Scholarships
by Program

“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.

Collaborative Design

PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 10, 2016

The PAVE student aid program supports students studying retail design, planning, visual merchandising, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail environments industry who are experiencing financial difficulties. The intent is to provide for basic needs such as food, housing, books, tuition, health insurance, medical bills, utilities, transportation, etc.

    Guidelines
  • Student must be enrolled in a program working towards a degree in the retail environments industry, i.e. visual merchandising, store design, interior design, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail.
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
  • Student is eligible for one assistance request per twelve-month period (twelve-month period starting from your first request)

A maximum of $2,500 per student will be awarded.

For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

Digital Media

Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Web design is a form of art. At Rand Marketing we believe that scholarships can give an aspiring web designer/artist the opportunity to focus on his or her web designs instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. Our scholarship is about your artistic and creative ability. Rand Marketing is offering a $1000 scholarship to enable one student chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education demonstrating a passion for design and a creative submission.

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by January 1, 2016 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in January 2016: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Contest is open to entrants from all nations who are new and amateur artists and have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

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

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

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Drawing

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Fashion Studies

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2016

    Web design is a form of art. At Rand Marketing we believe that scholarships can give an aspiring web designer/artist the opportunity to focus on his or her web designs instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. Our scholarship is about your artistic and creative ability. Rand Marketing is offering a $1000 scholarship to enable one student chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education demonstrating a passion for design and a creative submission.

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by January 1, 2016 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in January 2016: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing 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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Furniture Design

    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.

    Graphic Design

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2016

    Web design is a form of art. At Rand Marketing we believe that scholarships can give an aspiring web designer/artist the opportunity to focus on his or her web designs instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. Our scholarship is about your artistic and creative ability. Rand Marketing is offering a $1000 scholarship to enable one student chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education demonstrating a passion for design and a creative submission.

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by January 1, 2016 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in January 2016: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing website.

    FreeLogoServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

    The Most Promising Logo Design Scholar will be awarded to one deserving applicant who has completed at least 1 year coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing, and has demonstrated unique promise in logo design and developing visual identities.

  • Applicants must:
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Have completed 1 year coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing
    • Send an official copy of most recent transcript
    • Submit 1 original logo design for each of the following 3 industries:
      1. Automotive
      2. Construction
      3. Beauty & Massage
    • Tip: The most popular placements for our logo designs are websites and business cards.
    • For more information, please visit the FreeLogoServices.com website.

    Printing Industries of Michigan - Outside Scholarship for 2017-2018

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    The Printing Industries of Michigan, Inc. has created the PIM Education Foundation, a separate, non-profit trust entity. An educational foundation created to aid the graphic arts industry in ensuring a continuous supply of motivated and skilled personnel at every level from press operators and keyliners to managers and CEOs, capable of powering the graphic arts industries into the 21st century.

    The Printing Industries of Michigan Education Fund will award a scholarship to an individual currently enrolled in a college or university graphic arts program or to a student planning to pursue a career in the graphic communication industry with classes scheduled to begin before June 1, 2018. Applicants must live in the state of Michigan.

    For more information, please visit the PIM Education Foundation 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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Illustration

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2016

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

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • 2 CD's containing six representational images of your work in oils
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters of America website.

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

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

    The Contest is open to entrants from all nations who are new and amateur artists and have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

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

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

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Industrial Design

    Target - PAVE Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

    The mission of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is to support, encourage and foster students working in the fields of retail design, retail planning and visual merchandising. To that end we have created the Student Scholarship Program to assist students with funds to cover basic needs. Over the past seven years, PAVE's Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $150,000 to students.

    The Target Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership and the design philosophy that embodies Target brand in the field of Visual Merchandising Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Architecture through a $3,500 award.

  • Guidelines
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Architecture.
    • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
    • Student submission must identify with Target's core values: Elevate the Everyday through Design, Expect More; Pay Less, Design for All.
  • The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:
    1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 650 words)

      • Identify and discuss the most important issues you feel the retail design industry is facing today.
      • Identify your ultimate career goal and what you would hope to bring to the industry.
      • (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)
    2. Project Folio of 6 pages maximum: (8.5 x 11 inch)
      • Describe or provide an example of a project (student based or professional) that you've worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals).
    3. Two letters of recommendation: One letter must come from a professor or faculty member; the other letter can come from an employer, including internship supervisors. Letters may not be from friends or family members, and must be on school/company letterhead.
    4. Must include a copy of your transcript.
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 10, 2016

    The PAVE student aid program supports students studying retail design, planning, visual merchandising, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail environments industry who are experiencing financial difficulties. The intent is to provide for basic needs such as food, housing, books, tuition, health insurance, medical bills, utilities, transportation, etc.

      Guidelines
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working towards a degree in the retail environments industry, i.e. visual merchandising, store design, interior design, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail.
    • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
    • Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
    • Student is eligible for one assistance request per twelve-month period (twelve-month period starting from your first request)

    A maximum of $2,500 per student will be awarded.

    For more information, please visit the PAVE 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 Fabric Innovations Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 2, 2016

    NEWH, Inc. is offering the $10,000 NEWH Fabric Innovations Legacy Scholarship sponsored by Fabric Innovations. The scholarship is open to students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Interior Design or Hospitality Management. The scholarship recipient and sponsor will be honored at Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards Gala in New York on November 15th, 2016. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the awards event 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 November 2016
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH - Icon of Industry Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 2, 2016

    Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, with 18 chapters and 4 affiliated areas, which links professionals from every facet of the hospitality industry and related fields. The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry. To date, NEWH has given $3.8+ million USD in scholarships to young people wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry.

  • The NEWH Icons of Industry Scholarship Award will be based upon the following criteria:
    • 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
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the area of the Hospitality Industry with an emphasis towards the areas of hospitality interior design
    • Must have participated in an internship program or similar position

    Must be able to attend the Gold Key Awards Gala on November 14, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City with airfare and lodging provided by NEWH.

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Chicago Chapter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 9, 2016

    One of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship and education of and interest in the Hospitality Industry. To that end, each Chapter is tasked with fundraising to provide scholarships for young people wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry and related fields.

    NEWH Chicago Chapter is offering scholarships to students pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry and will be awarding up to $40,000.  Scholarship winners will be awarded during the NEWH Chicago Chapter Bootleggers event in October.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification program in which enrolled
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design etc.)
    • Must be currently attending an accredited college in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, or Michigan

    For more information, please visit the NEWH scholarship application.

    The PAVE Big Red Rooster Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

    The PAVE Scholarship Program, now entering it’s seventh year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including, but not limited to careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid over the past seven years to students.

    The Big Red Rooster Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field Interior design and Architecture through a $5,000 award.

  • Guidelines
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Interior Design or Architecture in the retail environments industry.
    • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
  • How to Apply
  • The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:
    1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 650 words)
      • Identify what you feel are the most important issues facing the Interior Design and Architecture industry today and discuss.
      • How your career will positively impact the industry's future. Incorporate in your essay those character traits you possess that will propel your academic and future career success.
      • Detail any challenges that you encountered in your educational career.
      • (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)
    2. Project Folio of 6 pages minimum: (8.5 x 11 inch)
      • Describe a retail related project (student based or professional) that you've worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals).
    3. Two letters of recommendation: One letter must come from a professor or faculty member; the other letter can come from an employer, including internship supervisors. Letters may not be from friends or family members, and must be on school/company letterhead.
    4. Must include a copy of your transcript.
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    NEWH Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

    NEWH, Inc. is offering the $5,000 NEWH Harvey Nudelman Scholarship sponsored by Fabricut Contract & FR One. The scholarship is open to students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient and sponsor will be honored at HD Expo in Las Vegas on May 3rd, 2017. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the awards event 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 2017
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry
    • International students may apply.
    • NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students
    • Submit a PDF file 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.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    Target - PAVE Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

    The mission of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is to support, encourage and foster students working in the fields of retail design, retail planning and visual merchandising. To that end we have created the Student Scholarship Program to assist students with funds to cover basic needs. Over the past seven years, PAVE's Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $150,000 to students.

    The Target Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership and the design philosophy that embodies Target brand in the field of Visual Merchandising Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Architecture through a $3,500 award.

  • Guidelines
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Architecture.
    • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
    • Student submission must identify with Target's core values: Elevate the Everyday through Design, Expect More; Pay Less, Design for All.
  • The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:
    1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 650 words)

      • Identify and discuss the most important issues you feel the retail design industry is facing today.
      • Identify your ultimate career goal and what you would hope to bring to the industry.
      • (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)
    2. Project Folio of 6 pages maximum: (8.5 x 11 inch)
      • Describe or provide an example of a project (student based or professional) that you've worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals).
    3. Two letters of recommendation: One letter must come from a professor or faculty member; the other letter can come from an employer, including internship supervisors. Letters may not be from friends or family members, and must be on school/company letterhead.
    4. Must include a copy of your transcript.
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 10, 2016

    The PAVE student aid program supports students studying retail design, planning, visual merchandising, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail environments industry who are experiencing financial difficulties. The intent is to provide for basic needs such as food, housing, books, tuition, health insurance, medical bills, utilities, transportation, etc.

      Guidelines
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working towards a degree in the retail environments industry, i.e. visual merchandising, store design, interior design, industrial design, and other programs for careers in the retail.
    • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
    • Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
    • Student is eligible for one assistance request per twelve-month period (twelve-month period starting from your first request)

    A maximum of $2,500 per student will be awarded.

    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    PAVE Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: October 24, 2016

    This annual competition, now in its 22nd year, is geared toward college-level students involved in retail design and planning, visual merchandising, interior design, and branding programs.

    The competition's design challenges consist of a visual merchandising category and a store design category, providing an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real-life retail design experience. Prizes include grants to students and schools, and winning students may even see their designs come to life.

    The 2016 PAVE design challenge invites you to explore a new health and wellness design concept for future Kroger Marketplace stores. Kroger is sponsoring this year’s PAVE competition as a way to reach out to design schools and students around the world in anticipation of stimulating new design concepts for one of the most important and rapidly evolving areas of our future stores, referred to as “Total Health”. Our goal is to create a uniquely uplifting experience that is attractive, welcoming, progressive and immersive. We want to inspire emotional connections with our customers that will raise their shopping expectations and reinforce the trust and confidence they have in the Kroger family of stores.

  • THE PAVE DESIGN CHALLENGE
  • Traditionally, the PAVE competition is divided into two groups; store design and visual merchandising. This year, we are integrating the disciplines into a comprehensive challenge and inviting students to consider the full spatial context while focusing on their primary area of design interest.

    For example, students that consider “merchandise presentation” to be a personal strength are encouraged to focus on the Visual Merchandising aspect of the challenge and may choose to apply their design solutions to the layout already provided by Kroger in the exhibits. For students that consider “interior design” or “space planning” to be their strength, they may focus on overall layout and redefine the existing spatial arrangements and adjacencies.

    The PAVE awards are aligned with primary design disciplines of (choose one): • Store Design and Planning (shopping flow, spatial relationships, merchandise adjacencies, interior design, etc.) • Visual Merchandising (product presentation, graphics, signage, way-finding, etc.)

  • GENERAL INFORMATION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    • This competition is open to undergraduate college students only.
    • Students may only enter ONE category; either the visual merchandising category or the store design category.
    • The student’s name and school name is not to be visible anywhere on the presentation pages or cover.
    • Complete and submit an online copy of the entry form as well as print a copy of the entry form along with the disclaimer.
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    Rug & Home Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 31, 2016

    The Rug & Home Scholars Program offers two $1,000 annual scholarships to two eligible candidates decided upon by committee. Our first scholarship is designed specifically for a student interested in pursuing a college degree in interior design.

    Rug & Home is an interior design destination, known regionally and nationally for it's great sense of color and design, with specific interest and expertise in the age-old tradition of handmade rugs. Therefore, supporting students pursuing a career in home fashions and interior design is an extension of who we are as a company, and we are happy to be able to support future design professionals in this way.

  • Eligibility:
    • Currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior student at an accredited university.
    • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.
    • Anticipating completion of college degree at the time of application.
    • Pursuing a degree at an accredited university by the Council for Interior Design, and majoring in Interior Design.
    • Carrying a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
    • Applicants cannot be children or grandchildren of Rug & Home employees.
    • Include an essay, no more than 500 words, as to why you want to pursue a career in interior design and what you have done to demonstrate your interest in this area.
    For more information, please visit the Rug & Home website.

    MA in Visual and Critical Studies

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must be a New American who is pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2017-2018 academic year.
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are or will be by the application deadline in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
      5. 5.) You have been, or by the application deadline will have been, granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Master of Architecture

    NEWH Chicago Chapter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 9, 2016

    One of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship and education of and interest in the Hospitality Industry. To that end, each Chapter is tasked with fundraising to provide scholarships for young people wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry and related fields.

    NEWH Chicago Chapter is offering scholarships to students pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry and will be awarding up to $40,000.  Scholarship winners will be awarded during the NEWH Chicago Chapter Bootleggers event in October.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification program in which enrolled
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design etc.)
    • Must be currently attending an accredited college in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, or Michigan

    For more information, please visit the NEWH scholarship application.

    The PAVE Big Red Rooster Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

    The PAVE Scholarship Program, now entering it’s seventh year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including, but not limited to careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid over the past seven years to students.

    The Big Red Rooster Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field Interior design and Architecture through a $5,000 award.

  • Guidelines
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Interior Design or Architecture in the retail environments industry.
    • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
  • How to Apply
  • The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:
    1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 650 words)
      • Identify what you feel are the most important issues facing the Interior Design and Architecture industry today and discuss.
      • How your career will positively impact the industry's future. Incorporate in your essay those character traits you possess that will propel your academic and future career success.
      • Detail any challenges that you encountered in your educational career.
      • (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)
    2. Project Folio of 6 pages minimum: (8.5 x 11 inch)
      • Describe a retail related project (student based or professional) that you've worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals).
    3. Two letters of recommendation: One letter must come from a professor or faculty member; the other letter can come from an employer, including internship supervisors. Letters may not be from friends or family members, and must be on school/company letterhead.
    4. Must include a copy of your transcript.
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    Target - PAVE Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

    The mission of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is to support, encourage and foster students working in the fields of retail design, retail planning and visual merchandising. To that end we have created the Student Scholarship Program to assist students with funds to cover basic needs. Over the past seven years, PAVE's Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $150,000 to students.

    The Target Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership and the design philosophy that embodies Target brand in the field of Visual Merchandising Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Architecture through a $3,500 award.

  • Guidelines
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Architecture.
    • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
    • Student submission must identify with Target's core values: Elevate the Everyday through Design, Expect More; Pay Less, Design for All.
  • The following items must be attached to your application form for your request to be considered:
    1. Letter of Explanation: (Max. 650 words)

      • Identify and discuss the most important issues you feel the retail design industry is facing today.
      • Identify your ultimate career goal and what you would hope to bring to the industry.
      • (Essays should address all of the above topics for consideration by the PAVE Scholarship Committee.)
    2. Project Folio of 6 pages maximum: (8.5 x 11 inch)
      • Describe or provide an example of a project (student based or professional) that you've worked on and that you are proud of (include supporting visuals).
    3. Two letters of recommendation: One letter must come from a professor or faculty member; the other letter can come from an employer, including internship supervisors. Letters may not be from friends or family members, and must be on school/company letterhead.
    4. Must include a copy of your transcript.
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must be a New American who is pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2017-2018 academic year.
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are or will be by the application deadline in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
      5. 5.) You have been, or by the application deadline will have been, granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must be a New American who is pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2017-2018 academic year.
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are or will be by the application deadline in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
      5. 5.) You have been, or by the application deadline will have been, granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Master of Arts in Design

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must be a New American who is pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2017-2018 academic year.
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are or will be by the application deadline in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
      5. 5.) You have been, or by the application deadline will have been, granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Master of Fine Arts

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must be a New American who is pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2017-2018 academic year.
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are or will be by the application deadline in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
      5. 5.) You have been, or by the application deadline will have been, granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 11, 2016

    The College Art Association's Professional-Development Fellowship in visual arts support graduate students who are completing the MFA degree or other terminal degree programs. Fellows are honored with a one-time, unrestricted grant to help them with various aspects of their work, as an artist, designer and/or craftsperson, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for their studio art/design practice.

    Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 2017 Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration for the 2017 Annual Conference.

    One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $10,000. Completed applications must be uploaded to Slide Room no later than 5 pm, Friday, November 11, 2016. All submission fees will be paid by Collegeart Association.

    For more information, please visit the College Art Association SlideRoom website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2016

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

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • 2 CD's containing six representational images of your work in oils
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters 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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    MBA Certificate in Design and Innovation Management

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must be a New American who is pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2017-2018 academic year.
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are or will be by the application deadline in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
      5. 5.) You have been, or by the application deadline will have been, granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Painting

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2016

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

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • 2 CD's containing six representational images of your work in oils
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters 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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Photography

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Printmaking

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

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