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

Daltile Interior Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Imagine What's Possible. Design Inspired by Nature.

Since 2011, Daltile has committed to supporting and encouraging students in the field of interior design, awarding $132,500 in scholarships. Now in its sixth year, Daltile, in partnership with the ASID Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton, will award another $27,500 in scholarships to aspiring interior design students across the country.

Sustainability is revolutionizing the industry as interior design professionals are incorporating sustainability principles into their designs to improve the health of the occupants and surrounding communities. This year, Daltile and the ASID Foundation challenge students to reimagine the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center by incorporating Fitwel components to create a stimulating and comfortable space for employees. Fitwel is a future-looking building certification focused on occupant and community well-being. Using the existing Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center footprint, students will be asked to look at the entire Innovation Center space and identify areas of opportunity throughout the floor plan that can be redesigned to increase occupant health and comfort, on budget.

Design solutions will be judged on their vision, functionality, human impact, innovation and presentation.

  • ELIGIBILITY
  • To compete in the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, you must be an undergraduate student studying interior design (or a related major) at an accredited college or university. Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students are all eligible.

    Any design student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university may apply. Non-U.S citizens may be subject to additional taxes which will decrease the total prize awarded.

  • PRIZES
    • Grand Prize $10000.00 USD
    • First, Second and Third Runners-Up $2500.00 USD
    • Prizes are awarded in the form of scholarships which are to be used for funding of tuition, books, or other educational or living expenses associated with the interior design program and college or university.

    • University Grant $10000.00 USD
    • The school with the highest number of individual entries to the competition will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support educational programming.

    For more information, please visit the Daltile website.

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    Furniture Design Competition

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

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

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

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

    Interior Design Competition

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

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

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

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

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

    Digital Art and Design

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2017

    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists 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.
    • The applicant must be a United States citizen.

    Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. 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.

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

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

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

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

    CrazyGames.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

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

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Drawing

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Fashion Studies

    Hug.Me.fashion Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

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

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

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

    Machohairstyles Fashion and Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

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

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

    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

    Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: October 6, 2017

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

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

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    Furniture Design Competition

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

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

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

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

    Interior Design Competition

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

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

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

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

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

    Graduate Certificate in Design and Innovation Management

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2017

    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, 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:
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: 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
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.
    • 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.

    Graphic Design

    Likenessme.com Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Likenessme website.

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

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

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

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

    Mas Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Illustration

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Interior Design

    Pave Gensler Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 29, 2017

    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 in covering basic needs. In just seven years, PAVE's Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $150,000 to students.

    THE GENSLER SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNIZES AND SUPPORTS LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL IN THE FIELD OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE THROUGH A $2,500 AWARD.

  • GUIDELINES
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in 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.
    • Open to students studying domestically within the U.S. and international students.
  • HOW TO APPLY
    • LETTER OF EXPLANATION: (MAX. 600 WORDS) POSSIBLE TALKING POINTS:
    • Describe your vision of future retail environments. Reference any current and future trends that will influence how customers interact with the retail environment, and how designers will drive this change through retail design. 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 changes that you encountered in your educational career.

    • PROJECT FOLIO OF 6 PAGES MAXIMUM: (8.5" X 11")
    • Describe a retail related project (student based or professional) that you have worked on and that you are proud of (including supporting visuals).

    • ONE REFERENCE: CAN BE A PROFESSOR OR FACULTY MEMBER OR AN EMPLOYER (INCLUDING INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS):
    • *Reference may not be friends or family members. Letter of recommendation is not needed, just the contact information for your reference.

    • MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT (OFFICIAL OR UNOFFICIAL)
    For more information, please visit the Pave website.

    Daltile Interior Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2017

    Imagine What's Possible. Design Inspired by Nature.

    Since 2011, Daltile has committed to supporting and encouraging students in the field of interior design, awarding $132,500 in scholarships. Now in its sixth year, Daltile, in partnership with the ASID Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton, will award another $27,500 in scholarships to aspiring interior design students across the country.

    Sustainability is revolutionizing the industry as interior design professionals are incorporating sustainability principles into their designs to improve the health of the occupants and surrounding communities. This year, Daltile and the ASID Foundation challenge students to reimagine the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center by incorporating Fitwel components to create a stimulating and comfortable space for employees. Fitwel is a future-looking building certification focused on occupant and community well-being. Using the existing Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center footprint, students will be asked to look at the entire Innovation Center space and identify areas of opportunity throughout the floor plan that can be redesigned to increase occupant health and comfort, on budget.

    Design solutions will be judged on their vision, functionality, human impact, innovation and presentation.

  • ELIGIBILITY
  • To compete in the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, you must be an undergraduate student studying interior design (or a related major) at an accredited college or university. Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students are all eligible.

    Any design student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university may apply. Non-U.S citizens may be subject to additional taxes which will decrease the total prize awarded.

  • PRIZES
    • Grand Prize $10000.00 USD
    • First, Second and Third Runners-Up $2500.00 USD
    • Prizes are awarded in the form of scholarships which are to be used for funding of tuition, books, or other educational or living expenses associated with the interior design program and college or university.

    • University Grant $10000.00 USD
    • The school with the highest number of individual entries to the competition will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support educational programming.

    For more information, please visit the Daltile website.

    PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 13, 2017

    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, or interior design.
    • 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

    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 31, 2017

    The annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs. The 2017 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to re-invent the experience of Chick-fil-A on a college campus.

    The goal is to develop concepts that expand the platforms and expressions in which Chick-fil-A serves a college campus. Explore new ways of creating an experience that is more than just a transaction of food. Expectations include:

    • Pushing the envelope of what the current experience is today
    • Shaping the future and capturing possibilities
    • Expanding the way we engage our guests with a new portfolio of experiences
    • Providing powerful thought and design that is a collaboration or combination of design fields – architecture, interior design, visual merchandising and graphic design.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    • This competition is open to undergraduate college students only.
    • Students may only enter as a team of 2 or submit an individual entry.
    • 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.

    Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition is open to undergraduate students only.

  • Prizes Included:
    • First Place - $7,500
    • Second Place - $5,000
    • Third Place - $2,500
    • Honorable Mention - $1,000
    • *Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2017 PAVE Gala on December 6, 2017 in New York City
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    Gensler Brinkman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2017

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

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    Furniture Design Competition

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

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

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

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

    Interior Design Competition

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

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

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

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

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

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

    NEWH, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. NEWH, Inc. is offering scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

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

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

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

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

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

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

    Lamps Expo - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Lamps Expo website.

    MA in Visual and Critical Studies

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2017

    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, 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:
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: 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
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.
    • 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

    Pave Gensler Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 29, 2017

    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 in covering basic needs. In just seven years, PAVE's Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $150,000 to students.

    THE GENSLER SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNIZES AND SUPPORTS LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL IN THE FIELD OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE THROUGH A $2,500 AWARD.

  • GUIDELINES
    • Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in 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.
    • Open to students studying domestically within the U.S. and international students.
  • HOW TO APPLY
    • LETTER OF EXPLANATION: (MAX. 600 WORDS) POSSIBLE TALKING POINTS:
    • Describe your vision of future retail environments. Reference any current and future trends that will influence how customers interact with the retail environment, and how designers will drive this change through retail design. 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 changes that you encountered in your educational career.

    • PROJECT FOLIO OF 6 PAGES MAXIMUM: (8.5" X 11")
    • Describe a retail related project (student based or professional) that you have worked on and that you are proud of (including supporting visuals).

    • ONE REFERENCE: CAN BE A PROFESSOR OR FACULTY MEMBER OR AN EMPLOYER (INCLUDING INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS):
    • *Reference may not be friends or family members. Letter of recommendation is not needed, just the contact information for your reference.

    • MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT (OFFICIAL OR UNOFFICIAL)
    For more information, please visit the Pave website.

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2017

    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, 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:
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: 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
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.
    • 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.

    Gensler Brinkman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2017

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

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    Furniture Design Competition

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

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

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

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

    Interior Design Competition

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

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

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

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

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

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

    NEWH, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. NEWH, Inc. is offering scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

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

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

    Society of Architectural Historians - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

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

    HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2, 2018

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

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

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

    Lamps Expo - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Lamps Expo website.

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2017

    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, 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:
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: 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
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.
    • 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, 2017

    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, 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:
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: 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
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.
    • 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, 2017

    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, 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:
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: 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
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.
    • 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 10, 2017

    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 2018 Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration for the 2018 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 10, 2017. 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, 2017

    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists 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.
    • The applicant must be a United States citizen.

    Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. 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, 2017

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    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!

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Painting

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Photography

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2017

    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists 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.
    • The applicant must be a United States citizen.

    Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. 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, 2018

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    Printmaking

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

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