Scholarships
by Program

“Outside Scholarship” Disclaimer:

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

Collaborative Design

Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2015

The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

  • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
  • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
  • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

  • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
  • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
  • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

  • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
  • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 12, 2015

The mission of PAVE is to connect students, educators and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful, and mentoring format. To provide students with financial support and industry exposure. To connect educators and industry professionals–enriching curricula and encouraging industry dialogue. To provide retail industry businesses with new, qualified talent and encourage reciprocal investment in PAVE and to ensure the future viability of the retail industry by investing in the next generation of leaders.

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

A maximum of $2,000 per student will be awarded. Both merit and need-based criteria will be used when making awards. Applicants' GPA and level of need will be considered.

For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

Digital Media

Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2015

The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

  • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
  • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
  • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

  • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
  • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
  • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

  • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
  • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2015

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

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by August 1, 2015 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in August, 2015: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing website.

    Travel Film Scholarship from WorldNomads.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 7, 2015

    Aspiring filmmakers, this is your chance to go on assignment to capture Colombia!

    This South American stunner’s doors are now open, and we believe that it has more than a few stories to tell. In our 2015 Travel Film Scholarship, we’re looking for one adventurous documentary filmmaker to capture the culture and the communities of Colombia’s Pacific Coast.

    Boasting more than its fair share of white-sand beaches, lush jungles and cloud forested mountain ranges, Colombia is a filmmaker’s dream. However, it’s beauty is matched by history, culture and people no less interesting or colourful.

    Your job will be to document the story of a Pacific community nestled in one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. This undiscovered paradise is just opening itself up to travellers and is chock full of some of the country’s best wildlife and adventure experiences. This is your opportunity to document how the community lives and how they are working to promote tourism to the region.

    For the first week of your assignment you’ll be mentored by a professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey to hone your technical skills and storytelling abilities. Then, you’ll spend three days in Bogota in a post-production workshop where you’ll work to craft your footage into an awesome 5-7 minute travel documentary.

  • The Prizes
    • A 10-day all-expenses-paid trip in Colombia
    • Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Bogotá, Colombia
    • 10-day professional mentorship from Brian Rapsey
    • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads

    To apply, submit a 3-minute documentary that profiles someone who inspires you to travel the world and tell us why you’re the right person for the job.

    For more information, please visit the World Nomads website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    ClickMinded - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2015

    The ClickMinded Digital Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for those interested in online marketing. It's available for high school and college undergraduate students who are passionate about digital marketing. Students applying must submit the URL of the website they're working on, as well as a 500 - 1,000 word essay on why they started their website and why they’re interested in learning digital marketing. The website can be about any topic the student is passionate about.

    Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Communications or IT are recommended but not required. Being passionate about digital marketing is an absolute must. If this sounds like you might be a fit for this scholarship, please apply now. We're excited to read your application!

    For more information, please visit the ClickMinded 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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Drawing

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Fashion Studies

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

    Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

    Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
    • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

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

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by August 1, 2015 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in August, 2015: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Furniture Design

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

    Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

    Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
    • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

    Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

    Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
    • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

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

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by August 1, 2015 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

  • Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:
    • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in August, 2015: and
    • A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
    • An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
    • OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
    For more information, please visit the Rand Marketing website.

    Shutterfly Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    Shutterfly is proud to announce the $10,000 educational program we've established to help graphic design majors like you achieve your educational goals. The program supports not only you, with $5,500 of the $10,000, but also your community by awarding $4,500 of it in equal shares to the primary, middle and high schools where you graduated. So, if you win, it's a win-win for you and your community.

  • Requirements
    • 18 years old at the time of application
    • Proof of graphic design major
    • Must have completed primary, middle and high school in the United States
    • No personal, identifying information on your essay, including ethnic background, race, city, state or country of birth
    • Write a minimum 600-800 maximum word essay: Based on your experience, what do you recommend a future graphic design major do to gain understanding and acceptance from loved ones about the choice to pursue an education in graphic design?
    • Applicants cannot be related to an employee of Shutterfly or any of its related companies
    For more information, please visit the Shutterfly website.

    ClickMinded - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2015

    The ClickMinded Digital Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for those interested in online marketing. It's available for high school and college undergraduate students who are passionate about digital marketing. Students applying must submit the URL of the website they're working on, as well as a 500 - 1,000 word essay on why they started their website and why they’re interested in learning digital marketing. The website can be about any topic the student is passionate about.

    Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Communications or IT are recommended but not required. Being passionate about digital marketing is an absolute must. If this sounds like you might be a fit for this scholarship, please apply now. We're excited to read your application!

    For more information, please visit the ClickMinded website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Illustration

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Industrial Design

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

    Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

    Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
    • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 12, 2015

    The mission of PAVE is to connect students, educators and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful, and mentoring format. To provide students with financial support and industry exposure. To connect educators and industry professionals–enriching curricula and encouraging industry dialogue. To provide retail industry businesses with new, qualified talent and encourage reciprocal investment in PAVE and to ensure the future viability of the retail industry by investing in the next generation of leaders.

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

    A maximum of $2,000 per student will be awarded. Both merit and need-based criteria will be used when making awards. Applicants' GPA and level of need will be considered.

    For more information, please visit the PAVE 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

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

    Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

    Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
    • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    NEWH Clifford R Tuttle Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 15, 2015

    NEWH, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. To that end, NEWH Inc. is offering The Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship Award to a student pursuing a career affiliated with the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design.

    The scholarship winner will be presented at the Platinum Circle Awards on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation and travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

  • Requirements:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification program in which currently enrolled
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in November 2015
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH - Icon of Industry Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 15, 2015

    Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, with 18 chapters and 4 affiliated areas, which links professionals from every facet of the hospitality industry and related fields. The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry. To date, NEWH has given $3,600,000.00+ USD in scholarships to young people wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry.

  • The NEWH Icons of Industry Scholarship Award will be based upon the following criteria:
    • 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
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the area of the Hospitality Industry with an emphasis towards interior or textile design
    • Must have participated in an internship program or similar position

    The scholarship winner will be announced and presented to attendees on November 9th, 2015, at the Gold Key Awards Gala cocktail reception and dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The winning recipient is required to attend the award gala with paid travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    PAVE Student Aid Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 12, 2015

    The mission of PAVE is to connect students, educators and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful, and mentoring format. To provide students with financial support and industry exposure. To connect educators and industry professionals–enriching curricula and encouraging industry dialogue. To provide retail industry businesses with new, qualified talent and encourage reciprocal investment in PAVE and to ensure the future viability of the retail industry by investing in the next generation of leaders.

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

    A maximum of $2,000 per student will be awarded. Both merit and need-based criteria will be used when making awards. Applicants' GPA and level of need will be considered.

    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    PAVE Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: October 26, 2015

    This annual competition, now in its 21st year, is geared toward college-level students involved in retail design and planning, visual merchandising, interior design, and branding programs.

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

  • Two design challenges are available for students:
  • Background: Kroger was founded in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the largest grocery chain in the US, with 2600 stores coast to coast, representing multiple formats and banners in 34 states and serving 8 million customers a day. Much of Kroger’s growth has been through acquisition, so in addition to the Kroger banner, it is recognized by multiple banners in regions across the country, including: Fred Meyer, QFC, Ralphs, King Soopers, Frys, Smiths, Dillons and Harris Teeter.

    A prominent new store format for Kroger is known as “Marketplace”. It has approximately 100,000 sf of selling space and features fresh foods, groceries, drugs and general merchandise. Within the format is a 6,000sf area where hot and cold fresh prepared foods and beverages are available for onsite consumption or carry-out, a coffee shop, sushi bar and seating. The 2015 PAVE design challenge will focus on this area of the store.

  • 2015 Store Design Challenge (Please go to the PAVE website for details)
  • Kroger aspires to provide a deeper emotional connection through the creation of a “third place destination” that is centered on the enjoyment of food. This may be an opportunity to share a meal with family or friends, or to taste and learn about new foods or new ways of preparing familiar foods. It may also provide a place to experience a sense of community inspired by the concept of sharing food, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and offer a meeting destination or simply a place to relax. The new design should explore ways to enhance the relationship shoppers have with the purchase and consumption of fresh prepared foods as a key focus of the Marketplace format. It should provide a highly appealing destination for shoppers of all ages, ethnicities and demographic backgrounds to share a range of food types that represent local traditions and a variety of ethnic heritages. It should be perceived as fresh, uplifting, welcoming, convenient, authentic and locally relevant and present a compelling community gathering space that inspires a sense of social connection, and enhances the value of the shopping experience.

  • 2015 Visual Merchandising Category Challenge (Please go to the PAVE website for details)
  • In many locations, food trucks or food carts provide temporary and spontaneous prepared food destinations reflecting a broad variety of fresh food offerings. Farmer’s Markets and Market Halls also provide similar experiences that are highly sensorial, appealing and memorable within unique local settings. The challenge is to design and create vignettes for local food vendors that clearly reflect variables driven by geography and demographics. Integrate fresh prepared food elements that positively reflect the energy and intrigue of such local settings in designated points positioned within a typical supermarket context. The selling environment should be defined by fixture placement, to include fresh prepared foods, and related merchandise, signage and visual presentation.

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

    NEWH Sustainable Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 18, 2015

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

  • Eligibility
  • This competition is open to all interior design students (Junior level and above) attending an accredited program. Program must be minimum 4-year program or graduate program. Instructors may use the competition as a class project. Instructors need to evaluate class work and submit no more than five of the best projects for consideration.

  • Guidelines
  • Design competition project type and criteria changes annually. Students must execute a dynamic, creative, cutting edge design utilizing the very best products and technologies which encompass sustainable topics including: site selection, water efficiency, energy conservation, products/materials, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to the physical aspects of design, the functional daily use of the space and how the occupants can operate the facility in a sustainable manner such as encouraging recycling and reuse, water and energy conservation to create a truly sustainable business. All work must be student’s original work. Two students may work as a team on one project, but only one student award will be presented and travel/lodging for one student representative to be paid to the award presentation. In addition to the criteria all submittals are judged as to their professional appearance.

  • ***Project involves the design of a Sustainable Hotel Bar/Restaurant.
  • Award
    • $5000 Award
    • The student award will be dispersed to the student through the respective school. Student monies may be used for tuition, books or supplies needed for his/her education. Winners are honored at a major industry tradeshow in Spring of the following year.

      Deadline for application of intent to participate is December 18, 2015. Deadline for project submittal is February 19, 2016.

      For more information and link to Project Criteria, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Symmons Smart Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 4, 2016

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

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

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2016
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • Must write a student essay to include:
      • Background of yourself and your experience
      • Your goals and objectives after graduation
      • What prompted you to choose this career
      • Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation
      • Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you
      • If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing
    • Must submit a lavatory faucet design
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    MA in Visual and Critical Studies

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2015

    The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must have New American Status, which means one of the following 5 statements must be true
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are - or will, by the application deadline, be - in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of your birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen, or
      5. 5.) You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline,
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

    Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the University of Illinois she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club.

  • Three major fellowships are awarded:
    • one of up to $20,000 in any field of music
    • one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
    • one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

    Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

    The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

    Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday.

  • Fellowships will be awarded upon the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:
    • high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
    • high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
    • the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
    • excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character

    While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.

    For more information, please visit the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship website.

    Master of Architecture

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

    Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

    Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
    • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2015

    The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must have New American Status, which means one of the following 5 statements must be true
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are - or will, by the application deadline, be - in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of your birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen, or
      5. 5.) You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline,
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

    Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the University of Illinois she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club.

  • Three major fellowships are awarded:
    • one of up to $20,000 in any field of music
    • one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
    • one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

    Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

    The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

    Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday.

  • Fellowships will be awarded upon the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:
    • high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
    • high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
    • the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
    • excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character

    While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.

    For more information, please visit the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship website.

    NEWH Symmons Smart Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 4, 2016

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

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

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2016
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • Must write a student essay to include:
      • Background of yourself and your experience
      • Your goals and objectives after graduation
      • What prompted you to choose this career
      • Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation
      • Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you
      • If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing
    • Must submit a lavatory faucet design
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2015

    The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must have New American Status, which means one of the following 5 statements must be true
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are - or will, by the application deadline, be - in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of your birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen, or
      5. 5.) You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline,
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

    Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the University of Illinois she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club.

  • Three major fellowships are awarded:
    • one of up to $20,000 in any field of music
    • one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
    • one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

    Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

    The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

    Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday.

  • Fellowships will be awarded upon the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:
    • high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
    • high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
    • the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
    • excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character

    While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.

    For more information, please visit the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship website.

    Master of Fine Arts

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2015

    The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must have New American Status, which means one of the following 5 statements must be true
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are - or will, by the application deadline, be - in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of your birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen, or
      5. 5.) You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline,
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2015

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

    Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, taking place February 3–6, 2016. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

    One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $10,000. Completed applications must be uploaded to Slide Room no later than 5 pm, Monday, November 16, 2015. All submission fees will be paid by Collegeart Association. You will need 2 letters of recommendation, which are due by October 2, 2015 at 5 pm!

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

    Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

    Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the University of Illinois she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club.

  • Three major fellowships are awarded:
    • one of up to $20,000 in any field of music
    • one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
    • one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

    Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

    The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

    Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday.

  • Fellowships will be awarded upon the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:
    • high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
    • high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
    • the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
    • excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character

    While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.

    For more information, please visit the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship website.

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    MBA Certificate in Design and Innovation Management

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2015

    The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must have New American Status, which means one of the following 5 statements must be true
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are - or will, by the application deadline, be - in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of your birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen, or
      5. 5.) You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline,
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

    Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

    Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
    • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Allesee Metals/Jewelry Design Scholarship

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

    Brian Rizzi Memorial Metals/Jewelry Scholarship

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Painting

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Photography

    Travel Film Scholarship from WorldNomads.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 7, 2015

    Aspiring filmmakers, this is your chance to go on assignment to capture Colombia!

    This South American stunner’s doors are now open, and we believe that it has more than a few stories to tell. In our 2015 Travel Film Scholarship, we’re looking for one adventurous documentary filmmaker to capture the culture and the communities of Colombia’s Pacific Coast.

    Boasting more than its fair share of white-sand beaches, lush jungles and cloud forested mountain ranges, Colombia is a filmmaker’s dream. However, it’s beauty is matched by history, culture and people no less interesting or colourful.

    Your job will be to document the story of a Pacific community nestled in one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. This undiscovered paradise is just opening itself up to travellers and is chock full of some of the country’s best wildlife and adventure experiences. This is your opportunity to document how the community lives and how they are working to promote tourism to the region.

    For the first week of your assignment you’ll be mentored by a professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey to hone your technical skills and storytelling abilities. Then, you’ll spend three days in Bogota in a post-production workshop where you’ll work to craft your footage into an awesome 5-7 minute travel documentary.

  • The Prizes
    • A 10-day all-expenses-paid trip in Colombia
    • Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Bogotá, Colombia
    • 10-day professional mentorship from Brian Rapsey
    • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads

    To apply, submit a 3-minute documentary that profiles someone who inspires you to travel the world and tell us why you’re the right person for the job.

    For more information, please visit the World Nomads website.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Printmaking

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    The scholarship supports the next generation of creative potential on two levels. Round one winners will move on to compete for the grand prize, The Richard Diehl Award, in round two. Plus, entering is simple. Submit your best work and answer three short questions by August 31, 2015.

    Round 1 / $3,000 Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications, press releases, etc.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!

    Nemetschek Vectorworks values the different backgrounds and experiences that comprise the next generation of designers. We strive to provide funding to as many students as possible through a variety of scholarship options; however, a limited number of scholarships are issued each year.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must be:

    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and
    • pursuing a design-oriented degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

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

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

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

    Michigan Ceramic Art Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2016

    The Michigan Ceramic Art Association is seeking candidates for the 2016 MCAA Scholarship Award. Up to two $500 scholarships will be awarded.

    This award is to encourage students to further their ceramics education. We are looking for students who desire a career in ceramic arts or ceramics industries, and/or the teaching of ceramics arts.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a US citizen
    • Must be currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution of higher education within the state of Michigan
    • Desire a career in field of ceramics arts, ceramics industries, and/or the teaching of ceramics arts
    For more information, please visit the Michigan Ceramic Art Association website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

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