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“Outside Scholarship” Disclaimer:

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

Art Education

Michigan Art Education Association - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

    Collaborative Design

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Digital Media

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

    Graduate students

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising or in art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design or sociology while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    Digital Third Coast Digital Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    Twenty years ago, if you suddenly wanted to know what the difference was between gelato and ice cream, you’d have to find an encyclopedia, a dictionary, or a wizened old Italian grandmother to fill you in. Now, we live in a world where silly sounds like Google, Yahoo and Bing are verbs, and an entirely new industry has been created to help people capitalize on the power of digital marketing.

    With all the changes search engine marketing (SEM) has seen in the past ten years, we can’t know for sure what it will look like in the next five or ten years. Will content marketing continue to be a focus in digital marketing? How will data from PPC and SEO campaigns inform each other’s strategy? Will local SEO become more important as people become more mobile, or will our own hometown SEO strategies give way to a more global search engine strategy? Frankly, it’s anyone’s guess- and that’s where you come in.

    In a 500+ word essay, share how you think digital marketing will develop in the next five to ten years, and what you think the industry will be like when you’re out of school and working in the marketing industry. You may focus on how one aspect of digital marketing will change, or you can address how each branch of digital marketing will grow to interact with the others.

  • To apply for the scholarship:
    • Applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in the United States.
    • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States for the Spring 2015 semester.
    • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. Graduate programs not eligible).
    • Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of marketing, advertising, and/or public relations.
    • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing, Inc (Digital Third Coast). at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.
    • Applicant must include “DTC scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email. (submission to be sent to DTCscholarship@gmail.com)
    • Applicant must include a photo image of themselves when submitting the essay.
    For more information, please visit the Digital Third Coast website.

    National Press Photographers Foundation Inc. - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Founded in 1946, The NPPA continues to attract the best in news photography, video and multimedia. It is this professional diversity that sets the NPPA apart from other organizations.

    NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
    • Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
    • Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
    • Explain financial need.
    • Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows your work is required.
    For more information, please visit the National Press Photographers Foundation website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Big Fish Games - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

    The career choices are very broad and include, but are not limited to, Computer Science & Engineering and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: graphic designer, art directors, illustrator, color scientist, print production, prepress imaging specialist, workflow specialist, document preparation, production and/or document distribution, content management, e-commerce; imaging science, printing, Web authoring, electronic publishing, archiving, security), and those students interested in Business.

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2015 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Check-List
  • Your application must include the following:
    • Completed application
    • Cover Letter - Include a letter requesting consideration for the scholarship. (max length: 1 page)
    • Essays (two essay responses)
      1. 1. Technology and society have changed the Document Management and Graphic Communications industries. Briefly describe what you think has had the most significant impact on the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industry in the past year and why. (max length: 1 page)
        2. Describe how your college major, field(s) of study, and work experience or internships pertains to the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industries. What are your career goals in the fields of Document Management and/or Graphic Communications? (max length: 1 page)
    • Activities & Work Experience
    • Official school-issued current transcript. A cumulative “B” average or grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required.
    • Recommendation Letters - Provide two (2) academic or professional recommendations from teachers, instructors, professors or colleagues.
    For more information, please visit the EDSF website.

    Sunoco Rewards Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Creative Design Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Digital Marketing Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    The Foundation For Outdoor Advertising Research and Education - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

    The FOARE Scholarship Program supports the education and career goals of those who are part of the outdoor advertising industry family along with other students pursuing a course of study related to the industry. The Foundation awards scholarships on an annual basis.

    • Six general student scholarships consisting of $3,000 each
    • A Creative Arts/Design Scholarship consisting of $3,000
    • Three specialized Scholarships of varying amounts
  • Eligibility for Creative Arts/Design Scholarship:
    • Must be enrolled in a creative arts or design program pursuing a course in graphic design or a related field and seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Must provide four copies of a digital portfolio to consist of no more than three work samples
    • Must include one letter of recommendation
    • Must submit official transcript
    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Advertising Association of America website.

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Drawing

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Fashion Studies

    Handweavers Guild of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Furniture Design

    Woodworking Machinery Industry Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2015

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

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

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Any student or college-bound individual is eligible to apply.
    • Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship.
    • They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.
    • There are no restrictions based upon the employment status or the sex, race, creed or nationality of the candidate.
    • Previous winners are eligible for a second award.
    • Academic success, interest, special abilities and other factors are considered by judges to select their choice of scholarship recipients. Judges will give special consideration to candidates who plan careers in wood technology and related fields.
      The scholarship applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it, along with attachments, to the WMIA Scholarship Foundation. The attachments which must accompany the completed form are:
    • A one-page letter telling us about your future aspirations and what qualifies you as a WMIA scholarship candidate.
    • A transcript of grades and credits through the most recent grading period (high school applicants) or transcripts covering a minimum of the previous two scholastic years.
    • A letter of recommendation from an employer or other professional with whom you have worked.
    • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or other educational professional.
    For more information, please visit the WMIA website.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2015 until August 2015 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

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

    American Society of Furniture Designers - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

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

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

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

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

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

    The Celia Moh Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

    Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    Graphic Design

    Buick Achievers Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It's a reward for what you've made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.

    The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshman or existing college students, renewable up to four years.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2015–16 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
    • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. Eligible majors include Sculpture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Product Design and Transportation Design
    • Be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
    • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico
    • Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.
    • Awards are renewable for the given years noted above or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
    • Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), full-time enrollment and continuing to major in an eligible field of study.

    For more information, please visit the Buick Achievers Scholarship website.

    Kendall has had past winners of this scholarship!

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

    Graduate students

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising or in art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design or sociology while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    Digital Third Coast Digital Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    Twenty years ago, if you suddenly wanted to know what the difference was between gelato and ice cream, you’d have to find an encyclopedia, a dictionary, or a wizened old Italian grandmother to fill you in. Now, we live in a world where silly sounds like Google, Yahoo and Bing are verbs, and an entirely new industry has been created to help people capitalize on the power of digital marketing.

    With all the changes search engine marketing (SEM) has seen in the past ten years, we can’t know for sure what it will look like in the next five or ten years. Will content marketing continue to be a focus in digital marketing? How will data from PPC and SEO campaigns inform each other’s strategy? Will local SEO become more important as people become more mobile, or will our own hometown SEO strategies give way to a more global search engine strategy? Frankly, it’s anyone’s guess- and that’s where you come in.

    In a 500+ word essay, share how you think digital marketing will develop in the next five to ten years, and what you think the industry will be like when you’re out of school and working in the marketing industry. You may focus on how one aspect of digital marketing will change, or you can address how each branch of digital marketing will grow to interact with the others.

  • To apply for the scholarship:
    • Applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in the United States.
    • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States for the Spring 2015 semester.
    • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. Graduate programs not eligible).
    • Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of marketing, advertising, and/or public relations.
    • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing, Inc (Digital Third Coast). at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.
    • Applicant must include “DTC scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email. (submission to be sent to DTCscholarship@gmail.com)
    • Applicant must include a photo image of themselves when submitting the essay.
    For more information, please visit the Digital Third Coast website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    Flexographic Technical Association - Outside Scholarhips

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute Inc. - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. is a non-profit trade association representing more than 300 tag and label converters/suppliers around the world. TLMI develops and encourages interest in entering the tag and label industry by providing scholarships to qualified full-time college students. TLMI offers $5,000 scholarships annually.

    This scholarship is for qualified full-time college students, entering their third or fourth year of study, who are pursuing a degree to prepare for a career in the tag and label manufacturing industry.

      Criteria
    • Sophomores or juniors who demonstrate interest in entering the tag and label industry and will attend a 4 year accredited college or university on a full-time basis during their junior or senior year
    • demonstrate interest in entering the tag and label industry
    • major course work should include those courses which are appropriate for the tag and label manufacturing industry, Management, Sales/Marketing, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design and Production
    • exhibit proficiency in overall academics (a minimum of 3.00 GPA)
    • provide an official college transcript for all coursework completed in the freshman and sophomore years (sent by the college directly to TLMI)
    • possess excellent character including work ethic, honesty and integrity. (Required references from three persons, who are not family members, should speak to these traits)
    • submit a one page, typed, personal statement including:
    1. Personal information, including any special circumstances, interests and activities
    2. Financial circumstances, including financial aid you are receiving and your educational budget
    3. Career and/or educational goals and how they relate to the tag and label industry
    4. Employment experience
    5. Reasons you should be selected for this award
    For more information, please visit the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute website.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

    The career choices are very broad and include, but are not limited to, Computer Science & Engineering and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: graphic designer, art directors, illustrator, color scientist, print production, prepress imaging specialist, workflow specialist, document preparation, production and/or document distribution, content management, e-commerce; imaging science, printing, Web authoring, electronic publishing, archiving, security), and those students interested in Business.

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2015 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Check-List
  • Your application must include the following:
    • Completed application
    • Cover Letter - Include a letter requesting consideration for the scholarship. (max length: 1 page)
    • Essays (two essay responses)
      1. 1. Technology and society have changed the Document Management and Graphic Communications industries. Briefly describe what you think has had the most significant impact on the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industry in the past year and why. (max length: 1 page)
        2. Describe how your college major, field(s) of study, and work experience or internships pertains to the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industries. What are your career goals in the fields of Document Management and/or Graphic Communications? (max length: 1 page)
    • Activities & Work Experience
    • Official school-issued current transcript. A cumulative “B” average or grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required.
    • Recommendation Letters - Provide two (2) academic or professional recommendations from teachers, instructors, professors or colleagues.
    For more information, please visit the EDSF website.

    Sunoco Rewards Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Creative Design Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Digital Marketing Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    The Foundation For Outdoor Advertising Research and Education - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

    The FOARE Scholarship Program supports the education and career goals of those who are part of the outdoor advertising industry family along with other students pursuing a course of study related to the industry. The Foundation awards scholarships on an annual basis.

    • Six general student scholarships consisting of $3,000 each
    • A Creative Arts/Design Scholarship consisting of $3,000
    • Three specialized Scholarships of varying amounts
  • Eligibility for Creative Arts/Design Scholarship:
    • Must be enrolled in a creative arts or design program pursuing a course in graphic design or a related field and seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Must provide four copies of a digital portfolio to consist of no more than three work samples
    • Must include one letter of recommendation
    • Must submit official transcript
    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Advertising Association of America website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Illustration

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

    The career choices are very broad and include, but are not limited to, Computer Science & Engineering and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: graphic designer, art directors, illustrator, color scientist, print production, prepress imaging specialist, workflow specialist, document preparation, production and/or document distribution, content management, e-commerce; imaging science, printing, Web authoring, electronic publishing, archiving, security), and those students interested in Business.

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2015 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Check-List
  • Your application must include the following:
    • Completed application
    • Cover Letter - Include a letter requesting consideration for the scholarship. (max length: 1 page)
    • Essays (two essay responses)
      1. 1. Technology and society have changed the Document Management and Graphic Communications industries. Briefly describe what you think has had the most significant impact on the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industry in the past year and why. (max length: 1 page)
        2. Describe how your college major, field(s) of study, and work experience or internships pertains to the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industries. What are your career goals in the fields of Document Management and/or Graphic Communications? (max length: 1 page)
    • Activities & Work Experience
    • Official school-issued current transcript. A cumulative “B” average or grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required.
    • Recommendation Letters - Provide two (2) academic or professional recommendations from teachers, instructors, professors or colleagues.
    For more information, please visit the EDSF website.

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Industrial Design

    Buick Achievers Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It's a reward for what you've made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.

    The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshman or existing college students, renewable up to four years.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2015–16 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
    • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. Eligible majors include Sculpture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Product Design and Transportation Design
    • Be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
    • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico
    • Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.
    • Awards are renewable for the given years noted above or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
    • Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), full-time enrollment and continuing to major in an eligible field of study.

    For more information, please visit the Buick Achievers Scholarship website.

    Kendall has had past winners of this scholarship!

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2015 until August 2015 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

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

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

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

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    AWA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AWA Foundation webpage.

    Interior Design

    IIDA Michigan Dr. Virginia North Student Competition - Outside Award

    Deadline: February 13, 2015

    Senior Interior Design students enrolled in a 4 year Interior Design Program in the state of Michigan AND who are current IIDA Michigan Chapter Student Members are eligible to enter the competition.

    The competition will be in essay format, maximum 500 words. Students may select one of their existing/completed Junior or Senior Level commercial design projects and write an essay describing how the design solution impacts user wellness.

  • Electronic submission requirements:
    • Essay, maximum 500 words
    • Visual presentation with maximum 10 sheets, including floor plan, elevations and 3-D renderings, and finish material samples
    • Students should not identify themselves or their schools in any way on the essay or visual presentation
    For more information, please visit the Michigan IIDA website.

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ASID Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ASID website.

    Durkan Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

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

  • DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
  • Using the CAD file (PCX format) of a standard Ballroom & Pre-function area, create a design solution of your choice considering the following:
    • Ballroom & Pre-function areas are to be designed as separate components, each area divided by transition stripes in the doorways (Transition Strips to be 4" solid carpet).
    • Ballroom & Pre-function designs are to be different but designed to co-ordinate.
    • Number of colors not to exceed 12 in total.
    • Please think or each area as your blank canvas, designs confined only by the walls, the most innovative approach would be to avoid using surface patterns with an obvious repeat, with the exception of textural elements used to add detail and layering. We'd like to see how the entire floor space could become one large design.
    • Submit final patterns with photos or visuals, concept boards, sketches, write up, or other inspiration for print carpets.
    For more information, please visit the Durkan website.

    Savvy Home - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

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

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2015 until August 2015 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

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

    NEWH Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2015

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

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

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

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

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    National Kitchen and Bath Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 2015

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

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

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

    There is a kitchen project and a bath project.

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

    Master of Architecture

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

    Design Problem

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

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    Master of Fine Arts

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators. OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward careers in outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art, or broadcasting.

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

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

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

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

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    MBA Certificate in Design and Innovation Management

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

    Graduate students

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising or in art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design or sociology while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    Medical Illustration

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Metals & Jewelry Design

    Allesee Metals/Jewelry Design Scholarship

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

    Brian Rizzi Memorial Metals/Jewelry Scholarship

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Painting

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Photography

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Lowell Arts Council - West Michigan Regional Art Competition - Outside Award

    Deadline: February 21, 2015

    The 29th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition (February 26 - April 15, 2015) highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists. This year's competition is juried by Jon McDonald, Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University. Artwork is selected in all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older who reside in a 15 county region. A total of $2,000 in cash awards are presented in five categories.

    • Open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older.
    • Artists must currently reside in one of the following Lower Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
    • Only original artwork completed within the past two years is eligible. Ineligible work includes artwork previously exhibited at LowellArts! or previously accepted into the West Michigan Regional Competition.

    There is a non-refundable entry fee (total) of $30 for LowellArts! members and $40 for non-members. Each artist may submit up to two entries.

    For more information, please visit the Lowell Arts Council website.

    National Press Photographers Foundation Inc. - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Founded in 1946, The NPPA continues to attract the best in news photography, video and multimedia. It is this professional diversity that sets the NPPA apart from other organizations.

    NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
    • Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
    • Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
    • Explain financial need.
    • Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows your work is required.
    For more information, please visit the National Press Photographers Foundation website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

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

    Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Printmaking

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Woodworking Machinery Industry Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2015

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

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

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Any student or college-bound individual is eligible to apply.
    • Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship.
    • They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.
    • There are no restrictions based upon the employment status or the sex, race, creed or nationality of the candidate.
    • Previous winners are eligible for a second award.
    • Academic success, interest, special abilities and other factors are considered by judges to select their choice of scholarship recipients. Judges will give special consideration to candidates who plan careers in wood technology and related fields.
      The scholarship applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it, along with attachments, to the WMIA Scholarship Foundation. The attachments which must accompany the completed form are:
    • A one-page letter telling us about your future aspirations and what qualifies you as a WMIA scholarship candidate.
    • A transcript of grades and credits through the most recent grading period (high school applicants) or transcripts covering a minimum of the previous two scholastic years.
    • A letter of recommendation from an employer or other professional with whom you have worked.
    • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or other educational professional.
    For more information, please visit the WMIA website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Buick Achievers Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It's a reward for what you've made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.

    The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshman or existing college students, renewable up to four years.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2015–16 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
    • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. Eligible majors include Sculpture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Product Design and Transportation Design
    • Be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
    • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico
    • Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.
    • Awards are renewable for the given years noted above or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
    • Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), full-time enrollment and continuing to major in an eligible field of study.

    For more information, please visit the Buick Achievers Scholarship website.

    Kendall has had past winners of this scholarship!

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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