Scholarships
by Program

“Outside Scholarship” Disclaimer:

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

Collaborative Design

PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 10, 2016

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

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

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

For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

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

    Digital Media

    Travel Film Scholarship from WorldNomads.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 28, 2016

    Aspiring filmmakers, this is your chance to go on assignment to capture the vibrant communities of Vietnam!

    We'll fly you to Hanoi to capture the culture and the communities of northern-Vietnam with professional travel filmmaker Brian Rapsey. Once you’ve filmed your story you’ll continue your mentorship with Brian with a 3-day workshop in Hanoi where you will edit and polish your travel film.

  • The Prizes
    • A 10-day all-expenses-paid trip in Vietnam
    • Our friends at Røde Microphones will provide the winner with a Video Mic Pro, RØDELink Wireless Filmmaker Kit, and VideoMic Me™ iPhone directional mic.
    • 3-day post-production workshop
    • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads
    • Travel in style with awesome bags from our friends at Crumpler, designed for creative and adventurous travellers.

    To apply, make a 3-minute film about an inspirational travel story. Our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story. This could be anything from a story of immigration to a close wildlife encounter to a triumph of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    For more information, please visit the World Nomads website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Drawing

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Fashion Studies

    Handweavers Guild of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    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

    Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic merit. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Prior recipients may reapply for this scholarship provided they have demonstrated Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Explain the importance of your major in today's society.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • The student must be a furniture design major.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time.
    • The student must be at a junior or senior grade level status.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
    • The student must possess a 3.00 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application.
    • International students may apply.
    • Applicants will be required to submit a statement of goals and aspirations.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Tim Roberts Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student who is in their senior year of college
    • Major must be Furniture Design
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need.
    • International students may apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) What are the most important issues your field is facing today?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    T. J. Amick Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • The student must be a furniture design major.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time.
    • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
    • The student must possess a 3.00 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application.
    • International students may apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) What do you think the field of Furniture Design will be like in the next 10 years? Will it change profoundly or stay the same? Why do you think that?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

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

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

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

    The Celia Moh Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

    Graphic Design

    Jan G. Vonk Endowed Scholarship - Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student majoring in Graphic Design at KCAD.
    • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of application.
    • Financial need shall be a primary consideration.
    • Preference shall be given to eligible students who demonstrate personal integrity and dedication to the program as well as giving back to the community.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) It has been said that one of the best outcomes of design is human connection. Please describe how your work demonstrates that outcome. Take into consideration personal integrity and your role within the program, the College, and other communities you serve.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    FreeLogoServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

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

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

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

    Printing Industries of Michigan - Outside Scholarship for 2017-2018

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Illustration

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2016

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Industrial Design

    Target - PAVE Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

    J.R. Newton Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Industrial Design program at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) What do you think the field of Industrial Design will be like in the next 10 years?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic merit. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Prior recipients may reapply for this scholarship provided they have demonstrated Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Explain the importance of your major in today's society.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Industrial Design Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Industrial Design program at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Do you consider yourself to be a leader? Why or why not?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 10, 2016

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

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

    AWA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AWA Foundation webpage.

    Interior Design

    The PAVE Big Red Rooster Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

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

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

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

    NEWH Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

    NEWH, Inc. is offering the $5,000 NEWH Harvey Nudelman Scholarship sponsored by Fabricut Contract & FR One. The scholarship is open to students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient and sponsor will be honored at HD Expo in Las Vegas on May 3rd, 2017. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the awards event with travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

  • Scholarship requirements are:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2017
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry
    • International students may apply.
    • NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students
    • Submit a PDF file to include background of yourself and your experience, your goals and objectives after graduation, what prompted you to choose this career, do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation, why is obtaining this scholarship important to you, and if your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing
    • Official Transcript (can be mailed separately)
    • Letters of recommendation from Professor, advisor and/or department head
    • Letters from industry professionals, employers, etc.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    Target - PAVE Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

    Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic merit. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Prior recipients may reapply for this scholarship provided they have demonstrated Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Explain the importance of your major in today's society.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    The TowerPinkster Interior Design Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

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

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 10, 2016

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    PAVE Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: October 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rug & Home Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 31, 2016

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

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

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

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2017

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

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

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Sustainable Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

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

    MA in Visual and Critical Studies

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

    Master of Architecture

    The PAVE Big Red Rooster Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

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

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

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

    Target - PAVE Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2017

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

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

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    David W Lakamp AIA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

    Master of Arts in Design

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

    Master of Fine Arts

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2016

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    MBA Certificate in Design and Innovation Management

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    Allesee Metals/Jewelry Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Metals/Jewelry Design at KCAD.
    • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of application.
    • Preference shall be given to eligible students who demonstrate financial need. Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Please share with the Scholarship Committee your professional aspirations and plans post KCAD.
    • Must submit six (6) digital images of original work (any media) completed while a student at KCAD.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Brian Rizzi Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2016

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

  • Eligibility:
    • The scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in Allesee Metals and Jewelry Design program at KCAD.
    • The recipient shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of application.
    • The recipient shall demonstrate excellence in drawing and hands-on fabrication.
    • The recipient shall have the ability to consistently imagine and produce work.
    • The recipient shall demonstrate a commitment to the field of Metals and Jewelry design
    • The recipient must demonstrate financial need.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Explain the importance of your major in today's society.
    • Must submit six (6) digital images of original work (any media) completed while a student at KCAD.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Painting

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2016

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Photography

    Travel Film Scholarship from WorldNomads.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 28, 2016

    Aspiring filmmakers, this is your chance to go on assignment to capture the vibrant communities of Vietnam!

    We'll fly you to Hanoi to capture the culture and the communities of northern-Vietnam with professional travel filmmaker Brian Rapsey. Once you’ve filmed your story you’ll continue your mentorship with Brian with a 3-day workshop in Hanoi where you will edit and polish your travel film.

  • The Prizes
    • A 10-day all-expenses-paid trip in Vietnam
    • Our friends at Røde Microphones will provide the winner with a Video Mic Pro, RØDELink Wireless Filmmaker Kit, and VideoMic Me™ iPhone directional mic.
    • 3-day post-production workshop
    • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads
    • Travel in style with awesome bags from our friends at Crumpler, designed for creative and adventurous travellers.

    To apply, make a 3-minute film about an inspirational travel story. Our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story. This could be anything from a story of immigration to a close wildlife encounter to a triumph of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    For more information, please visit the World Nomads website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Printmaking

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

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