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, 2017

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.

ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2018

ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The Mecosta County Foundation administers scholarships funded by various donors for students in the Mecosta County area. Here are scholarships for our Art Education students:

  • Morley Stanwood Education Association Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Graduate of Morley Stanwood Community Schools
    • A student pursuing a degree in education
  • Alice Stephenson Schuberg Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, current college student or continuing education student who has graduated from a Mecosta County high school pursuing a career in education and attending Ferris State University
    • Intend to pursue a career in the Mecosta County area after graduation
    • Have realistic goals and plan to achieve them
    • Demonstrate academic achievement and experience in chosen/related field with grade point meeting the standards set by the program the student desires to pursue
    • Be a graduate from a Mecosta County high school
    • Must attach a copy of transcript of current high school or college grades to application
  • Rita and Jerry Conrad Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Realistic career goals and a plan to achieve these goals
    • Participation in community/volunteer service
    • In even numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter the teaching field and in odd numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter pre-med.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Mecosta County Community website.

    Collaborative Design

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    Furniture Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2017-2018 competition challenge will be to design a chair that is aesthetically pleasing.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship and one year membership to ASFD.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school. If the winner chooses, they can attend and participate in the April 2018 High Point Market. This trip would be at the winner’s expense.

    Interior Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2017-2018 competition goal will be to complete a residential and commercial project to a set of specifications that is provided.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship and one year membership to ASID.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school. If the winner chooses, they can attend and participate in the April 2018 High Point Market. This trip would be at the winner’s expense.

    For more information, please visit the Bienenstock Furniture Library website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Digital Art and Design

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

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

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by December 11, 2017 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in December 2017: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing website.

    CrazyGames.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    Our mission at CrazyGames.com is to let people enjoy innovative in-browser gaming experiences. That is only possible thanks to the countless game developers, digital designers, and software engineers whose creativity and passion allows us to provide thousands of free games. Out of gratefulness to community, and to help foster the next generation of digital media developers, we decided to give a hand to students who are working to build the future of this field and thus established an annual Student Scholarship with which we give away $1,500 every year to one student.

  • Eligibility:
    • Both current students and rising freshmen are eligible for this scholarship.
    • Student will be chosen based on their creativity in and commitment to digital media and game development.
    • To apply, applicants need to submit one piece of work. There are no limits on the form of this work. Examples of work would be a game prototype, an essay related to games, an overview of game development technologies, and so forth.
    For more information, please visit the CrazyGames website.

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2018

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2018
    • Recipients who attend a college/university east of Chicago MUST be available Saturday, May 19, 2018 through Tuesday, May 22, 2018. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF's scholarship activities 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.

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 2, 2018

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been and continues to be passionate about encouraging students and young professionals to showcase their creativity. Through the acclaimed Young Ones Student Awards, we aim to identify the best young creative talent from around the world in a variety of creative disciplines.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the exact same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition is an opportunity for students to showcase examples from their portfolio in a variety of creative disciplines.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Drawing

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Scholarships will be for one year and the amount available for distribution will be approximately $5,000.00.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, this may be awarded to one or more applicants.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2018

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 29, 2018) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

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

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Fashion Studies

    Hug.Me.fashion Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Hugme.fashion website.

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

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

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by December 11, 2017 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in December 2017: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing website.

    Machohairstyles Fashion and Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Fashion and Design are the forms of art. We believe that scholarships can give aspiring students the opportunity to focus on his or her passion instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. Our scholarship is about your artistic and creative ability.

      Essay Topic & Length: Submit an essay on the following topic (at least 1,000 words).
      Topic: Fashion & Retail. How did fashion change consumption?
      Criteria:
    • Qualifying students must be enrolled as full-time students.
    • Eligible students must be a current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior. Please note seniors graduating in fall cannot compete for the scholarship.
    For more information, please visit the Macho hairstyles website.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Against the Grain #LiveLikeLyly Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 7, 2018

    #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

    This memorial artistic scholarship was created in Lyly Koenig Mendez's honor specifically to support talented emerging Asian American graphic or fashion design students like her and dedicated with love as a reminder of her unique spirit and legacy to #LiveLikeLyly.

  • Awards: $1,000 to be applied towards school tuition and fees
  • General Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
    • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
    • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, degree-seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in fashion or graphic design.
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in four major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

    • Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
    • Academic performance
    • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
    • Letters of recommendation Phone/in-person committee interview

    Please note that Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event Fashion for a Passion taking place each fall in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest annual event which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged.

    For more information, please visit the Against the Grain website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Furniture Design

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    Furniture Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2017-2018 competition challenge will be to design a chair that is aesthetically pleasing.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship and one year membership to ASFD.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school. If the winner chooses, they can attend and participate in the April 2018 High Point Market. This trip would be at the winner’s expense.

    Interior Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2017-2018 competition goal will be to complete a residential and commercial project to a set of specifications that is provided.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship and one year membership to ASID.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school. If the winner chooses, they can attend and participate in the April 2018 High Point Market. This trip would be at the winner’s expense.

    For more information, please visit the Bienenstock Furniture Library website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Graphic Design

    Likenessme.com Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 30, 2017

    Because we know that future generations are going to need graphic designers and design technology of great innovation, we want to help foster the education those young people need. This is why we've created the Likeness Me Design Success Award Scholarship. We want to lend our support to the next generation of industry leaders.

    Our award process is simple: We want students who are interested in 3D printing and design to apply by recording a 2-minute video presentation. We'd like to hear about your favorite use of a new design technology and what it is about your favorite pieces that appeal to you. That's all it takes! Good luck!

    Your submission should take the form of a video roughly two minutes in length. Please touch on the following areas:

    • Which new design technology is your favorite?
    • How do you think this technology has influenced his or her contemporaries, and what impact do you think he or she will have in the future?
    • What is your favorite piece of work created by this new design technology?
    • What is it about that piece that appeals to you?

    The best submitted video will earn a $500 scholarship to be put toward the creator's educational needs.

    This award competition is open to any and all students who are currently enrolled in a college or university.

    For more information, please visit the Likenessme website.

    Printaholic.com Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 30, 2017

    Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a $1,000 scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving U.S. undergraduate or graduate meeting the following criteria:

    • A current undergraduate or graduate majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field
    • Currently enrolled with an accredited U.S. university, college or institution of higher learning
    • Recorded minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

    Applicants will be judged based on the completion and submission of a personal marketing package promoting themselves. This package must contain one (1) of each of the following:

    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Flyer

    Each individual piece in the package should showcase the applicant’s design skills and abilities. All pieces must work together to fully describe and display why the applicant deserves to be selected, highlighting academic achievements, experience and future goals relating to graphic design and art.

  • How To Apply:
  • Applicant should mail their personal marketing package (or you can mail in the online portfolio URL) in addition to an official transcript to:

    Printaholic.com Scholarship
    c/o Digital Brands Inc.
    15 SE 1st Ave, Suite B
    Gainesville, FL 32601

    • Applicant should use his or her full name as recognized by their educational institution and a valid (.edu) email address in their marketing package.
    • Any resources should be carefully noted and cited appropriately.
    • Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify the applicant from award disbursement.
    For more information, please visit the Printaholic.com website.

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

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

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by December 11, 2017 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in December 2017: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing website.

    Mas Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers.

  • Eligibility:
    • Student must be pursuing a career in printing technology, printing management, or graphic communication.
    • Student must be a high school senior or a currently enrolled undergraduate student who will be enrolled in a printing or graphic program at a technical school, college or university within the United States.
    • Applicant must be a full-time student.
    • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and maintain it for scholarship renewal
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required
    • Your official transcripts or a copy of your official transcripts must be submitted via email or postmarked by March 1.

    Scholarship awards vary in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year, in most cases, for up to four years. In addition, all current recipients are given an honorary membership in the Printing Industries of America for the duration of their studies.

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

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

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 2, 2018

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been and continues to be passionate about encouraging students and young professionals to showcase their creativity. Through the acclaimed Young Ones Student Awards, we aim to identify the best young creative talent from around the world in a variety of creative disciplines.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the exact same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition is an opportunity for students to showcase examples from their portfolio in a variety of creative disciplines.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    Against the Grain #LiveLikeLyly Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 7, 2018

    #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

    This memorial artistic scholarship was created in Lyly Koenig Mendez's honor specifically to support talented emerging Asian American graphic or fashion design students like her and dedicated with love as a reminder of her unique spirit and legacy to #LiveLikeLyly.

  • Awards: $1,000 to be applied towards school tuition and fees
  • General Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
    • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
    • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, degree-seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in fashion or graphic design.
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in four major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

    • Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
    • Academic performance
    • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
    • Letters of recommendation Phone/in-person committee interview

    Please note that Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event Fashion for a Passion taking place each fall in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest annual event which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged.

    For more information, please visit the Against the Grain website.

    Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2018

    The team at Indy Displays is proud to help further the education of tomorrow’s professionals in graphic design and visual arts. The work of great designers is crucial to the production of each outstanding display we deliver to our clients. Indy Displays believes in supporting talented artists and is offering a $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Applied Arts.

  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000, awarded to one student per year
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Any high school senior entering U.S. accredited university or college Fall 2018 and planning to pursue a major in Graphic Design or Applied Arts OR any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in U.S. accredited university or college pursuing a Graphic Design or Applied Arts degree.
    • Legal U.S. resident at least 18 years of age.
  • Application Guidelines:
  • Using the image file on their website, create a unique visual design displayed on the blank trade show display. Submissions are not required to follow the typical trade show display design and applicants are encouraged to think outside of the box. This is an opportunity to showcase your individual creativity and talent! *Indy Displays will never use scholarship application submissions commercially.*

  • Essay:
  • Submit a short essay answering the following prompt:
  • Why are you passionate about pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Applied Arts? (200-300 words)
  • How to Apply:
  • Email a file of your design and essay answer to: scholarship@indydisplays.com Please include your name, age, major, and accredited university or college

    For more information, please visit the Indy Displays website.

    Illustration

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 2, 2018

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been and continues to be passionate about encouraging students and young professionals to showcase their creativity. Through the acclaimed Young Ones Student Awards, we aim to identify the best young creative talent from around the world in a variety of creative disciplines.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the exact same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition is an opportunity for students to showcase examples from their portfolio in a variety of creative disciplines.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2018

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 29, 2018) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

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

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Industrial Design

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 2, 2018

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been and continues to be passionate about encouraging students and young professionals to showcase their creativity. Through the acclaimed Young Ones Student Awards, we aim to identify the best young creative talent from around the world in a variety of creative disciplines.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the exact same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition is an opportunity for students to showcase examples from their portfolio in a variety of creative disciplines.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    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 building the Sit and Spin LaundroCafe, a combination laundromat and café in an urban area. They have hired you to design a ceiling mounted light fixture (surface mount or pendant) which adds fun and visual delight to the laundry portion of the space while also providing functional lighting. The space is 30’ x 40’ with 10’ high ceilings and the café opens onto the sidewalk in good weather. There are washers, dryers and tables for folding laundry as well as seating for the cafe. There is a barista bar which serves pastries, pre-prepared food and espresso drinks to the patrons as they wait. The architectural design of the space is up to you.

    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.
    • 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.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Interior Design

    ASID Student Portfolio Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: December 5, 2017

    In its third year, the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition generates the best collection of interior design student projects in the nation. Submit your portfolio to compete against students from coast to coast for a chance to interview for a summer 2018 internship at leading firms and companies.

    The ASID National Student Portfolio Competition evaluates all aspects of a student’s work: the concept for how the student thinks; the content of the work submitted; and the context of the student’s record of achievement. Submissions are evaluated in a three-part process. Finalists will receive a complimentary ticket (travel not included) to attend an exclusive student portfolio track at SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, February 23-25, 2018 in Los Angeles. While onsite, finalists will interview with a panel of judges in the hope of securing a 2018 summer internship at a leading firm or company

  • Eligibility
    • Must be enrolled as a student as of September 1, 2017.
  • Submissions must include the following:
    • Cover: One page
    • Statement: One page, up to 500, well-chosen words
    • Resume: One page
    • Portfolio: Up to four projects on no more than 20 pages
    For more information, please visit the ASID website.

    Gensler Brinkman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2017

    Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $260,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 19 years.

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship

    Awards underrepresented and minority students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities. First prize winner will receive $20k and second prize will receive $10k in scholarships.

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

    Students enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution who will begin their final year of a CIDA-accredited interior design program in the Fall of 2018 are eligible to apply.

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

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    Furniture Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2017-2018 competition challenge will be to design a chair that is aesthetically pleasing.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship and one year membership to ASFD.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school. If the winner chooses, they can attend and participate in the April 2018 High Point Market. This trip would be at the winner’s expense.

    Interior Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2017-2018 competition goal will be to complete a residential and commercial project to a set of specifications that is provided.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship and one year membership to ASID.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school. If the winner chooses, they can attend and participate in the April 2018 High Point Market. This trip would be at the winner’s expense.

    For more information, please visit the Bienenstock Furniture Library website.

    IALD Education Trust Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 18, 2017

    The IALD Education Trust Scholarship Program aims to encourage students to pursue a career in lighting design. The program offers multiple scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students involved in the study of architectural lighting design from an accredited school.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. You have to be a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) or have membership pending at the time of application.
    • Design students in architectural lighting design, architectural engineering, architecture, theatrical lighting design, and interior design are eligible to apply.
  • Materials that need to be submitted:
    • Proof of current University registration
    • Resume – one (1) page maximum
    • Recommendation form a professor or professional
    • Personal Statement 150-word maximum
    • PDF of your strongest lighting project – three (3) page maximum
    For more information, please visit the IALD Education Trust website.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

    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 scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices.

  • Adaptive Reuse Hotel Project
    • $7,500 undergraduate scholarship award
    • $7,500 graduate scholarship award
    • Includes: Airfare & lodging to awards event at HD Expo on May 2, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Open to Interior Design or Architecture students; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students (must be enrolled in an accredited college).
    • Student must have $7,500 in current/upcoming debt through college for tuition or program approved books/supplies (awarded funds are made payable to college only) or student forfeits their award.
    • Students (2) may work together on a team submission (splitting the $7,500 scholarship if awarded); each student receiving paid airfare and lodging to the awards event.
    • Winners must attend the May 2, 2018 awards event in Las Vegas, NV (airfare/lodging provided).
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

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

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winning applicant who will be honored at HD Expo on May 2, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with paid airfare and lodging provided. 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    • Winner must attend the awards event May 2, 2018 at HD Expo in Las Vegas (paid airfare/lodging provided)
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    ASID David Barrett Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 10, 2018

    The David Barrett Memorial Scholarship is given biennially by the ASID Foundation to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s work that demonstrates a continuing interest and ability in utilizing classical designs and traditional materials, inclusive of furniture and fabrics.

  • All applicants must submit
    • a personal statement of career goals
    • short bio and head shot
    • letter of recommendation
    • a portfolio of select projects that showcase your design process and includes classical designs and traditional materials
    • written description how classical designs and traditional materials are used in the projects featured in your portfolio
    • transcript
    For more information, please visit the ASID website.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The student-based interiors+sources I Like Design Competition focuses on providing current students with an opportunity to showcase their work and connect with design professionals. The challenge will push students to consider space limitations, the use of materials, and industry standards they will need in the field. The winner of the 2018 I Like Design challenge will receive a summer internship with Michael Graves Architecture & Design in Princeton, N.J., with accommodations paid for by the I Like Design sponsors.

  • The Challenge
  • Students are tasked with creating one of three projects in either workplace, retail, or hospitality. The International WELL Building Institute focuses on seven elements that impact the built environment. These elements include air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. WELL takes into consideration the ways in which design affects the user’s overall health and well-being.

    Each of these three imagined scenarios should take into consideration the local population and general characteristics of the area or region in which it is located. The square footage of each location is 1,500, and each design must use at least one product from each the sponsors.

    There is no budget associated with the project itself, although the design needs to be practical, buildable, usable, and realistic based on the client.

  • Eligibility
    • The Student Design Competition is open to students who are enrolled as of January 1, 2018 in an interior design program or institution in North America.
    • No entry fee for student participants. All entry fees have been generously donated by the I Like Design sponsors.
  • Contest Award
  • The winner of the I Like Design Competition will earn a summer internship at Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D), an iconic, global firm focusing on architecture, interiors, and product design in Princeton, N.J., as well as living accommodations during the internship period with MGA&D, and an all-expense trip to NeoCon in Chicago, June 11-13, 2018. Additionally, interiors+sources will give extensive coverage to the winning entry, the student, their school, and instructors involved in the process.

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

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    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 building the Sit and Spin LaundroCafe, a combination laundromat and café in an urban area. They have hired you to design a ceiling mounted light fixture (surface mount or pendant) which adds fun and visual delight to the laundry portion of the space while also providing functional lighting. The space is 30’ x 40’ with 10’ high ceilings and the café opens onto the sidewalk in good weather. There are washers, dryers and tables for folding laundry as well as seating for the cafe. There is a barista bar which serves pastries, pre-prepared food and espresso drinks to the patrons as they wait. The architectural design of the space is up to you.

    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.
    • 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.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Lamps Expo - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Los Angeles lighting retailer LampsExpo.com is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Interior Design Scholarship. Lamps Expo will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a current or prospective architecture, or interior design student at an accredited university or college in the U.S. or Canada. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The scholarship will be awarded based upon an essay submission.

  • Who can apply?
  • The interior design scholarship is open to students 18 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada. Students must be currently enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

  • How to apply?
  • Simply submit an essay of 500-1,000 words describing the importance of lighting in interior design, and ways in which lighting can be incorporated to augment & improve interior design and architectural elements.

    For more information, please visit the Lamps Expo website.

    Master of Architecture

    Gensler Brinkman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2017

    Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $260,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 19 years.

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship

    Awards underrepresented and minority students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities. First prize winner will receive $20k and second prize will receive $10k in scholarships.

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

    Students enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution who will begin their final year of a CIDA-accredited interior design program in the Fall of 2018 are eligible to apply.

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

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    Furniture Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2017-2018 competition challenge will be to design a chair that is aesthetically pleasing.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship and one year membership to ASFD.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school. If the winner chooses, they can attend and participate in the April 2018 High Point Market. This trip would be at the winner’s expense.

    Interior Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2017-2018 competition goal will be to complete a residential and commercial project to a set of specifications that is provided.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship and one year membership to ASID.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school. If the winner chooses, they can attend and participate in the April 2018 High Point Market. This trip would be at the winner’s expense.

    For more information, please visit the Bienenstock Furniture Library website.

    IALD Education Trust Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 18, 2017

    The IALD Education Trust Scholarship Program aims to encourage students to pursue a career in lighting design. The program offers multiple scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students involved in the study of architectural lighting design from an accredited school.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. You have to be a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) or have membership pending at the time of application.
    • Design students in architectural lighting design, architectural engineering, architecture, theatrical lighting design, and interior design are eligible to apply.
  • Materials that need to be submitted:
    • Proof of current University registration
    • Resume – one (1) page maximum
    • Recommendation form a professor or professional
    • Personal Statement 150-word maximum
    • PDF of your strongest lighting project – three (3) page maximum
    For more information, please visit the IALD Education Trust website.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

    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 scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices.

  • Adaptive Reuse Hotel Project
    • $7,500 undergraduate scholarship award
    • $7,500 graduate scholarship award
    • Includes: Airfare & lodging to awards event at HD Expo on May 2, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Open to Interior Design or Architecture students; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students (must be enrolled in an accredited college).
    • Student must have $7,500 in current/upcoming debt through college for tuition or program approved books/supplies (awarded funds are made payable to college only) or student forfeits their award.
    • Students (2) may work together on a team submission (splitting the $7,500 scholarship if awarded); each student receiving paid airfare and lodging to the awards event.
    • Winners must attend the May 2, 2018 awards event in Las Vegas, NV (airfare/lodging provided).
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    Society of Architectural Historians - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

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

    HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship

    The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field the opportunity to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2018. The Fellow will prepare a written history that focuses on a significant U.S. building or site for the permanent HABS collection at the Library of Congress. The Fellow’s research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected for documentation by HABS staff. The Fellow is usually stationed in the HABS Washington, D.C., office. The Fellow will be selected by a jury of two SAH members and one HABS representative.

    The award consists of a $10,000-12,000 stipend. The successful applicant will be notified in late January and will be recognized during the SAH's 71st Annual International Conference held in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 18-22, 2018. The award includes travel, hotel accommodation, and registration for the SAH St. Paul conference up to $1,000. The award will be announced in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the SAH Newsletter after the presentation.

  • Reporting Requirements
  • In addition to the final project/written history, recipients are required to upload a minimum of 50 images documenting their summer HABS project to the SAHARA image database prior to completion of the fellowship.

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

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

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

    The committee will award the fellowship by February 1, 2018, at which time the recipient will choose from the pre-defined list of available topics. The fellowship grant of $2,500 will be contingent upon the recipient's completion of the project, which is expected to require 150 hours of work. A portion of the award ($500) will be paid in early June to cover the recipient's immediate expenses. The balance of the award ($2,000) will be payable upon completion of the project. The completed project must be submitted to SAH by August 31, 2018.

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

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

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

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

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winning applicant who will be honored at HD Expo on May 2, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with paid airfare and lodging provided. 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    • Winner must attend the awards event May 2, 2018 at HD Expo in Las Vegas (paid airfare/lodging provided)
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    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 building the Sit and Spin LaundroCafe, a combination laundromat and café in an urban area. They have hired you to design a ceiling mounted light fixture (surface mount or pendant) which adds fun and visual delight to the laundry portion of the space while also providing functional lighting. The space is 30’ x 40’ with 10’ high ceilings and the café opens onto the sidewalk in good weather. There are washers, dryers and tables for folding laundry as well as seating for the cafe. There is a barista bar which serves pastries, pre-prepared food and espresso drinks to the patrons as they wait. The architectural design of the space is up to you.

    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.
    • 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.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Lamps Expo - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Los Angeles lighting retailer LampsExpo.com is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Interior Design Scholarship. Lamps Expo will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a current or prospective architecture, or interior design student at an accredited university or college in the U.S. or Canada. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The scholarship will be awarded based upon an essay submission.

  • Who can apply?
  • The interior design scholarship is open to students 18 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada. Students must be currently enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

  • How to apply?
  • Simply submit an essay of 500-1,000 words describing the importance of lighting in interior design, and ways in which lighting can be incorporated to augment & improve interior design and architectural elements.

    For more information, please visit the Lamps Expo website.

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    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.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The Mecosta County Foundation administers scholarships funded by various donors for students in the Mecosta County area. Here are scholarships for our Art Education students:

  • Morley Stanwood Education Association Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Graduate of Morley Stanwood Community Schools
    • A student pursuing a degree in education
  • Alice Stephenson Schuberg Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, current college student or continuing education student who has graduated from a Mecosta County high school pursuing a career in education and attending Ferris State University
    • Intend to pursue a career in the Mecosta County area after graduation
    • Have realistic goals and plan to achieve them
    • Demonstrate academic achievement and experience in chosen/related field with grade point meeting the standards set by the program the student desires to pursue
    • Be a graduate from a Mecosta County high school
    • Must attach a copy of transcript of current high school or college grades to application
  • Rita and Jerry Conrad Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Realistic career goals and a plan to achieve these goals
    • Participation in community/volunteer service
    • In even numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter the teaching field and in odd numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter pre-med.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Mecosta County Community website.

    Master of Fine Arts

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

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

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

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Scholarships will be for one year and the amount available for distribution will be approximately $5,000.00.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, this may be awarded to one or more applicants.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 2, 2018

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been and continues to be passionate about encouraging students and young professionals to showcase their creativity. Through the acclaimed Young Ones Student Awards, we aim to identify the best young creative talent from around the world in a variety of creative disciplines.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the exact same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition is an opportunity for students to showcase examples from their portfolio in a variety of creative disciplines.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Medical Illustration

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2018

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 29, 2018) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

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

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Painting

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

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

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

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Scholarships will be for one year and the amount available for distribution will be approximately $5,000.00.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, this may be awarded to one or more applicants.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2018

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 29, 2018) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

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

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Photography

    Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Pretty Presets for Lightroom recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Presets for Lightroom $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

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

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Lightroom has changed Photography
    • Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
    • How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
    • How to apply a cinematic look to photographs using Lightroom
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You should presently be a senior in high school;
    • Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
    • Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
    • Employees and their immediate family members of LightroomPresets.com are not eligible to participate.

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

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    The One Club for Creativity - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 2, 2018

    For more than thirty years, The One Club for Creativity has been and continues to be passionate about encouraging students and young professionals to showcase their creativity. Through the acclaimed Young Ones Student Awards, we aim to identify the best young creative talent from around the world in a variety of creative disciplines.

    • The Young Ones Brief competition tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.
    • The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the exact same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.
    • The Young Ones Portfolio competition is an opportunity for students to showcase examples from their portfolio in a variety of creative disciplines.

    To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

    For more information, please visit The One Club for Creativity website.

    Pretty Photoshop Actions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

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

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Photoshop has changed photography
    • How to re-touch skin in Photoshop for photographers
    • Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop
    • Three must-know Photoshop overlays ideas for adding WOW to your portraits
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You should presently be a senior in high school;
    • Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
    • Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
    • Employees and their immediate family members of PhotoshopActions.com are not eligible to participate.
    For more information, please visit the Pretty Photoshop Actions website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Printmaking

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2018

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

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 29, 2018) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

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

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

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