Scholarships
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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.

Art Education

Michigan Art Education Association - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

    Collaborative Design

    International Furnishings and Design Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Its mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities benefiting individuals and institutions engaged in the education of and for the furnishings and design industry as well as those engaged in activities promoting, developing or enhancing the furnishings and design industries and the practice of these professions.

    The scholarships require undergraduate students to be majoring in Interior Design or closely related field (Furniture Design, Collaborative Design.

  • Scholarships offered:
  • IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship - $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

    • Full time student
    • Completed a minimum of 4 design courses in Interior Design or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Answer the question: Describe your leadership activities in both paid and volunteer positions in your community, school, clubs, or organization in the past 5 years.
  • Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

    • Part-time student
    • Currently enrolled in at least 2 Interior design courses or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • IFDA Student Member Scholarship - $2,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

    • Full time student
    • Completed a minimum of 4 design courses in Interior Design or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

    • Currently enrolled in major focusing on residential furniture design
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 5 different examples of your original furniture designs
    • One letter of recommendation
  • Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

    • Undergraduate focusing on the green/sustainable field
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in the green/sustainable design field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
    For more information, please visit the IFDA website

    Digital Media

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist for foodservice industry print and online publications
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with foodservice accounts
    • Consultant and freelance writer providing marketing communications services for clients in foodservice
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to restaurants, school foodservice and other foodservice outlets

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2015, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2015 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2016.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What do you believe are the most significant problems facing the foodservice industry today, and as a foodservice communications professional, what solution(s) would you recommend? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council website.

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students studying television and film. Awards of up to $7000 are given to college juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and professional potential.

  • To apply:
    • Print and complete the application.
    • Submit personal statement of no more than two pages which describes your goals and why you feel that furthering your education will help you accomplish these goals.
    • Submit at least 3 letters of recommendation.
    • Submit an official college transcript.

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

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    Big Fish Games - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    If you dream of a career in the video game industry, you need to be creative, articulate, and focused – not to mention skilled. Whether your hope to create the art and animation of a video game or provide the programming know-how that makes a game compatible with any given platform, you need to have a well-thought plan designed to make others believe in your dream, too. Big Fish wants to help the next generation of video game creators get the education they need to make their dream a reality. We are offering a $5,000 scholarship to high school seniors and college students planning to attend an accredited university for the 2015-2016.

  • Rules:
    • Entrants must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Limited to one entry per student. Attempts at multiple essay entries or invalid information will result in disqualification.
    • Entries will be judged on creativity, thoroughness, clarity of objective and plot.
    • Entries that have been plagiarized will be disqualified.
  • How To Win:
  • Submit your game design through video, storyboard, screenshots, drawings, concept art, or other media of your choice. Email your essay to scholarship@bigfishgames.com attached as a Microsoft Word document (for PC users) or as a .doc file on TextEdit (for Mac users). All images and art assets should be submitted as JPEGs or PNGs. Any videos should be uploaded to YouTube or another video hosting service and sent over as links.

    For more information, please visit the Big Fish Games website.

    Women in Animation Phyllis Craig Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2015

    WIA founding member Phyllis Craig was known throughout the animation industry for her commitment to young people interested in learning the art and techniques of animation. For many years, Phyllis spearheaded an internship program, and is responsible for helping countless “kids” fulfill their dreams of becoming animation industry professionals.

    Every year a $1000 scholarship is given to one deserving animation student.

  • Who May Apply:
    • The applicant must be a full or part-time student enrolled in an accredited animation program with a career goal of becoming an animation professional.
    • The member must be a U.S. citizen or a registered alien with the right to work in the United States.
  • Submissions Must Include:
    • A portfolio, reel, or web address to online portfolio. Portfolio artwork should be copied and reduced to 8.5 by 11”. Do not send originals.
    • A 500 word essay outlining educational and career goals. Essays should be typewritten.
    • One written recommendation from a teacher or mentor.
    • A copy of your Student Identification.
    • There is a $25 application fee for non-members
    • .
    For more information, please visit the Women in Animation website.

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace.

    The career choices are very broad and include, but are not limited to, Computer Science & Engineering and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: graphic designer, art directors, illustrator, color scientist, print production, prepress imaging specialist, workflow specialist, document preparation, production and/or document distribution, content management, e-commerce; imaging science, printing, Web authoring, electronic publishing, archiving, security), and those students interested in Business.

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2015 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Check-List
  • Your application must include the following:
    • Completed application
    • Cover Letter - Include a letter requesting consideration for the scholarship. (max length: 1 page)
    • Essays (two essay responses)
      1. 1. Technology and society have changed the Document Management and Graphic Communications industries. Briefly describe what you think has had the most significant impact on the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industry in the past year and why. (max length: 1 page)
        2. Describe how your college major, field(s) of study, and work experience or internships pertains to the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industries. What are your career goals in the fields of Document Management and/or Graphic Communications? (max length: 1 page)
    • Activities & Work Experience
    • Official school-issued current transcript. A cumulative “B” average or grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required.
    • Recommendation Letters - Provide two (2) academic or professional recommendations from teachers, instructors, professors or colleagues.
    For more information, please visit the EDSF website.

    InfoComm International - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    InfoComm International established the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) to address the industry's need for a high-quality workforce. The ICIF is accepting scholarship applications for ICIF and Michael Vergauwen Scholarships.

  • Criteria - To be considered for the ICIF scholarship, applicants must:
    • Show interest or desire to work in the audiovisual industry or show an interest in working in the AV/IT industry. (Please note that students in other majors may be considered provided they can demonstrate a relationship to career goals in the audiovisual industry. For example, journalism may be an appropriate field of study for a student interested in a career in AV sales.)
    • Awarded to third or fourth year students of four-year degree, second year students of two-year degree programs or graduate school candidates
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) verified by a transcript from college attended
    • Provide two letters of recommendation
    • A recommendation from a college faculty or administrator on letterhead
    • A recommendation from a current/previous employer on letterhead. Students who have not been employed and are unable to furnish a letter from a current/previous employer must furnish an additional letter of recommendation from a college faculty or administrator
    • Applicants’ experience will support their desire to work in the AV industry. Evidence of completing AV related courses offered by InfoComm or other educational providers, internships or jobs in the AV industry, attendance at the InfoComm show or other direct AV experience must be provided with this application
    For more information, please visit the InfoComm International website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Sunoco Rewards Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Creative Design Scholarship

    One of the ways that we communicate with our customers at our gas stations is through point-of-purchase (POP) signage.

    Two of our highly visible POP are the Perimeter Pole Sign (PPS) and the Pump Topper Sign (PTS). The PPS is placed in large frames along the exterior of our station lots. The PTS sits in a frame on every pump at many of our stations.

    As future graphic designers, we would like to see what type of creative concepts you can develop for our retail POP around our high quality fuels.

  • Objectives
    • - Reinforce brand awareness
    • - Emphasize our core competencies: high quality and high performance fuel
    • - Support our authentic position in Motor Sports

    Digital Marketing Scholarship

    With 1.28 billion users on Facebook, 1 billion on Twitter, 200 million on Instagram, and 70 million on Pinterest, it is no surprise that Social Media has become an integral part of brand marketing. Marketers around the world continue to grapple with how best to use these evolving networks to reach the markets where they operate daily.

    Digital Marketers are always looking for new tactics and platforms to help them connect and communicate with consumers. We would like to see a digital marketing campaign that could be implemented for the APlus convenience store brand at many of our Sunoco locations.

  • Objectives
    • Build APlus brand awareness and educate communities about APlus convenience store offerings.

    Each scholarship will be issued in one installment of $1000, to be applied to qualified academic expenses, including tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. The funds will be sent directly to the accredited college as designated by the student.

  • To be eligible for the Sunoco Rewards Scholarship:
    • You must complete all of the required steps.
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S.
    • You must be a graduating high school senior or a full-time college freshmen, sophomore or junior.
    • You cannot be a Sunoco employee or related to any Sunoco employees.
    • Only one submission per student is permitted.
    • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
    For more information, please visit the Sunoco website.

    Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation - Outside Competition

    Deadline: June 12, 2015

    The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation provides a direct connection to an extensive network of resources and information for and about today’s Graphic Communications industry. This invaluable tool is a gateway to cutting edge information about industry markets and trends, technology updates, education and career opportunities, breaking industry news – and more.

    The 2015 contest challenges participants to exhibit their originality and ingenuity by creating a unique and striking marketing piece to promote strong attendance at a major event.

  • Student Design Competition - "The PIZZAZZ of Print!"
  • YOUR CHALLENGE: Design a unique and striking printed marketing piece to promote strong attendance at a major event.

    WHO CAN ENTER: All students who attend recognized secondary or post-secondary institutions in the continental United States who are studying in a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program.

    HOW TO ENTER: All student entries must be submitted by their instructor. Secondary instructors may submit up to 10 entries; one entry per student. Post-secondary instructors may submit an unlimited number of entries; one entry per student.

    For more information, please visit the graphicCOMMcentral website.

    The Foundation For Outdoor Advertising Research and Education - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

    The FOARE Scholarship Program supports the education and career goals of those who are part of the outdoor advertising industry family along with other students pursuing a course of study related to the industry. The Foundation awards scholarships on an annual basis.

    • Six general student scholarships consisting of $3,000 each
    • A Creative Arts/Design Scholarship consisting of $3,000
    • Three specialized Scholarships of varying amounts
  • Eligibility for Creative Arts/Design Scholarship:
    • Must be enrolled in a creative arts or design program pursuing a course in graphic design or a related field and seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Must provide four copies of a digital portfolio to consist of no more than three work samples
    • Must include one letter of recommendation
    • Must submit official transcript
    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Advertising Association of America website.

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

    The L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest was launched in 1988 as an expression of L. Ron Hubbard's wish that the relationship between the written word and the illustrator's art would not die. Since its inception, it has spanned the globe in its appeal to the new and amateur artist for which it was designed, bridging cultural, economic and language barriers.

    L. Ron Hubbard produced more than 250 published works of fiction in his writing career. Yet it was from the Golden Age of Science Fiction (1938-1950), in which he played such an instrumental part, that he fondly remembered that the illustrators of those stories were as important to the readers as were the writers. Thus, by its design and since its inception, the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest winners, three each quarter, illustrate a winning story from the Writers of the Future Contest. These rendered illustrations are not only entered in the Grand Prize competition, but are published in the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future anthology with their respective companion story.

    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.

    Please visit the L. Ron Hubbbard website for more information. No deadline date.

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Drawing

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

    Scholarship(s) of at least $1,500 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at 540-932-1728. Brochure and application.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Fashion Studies

    Handweavers Guild of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., offers scholarships for each academic year through the HGA and Dendel scholarship funds. Students enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs in the United States, its possessions, and Canada are eligible. Over $4,000 in scholarships will be available for furthering education in the field of fiber arts, including training for research, textile history, and conservation.

    The HGA scholarships are restricted to tuition; the Dendel scholarship funds may also be applied toward such items as tuition, materials, or travel, on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships are awarded based on artistic and technical merit rather than on financial need.

    To be considered, applications must be typed, computer-generated, or neatly printed. They must include the application form, official transcripts , no less than five and no more than sixteen digital images, prints of the images (4 x 6 inches or larger), an image description sheet. Unofficial transcripts are not acceptable and will disqualify the application.

    For more information, please visit the Handweavers Guild of America website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Furniture Design

    American Society of Furniture Designers - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

    The ASFD Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors announce the second annual touching lives by design Merit Scholarship to reward academic excellence in the major of Furniture Design. The award will provide $2500 to the school of the scholarship winner; this amount will be divided into 2 equal payments of $1250 paid prior to the 2015 Fall and 2016 Spring semesters.

    The mission of ASFD is to promote excellence, innovation, education and originality in furniture design. ASFD strives to serve as the unified voice of the furniture design community, advocating professional practice and integrity.

  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant must be a full time college sophomore or junior in good standing at the time of the application at an accredited college or university.
    • Scholarship funds must be used for tuition at an accredited institution of higher learning by the date stated with the award of the scholarship. Checks will be issued to the school of the winner for credit to the student’s account.
    • The applicant must have a major in Furniture Design
    • Previous winners are eligible for a second award.
  • Application Requirements:
    • A complete application signed by the student with attachments mailed to ASFD
    • An official school transcript, with the exception of the current semester, reflecting the GPA of the applicant. Transcript Must be mailed by the college or university
    • A one page essay of 300 to 500 words on why you have chosen Furniture Design as your career path
    • 3 letters of recommendation, two from faculty members or professors and one personal. Each letter of recommendation must be signed and sent directly to ASFD by the person making the recommendation
    • High resolution photo of the candidate (plain background please) for use in press releases
    For more information, please visit the The American Society of Furniture Designers website.

    International Furnishings and Design Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Its mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities benefiting individuals and institutions engaged in the education of and for the furnishings and design industry as well as those engaged in activities promoting, developing or enhancing the furnishings and design industries and the practice of these professions.

    The scholarships require undergraduate students to be majoring in Interior Design or closely related field (Furniture Design, Collaborative Design.

  • Scholarships offered:
  • IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship - $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

    • Full time student
    • Completed a minimum of 4 design courses in Interior Design or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Answer the question: Describe your leadership activities in both paid and volunteer positions in your community, school, clubs, or organization in the past 5 years.
  • Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

    • Part-time student
    • Currently enrolled in at least 2 Interior design courses or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • IFDA Student Member Scholarship - $2,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

    • Full time student
    • Completed a minimum of 4 design courses in Interior Design or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

    • Currently enrolled in major focusing on residential furniture design
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 5 different examples of your original furniture designs
    • One letter of recommendation
  • Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

    • Undergraduate focusing on the green/sustainable field
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in the green/sustainable design field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
    For more information, please visit the IFDA website

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Every year, the Bienenstock Furniture Library Association awards up to two $500 scholarships to Kendall students majoring in Furniture Design. The Bienenstock Furniture Library is located in High Point, NC. The Furniture Library is a center for research on interior furnishings, decorating and architecture. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Program Chair and Faculty of the Kendall Furniture Design Program.

    The Celia Moh Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Laurence Moh, a home furnishings industry leader and entrepreneur, established the Celia Moh Scholarship Fund in 2001 to honor his wife, Mrs. Celia Moh. The scholarship's purpose is to recognize and nurture the academic endeavors of preeminent college undergraduate students enrolled full-time in home furnishings programs.

    The Celia Moh Scholarships cover the cost of full-time tuition, fees, room, board and books for college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Appalachian State University, Catawba Valley Community College, East Carolina University, High Point University, Kendall College of Art & Design, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, and Virginia Tech.

    Please see mohscholarship.org or contact the Kendall Furniture Design Program Chair for more information.

    Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    The Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association established an endowed scholarship fund to assist Kendall College of Art and Design Furniture Design students. The Association's Scholarship Committee has determined that the fund is of sufficient size that a yearly scholarship can be awarded.

    One (1) $1,500 tuition scholarship will be awarded to a full-time junior or senior student majoring in furniture design. Recipients are selected in December and the award is disbursed the following Spring semester. The application requirements that must be met are identified below:

    • The student must be a furniture design major.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time.
    • The student must be at a junior or senior grade level status.
    • The student must demonstrate financial need.
    • The student must possess a 3.00 minimum cumulative grade point average.
    • The student must complete an application and attach a statement of goals and aspirations. Applications are made available in the Kendall Student Services Office in early November.

    Students meeting all of the above criteria will be contacted by the Furniture Designers Association Scholarship Committee for finalist selection. If selected as a finalist, you will then be required to meet with the Committee on campus. You will be asked to present your portfolio. The Committee will select the scholarship recipient from these finalists.

    For more information, please contact the Kendall Director of Enrollment Management.

    Graphic Design

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist for foodservice industry print and online publications
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with foodservice accounts
    • Consultant and freelance writer providing marketing communications services for clients in foodservice
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to restaurants, school foodservice and other foodservice outlets

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2015, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2015 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2016.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What do you believe are the most significant problems facing the foodservice industry today, and as a foodservice communications professional, what solution(s) would you recommend? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council website.

    Flexographic Technical Association - Outside Scholarhips

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    The Foundation of FTA (FFTA) is committed to promoting and advancing the flexographic printing process. To demonstrate this commitment, FFTA and its affiliates provide more than $25,000 annually toward scholarships for both students and industry professionals.

  • FFTA Scholarship Competition
  • Since 1982, the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) has been providing financial aid to students who demonstrate an interest in the fields of flexography and/or graphic communications. These scholarships are highly coveted and are available only to a select number of students. Submit your application today for the chance to receive a $3,000 scholarship.

  • FFTA/Rossini North America Flexographic Scholarship Competition
  • One of the industry’s most generous and prestigious scholarships is awarded to students looking to further themselves in the flexographic industry.

  • Eligibility
    • Applicant must be a full-time student, sophomore or junior, currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university, or a second year student currently enrolled in a 2-year or Technical College going on to a 4-year college or university.
    • Applicant must be majoring in a program focusing on flexography as a course of study with a 3.0 GPA or better.
    • Applicant must produce a flexographic project.
    For more information on both scholarships, please visit the Flexographic Technical Association website.

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute Inc. - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. is a non-profit trade association representing more than 300 tag and label converters/suppliers around the world. TLMI develops and encourages interest in entering the tag and label industry by providing scholarships to qualified full-time college students. TLMI offers $5,000 scholarships annually.

    This scholarship is for qualified full-time college students, entering their third or fourth year of study, who are pursuing a degree to prepare for a career in the tag and label manufacturing industry.

      Criteria
    • Sophomores or juniors who demonstrate interest in entering the tag and label industry and will attend a 4 year accredited college or university on a full-time basis during their junior or senior year
    • demonstrate interest in entering the tag and label industry
    • major course work should include those courses which are appropriate for the tag and label manufacturing industry, Management, Sales/Marketing, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design and Production
    • exhibit proficiency in overall academics (a minimum of 3.00 GPA)
    • provide an official college transcript for all coursework completed in the freshman and sophomore years (sent by the college directly to TLMI)
    • possess excellent character including work ethic, honesty and integrity. (Required references from three persons, who are not family members, should speak to these traits)
    • submit a one page, typed, personal statement including:
    1. Personal information, including any special circumstances, interests and activities
    2. Financial circumstances, including financial aid you are receiving and your educational budget
    3. Career and/or educational goals and how they relate to the tag and label industry
    4. Employment experience
    5. Reasons you should be selected for this award
    For more information, please visit the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute website.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of industry leaders and innovators. We offer scholarships to today’s brightest students at universities, colleges, and/or vocational/technical schools in the United States. Awards range from $2,000 - $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student.

    Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in: Design/Graphics, Photo/Journalism, Industrial Design
      Scholarship qualifications:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field.
    • Must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours from a 2-year community college or vocational/technical program or 50 credits hours from a 4-year college or university.
    • Must remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester following the award.
    • NOTE: High school seniors are NOT eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation's purpose is to provide scholarships to qualified and interested students who want to prepare for careers in this growing, dynamic industry. They were organized in 1956 by concerned industry leaders as a nonprofit, private, industry-directed corporation to develop and award scholarship and fellowship assistance to talented young men and women who are interested in graphic communication careers. PGSF is able to help over 200 students annually.

  • To be eligible to compete for one of our scholarship awards, you must be:
    • Pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology, printing management or publishing.
    • A high school senior or a currently enrolled undergraduate student.
    • A student who is enrolled in a two or four year accredited graphic or printing program at a technical school, college or university within the United States.
    • Applicant must be a full-time student.
    • Be able to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.

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

    We have had a multiple year past winner of this scholarship!

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace.

    The career choices are very broad and include, but are not limited to, Computer Science & Engineering and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: graphic designer, art directors, illustrator, color scientist, print production, prepress imaging specialist, workflow specialist, document preparation, production and/or document distribution, content management, e-commerce; imaging science, printing, Web authoring, electronic publishing, archiving, security), and those students interested in Business.

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2015 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Check-List
  • Your application must include the following:
    • Completed application
    • Cover Letter - Include a letter requesting consideration for the scholarship. (max length: 1 page)
    • Essays (two essay responses)
      1. 1. Technology and society have changed the Document Management and Graphic Communications industries. Briefly describe what you think has had the most significant impact on the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industry in the past year and why. (max length: 1 page)
        2. Describe how your college major, field(s) of study, and work experience or internships pertains to the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industries. What are your career goals in the fields of Document Management and/or Graphic Communications? (max length: 1 page)
    • Activities & Work Experience
    • Official school-issued current transcript. A cumulative “B” average or grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required.
    • Recommendation Letters - Provide two (2) academic or professional recommendations from teachers, instructors, professors or colleagues.
    For more information, please visit the EDSF website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Sunoco Rewards Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Creative Design Scholarship

    One of the ways that we communicate with our customers at our gas stations is through point-of-purchase (POP) signage.

    Two of our highly visible POP are the Perimeter Pole Sign (PPS) and the Pump Topper Sign (PTS). The PPS is placed in large frames along the exterior of our station lots. The PTS sits in a frame on every pump at many of our stations.

    As future graphic designers, we would like to see what type of creative concepts you can develop for our retail POP around our high quality fuels.

  • Objectives
    • - Reinforce brand awareness
    • - Emphasize our core competencies: high quality and high performance fuel
    • - Support our authentic position in Motor Sports

    Digital Marketing Scholarship

    With 1.28 billion users on Facebook, 1 billion on Twitter, 200 million on Instagram, and 70 million on Pinterest, it is no surprise that Social Media has become an integral part of brand marketing. Marketers around the world continue to grapple with how best to use these evolving networks to reach the markets where they operate daily.

    Digital Marketers are always looking for new tactics and platforms to help them connect and communicate with consumers. We would like to see a digital marketing campaign that could be implemented for the APlus convenience store brand at many of our Sunoco locations.

  • Objectives
    • Build APlus brand awareness and educate communities about APlus convenience store offerings.

    Each scholarship will be issued in one installment of $1000, to be applied to qualified academic expenses, including tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. The funds will be sent directly to the accredited college as designated by the student.

  • To be eligible for the Sunoco Rewards Scholarship:
    • You must complete all of the required steps.
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S.
    • You must be a graduating high school senior or a full-time college freshmen, sophomore or junior.
    • You cannot be a Sunoco employee or related to any Sunoco employees.
    • Only one submission per student is permitted.
    • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
    For more information, please visit the Sunoco website.

    Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation - Outside Competition

    Deadline: June 12, 2015

    The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation provides a direct connection to an extensive network of resources and information for and about today’s Graphic Communications industry. This invaluable tool is a gateway to cutting edge information about industry markets and trends, technology updates, education and career opportunities, breaking industry news – and more.

    The 2015 contest challenges participants to exhibit their originality and ingenuity by creating a unique and striking marketing piece to promote strong attendance at a major event.

  • Student Design Competition - "The PIZZAZZ of Print!"
  • YOUR CHALLENGE: Design a unique and striking printed marketing piece to promote strong attendance at a major event.

    WHO CAN ENTER: All students who attend recognized secondary or post-secondary institutions in the continental United States who are studying in a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program.

    HOW TO ENTER: All student entries must be submitted by their instructor. Secondary instructors may submit up to 10 entries; one entry per student. Post-secondary instructors may submit an unlimited number of entries; one entry per student.

    For more information, please visit the graphicCOMMcentral website.

    The Foundation For Outdoor Advertising Research and Education - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

    The FOARE Scholarship Program supports the education and career goals of those who are part of the outdoor advertising industry family along with other students pursuing a course of study related to the industry. The Foundation awards scholarships on an annual basis.

    • Six general student scholarships consisting of $3,000 each
    • A Creative Arts/Design Scholarship consisting of $3,000
    • Three specialized Scholarships of varying amounts
  • Eligibility for Creative Arts/Design Scholarship:
    • Must be enrolled in a creative arts or design program pursuing a course in graphic design or a related field and seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Must provide four copies of a digital portfolio to consist of no more than three work samples
    • Must include one letter of recommendation
    • Must submit official transcript
    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Advertising Association of America 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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Illustration

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist for foodservice industry print and online publications
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with foodservice accounts
    • Consultant and freelance writer providing marketing communications services for clients in foodservice
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to restaurants, school foodservice and other foodservice outlets

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2015, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2015 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2016.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What do you believe are the most significant problems facing the foodservice industry today, and as a foodservice communications professional, what solution(s) would you recommend? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council website.

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

    Scholarship(s) of at least $1,500 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at 540-932-1728. Brochure and application.

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

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace.

    The career choices are very broad and include, but are not limited to, Computer Science & Engineering and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: graphic designer, art directors, illustrator, color scientist, print production, prepress imaging specialist, workflow specialist, document preparation, production and/or document distribution, content management, e-commerce; imaging science, printing, Web authoring, electronic publishing, archiving, security), and those students interested in Business.

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2015 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Check-List
  • Your application must include the following:
    • Completed application
    • Cover Letter - Include a letter requesting consideration for the scholarship. (max length: 1 page)
    • Essays (two essay responses)
      1. 1. Technology and society have changed the Document Management and Graphic Communications industries. Briefly describe what you think has had the most significant impact on the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industry in the past year and why. (max length: 1 page)
        2. Describe how your college major, field(s) of study, and work experience or internships pertains to the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industries. What are your career goals in the fields of Document Management and/or Graphic Communications? (max length: 1 page)
    • Activities & Work Experience
    • Official school-issued current transcript. A cumulative “B” average or grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required.
    • Recommendation Letters - Provide two (2) academic or professional recommendations from teachers, instructors, professors or colleagues.
    For more information, please visit the EDSF website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

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

    The L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest was launched in 1988 as an expression of L. Ron Hubbard's wish that the relationship between the written word and the illustrator's art would not die. Since its inception, it has spanned the globe in its appeal to the new and amateur artist for which it was designed, bridging cultural, economic and language barriers.

    L. Ron Hubbard produced more than 250 published works of fiction in his writing career. Yet it was from the Golden Age of Science Fiction (1938-1950), in which he played such an instrumental part, that he fondly remembered that the illustrators of those stories were as important to the readers as were the writers. Thus, by its design and since its inception, the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest winners, three each quarter, illustrate a winning story from the Writers of the Future Contest. These rendered illustrations are not only entered in the Grand Prize competition, but are published in the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future anthology with their respective companion story.

    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.

    Please visit the L. Ron Hubbbard website for more information. No deadline date.

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Industrial Design

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of industry leaders and innovators. We offer scholarships to today’s brightest students at universities, colleges, and/or vocational/technical schools in the United States. Awards range from $2,000 - $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student.

    Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in: Design/Graphics, Photo/Journalism, Industrial Design
      Scholarship qualifications:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field.
    • Must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours from a 2-year community college or vocational/technical program or 50 credits hours from a 4-year college or university.
    • Must remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester following the award.
    • NOTE: High school seniors are NOT eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

    Your client is opening a new wine bar and restaurant in a major west coast city. They want you to design a signature pendant light fixture for over the bar and a complementary surface mounted fixture for the lounge area.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    InfoComm International - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    InfoComm International established the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) to address the industry's need for a high-quality workforce. The ICIF is accepting scholarship applications for ICIF and Michael Vergauwen Scholarships.

  • Criteria - To be considered for the ICIF scholarship, applicants must:
    • Show interest or desire to work in the audiovisual industry or show an interest in working in the AV/IT industry. (Please note that students in other majors may be considered provided they can demonstrate a relationship to career goals in the audiovisual industry. For example, journalism may be an appropriate field of study for a student interested in a career in AV sales.)
    • Awarded to third or fourth year students of four-year degree, second year students of two-year degree programs or graduate school candidates
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) verified by a transcript from college attended
    • Provide two letters of recommendation
    • A recommendation from a college faculty or administrator on letterhead
    • A recommendation from a current/previous employer on letterhead. Students who have not been employed and are unable to furnish a letter from a current/previous employer must furnish an additional letter of recommendation from a college faculty or administrator
    • Applicants’ experience will support their desire to work in the AV industry. Evidence of completing AV related courses offered by InfoComm or other educational providers, internships or jobs in the AV industry, attendance at the InfoComm show or other direct AV experience must be provided with this application
    For more information, please visit the InfoComm International website.

    Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

    The Automotive Hall of Fame serves as administrator to over $20,000 in combined college scholarships annually to students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive career.

      To be eligible for a scholarship you must:
    • Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career.
    • Provide an official transcript of all academic work.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests.
    • Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program.
    • Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application.
    • Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa.
    • Must be enrolled full-time.
    • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
    For more information, please visit the Automotive Hall of Fame website.

    AWA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    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.

    Scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Committee and awarded quarterly to the women that solicit passion and drive for the automotive industry. It is our hope that with these scholarships, we can lessen the burden on students and allow them to focus on gaining knowledge and development in automotive related fields and thus enhance their potential career path and the future of the industry.

    Scholarships are awarded to female, North American citizens, with a passion for a career or advancement in the automotive and its related industries. While AWAF members and family members are encouraged to apply for scholarships, we encourage applicants who are not affiliated with the organization to apply as well. In order to be eligible for a scholarship applicants should be already accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program, with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

    For more information, please visit the AWA Foundation webpage.

    Interior Design

    NEWH Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2015

    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 the $4,000 NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship Award sponsored by Fabricut Contract. The scholarship is open to students pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry. The scholarship sponsor and winner will honored at HD Expo in Las Vegas, NV May 13-15, 2015 (exact date to be determined). The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

  • Scholarship requirements are:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2015
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry
    • Students do not need to be a member to apply however, students can join NEWH for free.
    • Must write a student essay in WORD format, to include background of yourself and your experience, your goals and objectives after graduation, what prompted you to choose this career, do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation, why is obtaining this scholarship important to you, and if your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing
    • Official Transcript (can be mailed separately)
    • Letters of recommendation from Professor, advisor and/or department head
    • Letters from industry professionals, employers, etc.
    • Headshot-suitable for press items high resolution min 300 dpi JPEG/PNG (in separate file-not embedded in a document)
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    IALD Education Trust Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The IALD Education Trust is pleased to offer multiple scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students involved in the study of architectural lighting design. Applicants will be judged on their grades, a portfolio of work, a personal statement and professional recommendations.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be Student members of the IALD or have their applications pending.
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and be pursuing architectural lighting design as a course of study.
  • Materials that need to be submitted:
    • Completed application form;
    • Copy of official university transcript;
    • Resume (2 page limit);
    • Two letters of recommendation;
    • Personal statement about your experience with lighting such as how you came to study lighting design, areas of interest within the profession, a design you are proud of and why, or something about light and lighting that inspires you and why; and
    • a portfolio of work that shows a breadth of design knowledge and interest.
    For more information, please visit the IALD Education Trust website.

    Ghiordes Knot 26th Annual Student Creative Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 23, 2015

    The purpose of the competition is to illustrate the use of carpet in a room setting. Students will create a hand rendered interior featuring the rug image supplied by the Ghiordes Knot.

    All entries must be received at The Ghiordes Knot by Monday, March 23, 2015. The winners will be notified at the Michigan Design Center’s Student Career Day, to be held on Friday, April 10, 2015.

  • Prizes
    • $400 for the first prize entry
    • Two - $200 prizes for honorable mention entries

    Click here for more information. Ghiordes Knot 2015.pdf

    International Furnishings and Design Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Its mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities benefiting individuals and institutions engaged in the education of and for the furnishings and design industry as well as those engaged in activities promoting, developing or enhancing the furnishings and design industries and the practice of these professions.

    The scholarships require undergraduate students to be majoring in Interior Design or closely related field (Furniture Design, Collaborative Design.

  • Scholarships offered:
  • IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship - $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

    • Full time student
    • Completed a minimum of 4 design courses in Interior Design or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Answer the question: Describe your leadership activities in both paid and volunteer positions in your community, school, clubs, or organization in the past 5 years.
  • Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

    • Part-time student
    • Currently enrolled in at least 2 Interior design courses or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • IFDA Student Member Scholarship - $2,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

    • Full time student
    • Completed a minimum of 4 design courses in Interior Design or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

    • Currently enrolled in major focusing on residential furniture design
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 5 different examples of your original furniture designs
    • One letter of recommendation
  • Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

    • Undergraduate focusing on the green/sustainable field
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in the green/sustainable design field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
    For more information, please visit the IFDA website

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

    Your client is opening a new wine bar and restaurant in a major west coast city. They want you to design a signature pendant light fixture for over the bar and a complementary surface mounted fixture for the lounge area.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    National Kitchen and Bath Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 2015

    2014/2015 Student Design Competition – East Tennessee Gentleman's Farm

    Are you up for this year’s challenge? Design a kitchen and bath that complement a custom-built home on a fabulous Gentleman’s Tennessee Estate, and you could be a winner. It’s a chance for students to show their stuff, create an award-winning kitchen or bath design and get a head start on a great career. Winners to be announced at the NKBA Show in Las Vegas.

    Dean and Barbara are building a custom home in the heart of East Tennessee which incorporates a functional floor plan that will accommodate all of their family’s needs. Their home will be constructed on five acres of land and is adjacent to an additional 15 acres which has been in the family for generations. Both Dean and Barbara are excited to continue the legacy and offer their four children the opportunity to be the fourth generation to enjoy the rich heritage the family land has to offer. This will be the home where they grow old together and welcome their children’s spouses and grandchildren.

    There is a kitchen project and a bath project.

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

    International Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 9, 2015

    THE RETAIL DESIGN INSTITUTE invites all students presently enrolled in a recognized college level Architectural, Interior Design or Environmental Design program to join in the 2015 RETAIL DESIGN INSTITUTE’S International Student Store Design Competition.

    On behalf of the Student Design Competition Committee, we are pleased to announce the 2015 International Student Store Design Competition. We hope the chosen category; “Jewelry Co., Inc.," with North American yearly sales totaling over $1.5 billion annually, will be of interest to you. Many jewelry retailers have been preparing to redesign their current store portfolio, introducing new services, technology, brands and expanding globally into new markets.This year’s project challenge looks to redesign and launch a new mid- to high-end, sustainably conscious and technology savvy prototype.

    This year’s project challenge looks to redesign and launch a new mid‐  to high‐end, sustainably conscious and technology savvy prototype. Our objective is to design, develop a new prototype design in a new location to be completed in the winter of 2015.  The store is anticipated to be 3,000 square feet (300 meter squared) and will either be ground‐up construction or a retrofit of an existing tenant location.  The intent is to align the store environment with the core customer and the current brand positioning, not to totally re‐image Jewelry Co., Inc.,   but to improve the effectiveness of the design in conveying the brand to the guest while correcting operational and merchandising needs within the store.

    Our goal is to award creative thinking, to help your professors teach you a real-world holistic design process, and to introduce students to the exciting and dynamic career of retail design.

  • Winners of the following cash prizes will be NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE JUDGING in May 2015.
  • Individual Entries:
    • FIRST PRIZE - $10,000.00  USD
    • SECOND PRIZE - $ 4,000.00  USD
    • THIRD PRIZE - $ 2,000.00  USD
    • The Individual First Prize winner’s school will be awarded $ 500.00  USD
  • Group Entries (2 or more students):
    • FIRST PRIZE - $ 3,000.00  USD
    • The Group First Prize winner’s school will be awarded $ 500.00. USD
    For more information on this competition, please visit the Retail Design Institute website.

    Master of Architecture

    IALD Education Trust Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The IALD Education Trust is pleased to offer multiple scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students involved in the study of architectural lighting design. Applicants will be judged on their grades, a portfolio of work, a personal statement and professional recommendations.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be Student members of the IALD or have their applications pending.
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and be pursuing architectural lighting design as a course of study.
  • Materials that need to be submitted:
    • Completed application form;
    • Copy of official university transcript;
    • Resume (2 page limit);
    • Two letters of recommendation;
    • Personal statement about your experience with lighting such as how you came to study lighting design, areas of interest within the profession, a design you are proud of and why, or something about light and lighting that inspires you and why; and
    • a portfolio of work that shows a breadth of design knowledge and interest.
    For more information, please visit the IALD Education Trust website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

    Your client is opening a new wine bar and restaurant in a major west coast city. They want you to design a signature pendant light fixture for over the bar and a complementary surface mounted fixture for the lounge area.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    International Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 9, 2015

    THE RETAIL DESIGN INSTITUTE invites all students presently enrolled in a recognized college level Architectural, Interior Design or Environmental Design program to join in the 2015 RETAIL DESIGN INSTITUTE’S International Student Store Design Competition.

    On behalf of the Student Design Competition Committee, we are pleased to announce the 2015 International Student Store Design Competition. We hope the chosen category; “Jewelry Co., Inc.," with North American yearly sales totaling over $1.5 billion annually, will be of interest to you. Many jewelry retailers have been preparing to redesign their current store portfolio, introducing new services, technology, brands and expanding globally into new markets.This year’s project challenge looks to redesign and launch a new mid- to high-end, sustainably conscious and technology savvy prototype.

    This year’s project challenge looks to redesign and launch a new mid‐  to high‐end, sustainably conscious and technology savvy prototype. Our objective is to design, develop a new prototype design in a new location to be completed in the winter of 2015.  The store is anticipated to be 3,000 square feet (300 meter squared) and will either be ground‐up construction or a retrofit of an existing tenant location.  The intent is to align the store environment with the core customer and the current brand positioning, not to totally re‐image Jewelry Co., Inc.,   but to improve the effectiveness of the design in conveying the brand to the guest while correcting operational and merchandising needs within the store.

    Our goal is to award creative thinking, to help your professors teach you a real-world holistic design process, and to introduce students to the exciting and dynamic career of retail design.

  • Winners of the following cash prizes will be NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE JUDGING in May 2015.
  • Individual Entries:
    • FIRST PRIZE - $10,000.00  USD
    • SECOND PRIZE - $ 4,000.00  USD
    • THIRD PRIZE - $ 2,000.00  USD
    • The Individual First Prize winner’s school will be awarded $ 500.00  USD
  • Group Entries (2 or more students):
    • FIRST PRIZE - $ 3,000.00  USD
    • The Group First Prize winner’s school will be awarded $ 500.00. USD
    For more information on this competition, please visit the Retail Design Institute website.

    Master of Fine Arts

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist for foodservice industry print and online publications
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with foodservice accounts
    • Consultant and freelance writer providing marketing communications services for clients in foodservice
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to restaurants, school foodservice and other foodservice outlets

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2015, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2015 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2016.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What do you believe are the most significant problems facing the foodservice industry today, and as a foodservice communications professional, what solution(s) would you recommend? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council website.

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA 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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Medical Illustration

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

    Scholarship(s) of at least $1,500 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at 540-932-1728. Brochure and application.

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

    Metals & Jewelry Design

    Society of North American Goldsmiths - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    Founded in 1969, SNAG formed to create an organization of “designer craftsmen in the metal arts field” and to produce a conference of professional jewelers. Today, SNAG boasts over 3,000 members, and supports & advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths. Through education, innovation and leadership, SNAG provides access to a vibrant and passionate community.

    Three scholarships are given annually. Undergraduate and graduate students are juried separately, and at least one award goes to an undergraduate each year. The scholarships are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1500 award and one $1000 award. In addition to the scholarship money, each recipient also receives a one-year complimentary SNAG membership.

    • Applicant must be enrolled in a Jewelry or Metals program for the upcoming year.
    • Awards will be based on the strength of applicants work, intended course of study, academic achievement and reference.
      APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE ONE OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • Resume - Including name, address, contact information, educational history, and work history. Include any awards, exhibitions or other scholarships you may have received.
    • Artist Statement - Please limit this to one type written page.
    • Images - Applicants may submit a MAXIMUM of 8 digital images (including details), with a MINIMUM of 5 images. Images MUST represent a minimum of 4 completed pieces.
    • Image List - Please include a list identifying each image with the following information: title, materials, size, date created.
    • Reference - The reference section should have your name at the top followed by the information of the person indicated as a reference. Include that person’s name, work position, academic affiliation, address, email, and telephone number.
    For more information, please visit the SNAG website.

    Women’s Jewelry Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    Founded in 1983, WJA is the preeminent association of professional women in the jewelry, watch and related businesses. Through the national organization, headquartered in New York City, NY and a network of 13 regional chapters, members benefit from educational and networking opportunities, scholarships, design competitions and recognition programs.

    Scholarships for students are offered in varying amounts (starting at $500) and are available to female students (including WJA members) who are enrolled in fine jewelry and watch design courses with classes between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015.

  • This year we are awarding scholarships in three different categories:
  • WJA DESIGNER/CREATOR CATEGORY:
  • This category is designed for those students in a studio jewelry program who can apply with finished pieces that they designed and created themselves. You are required to provide the following to support your Scholarship Application.

    • Essay: A short essay explaining why you wish to pursue a career in jewelry or watches and your goals/aspirations for the future.
    • Images: (a) Three (3) digital images (no more) showing examples of your most recent work. Rank them in order of the most significant. (b) Provide a brief description of each of the numbered images indicating materials used, size of piece(s) and what is represented and/or significant about each piece.
    • Completed entry form.
  • WJA DESIGNER CATEGORY:
  • This category is designed for those students in a jewelry design program who can apply with designs of their own. These may be CAD or drawings. These are not finished pieces, but rather designs. You are required to provide the following to support your Scholarship Application.

    • Essay: A short essay explaining why you wish to pursue a career in jewelry or watches and your goals/aspirations for the future.
    • Images: (a) Three (3) digital images (no more) showing examples of your most recent work. Rank them in order of the most significant. (b) Provide a brief description of each of the numbered images indicating materials used, size of piece(s) and what is represented and/or significant about each piece.
    • Completed entry form.
  • WJA NON-DESIGNER CATEGORY:
  • This category is geared for those studying to become bench jewelers, gemologists, appraisers, retailers, and watch makers.

    For more information, please visit the Women’s Jewelry Association website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Brilliance Jewelers - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2015

    At Brilliance, the heart of our success lies in the creativity, curiosity, beauty, and originality in every one of our designs. As such, we want to do our part to help develop the inner designer inside of us all! We are offering one creative student of any discipline (majors in puppetry welcome!) a $1,500 scholarship based on his or her jewelry design abilities.

    This opportunity is for any student who has ever dreamed of designing beautiful, unique jewelry. If you are such a student, Brilliance wants to hear from you!

  • Each participant is invited to create an original diamond ring design and submit one to two paragraphs (up to 200 words) about the design and its inspiration.
  • Diamond ring designs will be judged on overall look, creativity, and the design’s inspiration, so we encourage all participants to exercise their ingenuity to the fullest.

  • Once received, Brilliance and our panel of industry experts will review all design submissions and reward the creator of the best diamond ring design with a $1,500 scholarship to put to use towards furthering their education. In addition, we will feature the scholarship recipient and their unique diamond ring design on Brilliance.com.
  • For more information, please visit the Brilliance website.

    Allesee Metals/Jewelry Design Scholarship

    The Allesee Metals/Jewelry Scholarship provides scholarship funding of one $5,000/year for students majoring Metals/Jewelry Design, who are in good academic standing, and plan to graduate during the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded. In addition, the recipient’s metals/jewelry work must demonstrate a high level of proficiency and promise. Recipients are selected by the Metals/Jewelry faculty. For more information, please contact the Chairperson of the Metals/Jewelry Program.

    Brian Rizzi Memorial Metals/Jewelry Scholarship

    Established through the generosity of the Philip Renato family, in honor of Philip Renato’s brother, the Brian Rizzi Memorial Scholarship is made available to a student majoring in the Metals/Jewelry Design Program. Award amounts vary per year. For more information, please contact the Kendall Director of Enrollment Management. Scholarship criteria:

    • Majoring in Metals/Jewelry Design
    • Cumulative 3.00 grade point average
    • Demonstrate excellence in drawing and hands-on fabrication
    • Ability to consistently imagine and produce work
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the field of Metals/Jewelry design
    • Demonstrate financial need

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Painting

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

    Scholarship(s) of at least $1,500 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at 540-932-1728. Brochure and application.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Photography

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist for foodservice industry print and online publications
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with foodservice accounts
    • Consultant and freelance writer providing marketing communications services for clients in foodservice
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to restaurants, school foodservice and other foodservice outlets

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2015, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2015 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2016.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What do you believe are the most significant problems facing the foodservice industry today, and as a foodservice communications professional, what solution(s) would you recommend? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council website.

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

    Scholarship(s) of at least $1,500 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at 540-932-1728. Brochure and application.

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

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of industry leaders and innovators. We offer scholarships to today’s brightest students at universities, colleges, and/or vocational/technical schools in the United States. Awards range from $2,000 - $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student.

    Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in: Design/Graphics, Photo/Journalism, Industrial Design
      Scholarship qualifications:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field.
    • Must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours from a 2-year community college or vocational/technical program or 50 credits hours from a 4-year college or university.
    • Must remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester following the award.
    • NOTE: High school seniors are NOT eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

    Printmaking

    Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

    Scholarship(s) of at least $1,500 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at 540-932-1728. Brochure and application.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

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    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

    Scholarship(s) of at least $1,500 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at 540-932-1728. Brochure and application.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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 June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 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.

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