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.

Art Education

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

Deadline: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Michigan Art Education Association - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2017

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

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

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

    Collaborative Design

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    WithIt, a women’s leadership development network, is the one organization in the home and furnishings industries that champions the advancement of women. WithIt creates an encouraging environment for female leaders to grow by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning our members at the forefront of our evolving industries.

    The WithIt Scholarship program is pleased to announce that for their 20th Anniversary, they will give 20 Scholarships payable to the recipient's chosen educational institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant must be a full-time college sophomore or junior in good standing at the time of application.
    • Student must have a major in one of the following as it applies to the home industries: Accessory Design, Architectural Design, Forestry, Furniture Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Marketing with a Design or Furniture minor, Sustainable Design or majors related to the home and furnishing industries.
  • Application Process:
  • Only one application per student. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions should include the following:
    • A complete application form signed by the student.
    • An official school transcript indicating the student's grade point average and the student's class rank. This must be sent by the school.
    • An SAT/ACT transcript provided by the high school guidance office or university unless applicant is a returning student.
    • Three letters of recommendation - two from instructors and one personal one.
    • A 300 word essay on why you are a candidate for a career in home furnishings.
    • A high resolution photo of the candidate.

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

    **We have students who have won this scholarship in the past!

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Digital Media

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 96th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

    Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, presented during Creative Week in New York in May, 2017. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual Awards winners join a rich legacy of past honorees that include some of the most influential artists of the past century.

    Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration, and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category.

    Student work will be judged separately but by the same criteria and juries as professional work. Gold and Silver winners will be included in related advertising and promotional materials.

    For more information, please visit the Art Directors Club website.

    InfoComm International - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    InfoComm International established the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) to address the industry's need for a high-quality workforce.

    This scholarship is open to third- and fourth-year college students — dependents of employees or employees of member organizations or members (groups or affiliates) — to pursue a technical degree to be applied to an audiovisual career. Scholarship amount is $5,000.

  • Criteria
    • Be a spouse, child, stepchild or grandchild of an employee of an InfoComm member organization or a member (group or affiliate) of InfoComm in good standing at the time of application
    • Be third or fourth year students of four-year degrees, 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
    • Major in audiovisual-related fields, such as audio, video, audiovisual, radio/television/film or another major related to careers in the audiovisual industry at an accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time or substantial part-time (minimum 9 credit hours) student where the student plans to complete his or her degree. (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.)
    • 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.

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2017
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    National Press Photographers Foundation Inc. - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    Founded in 1946, The NPPA continues to attract the best in news photography, video and multimedia. It is this professional diversity that sets the NPPA apart from other organizations.

    NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
    • Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
    • Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
    • Explain financial need.
    • Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
    • Applicants must have shot and edited all stories submitted for consideration.
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows your work is required.
    For more information, please visit the National Press Photographers Foundation website.

    Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of the PGSF is “To strengthen the print and graphic communication industry by providing scholarship assistance.”

  • 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 (graphic design/digital media).
    • 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!

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

  • To apply:
    • 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.

    AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    The AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship, which grants a $2,500 scholarship to one college student each year, is awarded to undergraduate students studying in the Business/Marketing/Communications fields, as they pursue their educational and professional goals.

    It is AWeber’s mission to help entrepreneurs and small business owners be successful as they connect with and grow their communities. As part of that mission, we know that drive is something that is nurtured over time — and it all begins with investing in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, business owners and hard-working professionals of the future.

  • How to Apply
  • Submit either a written OR video essay that answers the following two questions:

    • How do you think social media has impacted the way businesses interact with their customers?
    • How can businesses improve upon the way they use social media in the future?
  • Submission Guidelines:
    • Written essays should be 500-700 words and provided in PDF/Microsoft Word format
    • Video essays should be no longer than 3 minutes long and provided as a YouTube video link
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled at a college or university for the Fall semester of the 2017-2018 school year
    • Applicants must be majoring in a Business/Marketing/Communications field
    For more information, please visit the AWeber website.

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Handweavers Guild of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

    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.

    My Sewing Adventure Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    This scholarship is for all the students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree or a Master’s degree within the United States and possess a passion for sewing and crafting. All you need to apply for our scholarship are some creativity and good writing skills.

    Students who are currently studying in the fields of Performing Arts or Fashion Design may be especially interested in this scholarship, though applicants aren’t required any expertise in the area to apply.

  • Eligibility
    • This scholarship is for the students currently enrolled in colleges or universities within the United States.
    • To participate in My Sewing Adventure Scholarship, you must write an Essay between 700 to 1000 words on the subject “Sewing in the Modern World“, where we’d like you to write about why modern people might come to be interested in sewing and how they might pursue their passion in the modern world.
    For more information, please visit the My Sewing Adventure website.

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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

    Woodworking Machinery Industry Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 3, 2017

    Are you a student who is studying, or interested in studying, woodworking in college? WMIA is here to help. Every year, we give out college scholarships to students who want to study wood technology, machinery, and related fields.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Any student or college-bound individual is eligible to apply.
    • Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship.
    • They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.
    • There are no restrictions based upon the employment status or the sex, race, creed or nationality of the candidate.
    • Previous winners are eligible for a second award.
    • Academic success, interest, special abilities and other factors are considered by judges to select their choice of scholarship recipients. Judges will give special consideration to candidates who plan careers in wood technology and related fields.
      The scholarship applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it, along with attachments, to the WMIA Scholarship Foundation. The attachments which must accompany the completed form are:
    • A one-page letter telling us about your future aspirations and what qualifies you as a WMIA scholarship candidate.
    • A transcript of grades and credits through the most recent grading period (high school applicants) or transcripts covering a minimum of the previous two scholastic years.
    • A letter of recommendation from an employer or other professional with whom you have worked.
    • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or other educational professional.
    For more information, please visit the WMIA website.

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    WithIt, a women’s leadership development network, is the one organization in the home and furnishings industries that champions the advancement of women. WithIt creates an encouraging environment for female leaders to grow by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning our members at the forefront of our evolving industries.

    The WithIt Scholarship program is pleased to announce that for their 20th Anniversary, they will give 20 Scholarships payable to the recipient's chosen educational institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant must be a full-time college sophomore or junior in good standing at the time of application.
    • Student must have a major in one of the following as it applies to the home industries: Accessory Design, Architectural Design, Forestry, Furniture Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Marketing with a Design or Furniture minor, Sustainable Design or majors related to the home and furnishing industries.
  • Application Process:
  • Only one application per student. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions should include the following:
    • A complete application form signed by the student.
    • An official school transcript indicating the student's grade point average and the student's class rank. This must be sent by the school.
    • An SAT/ACT transcript provided by the high school guidance office or university unless applicant is a returning student.
    • Three letters of recommendation - two from instructors and one personal one.
    • A 300 word essay on why you are a candidate for a career in home furnishings.
    • A high resolution photo of the candidate.

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

    **We have students who have won this scholarship in the past!

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    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

    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.

    Mas Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2017

    In 1996, the Mas family established a scholarship whose purpose is to advance the education of talented young Cuban and Cuban American men and women, furthering their commitment to promoting the benefits and opportunities that can be garnered through hard work in a free society. Since its establishment, over 160 students have been able to obtain a college education thanks to the Mas Family Scholarship, making it the largest scholarship program for students of Cuban descent. Many of these students have gone on to become leaders in their respective communities, reflecting the potential of what individuals can achieve given the freedom and opportunity to do so.

    Students are eligible to apply for a Mas Family Scholarship if they were born in Cuba or are of direct Cuban descent, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, are considered financially needy (as determined by a specific formula that takes into account the applicant and their family’s financial situation in terms of how much they can contribute), and complete and submit their application with all other required materials by the specified date.

    Scholarship awards are based on the applicant’s academic performance, leadership qualities, potential to contribute to the advancement of a free society, and their likelihood of success in their chosen career.

    Each applicant is evaluated through three-steps of selection. A screening process analyzes and confirms their academic standing and financial need. Semi-finalists are selected based on the strength of their application. Finalists are chosen from the pool by interviews and character evaluations, and scholarships are awarded by a final selection committee.

    Scholars may receive up to $32,000 over four years of college, as long as scholars maintain the prerequisites for receiving them. While full scholarships cannot be awarded to recipients receiving full-tuition scholarships and/or stipendiary support from other sources, recipients are still eligible for partial awards.

    These scholarships are intended to support the studies of students in engineering, international relations, business, economics, communications, and journalism, who intend to pursue academic or professional careers, and who have demonstrated a leadership potential to excel in these fields.

    For more information, please visit the Mas Family Scholarship website.

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 96th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

    Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, presented during Creative Week in New York in May, 2017. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual Awards winners join a rich legacy of past honorees that include some of the most influential artists of the past century.

    Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration, and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category.

    Student work will be judged separately but by the same criteria and juries as professional work. Gold and Silver winners will be included in related advertising and promotional materials.

    For more information, please visit the Art Directors Club website.

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2017
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    WithIt, a women’s leadership development network, is the one organization in the home and furnishings industries that champions the advancement of women. WithIt creates an encouraging environment for female leaders to grow by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning our members at the forefront of our evolving industries.

    The WithIt Scholarship program is pleased to announce that for their 20th Anniversary, they will give 20 Scholarships payable to the recipient's chosen educational institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant must be a full-time college sophomore or junior in good standing at the time of application.
    • Student must have a major in one of the following as it applies to the home industries: Accessory Design, Architectural Design, Forestry, Furniture Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Marketing with a Design or Furniture minor, Sustainable Design or majors related to the home and furnishing industries.
  • Application Process:
  • Only one application per student. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions should include the following:
    • A complete application form signed by the student.
    • An official school transcript indicating the student's grade point average and the student's class rank. This must be sent by the school.
    • An SAT/ACT transcript provided by the high school guidance office or university unless applicant is a returning student.
    • Three letters of recommendation - two from instructors and one personal one.
    • A 300 word essay on why you are a candidate for a career in home furnishings.
    • A high resolution photo of the candidate.

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

    **We have students who have won this scholarship in the past!

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 industry 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: March 1, 2017

    The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of the PGSF is “To strengthen the print and graphic communication industry by providing scholarship assistance.”

  • 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 (graphic design/digital media).
    • 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!

    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.

    AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    The AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship, which grants a $2,500 scholarship to one college student each year, is awarded to undergraduate students studying in the Business/Marketing/Communications fields, as they pursue their educational and professional goals.

    It is AWeber’s mission to help entrepreneurs and small business owners be successful as they connect with and grow their communities. As part of that mission, we know that drive is something that is nurtured over time — and it all begins with investing in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, business owners and hard-working professionals of the future.

  • How to Apply
  • Submit either a written OR video essay that answers the following two questions:

    • How do you think social media has impacted the way businesses interact with their customers?
    • How can businesses improve upon the way they use social media in the future?
  • Submission Guidelines:
    • Written essays should be 500-700 words and provided in PDF/Microsoft Word format
    • Video essays should be no longer than 3 minutes long and provided as a YouTube video link
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled at a college or university for the Fall semester of the 2017-2018 school year
    • Applicants must be majoring in a Business/Marketing/Communications field
    For more information, please visit the AWeber website.

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 96th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

    Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, presented during Creative Week in New York in May, 2017. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual Awards winners join a rich legacy of past honorees that include some of the most influential artists of the past century.

    Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration, and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category.

    Student work will be judged separately but by the same criteria and juries as professional work. Gold and Silver winners will be included in related advertising and promotional materials.

    For more information, please visit the Art Directors Club website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    WithIt, a women’s leadership development network, is the one organization in the home and furnishings industries that champions the advancement of women. WithIt creates an encouraging environment for female leaders to grow by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning our members at the forefront of our evolving industries.

    The WithIt Scholarship program is pleased to announce that for their 20th Anniversary, they will give 20 Scholarships payable to the recipient's chosen educational institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant must be a full-time college sophomore or junior in good standing at the time of application.
    • Student must have a major in one of the following as it applies to the home industries: Accessory Design, Architectural Design, Forestry, Furniture Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Marketing with a Design or Furniture minor, Sustainable Design or majors related to the home and furnishing industries.
  • Application Process:
  • Only one application per student. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions should include the following:
    • A complete application form signed by the student.
    • An official school transcript indicating the student's grade point average and the student's class rank. This must be sent by the school.
    • An SAT/ACT transcript provided by the high school guidance office or university unless applicant is a returning student.
    • Three letters of recommendation - two from instructors and one personal one.
    • A 300 word essay on why you are a candidate for a career in home furnishings.
    • A high resolution photo of the candidate.

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

    **We have students who have won this scholarship in the past!

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 industry 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.

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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

    Gensler Brinkman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 4, 2016

    Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $230,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 17 years.

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship

    African-American students enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution who will begin their final year of a NAAB-accredited architecture program in the Fall of 2017 are eligible to apply.

    • Complete the online application form
    • Upload application materials in a single PDF file (7MB max)
    1. Resume
    2. Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic program
    3. One advanced-level commercial architecture project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Work done with a single partner may be submitted, but it must include a description of the applicant’s specific contribution and a letter of support from the applicant’s collaborative partner.
    GENSLER BRINKMANN SCHOLARSHIP

    Students enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution who will begin their final year of a CIDA-accredited interior design program in the Fall of 2017 are eligible to apply.

    • Complete the online application form
    • Upload application materials in a single PDF file (7MB max)
    1. Resume
    2. Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic institution
    3. One advanced-level commercial interior design project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Group projects will not be considered.
    For more information, please visit the Gensler Brinkman website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

    We’re excited to announce the new Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in the residential design world.

    • Women in Architecture Scholarship - For female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level
    • Residential Design Scholarship - For students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design
    • Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship - For students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design
  • Who can apply?
  • The Houzz Scholarship Program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 17 years of age or older who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a design or architecture program at an accredited college or university.

  • How to apply?
  • Applicants are required to fill out a form about their education and answer an essay question. You will also be required to include a link to your Houzz profile, complete with images from your portfolio.

    For more information, please visit the Houzz website.

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2017

    NEWH, INC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. To that end, NEWH is offering the NEWH Product Design Competition sponsored by Symmons to a student pursuing a career affiliated with the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture.

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winning applicant who will be honored at HD Expo on May 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with paid airfare and lodging provided. 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be 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 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Sustainable Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 30, 2017

    The NEWH Sustainable Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student and student airfare and lodging to the awards event.

  • Eligibility
    • This competition is open to all interior design students (Junior level and above) attending an accredited program.
    • Program must be minimum 4-year program or graduate program.
    • Instructors may use the competition as a class project. Instructors need to evaluate class work and submit no more than five of the best projects for consideration.
    • Student must be a currently enrolled student with current/upcoming debt through your school for tuition, books, or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2017.
    • Winners must attend awards event in Las Vegas on May 3, 2017, with paid airfare & lodging provided.
  • Guidelines
  • Design competition project type and criteria changes annually. Students must execute a dynamic, creative, cutting edge design utilizing the very best products and technologies which encompass sustainable topics including: site selection, water efficiency, energy conservation, products/materials, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to the physical aspects of design, the functional daily use of the space and how the occupants can operate the facility in a sustainable manner such as encouraging recycling and reuse, water and energy conservation to create a truly sustainable business. All work must be student’s original work. Two students may work as a team on one project, but only one student award will be presented and travel/lodging for one student representative to be paid to the award presentation. In addition to the criteria all submittals are judged as to their professional appearance.

  • ***Project involves the design of a Sustainable Co-Living Solution.
  • This design story is about group living ‐ sharing, interaction, and understanding of cultures and breaking down of cultural differences between people staying there and the local community. It may be a hostel concept, extended stay, connection to co‐working, a place where people can work remotely anywhere or a hybrid of a home and office with hotel service.

  • Award
    • $5000 Award
    • For more information and link to Project Criteria, please visit the NEWH website.

    IIDA Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 6, 2017

    The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.

    The 2016 IIDA SDC invites you to create Social Station—a first-of-its-kind co-working space specialized for today’s social retailers. Your program should be the integration of both social retail and a high-functioning co-working space. Encouraging adaptability, health, and wellbeing, and an emphasis on an active, engaging space should be priorities in your final design. It should also address new models and approaches to the co-working space.

    This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program or architecture program. Participants can enter individually or as a team (maximum 5 people).

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

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

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    WithIt, a women’s leadership development network, is the one organization in the home and furnishings industries that champions the advancement of women. WithIt creates an encouraging environment for female leaders to grow by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning our members at the forefront of our evolving industries.

    The WithIt Scholarship program is pleased to announce that for their 20th Anniversary, they will give 20 Scholarships payable to the recipient's chosen educational institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant must be a full-time college sophomore or junior in good standing at the time of application.
    • Student must have a major in one of the following as it applies to the home industries: Accessory Design, Architectural Design, Forestry, Furniture Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Marketing with a Design or Furniture minor, Sustainable Design or majors related to the home and furnishing industries.
  • Application Process:
  • Only one application per student. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions should include the following:
    • A complete application form signed by the student.
    • An official school transcript indicating the student's grade point average and the student's class rank. This must be sent by the school.
    • An SAT/ACT transcript provided by the high school guidance office or university unless applicant is a returning student.
    • Three letters of recommendation - two from instructors and one personal one.
    • A 300 word essay on why you are a candidate for a career in home furnishings.
    • A high resolution photo of the candidate.

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

    **We have students who have won this scholarship in the past!

    Aquant Annual Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Aquant is the brainchild of entrepreneurs who realized the need for exclusive fashion forward products in the world of bath design. They travelled across the world, meeting, exploring and vetting latest designers and suppliers of bath products. Aquant is where cutting edge, world class bath products are brought under one roof. Started in 2006, Aquant today has over 300 dealers spread across India. Our vision is to develop innovative bath products that enhance the bathing experience. Compromising on neither style nor functionality, we want to create products that cater to the most luxurious fantasies of our customers. Innovation comes from young minds, it comes from you. Keeping this in mind, we started a $500 Aquant Innovative Designer Scholarship, which will help support your innovations.

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • This scholarship is open to all students, who are enrolled in, Architecture or Interior designing course for the year 2016 anywhere in the world.

  • Details
  • Students may participate in the following categories:
  • A. Design a bathroom using products from Aquant’s range (visit www.aquantindia.com for product details and brochures) in ANY ONE of the following design categories:
    • Functional Small Bathrooms
    • Attractive Powder Bathrooms
    • Luxurious Spa-like Bathrooms
  • B. Design a product in the Stone Wash Basin or Stone Pedestal Wash Basin category (see http://www.aquantindia.com/product-category/designer-wash-basins/) which has the following features:
    • Minimalistic Design
    • Slim Edges
    • Unique Shape
    • Functional Size
    • Original Design
  • Judging Criteria:
  • Applications will be judged on Innovation, Creativity & Originality

  • How to Apply
  • Step 1: Create your designs through any designing software or through sketch. There are no limitations on which method is used to create the design.

    Step 2: If you choose category ‘A’, submit a concise design statement, methodology for selecting specific products used in the design, elevations and floor plan to scale. If you choose category ‘B’, submit a concise design statement and detailed drawings of the product with left, right, top and perspective view of sketches or software-renders.

    Step 3: Create a maximum 5-minute video introducing yourself, and taking us through your design process. Talk about the themes used, your product selections, etc.

    Step 4: Upload the video onto YouTube, using the title – Aquant Scholarship Program. Ensure that you include the home page link in the description of the video (http://www.aquantindia.com). Step 4: Once the video has been uploaded, send us an email at scholarships@aquantindia.com This mail should contain:

    • Your name, photo, contact number and mailing address
    • The name of the university/college you are attending and a proof of enrollment or acceptance.
    • Your area of study (Architecture/ Interior Designing)
    • URL of the active YouTube link for your video
    • Scanned images/3-D renders of your bathroom design

    Once you submit the application, you give Aquant permission to use and display your video, and bathroom design for promotional and marketing purposes.

    For more information, please visit the Aquant website.

    National Kitchen and Bath Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 2017

    2016/2017 Student Design Competition – SMART Design for Active Seniors

    A winning entry in this competition means increased industry visibility, peer recognition, and valuable publicity opportunities. Judged by a panel of NKBA certified industry professionals, the NKBA Student Design Competition acknowledges the talent of kitchen and bathroom designers to plan safe, functional, and personalized spaces that incorporate imaginative design statements and aesthetically pleasing solutions.

    The winning entries in both the kitchen competition and bath competition will be recognized by peers and industry professionals at a special ceremony held during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®) 2018. Equal prizes will be given for both kitchen and bath competitions. The winning designs will also be featured in NKBA Magazine, and awarded the following:

    • First Place: $2500 Scholarship
    • Second Place: $1500 Scholarship
    • Third Place: $1000 Scholarship

    Award-winners will receive a complimentary registration to KBIS® 2018 which includes admission to the awards ceremony, along with hotel accommodations.

      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. You may also open this PDF.

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Master of Architecture

    Gensler Brinkman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 4, 2016

    Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $230,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 17 years.

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship

    African-American students enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution who will begin their final year of a NAAB-accredited architecture program in the Fall of 2017 are eligible to apply.

    • Complete the online application form
    • Upload application materials in a single PDF file (7MB max)
    1. Resume
    2. Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic program
    3. One advanced-level commercial architecture project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Work done with a single partner may be submitted, but it must include a description of the applicant’s specific contribution and a letter of support from the applicant’s collaborative partner.
    GENSLER BRINKMANN SCHOLARSHIP

    Students enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution who will begin their final year of a CIDA-accredited interior design program in the Fall of 2017 are eligible to apply.

    • Complete the online application form
    • Upload application materials in a single PDF file (7MB max)
    1. Resume
    2. Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic institution
    3. One advanced-level commercial interior design project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Group projects will not be considered.
    For more information, please visit the Gensler Brinkman website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

    We’re excited to announce the new Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in the residential design world.

    • Women in Architecture Scholarship - For female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level
    • Residential Design Scholarship - For students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design
    • Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship - For students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design
  • Who can apply?
  • The Houzz Scholarship Program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 17 years of age or older who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a design or architecture program at an accredited college or university.

  • How to apply?
  • Applicants are required to fill out a form about their education and answer an essay question. You will also be required to include a link to your Houzz profile, complete with images from your portfolio.

    For more information, please visit the Houzz website.

    Society of Architectural Historians - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

    The Society of Architectural Historians offers the following study programs that focus on the architecture and landscapes of different regions, periods, styles, and architects. SAH draws on a vast network of scholars and practitioners to provide members with programs of the highest quality and unprecedented access to buildings and sites.

    HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship

    The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field the opportunity to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2017. The Fellow will prepare a written history that focuses on a significant U.S. building or site for the permanent HABS collection at the Library of Congress. The Fellow’s research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected for documentation by HABS staff. The Fellow is usually stationed in the HABS Washington, D.C., office. The Fellow will be selected by a jury of two SAH members and one HABS representative.

    The award consists of a $10,000 stipend. The successful applicant will be notified in late January and will be recognized during the SAH's 70th Annual International Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland, June 7-11, 2017. The award includes travel, hotel accommodation, and registration for the SAH Glasgow conference up to $1,000. The award will be announced in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the SAH Newsletter after the presentation.

  • Reporting Requirements
  • In addition to the final project/written history, recipients are required to upload a minimum of 50 images to the SAHARA image database.

  • Criteria for Application
  • Applicants should be pursuing graduate studies in architectural history or other related fields. You do not have to be a member of SAH to apply for this fellowship, but membership is strongly encouraged.

    Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to offer an annual fellowship that will support the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online architectural resource. This fellowship was established in 2008 in honor of Charles E. Peterson, FAIA, founder of the Historic American Buildings Survey. The recipient will research some aspect of American architecture prior to 1860, which he/she may choose from a list of topics provided by authors of forthcoming BUS books. The prize will be presented at the Society's annual conference in June and will be announced in the SAH Newsletter following the conference.

    The committee will award the fellowship by February 1, 2017, at which time the recipient will choose from the pre-defined list of available topics. The fellowship grant of $2,500 will be contingent upon the recipient's completion of the project, which is expected to require 150 hours of work. A portion of the award ($500) will be paid in early June to cover the recipient's immediate expenses. The balance of the award ($2,000) will be payable upon completion of the project. The completed project must be submitted to SAH by August 31, 2017.

  • Criteria for Application
  • The fellowship is intended for students currently enrolled in graduate programs in art or architectural history, architectural design, urban planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, American studies, or related disciplines. Preference will be given to SAH members. The successful applicant does not need to reside in Philadelphia, although the Athenaeum will be glad to have the fellowship recipient use its collections. Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of BUS/SAH Archipedia editors, authors, and Athenaeum staff. You do not have to be a member of SAH to apply for this fellowship, but membership is encouraged.

  • Application Details
  • Applicants must submit the following:
    • Cover letter discussing their research interests and professional goals
    • CV or resumé
    • Brief writing sample (5-10 pages)
    • Letter of recommendation from an advisor or principal professor
    For more information, please visit the SAH website.

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2017

    NEWH, INC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. To that end, NEWH is offering the NEWH Product Design Competition sponsored by Symmons to a student pursuing a career affiliated with the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture.

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winning applicant who will be honored at HD Expo on May 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with paid airfare and lodging provided. 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be 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 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    IIDA Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 6, 2017

    The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.

    The 2016 IIDA SDC invites you to create Social Station—a first-of-its-kind co-working space specialized for today’s social retailers. Your program should be the integration of both social retail and a high-functioning co-working space. Encouraging adaptability, health, and wellbeing, and an emphasis on an active, engaging space should be priorities in your final design. It should also address new models and approaches to the co-working space.

    This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program or architecture program. Participants can enter individually or as a team (maximum 5 people).

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

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

    David W Lakamp AIA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    This scholarship was initiated in 1990 by a/e ProNet, a group of insurance professionals providing risk management services to architects and engineers. In 1999, the scholarship was renamed for David W. Lakamp. Mr. Lakamp was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the field of insurance services. In his honor, two students, who best demonstrate strong interest in practice and risk management, will each receive a $5,000 award.

  • Eligibility
    • Fourth year students in a NAAB accredited degree program, or
    • Fourth year students of a four-year pre-professional degree program in architecture accepted for direct entry to a two-year NAAB accredited M.Arch/D.Arch program, or
    • First year students in a NAAB accredited M.Arch/D.Arch degree program for students with undergraduate degrees in another discipline.
    • Eligible applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and, if applicable, a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0.
    • Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest/or concentration in practice or risk management.
  • Submission Requirements
    • Completed application including the 300-word case study essay and 200-word biography;
    • A transcript from each academic institution attended since high school;
    • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0;
    • Two letters of recommendation addressed to the Scholarship Jury, one of which is from a department faculty member verifying applicant eligibility. Each recommendation should highlight three areas that articulate an applicant’s advantages or areas of excellence with practice and risk management;
    • A current resume.
  • 2017 Case Study Topic
  • With the advancements in technology and the ease to collaborate with anyone in the world using the internet and a computer, how would you manage the successful collaboration with architects and other professionals in overseas locations as it relates to professional liability, profitability, and contractual agreements?

    Architecture competitions have become avenues for obtaining new project opportunities for firms. Your fledgling company, located in the USA, has just won an international competition to design a high rise mixed-use building in Asia. You evaluate your in-house manpower that is a total of five, consisting of: You as the Principal Architect, a Project Manager, a Project Architect, and two production staff members. This is the first time your firm will design a project with more than 500,000 square feet. While you are a licensed architect in the USA, no one in your firm is licensed in the country where your project is located. A condition in the competition addresses this issue by requiring the winning firm to engage with a local firm of their choice, who will handle the logistical and jurisdictional process associated with delivering the project.

    Collaborative work can produce ideas that result from meaningful discussions. In addition to the winning firm’s professional fee to do the work, the competition organizers have provided you a reasonable travel budget for overseas in-person meetings with the local firm counterpart. How do you plan to address the challenges of working with associated architects and consultants overseas? What measures will you take in the direction of positive decision making as you inquire and advocate on the diversity of culture, work experiences, and business practices of your international architectural project team? How will you manage the risks you anticipate in this collaboration as they relate to professional liability, profitability, and contractual agreements?

    For more information, please visit the American Institute of Architects website.

    Aquant Annual Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Aquant is the brainchild of entrepreneurs who realized the need for exclusive fashion forward products in the world of bath design. They travelled across the world, meeting, exploring and vetting latest designers and suppliers of bath products. Aquant is where cutting edge, world class bath products are brought under one roof. Started in 2006, Aquant today has over 300 dealers spread across India. Our vision is to develop innovative bath products that enhance the bathing experience. Compromising on neither style nor functionality, we want to create products that cater to the most luxurious fantasies of our customers. Innovation comes from young minds, it comes from you. Keeping this in mind, we started a $500 Aquant Innovative Designer Scholarship, which will help support your innovations.

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • This scholarship is open to all students, who are enrolled in, Architecture or Interior designing course for the year 2016 anywhere in the world.

  • Details
  • Students may participate in the following categories:
  • A. Design a bathroom using products from Aquant’s range (visit www.aquantindia.com for product details and brochures) in ANY ONE of the following design categories:
    • Functional Small Bathrooms
    • Attractive Powder Bathrooms
    • Luxurious Spa-like Bathrooms
  • B. Design a product in the Stone Wash Basin or Stone Pedestal Wash Basin category (see http://www.aquantindia.com/product-category/designer-wash-basins/) which has the following features:
    • Minimalistic Design
    • Slim Edges
    • Unique Shape
    • Functional Size
    • Original Design
  • Judging Criteria:
  • Applications will be judged on Innovation, Creativity & Originality

  • How to Apply
  • Step 1: Create your designs through any designing software or through sketch. There are no limitations on which method is used to create the design.

    Step 2: If you choose category ‘A’, submit a concise design statement, methodology for selecting specific products used in the design, elevations and floor plan to scale. If you choose category ‘B’, submit a concise design statement and detailed drawings of the product with left, right, top and perspective view of sketches or software-renders.

    Step 3: Create a maximum 5-minute video introducing yourself, and taking us through your design process. Talk about the themes used, your product selections, etc.

    Step 4: Upload the video onto YouTube, using the title – Aquant Scholarship Program. Ensure that you include the home page link in the description of the video (http://www.aquantindia.com). Step 4: Once the video has been uploaded, send us an email at scholarships@aquantindia.com This mail should contain:

    • Your name, photo, contact number and mailing address
    • The name of the university/college you are attending and a proof of enrollment or acceptance.
    • Your area of study (Architecture/ Interior Designing)
    • URL of the active YouTube link for your video
    • Scanned images/3-D renders of your bathroom design

    Once you submit the application, you give Aquant permission to use and display your video, and bathroom design for promotional and marketing purposes.

    For more information, please visit the Aquant website.

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

    Master of Arts in Design

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Master of Fine Arts

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 96th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

    Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, presented during Creative Week in New York in May, 2017. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual Awards winners join a rich legacy of past honorees that include some of the most influential artists of the past century.

    Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration, and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category.

    Student work will be judged separately but by the same criteria and juries as professional work. Gold and Silver winners will be included in related advertising and promotional materials.

    For more information, please visit the Art Directors Club website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2017
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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!

    Painting

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 96th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

    Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, presented during Creative Week in New York in May, 2017. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual Awards winners join a rich legacy of past honorees that include some of the most influential artists of the past century.

    Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration, and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category.

    Student work will be judged separately but by the same criteria and juries as professional work. Gold and Silver winners will be included in related advertising and promotional materials.

    For more information, please visit the Art Directors Club website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    National Press Photographers Foundation Inc. - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    Founded in 1946, The NPPA continues to attract the best in news photography, video and multimedia. It is this professional diversity that sets the NPPA apart from other organizations.

    NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
    • Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
    • Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
    • Explain financial need.
    • Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
    • Applicants must have shot and edited all stories submitted for consideration.
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows your work is required.
    For more information, please visit the National Press Photographers Foundation website.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 industry 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.

    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!

    Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Pretty Lightroom Presets $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year) provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education.

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

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Lightroom has changed Photography
    • Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
    • How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
    • How to apply a cinematic look to photographs using Lightroom
  • How We Would Like to Receive Your Entry
    • Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to scholarship@lightroompresets.com
    • Please specify your name, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. Your contact information will be held in confidence and will not be shared.
    • Include the name of the college or university and their mailing address of the financial aid office that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school.
    • Please attach a headshot photo of yourself in .JPG or .PNG format that is at least 300 pixels wide.
    • If we don’t receive all requested information by the deadline, your submission may be disqualified.

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

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    Printmaking

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Woodworking Machinery Industry Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 3, 2017

    Are you a student who is studying, or interested in studying, woodworking in college? WMIA is here to help. Every year, we give out college scholarships to students who want to study wood technology, machinery, and related fields.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Any student or college-bound individual is eligible to apply.
    • Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship.
    • They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.
    • There are no restrictions based upon the employment status or the sex, race, creed or nationality of the candidate.
    • Previous winners are eligible for a second award.
    • Academic success, interest, special abilities and other factors are considered by judges to select their choice of scholarship recipients. Judges will give special consideration to candidates who plan careers in wood technology and related fields.
      The scholarship applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it, along with attachments, to the WMIA Scholarship Foundation. The attachments which must accompany the completed form are:
    • A one-page letter telling us about your future aspirations and what qualifies you as a WMIA scholarship candidate.
    • A transcript of grades and credits through the most recent grading period (high school applicants) or transcripts covering a minimum of the previous two scholastic years.
    • A letter of recommendation from an employer or other professional with whom you have worked.
    • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or other educational professional.
    For more information, please visit the WMIA website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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!

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