Scholarships
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“Outside Scholarship” Disclaimer:

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

Art Education

Michigan Art Education Association - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 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

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Higher education scholarships can make a difference in fulfilling a student's dreams and career ambitions. Haworth offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to worthy students. It's one way we cultivate hope for our future, invest in our communities, and live out our values.

  • $2,000 Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship Open to the public
  • Awarded to a minority. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Haworth defines a minority group as the following:

    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Two or More Races

    The Diversity Scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000.00 along with the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship (40 hours/week).

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior at the time of application due date who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2017 until August 2017 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

  • $10,000 G.W. Haworth Scholarship, $5,000 Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship, and $2,000 Haworth Scholarship Open to Dependents of Haworth Members
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be an eligible dependent of a North American company member as defined by Haworth's Eligible Dependent Policy.
    • Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater or Canadian equivalent of 77-79% or greater for the semester most recently completed.
    • Dependents of Haworth Officers are not eligible.
    • A candidate who has received two awards is no longer eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Haworth website.

    **We have had winners of both scholarships!

    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!

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

    The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/foodservice and the communication arts.

    Full-time students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible. Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 - $6,000.

  • Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage.
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    For more information, please visit the IFEC website.

    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.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Women in Animation Phyllis Craig Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2017

    WIA founding member Phyllis Craig was known throughout the animation industry for her commitment to young people interested in learning the art and techniques of animation. Women in Animation has created this scholarship in her name to support students who demonstrate artistic talent and have a passion for animation. Every year, WIA awards a $1000 scholarship to one deserving animation student.

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

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2017 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

    For more information, please visit the EDSF 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.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

    The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/foodservice and the communication arts.

    Full-time students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible. Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 - $6,000.

  • Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage.
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    For more information, please visit the IFEC website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2017) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    Employees of The Sherwin-Williams Company and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio on CD, portfolio images printout, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    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.

    Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

    Fashion-Schools.org is proud to announce their fourth annual "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship Program. The goal for this program is twofold:

    • To promote fashion and its related fields as a career path for young people
    • To encourage aspiring fashion professionals to research and understand what a career in fashion requires.

    The program offers scholarship opportunities to high school seniors in the US. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.

  • Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who:
    • Intend to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
    • Have a demonstrable record of academic success.
    • Have a passion and drive for a fashion related career.
  • Selection Criteria
    • Scholarship may be used at any accredited post-secondary school or college.
    • Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student's application essay.
    • Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship.
  • Eligibility:
  • The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing a fashion related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Fashion related fields include, but are not limited to, the following programs:

    • Fashion Design
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Fashion Marketing
    • Fashion Management
    • Fashion Retailing
  • Application process:
    • Step 1: Applicants must submit an application via the scholarship application form on Fashion-Schools.org.
    • Step 2: Applicants must submit an original 500-1000 word original essay on the following topic: What specific skill do you most want to develop? Essay is submitted via our scholarship application page and MUST include your name and contact information (so we know whose application goes with which essay!).
    For more information, please visit the Fashion Schools 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.

    Hug.Me.fashion Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 29, 2017

    HugMe.Fashion is a leading brand for leather accessories and leather ready-to- wear products. The products include Leather Jackets for Men & Women, Leather Biker Jacket, Leather Bags, Leather Belts, Leather Wallets and various other exclusive leather accessories.

    At HugMe.fashion, we have worked with various young designers and believe that they have the potential to bring about changes that can transform the face of fashion industry. HugMe.fashion believes in the power and potential of these young designers, and we would like to support these budding designers by providing them a leg up on their fashion journey.

    To do so we have started $500 HugMe.fashion Annual Scholarship 2017, which will help support your innovations and fashion dream.

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • This scholarship is open to all students, who have enrolled in, Fashion Designing course for the year 2017- 2018 anywhere in the world.

  • Details
  • Students can participate in this Scholarship program by writing one 800 -1000 words essay on any of the following topics:

    • Past, Present and Future of Leather in Fashion clothing.
    • 10 Most Iconic Leather jackets of all time.
    • 8 Types of Artificial Leather currently used in fashion industry.
  • Judging Criteria:
  • Applications will be judged on Innovation, Creativity & Originality

    For more information, please visit the Hugme.fashion 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.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Higher education scholarships can make a difference in fulfilling a student's dreams and career ambitions. Haworth offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to worthy students. It's one way we cultivate hope for our future, invest in our communities, and live out our values.

  • $2,000 Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship Open to the public
  • Awarded to a minority. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Haworth defines a minority group as the following:

    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Two or More Races

    The Diversity Scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000.00 along with the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship (40 hours/week).

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior at the time of application due date who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2017 until August 2017 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

  • $10,000 G.W. Haworth Scholarship, $5,000 Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship, and $2,000 Haworth Scholarship Open to Dependents of Haworth Members
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be an eligible dependent of a North American company member as defined by Haworth's Eligible Dependent Policy.
    • Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater or Canadian equivalent of 77-79% or greater for the semester most recently completed.
    • Dependents of Haworth Officers are not eligible.
    • A candidate who has received two awards is no longer eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Haworth website.

    **We have had winners of both scholarships!

    Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    The Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award was established in 1993 by a contribution from KFI and the KFI Hardware Group Companies (Belwith International, Chautauqua Hardware Company, Faultless Caster Company, Keeler Brass Company and Weber Knapp Company). The program was created to honor Joseph W. Withers for his years of valuable service. The Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award provides scholarships for the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic merit. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • This scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years provided the recipient remains a full-time student in one of the majors above and demonstrates Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How can having a global view impact design? Give examples.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    T. J. Amick Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    The T. J. Amick Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide financial assistance to students who are enrolled in the Furniture Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. T. J. received his bachelor's degree in marketing from Ferris State University. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran who was profoundly changed by the experience. Serving his country led him to his career as an artist, a craftsman and a designer of unique modern furniture in the Memphis Design style.

  • Eligibility:
    • The student must be a furniture design major.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time.
    • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
    • The student must possess a 3.00 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application.
    • International students may apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How has your background affected the way you see the world?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Tim Roberts Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    This endowment fund was established to provide scholarships for the Furniture Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate Furniture Design student who will be in their senior year of college.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need.
    • International students may apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) ) Imagine a cynic or critic. This person tells you that your academic and career goals are foolish and that you should consider another path. In a composed, intelligent, and specific manner, explain to them how and why they are wrong.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    The Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers established an endowment fund to provide scholarships in the Furniture Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • The student must be a furniture design major.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time.
    • The student must be at a junior or senior grade level status.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
    • The student must possess a 3.00 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application.
    • International students may apply.
    • Essay:(250-500 words) What are your goals and aspirations 5 years down the road? What are your goals and aspirations 10 years down the road? What specific steps do you plan on taking to meet these goals?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom 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!

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    American Society of Furniture Designers - Outside Competition

    Deadline: July 1, 2017

    The ASFD Pinnacle Awards Committee and the Board of Directors announce the ASFD Student Pinnacle Award, continuing the mission to support, motivate and inspire the designers of tomorrow. The Pinnacle Awards were created in April 1995 by the ASFD Board of Directors to promote design quality and encourage the recognition of furniture designers within the retail home furnishings industry.

  • Competition Category
  • The 2017 Student Pinnacle Category is a selected piece from the student's body of work. Any piece selection from the bedroom, dining, occasional, home office, seating or entertainment category may be entered.

  • Eligibility
    • The competition is open to students majoring in Furniture Design at an accredited college or university.
    • Seniors graduating in May, 2017 are eligible. Graduate students are eligible.

    The Student Pinnacle Award winner will be announced at the 2017 Pinnacle Awards banquet on Monday, October 16, 2017 during the High Point Market in the IHFC Ballroom. The winner will receive the Pinnacle Trophy, Winner’s Certificate, free admission to the Pinnacle Awards banquet and a free student membership to ASFD. The Entry Fee for Student Pinnacle submission is $0.00

    For more information, please visit The American Society of Furniture Designers 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.

    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

    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.

    Jan G. Vonk Endowed Scholarship - Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    This scholarship fund was established by Katherine A. Vonk, widow of Jan G. Vonk, who was a long time professor in the Graphic Design program. The establishment of the endowment fund provides scholarships in the Graphic Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student majoring in Graphic Design at KCAD.
    • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of application.
    • Financial need shall be a primary consideration.
    • Preference shall be given to eligible students who demonstrate personal integrity and dedication to the program as well as giving back to the community.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How can having a global view impact graphic design? How does your work support this view?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom 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!

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

    The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/foodservice and the communication arts.

    Full-time students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible. Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 - $6,000.

  • Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage.
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    For more information, please visit the IFEC website.

    Printing Industries of Michigan - Outside Scholarship for 2017-2018

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

    For more information, please visit the PIM Education Foundation website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2017 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

    For more information, please visit the EDSF 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.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

    The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/foodservice and the communication arts.

    Full-time students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible. Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 - $6,000.

  • Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage.
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    For more information, please visit the IFEC website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2017 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

    For more information, please visit the EDSF website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2017) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    Employees of The Sherwin-Williams Company and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio on CD, portfolio images printout, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Higher education scholarships can make a difference in fulfilling a student's dreams and career ambitions. Haworth offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to worthy students. It's one way we cultivate hope for our future, invest in our communities, and live out our values.

  • $2,000 Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship Open to the public
  • Awarded to a minority. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Haworth defines a minority group as the following:

    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Two or More Races

    The Diversity Scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000.00 along with the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship (40 hours/week).

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior at the time of application due date who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2017 until August 2017 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

  • $10,000 G.W. Haworth Scholarship, $5,000 Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship, and $2,000 Haworth Scholarship Open to Dependents of Haworth Members
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be an eligible dependent of a North American company member as defined by Haworth's Eligible Dependent Policy.
    • Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater or Canadian equivalent of 77-79% or greater for the semester most recently completed.
    • Dependents of Haworth Officers are not eligible.
    • A candidate who has received two awards is no longer eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Haworth website.

    **We have had winners of both scholarships!

    Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    The Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award was established in 1993 by a contribution from KFI and the KFI Hardware Group Companies (Belwith International, Chautauqua Hardware Company, Faultless Caster Company, Keeler Brass Company and Weber Knapp Company). The program was created to honor Joseph W. Withers for his years of valuable service. The Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award provides scholarships for the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic merit. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • This scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years provided the recipient remains a full-time student in one of the majors above and demonstrates Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How can having a global view impact design? Give examples.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    J.R. Newton Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Jesse Radford Newton established an endowment fund to provide scholarships in the Industrial Design program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Industrial Design program at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Discuss a defining moment in your personal life and how it has shaped your work as a designer and thinker.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Industrial Design Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Various donors have established an endowment fund to provide scholarships in the Industrial Design program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Industrial Design program at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) What ideas or concepts inspire the creation of your designs? Please give three specific examples.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom 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.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 24, 2017

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

    Design Problem

    The 2017 Design Problem & Application A prominent Pacific Northwest university is opening a new leading edge modern art museum. The Museum has commissioned you to design a light fixture to illuminate the entry lobby. The light fixture is a signature piece, but it is also functional. The lobby is used for social gatherings, public lectures, special events, and art display of objects that are not light sensitive. This is a large lobby with a 16’ high ceiling.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    Two Ten Footwear - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Two Ten provides these scholarship opportunities to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear. Applicants are evaluated by financial need and design potential.

  • Footwear Design Scholarships:
  • Unlike our traditional college scholarships, these scholarship opportunities are open to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school
    • Applicant must submit three design drawings from their portfolio
    For more information, please visit the TwoTen Footwear Foundation webpage.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

    **Kendall has had students win 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.

    AWA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AWA Foundation webpage.

    Interior Design

    NEWH 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.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Higher education scholarships can make a difference in fulfilling a student's dreams and career ambitions. Haworth offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to worthy students. It's one way we cultivate hope for our future, invest in our communities, and live out our values.

  • $2,000 Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship Open to the public
  • Awarded to a minority. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Haworth defines a minority group as the following:

    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Two or More Races

    The Diversity Scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000.00 along with the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship (40 hours/week).

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior at the time of application due date who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2017 until August 2017 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

  • $10,000 G.W. Haworth Scholarship, $5,000 Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship, and $2,000 Haworth Scholarship Open to Dependents of Haworth Members
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be an eligible dependent of a North American company member as defined by Haworth's Eligible Dependent Policy.
    • Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater or Canadian equivalent of 77-79% or greater for the semester most recently completed.
    • Dependents of Haworth Officers are not eligible.
    • A candidate who has received two awards is no longer eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Haworth website.

    **We have had winners of both scholarships!

    Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    The Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award was established in 1993 by a contribution from KFI and the KFI Hardware Group Companies (Belwith International, Chautauqua Hardware Company, Faultless Caster Company, Keeler Brass Company and Weber Knapp Company). The program was created to honor Joseph W. Withers for his years of valuable service. The Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award provides scholarships for the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic merit. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • This scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years provided the recipient remains a full-time student in one of the majors above and demonstrates Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How can having a global view impact design? Give examples.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    The TowerPinkster Interior Design Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    TowerPinkster established an endowment fund to provide scholarships in the Interior Design program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled in the Interior Design program at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need.
    • Special consideration will be given to students who are members of groups that are underrepresented within KCAD, such as African Americans, Native Americans, or Hispanics.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Prior recipients may reapply for this scholarship provided they have demonstrated Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How can interior design impact well-being? Give examples.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom 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!

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 6, 2017

    I Like Design is back for its sixth year. The student-based competition revolves around providing current undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their work and connect with design professionals.

    This year’s contest offers students the opportunity to design a “pop-up retail-style” space for interiors+sources magazine’s 2017 NeoCon Material’s Pavilion, which is visited annually by some 3,000 attendees in the architecture and design industry. The challenge will push students to consider space limitations, temporality, and the use of materials.

    The interiors+sources Material’s Pavilion provides a one-of-a-kind space at NeoCon which showcases hundreds of curated and sponsored materials from around the globe. This exhibit is meant to educate the audience on new materials, from biomimcratic plastics to recycled carpet fibers to tech-embedded wallcoverings.

  • The Challenge
  • The challenge will revolve around a retail and exploration theme. The student will be required to design a booth and accompanying fixtures that convey the theme and a strong sense of understanding for materials, display, and space flow. The winning design will be a booth that is inviting to attendees—acting as part classroom, part playground, and displaying material samples in an accessible way.

  • The winner will receive:
    • A paid internship with the sponsor firm for the months of June-August 2017. Student winner must be available to participate in the internship from June-August 2017, as well as attend and present at NeoCon 2017.
    • Housing paid for by i+s during internship
    • Paid trip and hotel at NeoCon
    • Editorial coverage in the June 2017 and August 2017 interiors+sources issues
    For more information, please visit the Interiors and Sources Competition website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 24, 2017

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

    Design Problem

    The 2017 Design Problem & Application A prominent Pacific Northwest university is opening a new leading edge modern art museum. The Museum has commissioned you to design a light fixture to illuminate the entry lobby. The light fixture is a signature piece, but it is also functional. The lobby is used for social gatherings, public lectures, special events, and art display of objects that are not light sensitive. This is a large lobby with a 16’ high ceiling.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    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.

    Durkan Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

    The Durkan D*SCOVER design competition explores new talent and contributes to the education of future designers, in partnership with NEWH. Students are encouraged to participate and be d*scovered! Discover your eye for design, specific to the hospitality industry. Show us your view, and your own take on carpet design. Think outside the box and make the typical carpet design for hotels something different. Show us what you’ve got and tell us how you got there through your eyes.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Student membership in NEWH is required
    • One entry per person.
  • DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
  • Using the CAD file (PCX format) of a standard Ballroom & Pre-function area, create a design solution of your choice considering the following:
    • Ballroom & Pre-function areas are to be designed as separate components, each area divided by transition stripes in the doorways (Transition Strips to be 4" solid carpet).
    • Ballroom & Pre-function designs are to be different but designed to co-ordinate.
    • Number of colors not to exceed 12 in total.
    • Please think or each area as your blank canvas, designs confined only by the walls, the most innovative approach would be to avoid using surface patterns with an obvious repeat, with the exception of textural elements used to add detail and layering. We'd like to see how the entire floor space could become one large design.
    • Submit final patterns with photos or visuals, concept boards, sketches, write up, or other inspiration for your designs.
  • PRIZES
    • Grand Prize: $2,500 NEWH scholarship from Durkan and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award. Winning student designs will be on display at the Durkan booth. Durkan will promote and catalog winning designs.
    • Second Place: $1000 and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award.
    • Third Place - $500
    • Fourth Place - $300
    • Fifth Place - $200
    For more information, please visit the Durkan website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    National Kitchen and Bath Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 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

    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.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 24, 2017

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

    Design Problem

    The 2017 Design Problem & Application A prominent Pacific Northwest university is opening a new leading edge modern art museum. The Museum has commissioned you to design a light fixture to illuminate the entry lobby. The light fixture is a signature piece, but it is also functional. The lobby is used for social gatherings, public lectures, special events, and art display of objects that are not light sensitive. This is a large lobby with a 16’ high ceiling.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    Friends of Polish Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship (Architecture)

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Frank Filipek Scholarship

    Through the largesse of Mr. Frank Filipek, the Friends of Polish Art is proud to announce the inauguration of five new scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500. The scholarships will be awarded annually for academic studies in such areas including: law, medicine, architecture, engineering, sciences and the liberal arts with the exception of the fine arts.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicant must be a U. S. Citizen and a resident of the State of Michigan
    • Applicant must be of Polish ancestry
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a minimum of six(6) credit hours per semester in a college or university in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Master degree or a matriculated High School senior who will graduate in the year the application is submitted.
    • Applicant may apply for only one of the scholarships( Frank Filipek or Mitchell Fine Arts).
    For more information, please visit the Friends of Polish Art 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 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.

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Each candidate should have clear, significant goals in outdoor communications, demonstrated by submission to OWAA of printed, film or taped material, job history, course orientation or other evidence of good faith. Outdoor communication broadly includes print, film and tape media, as well as outdoor art. The application must include:

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

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

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

    The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/foodservice and the communication arts.

    Full-time students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible. Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 - $6,000.

  • Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage.
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    For more information, please visit the IFEC 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.

    Medical Illustration

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2017) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    Employees of The Sherwin-Williams Company and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio on CD, portfolio images printout, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    Allesee Metals/Jewelry Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Robert and Margaret Allesee established an endowment fund to provide funding for scholarships in the Allesee Metals/Jewelry Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Metals/Jewelry Design at KCAD.
    • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of application.
    • Preference shall be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need. Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) ) What steps do you plan on taking beyond your education to pursue your career? Provide at least two specific examples to support your answer.
    • Must submit six (6) digital images of original work (any media) completed while a student at KCAD.
    • Current recipients may reapply for this scholarship provided they meet the criteria and have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Brian Rizzi Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Established through the generosity of the family of Professor Phillip Renato, in honor of Professor Renato’s brother, the Brian Rizzi Memorial Scholarship is made available to a student majoring in the Allesee Metals and Jewelry Design program.

  • Eligibility:
    • The scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in Allesee Metals and Jewelry Design program at KCAD.
    • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of application.
    • The recipient shall demonstrate excellence in drawing and hands-on fabrication.
    • The recipient shall have the ability to consistently imagine and produce work.
    • The recipient shall demonstrate a commitment to the field of Metals and Jewelry design
    • The recipient must demonstrate financial need.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) What do you think the field of Metals and Jewelry Design will be like in the next 10 years? Please give examples.
    • Must submit six (6) digital images of original work (any media) completed while a student at KCAD.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Manufacturing Jewelers and Supplies of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 2, 2017

    Every year, talented students from across the United States look to MJSA for help in realizing a shared dream: to have a successful career in designing and making jewelry. And thanks to the MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Group, the association can provide the financial support they need. Several awards of $500 to $3,000 are given every year.

    Any student enrolled in a jewelry program, who intends to pursue a career in the jewelry industry and can demonstrate financial need, is eligible to apply. Applicants are assessed on the basis of course of study, academics, career plans, recommendations, and industry experience. Students must be U.S. citizens. Applicant need not be Rhode Island resident.

    For more information, please visit the MJSA website.

    We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    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.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

    The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/foodservice and the communication arts.

    Full-time students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible. Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 - $6,000.

  • Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage.
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    For more information, please visit the IFEC website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2017) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    Employees of The Sherwin-Williams Company and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio on CD, portfolio images printout, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

    The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/foodservice and the communication arts.

    Full-time students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible. Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 - $6,000.

  • Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage.
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    For more information, please visit the IFEC website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **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.

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    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.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2017) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    Employees of The Sherwin-Williams Company and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, portfolio on CD, portfolio images printout, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

    **Kendall has had students win 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.

    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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