (5) days of award notification.
    • This scholarship is open to North American citizens.
    For more information, please visit the AWA Foundation webpage.

    Interior Design

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    NEWH Chicago Chapter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 12, 2019

    The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry and related fields. To that end, NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
    • Must be a sophomore or above for an undergrad degree or be a graduate student
    • 3.0 GPA (cumulative)
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, architecture, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)
    • International students may apply

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Interior Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2019

    This national competition is open to all junior, senior, or graduate students enrolled in a design school in the United States. The interior design competition design goal will be to complete a residential and commercial project to a set of specifications that are provided.

    The interior design category first place winner will be awarded a $5,000.00 scholarship and receive national publicity for themselves and their school. The first place winner will receive a complimentary one-year ASID student membership. The interior design category second place winner will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship. The first place winner’s design school or department will receive a check for $1000.00.

    For more information, please visit the Bienenstock Furniture Library website.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 3, 2020

    NEWH, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. NEWH, Inc. is offering scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices.

  • Adaptive Reuse Hotel Project
    • $7,500 undergraduate scholarship award
    • $7,500 graduate scholarship award
    • Includes: Airfare & lodging to awards event at HD Expo in May 2020 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Open to Interior Design or Architecture students; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students attending an accredited college.
    • Up to (2) students majoring in Interior Design or Architecture (only) may work together as a team. If awarded, students would split the $7,500 scholarship. Each student would receive paid travel and lodging to the awards event.
    • Winner(s) must be able to attend the awards event with travel/lodging provided in May 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada at HD Expo. If unable to attend the awards event, the student may select (1) college representative to attend on their behalf.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH 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.

    MA in Visual and Critical Studies

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Master of Architecture

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    NEWH Chicago Chapter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 12, 2019

    The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry and related fields. To that end, NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
    • Must be a sophomore or above for an undergrad degree or be a graduate student
    • 3.0 GPA (cumulative)
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, architecture, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)
    • International students may apply

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 3, 2020

    NEWH, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. NEWH, Inc. is offering scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices.

  • Adaptive Reuse Hotel Project
    • $7,500 undergraduate scholarship award
    • $7,500 graduate scholarship award
    • Includes: Airfare & lodging to awards event at HD Expo in May 2020 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Open to Interior Design or Architecture students; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students attending an accredited college.
    • Up to (2) students majoring in Interior Design or Architecture (only) may work together as a team. If awarded, students would split the $7,500 scholarship. Each student would receive paid travel and lodging to the awards event.
    • Winner(s) must be able to attend the awards event with travel/lodging provided in May 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada at HD Expo. If unable to attend the awards event, the student may select (1) college representative to attend on their behalf.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    Master of Art Education

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Master of Arts in Design

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Master of Fine Arts

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2019

    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

    • Five Digital Cameras will be awarded to five high school students.
    • Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. Students must be a the sophomore level or higher.
    • One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.
    • The applicant must be a United States citizen.

    Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

    For more information, please visit the James Allen Cox 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.

    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

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship 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

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Established in 1991, the Oil Painters of America is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of representational art. Oil Painters of America (OPA) offers a $500 scholarship appropriately named after its founding member, Shirl Smithson, to a currently enrolled part or full-time student enrolled in art school or an art related program.

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • Upload six digital images of your work to DropBox (300 dpi, jpeg preferred)
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    • Students need not be OPA members to apply
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters of America 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

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2019

    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

    • Five Digital Cameras will be awarded to five high school students.
    • Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. Students must be a the sophomore level or higher.
    • One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.
    • The applicant must be a United States citizen.

    Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

    For more information, please visit the James Allen Cox Foundation website.

    Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2020

    Steve Anchell and Donna Conrad are pleased to announce the second Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship. The scholarship is meant to encourage personal involvement in social issues, and promote socially conscious documentary photography. It is open to all fully-matriculated undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of degree major, gender, ethnic background, or country of residence.

    The subject matter is entirely the choice of the student. However, it should clearly document a person, group of people, place, event, or happening of social relevance. Submitted images should be arranged and presented so they clearly tell the story of what is being documented.

    The project does not have to be about people. Environmental issues, including land use or misuse, urban or rural issues, global or local events, will all be considered. The key is to indicate through your photographs that you are involved and are able to communicate your feelings about the subject you are documenting.

  • Application Materials
    • Completed on-line application
    • Photocopy proof of college/university enrollment
    • A single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file (or equivalent file format) with 12 - 20 images in the order you want them viewed
    • 350-words or more about your documentary photo project, including who, what, where, when, and why.
    • A single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file (or equivalent file format) with 12 - 20 images in the order you want them viewed. Optional: You may caption any or all of the images.
  • Student Eligibility Requirements
    • Must be enrolled full-time and attending an accredited college or university, or vocational/trade school from any state, province, or country. Enrollment must be valid at least one term between January 1 to December 31 of the year for which the project is being submitted. Students graduating within this time may apply. A copy of a valid graduation diploma or certificate will be required.
    • Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing at their respective institution at the time of their submission. Students that graduate prior to the competition closing date will still be eligible to submit (as long as they are enrolled at the time of submission). Proof of graduation may be requested.
    • A photocopy of a current student ID card must be included with the submission. If your school does not issue student ID cards then please submit an alternative proof of enrollment on official school letterhead or another official document that clearly identifies the school and dates of enrollment.
    • Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply.
    For more information, please visit the Anchell Photo Workshops 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 Printmaking

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      6. 6.) If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship 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!

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    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

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Established in 1991, the Oil Painters of America is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of representational art. Oil Painters of America (OPA) offers a $500 scholarship appropriately named after its founding member, Shirl Smithson, to a currently enrolled part or full-time student enrolled in art school or an art related program.

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • Upload six digital images of your work to DropBox (300 dpi, jpeg preferred)
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    • Students need not be OPA members to apply
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters of America 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!

    Photography

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2019

    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

    • Five Digital Cameras will be awarded to five high school students.
    • Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. Students must be a the sophomore level or higher.
    • One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.
    • The applicant must be a United States citizen.

    Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

    For more information, please visit the James Allen Cox Foundation website.

    Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2019

    Pretty Presets for Lightroom recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Presets for Lightroom $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

  • Scholarship Entry Requirements
  • Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Lightroom has changed Photography
    • Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
    • How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
    • A How To Lightroom Tutorial
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • High school seniors and currently enrolled College students may apply
    • Employees and their immediate family members of LightroomPresets.com are not eligible to participate.

    The deadline for scholarship entries is bi-annually on June 15 and December 15. The winning entry will be published on Pretty Presets Blog.

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2020

    Steve Anchell and Donna Conrad are pleased to announce the second Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship. The scholarship is meant to encourage personal involvement in social issues, and promote socially conscious documentary photography. It is open to all fully-matriculated undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of degree major, gender, ethnic background, or country of residence.

    The subject matter is entirely the choice of the student. However, it should clearly document a person, group of people, place, event, or happening of social relevance. Submitted images should be arranged and presented so they clearly tell the story of what is being documented.

    The project does not have to be about people. Environmental issues, including land use or misuse, urban or rural issues, global or local events, will all be considered. The key is to indicate through your photographs that you are involved and are able to communicate your feelings about the subject you are documenting.

  • Application Materials
    • Completed on-line application
    • Photocopy proof of college/university enrollment
    • A single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file (or equivalent file format) with 12 - 20 images in the order you want them viewed
    • 350-words or more about your documentary photo project, including who, what, where, when, and why.
    • A single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file (or equivalent file format) with 12 - 20 images in the order you want them viewed. Optional: You may caption any or all of the images.
  • Student Eligibility Requirements
    • Must be enrolled full-time and attending an accredited college or university, or vocational/trade school from any state, province, or country. Enrollment must be valid at least one term between January 1 to December 31 of the year for which the project is being submitted. Students graduating within this time may apply. A copy of a valid graduation diploma or certificate will be required.
    • Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing at their respective institution at the time of their submission. Students that graduate prior to the competition closing date will still be eligible to submit (as long as they are enrolled at the time of submission). Proof of graduation may be requested.
    • A photocopy of a current student ID card must be included with the submission. If your school does not issue student ID cards then please submit an alternative proof of enrollment on official school letterhead or another official document that clearly identifies the school and dates of enrollment.
    • Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply.
    For more information, please visit the Anchell Photo Workshops website.

    PhotographyTalk Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 15, 2020

    At PhotographyTalk, our mission is to help people become better photographers. That includes helping amateur and professional photographers expand their skill set to take better photos and build more successful photography businesses. Now, we’re expanding our footprint to help a whole new group of people - students - to use photography to better their place in the world.

    Whether you’re studying to be an auto mechanic, a teacher or the next Jeff Bezos, photography does not discriminate. These days, we all carry around cell phones that have amazing cameras, which means anyone can master the art of photography. We want to help the next generation of photographers realize their educational dreams by supporting students in their college studies.

    Each year, one college-bound student will receive a $1,000 PhotographyTalk Scholarship that can be used for tuition, fees, and related educational expenses.

  • Scholarship Eligibility
    • Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States.
    • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Applicants for the PhotographyTalk Scholarship must be accepted or enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.
    • Students must be enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • There are two ways to apply for the scholarship:
    1. Write an essay (1,000 words or less) that answers the questions outlined in the next section.
      • Post the essay on medium.com
      • Title the essay “PhotographyTalk Scholarship”
      • Include a link back to the PhotographyTalk Scholarship page in the body of the essay.
    2. Produce a 3-5 minute video that answers the questions outlined in the next section.
      • Post the video to YouTube
      • Title the video “PhotographyTalk Scholarship”
      • Include a link back to the PhotographyTalk Scholarship page in the video description
  • Answer the Following Questions in Your Essay or Video
    • Provide a concrete example of how photography has impacted your life.
    • Identify your greatest photography strength and weakness.
    • Why do you deserve this scholarship?
    • Where do you see yourself in five years, and how will this scholarship help you get to that point?
    • How do you intend to use photography to improve the world in which we live?

    Once you’ve posted your essay or video, email us at [email protected] In the email, please include the following:

    • In the subject line, write “PhotographyTalk Scholarship Submission”
    • In the body of the email, include a link to your essay or video, and your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, as well as the name and website of the college, university or vocational school to which you’ve been accepted or are currently attending.
    • Attach documentation showing that you’ve been accepted or are currently attending a tuition-based college, university, or vocational school.
    For more information, please visit the PhotographyTalk 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!

    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!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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!