Scholarships
by Program

“Outside Scholarship” Disclaimer:

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

Art Education

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

Deadline: December 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Michigan Art Education Association - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

    Collaborative Design

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 23, 2015

    This year’s student winner will receive a paid internship at Studio3877 in Washington D.C. for the summer of 2015 and as always, paid housing costs for the duration of it. They also win a trip to NeoCon in June and coverage in both print and online features with Interiors & Sources.

    The submission period will run until midnight on February 23, 2015. You’ll have until then to develop and perfect your response to the challenge and requirements below. Studio3877 and I&S will then narrow down the submissions to approximately 10 finalists. All finalists and their work will be featured on I&S.com, where readers can vote for their favorite. It’s the finalist’s job to promote their page on the I&S website, via their social media platforms, blogs, and beyond, perfecting the art of self-promotion!

    Each week the student with the least amount of votes will be removed from the competition until we are down to our final winner!

  • The Challenge
  • Design the 21st Century Lobby
  • Contemporary hotels are defining and redefining who their guests are at an alarming rate. Billions have been spent categorizing end users. Baby Boomers paved the way for GenX who led to GenY and now Millennials. Each group consists of specific age demographics who have specific needs and specific desires, but who are these people? Has the need to classify people and subsequently design for a larger cross section of humanity led us to design for no one in particular? Have we become so obsessed with cliché labels that our introverted, reserved, contemplative spaces are screaming at our collaborating, communicating, cooperating spaces to join them in spatial harmony? Has our technological tunnel vision led us to forget that the root of the travel experience is people? Real, live, breathing people?

    For every traveler, there is a travel / hotel / airline / auto rental website going online every second. These travelers have choices on where and how to spend their hard-earned money.

    Hotels are realizing that the big-chain mentality has passed and consumers want unique travel experiences. As a result, the large cross section of mid-tier hotels are adapting to feel more boutique and personal.

    We believe that this is just the beginning of a holistic travel experience overhaul that is bubbling to the design surface. In this design challenge, we want you to redefine the hotel lobby beyond reception, restaurant, bar and lounge. We want you to extend the hotel out into the city and bring the urban condition in. We want you to create the next great lobby concept.

    For more information, please visit the Interiors and Sources Competition website.

    Digital Media

    Pinshape $1000 3D Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Pinshape will award the scholarship based on the application questions, and creativity of portfolio designs. The individual selected will also be featured by pinshape is publications, blogs, and advertisements through pinshape social channels (awesome!).

    Application for the Pinshape 3D Printing Scholarship is open to qualified graduates and students who are currently enrolled in, or completed an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a major field related to qualifying for full-time employment in 3D design, 3D animation, 3D modeling, or 3D sculpting.

    For more information, please visit the Pinshape website.

    Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 15, 2015

    The Television Academy Foundation’s College Television Awards is a nationwide competition that recognizes top student television producers and filmmakers. Entries will be judged in two rounds online by members of the Television Academy. The final round of judging, the Blue Ribbon Panel round, will take place at the Television Academy headquarters in North Hollywood, California. Television Academy members will meet to review semi-finalists work and select nominees and winners in each category.

    Winners will be honored at a gala in Los Angeles, receive cash awards, industry recognition and the opportunity to network with top industry leaders.

    Categories: ANIMATION, CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, COMEDY, COMMERCIAL, DOCUMENTARY, DRAMA, LOREEN ARBUS FOCUS ON DISABILITY, MAGAZINE, MUSIC - BEST COMPOSITION, NEWCAST, SERIES- REALITY, SERIES - SCRIPTED, VARIETY/ALTERNATIVE

    • Applicants must have been enrolled in an accredited college within the United States at the time of production and completion.
    • The piece must have been produced between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.
    • All submitted pieces must have been produced for school related classes, groups or projects and must be verified by a Faculty Advisor.
    For more information, please visit the College Television Awards website.

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 30, 2015

    This season combines the rich history of the ADC 94th Annual Awards, the oldest continuous international advertising and design award show in the world; the forward-thinking ADC Tomorrow Awards 2015, where creativity and technology come together to blaze a path to the future; and the 13th class of ADC Young Guns, an international portfolio competition for creative professionals 30 years of age and under.

    This marks the first year that all three awards are opened simultaneously, making submitting to one — or all three — streamlined and oh so simple.

    The ADC Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 94th 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.

    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. Higher award winners (Gold and Silver) will be included in the Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design and traveling exhibitions and in related advertising and promotional materials.

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    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.

    Undergraduate students (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!)

  • 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/American Indian
    • 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 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

    Graduate students

  • 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/American Indian
    • 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 3.2 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising or in art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design or sociology while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Big Fish Games - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

    Sunoco Rewards Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Creative Design Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Digital Marketing Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Drawing

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    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 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.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Fashion Studies

    Handweavers Guild of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Furniture Design

    Woodworking Machinery Industry Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2015

    The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association is a trade association representing importers and distributors of woodworking machinery and ancillary equipment in North America. Founded in 1977, WMIA is the recognized voice of importers and distributors and a vital communications link between suppliers and the many manufacturers of wood products in North America.

    The mission of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association is to provide the North American woodworking industry with the technology, services and information resources that enable it to compete successfully in the global marketplace while furthering partnership and cooperation amongst members in all areas of business.

  • 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: March 2, 2015

    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 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 2015 until August 2015 (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. See application.
    • 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 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.

    American Society of Furniture Designers - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

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

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

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

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

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

    The Celia Moh Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

    Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    Graphic Design

    Announcement Converters Graphic Arts and Graphic Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 26, 2014

    We know saving up for school can be tough. At Announcement Converters, we believe that scholarships can give ambitious students the opportunity to focus on his or her studies instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. With that little extra help, we believe you can achieve greatness. Announcement Converters is offering a $1,000 one-time scholarship to enable one student chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education.

    The Announcement Converters Graphic Arts and Graphic Design Scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by December 26, 2014 at any accredited U.S. or Canadian college, university or institute. Applicants must either be an incoming college freshman for the spring 2015 academic semester or a current undergraduate or graduate student of any accredited two or four year college, university or institute.

    Each applicant must submit an essay of 250-500 words which includes:

    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number, and the college, university or institute of attendance in January 2015.
    • Write a short essay (250-500 words) describing where you think the future of specialty paper and envelopes in the graphics art industry is heading and any trends that you foresee.
    For more information, please visit the Announcement Converters website.

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 30, 2015

    This season combines the rich history of the ADC 94th Annual Awards, the oldest continuous international advertising and design award show in the world; the forward-thinking ADC Tomorrow Awards 2015, where creativity and technology come together to blaze a path to the future; and the 13th class of ADC Young Guns, an international portfolio competition for creative professionals 30 years of age and under.

    This marks the first year that all three awards are opened simultaneously, making submitting to one — or all three — streamlined and oh so simple.

    The ADC Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 94th 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.

    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. Higher award winners (Gold and Silver) will be included in the Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design and traveling exhibitions and in related advertising and promotional materials.

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    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.

    Undergraduate students (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!)

  • 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/American Indian
    • 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 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

    Graduate students

  • 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/American Indian
    • 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 3.2 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising or in art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design or sociology while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    Flexographic Technical Association - Outside Scholarhips

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Sunoco Rewards Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Creative Design Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Digital Marketing Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Illustration

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 30, 2015

    This season combines the rich history of the ADC 94th Annual Awards, the oldest continuous international advertising and design award show in the world; the forward-thinking ADC Tomorrow Awards 2015, where creativity and technology come together to blaze a path to the future; and the 13th class of ADC Young Guns, an international portfolio competition for creative professionals 30 years of age and under.

    This marks the first year that all three awards are opened simultaneously, making submitting to one — or all three — streamlined and oh so simple.

    The ADC Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 94th 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.

    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. Higher award winners (Gold and Silver) will be included in the Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design and traveling exhibitions and 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, 2015

    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 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, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Industrial Design

    Pinshape $1000 3D Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Pinshape will award the scholarship based on the application questions, and creativity of portfolio designs. The individual selected will also be featured by pinshape is publications, blogs, and advertisements through pinshape social channels (awesome!).

    Application for the Pinshape 3D Printing Scholarship is open to qualified graduates and students who are currently enrolled in, or completed an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a major field related to qualifying for full-time employment in 3D design, 3D animation, 3D modeling, or 3D sculpting.

    For more information, please visit the Pinshape website.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    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 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 2015 until August 2015 (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. See application.
    • 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 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.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

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

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    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

    IIDA Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 16, 2015

    The IIDA vision is to lead the way for the next generation of interior design innovators. 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.

    The 2014 IIDA SDC invites participants to evolve the concept of the open office to offer employees' a workplace that encourages health, well-being, collaboration, and productivity.

    This competition is open to students around the world who are currently enrolled in an Interior Design program or institution. Participants can enter individually or as a team (maximum 5 people).

    For more information, please visit the IIDA website.

    NEWH Symmons Smart Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 26, 2015

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

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winner at the HD Expo Las Vegas, NV (location and time to be announced). Transportation and lodging for the student will be provided by NEWH Inc. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation.

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2015
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • Must write a student essay to include:
      • Background of yourself and your experience
      • Your goals and objectives after graduation
      • What prompted you to choose this career
      • Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation
      • Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you
      • If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing
    • Must submit a lavatory faucet design
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 23, 2015

    This year’s student winner will receive a paid internship at Studio3877 in Washington D.C. for the summer of 2015 and as always, paid housing costs for the duration of it. They also win a trip to NeoCon in June and coverage in both print and online features with Interiors & Sources.

    The submission period will run until midnight on February 23, 2015. You’ll have until then to develop and perfect your response to the challenge and requirements below. Studio3877 and I&S will then narrow down the submissions to approximately 10 finalists. All finalists and their work will be featured on I&S.com, where readers can vote for their favorite. It’s the finalist’s job to promote their page on the I&S website, via their social media platforms, blogs, and beyond, perfecting the art of self-promotion!

    Each week the student with the least amount of votes will be removed from the competition until we are down to our final winner!

  • The Challenge
  • Design the 21st Century Lobby
  • Contemporary hotels are defining and redefining who their guests are at an alarming rate. Billions have been spent categorizing end users. Baby Boomers paved the way for GenX who led to GenY and now Millennials. Each group consists of specific age demographics who have specific needs and specific desires, but who are these people? Has the need to classify people and subsequently design for a larger cross section of humanity led us to design for no one in particular? Have we become so obsessed with cliché labels that our introverted, reserved, contemplative spaces are screaming at our collaborating, communicating, cooperating spaces to join them in spatial harmony? Has our technological tunnel vision led us to forget that the root of the travel experience is people? Real, live, breathing people?

    For every traveler, there is a travel / hotel / airline / auto rental website going online every second. These travelers have choices on where and how to spend their hard-earned money.

    Hotels are realizing that the big-chain mentality has passed and consumers want unique travel experiences. As a result, the large cross section of mid-tier hotels are adapting to feel more boutique and personal.

    We believe that this is just the beginning of a holistic travel experience overhaul that is bubbling to the design surface. In this design challenge, we want you to redefine the hotel lobby beyond reception, restaurant, bar and lounge. We want you to extend the hotel out into the city and bring the urban condition in. We want you to create the next great lobby concept.

    For more information, please visit the Interiors and Sources Competition website.

    ASID Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 23, 2015

    This year’s competition concept is designed to meet the mobile office needs of traveling professionals at the airport.

    Today’s workplace is ever evolving, more markets have become global, and work never seems to stop. And, with professionals so often on the move, offices must be mobile and convenient for travelers. This year’s competition seeks to generate design solutions that meet the needs of travelers who require private, comfortable and secure environments to work, connect and recharge while en route to their destinations.

    The winner of the 12th annual ASID Student Design Competition will receive a cash prize, national recognition and the opportunity to display his/her project at a large industry event. ASID also will provide travel and a one-night stay for the winner to attend Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala, July 18, 2015, in Boston.

  • The Challenge
  • Your challenge is to design a flexible workspace in an international airport to meet the needs of global professionals on the move. You will be provided with a retail shell floor plan as well as TouchDown’s business plan to understand your client’s business, operational and functional requirements. Design solutions will be judged on their vision, functionality, human impact, innovation and presentation.

    For more information, please visit the ASID website.

    Durkan Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    The Durkan D*SCOVER design competition has been established to exhibit the talent of designers in the hospitality design field and contribute toward the education of future designers, in partnership with NEWH. Students are encouraged to participate, and be discovered! Durkan has partnered with NEWH to bring a unique member only opportunity. In lieu of entry fees, you simply must be a student member of NEWH.

  • 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 print carpets.
    For more information, please visit the Durkan website.

    Savvy Home - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    Savvy Home Store, a retail company specializing in high quality custom sofas, recliners, sleeper sofas and more, announces a bi-annual scholarship program awarding one $600 scholarship to the student whose application materials best display a dedication to and strong interest in interior design or related field of study.

    • Open to US citizens and international students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US institution.
    • Entrants are challenged to submit a one-page, typed personal statement (no more than 1000 words) that explains why they’ve chosen their particular area of study.
    • Entries must also include 5 original interior layouts and/or furniture designs in PDF.
    • Along with these requirements, all applications must also include a fully-completed scholarship entry form.
    Scholarship criteria for inquiring participants:
    • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US college or university
    • Considered in academic “Good Standing” at their current institution (i.e. not facing suspension or under academic probation)
    • Studying interior design or other related field
    • Required minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
    For more information, please visit the Savvy Home Store website.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    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 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 2015 until August 2015 (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. See application.
    • 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 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.

    NEWH Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2015

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

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

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

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

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    National Kitchen and Bath Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 2015

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

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

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

    There is a kitchen project and a bath project.

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

    Master of Architecture

    Society of Architectural Historians - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: January 2, 2015

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

  • Purpose
  • Study Tour Fellowships are offered in conjunction with each SAH Study Tour to allow for a graduate student or emerging professional to participate in the tour. These Fellowships are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians' Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.

  • The Award
  • The fellowship covers the single occupancy price of the tour package. Also included is a travel stipend of up to $200 intended to provide underwriting for travel to and from the Study Tour destination. The travel stipend portion of the award is granted on a reimbursable basis, paid after the study tour with travel receipts and a completed Travel Reimbursement Form. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is needed to cover other related expenses (airfare, meals not covered, etc.) that the applicants contact their respective university/college, academic advisor, department head or employer to investigate the financial opportunities afforded them.

  • Criteria for Application
  • Study Tour Fellowships are open to current full-time MA and PhD students and emerging professionals who have received a MA or PhD between 2009-2013. Current membership in SAH is not required to apply, however, Fellowship recipients will be required to join SAH before attending the tour and receiving the Fellowship Award.

  • Reporting Requirements
  • Study Tour Fellowship recipients are asked to complete a report for each day of the study tour. To see examples from previous study tours, visit the Study Tour Fellow Reports page. Fellowship recipients are also asked to write a piece for the SAH Newsletter (750 words) that explains how the tour contributed to the recipients' research. Within one week of the conclusion of the tour, fellowship recipients are required to upload images to SAHARA (25 for a study day, 50 for a domestic study tour, 100 for an international study tour).

  • Application Details
  • To apply, you will need to provide:
    • A statement (in English, 300 words) that explains how this fellowship will advance your studies or interests.
    • A curriculum vitae (5 pages max)
    • One letter of recommendation
    For more information, please visit the SAH website.

    NEWH Symmons Smart Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 26, 2015

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

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winner at the HD Expo Las Vegas, NV (location and time to be announced). Transportation and lodging for the student will be provided by NEWH Inc. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation.

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2015
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • Must write a student essay to include:
      • Background of yourself and your experience
      • Your goals and objectives after graduation
      • What prompted you to choose this career
      • Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation
      • Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you
      • If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing
    • Must submit a lavatory faucet design
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 23, 2015

    This year’s student winner will receive a paid internship at Studio3877 in Washington D.C. for the summer of 2015 and as always, paid housing costs for the duration of it. They also win a trip to NeoCon in June and coverage in both print and online features with Interiors & Sources.

    The submission period will run until midnight on February 23, 2015. You’ll have until then to develop and perfect your response to the challenge and requirements below. Studio3877 and I&S will then narrow down the submissions to approximately 10 finalists. All finalists and their work will be featured on I&S.com, where readers can vote for their favorite. It’s the finalist’s job to promote their page on the I&S website, via their social media platforms, blogs, and beyond, perfecting the art of self-promotion!

    Each week the student with the least amount of votes will be removed from the competition until we are down to our final winner!

  • The Challenge
  • Design the 21st Century Lobby
  • Contemporary hotels are defining and redefining who their guests are at an alarming rate. Billions have been spent categorizing end users. Baby Boomers paved the way for GenX who led to GenY and now Millennials. Each group consists of specific age demographics who have specific needs and specific desires, but who are these people? Has the need to classify people and subsequently design for a larger cross section of humanity led us to design for no one in particular? Have we become so obsessed with cliché labels that our introverted, reserved, contemplative spaces are screaming at our collaborating, communicating, cooperating spaces to join them in spatial harmony? Has our technological tunnel vision led us to forget that the root of the travel experience is people? Real, live, breathing people?

    For every traveler, there is a travel / hotel / airline / auto rental website going online every second. These travelers have choices on where and how to spend their hard-earned money.

    Hotels are realizing that the big-chain mentality has passed and consumers want unique travel experiences. As a result, the large cross section of mid-tier hotels are adapting to feel more boutique and personal.

    We believe that this is just the beginning of a holistic travel experience overhaul that is bubbling to the design surface. In this design challenge, we want you to redefine the hotel lobby beyond reception, restaurant, bar and lounge. We want you to extend the hotel out into the city and bring the urban condition in. We want you to create the next great lobby concept.

    For more information, please visit the Interiors and Sources Competition website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

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

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Master of Fine Arts

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 30, 2015

    This season combines the rich history of the ADC 94th Annual Awards, the oldest continuous international advertising and design award show in the world; the forward-thinking ADC Tomorrow Awards 2015, where creativity and technology come together to blaze a path to the future; and the 13th class of ADC Young Guns, an international portfolio competition for creative professionals 30 years of age and under.

    This marks the first year that all three awards are opened simultaneously, making submitting to one — or all three — streamlined and oh so simple.

    The ADC Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 94th 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.

    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. Higher award winners (Gold and Silver) will be included in the Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design and traveling exhibitions and 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, 2015

    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 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 2, 2015

    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 communications fields including print, photography, film, art, or broadcasting.

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate (entering junior or senior year) or graduate students.

    Each candidate should have a career goal 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 participating faculty advisor.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work. Important:
    • 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, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    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.

    MBA Certificate in Design and Innovation Management

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    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.

    Undergraduate students (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!)

  • 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/American Indian
    • 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 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

    Graduate students

  • 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/American Indian
    • 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 3.2 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising or in art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design or sociology while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    Medical Illustration

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Metals & Jewelry Design

    Pinshape $1000 3D Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Pinshape will award the scholarship based on the application questions, and creativity of portfolio designs. The individual selected will also be featured by pinshape is publications, blogs, and advertisements through pinshape social channels (awesome!).

    Application for the Pinshape 3D Printing Scholarship is open to qualified graduates and students who are currently enrolled in, or completed an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a major field related to qualifying for full-time employment in 3D design, 3D animation, 3D modeling, or 3D sculpting.

    For more information, please visit the Pinshape website.

    Allesee Metals/Jewelry Design Scholarship

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

    Brian Rizzi Memorial Metals/Jewelry Scholarship

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Painting

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    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 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.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Photography

    Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 30, 2015

    This season combines the rich history of the ADC 94th Annual Awards, the oldest continuous international advertising and design award show in the world; the forward-thinking ADC Tomorrow Awards 2015, where creativity and technology come together to blaze a path to the future; and the 13th class of ADC Young Guns, an international portfolio competition for creative professionals 30 years of age and under.

    This marks the first year that all three awards are opened simultaneously, making submitting to one — or all three — streamlined and oh so simple.

    The ADC Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 94th 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.

    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. Higher award winners (Gold and Silver) will be included in the Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design and traveling exhibitions and 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, 2015

    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 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, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Printmaking

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    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 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.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Pinshape $1000 3D Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Pinshape will award the scholarship based on the application questions, and creativity of portfolio designs. The individual selected will also be featured by pinshape is publications, blogs, and advertisements through pinshape social channels (awesome!).

    Application for the Pinshape 3D Printing Scholarship is open to qualified graduates and students who are currently enrolled in, or completed an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a major field related to qualifying for full-time employment in 3D design, 3D animation, 3D modeling, or 3D sculpting.

    For more information, please visit the Pinshape website.

    Woodworking Machinery Industry Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2015

    The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association is a trade association representing importers and distributors of woodworking machinery and ancillary equipment in North America. Founded in 1977, WMIA is the recognized voice of importers and distributors and a vital communications link between suppliers and the many manufacturers of wood products in North America.

    The mission of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association is to provide the North American woodworking industry with the technology, services and information resources that enable it to compete successfully in the global marketplace while furthering partnership and cooperation amongst members in all areas of business.

  • 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, 2015

    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 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.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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