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

Art Education

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

Deadline: December 31, 2018

The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks.

Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the Institute’s work. Applicants must also:

  • Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in a college or university Department of Education program and the potential of a successful application for a teaching license; and submit a transcript of grades.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by submitting an original typewritten essay of approximately 500 words.
For more information, please visit the National Institute for Labor Relations Research website.

Michigan Art Education Association - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2019

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

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

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

    Digital Art and Design

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

    CrazyGames.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2018

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

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2019

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or an AB-540 student/DACA recipient
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2019
    • Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities from May 19-21, 2019. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF's scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Drawing

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or 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 July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 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

    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 July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Furniture Design

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2018

    Furniture Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2018-2019 competition challenge will be to design an original chair that is aesthetically pleasing and can be marketed to the residential and/or contract trade. The chair should be visually stunning, appropriate for manufacturing, fiscally feasible, and suitable within the constraints of mass production.

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

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school.

    Interior Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2018-2019 competition goal will be to complete a holistic day spa specializing in therapeutic treatment for multiple sclerosis patients.

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

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school.

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

    BedroomFurnitureDiscounts.com Design Success Award Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    Design is integral to great furniture. From aesthetics to function, great furniture starts with great design.

    With this in mind we want to provide a scholarship for the designers and architects of the future. So we have created the Bedroom Furniture Discounts Design Success Award Scholarship in the hope of supporting the industry heroes of the future.

    We would like those with an interest in furniture to create a 2 minute video discussing their favorite bedroom design idea and layout and explain why it’s their choice. It’s that simple.

  • Scholarship Information
  • The person who wins this scholarship will receive $500 to go towards higher education.

  • Participation Terms
  • The video entry that you submit should be about 2 minutes long and we would like you to touch on a number of areas, including:

    • Who is your favorite designer?
    • What is your favorite piece by that designer?
    • Why this is your chosen piece?
    • How this designer has influenced design today and will into the future?
    Eligibility
  • This is an award that is only available for students currently enrolled at a university or college.

    For more information, please visit the Bedroomfurniturediscounts.com website.

    International Furnishings and Design Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Its mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities benefiting individuals and institutions engaged in the education of and for the furnishings and design industry as well as those engaged in activities promoting, developing or enhancing the furnishings and design industries and the practice of these professions.

    The scholarships require undergraduate students to be majoring in Interior Design or closely related design/furnishings program.

  • Scholarships offered:
  • IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship - $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

  • Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

  • IFDA Student Member Scholarship - $2,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

  • Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

  • Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

  • Window Fashion Certified Professionals Fast Track Scholarship -One Full Registration ($1,000)
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Two or Three Year Interior Design or Related Program Students

    For more information, please visit the IFDA website

    We have had a winner of the Ruth Clark Scholarship!

    Graphic Design

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

    Deadline: November 30, 2018

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

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

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

    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Flyer

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

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

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

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

    Mas Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2018

    In 1996, the Mas family established a scholarship whose purpose is to advance the education of talented young Cuban and Cuban American men and women, furthering their commitment to promoting the benefits and opportunities that can be garnered through hard work in a free society. Since its establishment, over 200 students have been able to obtain a college education thanks to the Mas Family Scholarship, making it the largest scholarship program for students of Cuban descent. Many of these students have gone on to become leaders in their respective communities, reflecting the potential of what individuals can achieve given the freedom and opportunity to do so.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2019

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or an AB-540 student/DACA recipient
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2019
    • Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities from May 19-21, 2019. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF's scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    Illustration

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2018

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

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • Upload six digital images of your work to DropBox (300 dpi, jpeg preferred)
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    • Students need not be OPA members to apply
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters of America website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 29, 2019

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

    Design Problem

    A new urban transit center will be constructed in the heart of a major north eastern city. The Center will bring together all modes of public ground transportation in one facility: bus, trolley, light rail and train. The Developer in conjunction with the City has commissioned you to design a light fixture to illuminate the central hall. The light fixture(s) will be a signature piece, but it will also be functional. The central hall is the heart of the facility and will accommodate ticketing, waiting areas, public art and circulation to the transit platforms: The central hall is a 30’ high, 150’ x 150’ day lit space. The architectural design of the space is up to you.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    Interior Design

    IIDA-IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 26, 2018

    In partnership with the IIDA Foundation, the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship seeks to recognize that creating a diverse design community is paramount in making the world of design a more inclusive and innovative place.

    With the understanding that the design profession is enriched by increasing diversity at all levels, IA Interior Architects established the scholarship to recognize outstanding students who represent the future of the industry. IA also believes that interior design students will be a major force leading the way so the design industry has a well-defined voice in the diversity discussion. Every student, with their varied backgrounds and inherent differences, will help push the profession to be better and champion this important movement. IA is looking forward to hearing what the next generation of designers has to say.

  • Eligibility:
  • This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

    Students will submit a 500-word essay that expresses their point of view on the world of design through different lenses, and how diversity and innovation are interrelated.

  • Awards
    • One $5,000 scholarship
    • One $3,000 scholarship
    • Four $500 scholarships
    For more information, please visit the IIDA website.

    PAVE Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

    The annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs. The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence.

    The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence. As a company, we challenge ourselves to bring fresh thinking and customer-centric innovation every day.

  • For this challenge we encourage you to:
    • THINK BEYOND CURRENT TRENDS - Set the standard for others to follow
    • COMBINE DESIGN FIELDS - Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Merchandising and Graphic Design
    • EXPAND THE WAY WE ENGAGE OUR CUSTOMERS - To create a one-of-a-kind in-store environment
    • We highly encourage you to push the envelope of your thinking and improve home improvement.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    • This competition is open to undergraduate college students only.
    • Students may only enter as a team of 2 or submit an individual entry.
    • The student’s name and school name is not to be visible anywhere on the presentation pages or cover.
    • Complete and submit an online copy of the entry form as well as print a copy of the entry form along with the disclaimer.

    Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life.

  • Prizes Included:
    • First Place - $8,00
    • Second Place - $5,500
    • Third Place - $3,000
    • Honorable Mention - $1,000
    • *Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2018 PAVE Gala on December 5, 2018 in New York City
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    NEWH Harvey Nudelman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 5, 2018

    NEWH, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. NEWH, Inc. is offering scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design.

    NEWH, Inc. is offering the $5,000 NEWH Harvey Nudelman scholarship sponsored by Fabricut Contract & FR One. Open to students pursuing a major in interior design and a career objective in the hospitality industry. The scholarship sponsor and recipient will be honored during HD Expo on May 15-17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the awards event (travel/lodging provided).

  • Qualifying Criteria:
    • Actively enrolled student: 4-year sophomore/second year and above, or graduate level
    • 3.0 GPA (cumulative) or overall “B” average or grade percentage of 83% – 86% equivalent
    • Financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Interior Design major with career objective in the hospitality industry
    • Must be able to attend the awards event: HD Expo in Las Vegas May 15-17, 2019, with travel/airfare and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    Gensler Brinkman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 9, 2018

    Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $300,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 20 years.

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship

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

  • Eligibility:
    • An underrepresented or minority student
    • Enrolled in a NAAB-accredited architecture program
    • Entering into the final year of their current academic program in the Fall of 2019
  • Process:
    • Complete the online application form
    • Resume
    • Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic program
    • One advanced-level architecture project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Work done with a single partner may be submitted, but it must include a description of the applicant’s specific contribution and a letter of support from the applicant’s collaborative partner.
    GENSLER BRINKMANN SCHOLARSHIP

    Awards students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Enrolled in a CIDA-accredited interior design program
    • Entering into the final year of their current academic program in the Fall of 2019
  • Process:
    • Complete the online application form
    • Resume
    • Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic institution
    • One advanced-level commercial interior design project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Group projects will not be considered.
    For more information, please visit the Gensler Brinkman website.

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2018

    Furniture Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2018-2019 competition challenge will be to design an original chair that is aesthetically pleasing and can be marketed to the residential and/or contract trade. The chair should be visually stunning, appropriate for manufacturing, fiscally feasible, and suitable within the constraints of mass production.

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

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school.

    Interior Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2018-2019 competition goal will be to complete a holistic day spa specializing in therapeutic treatment for multiple sclerosis patients.

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

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school.

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

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 12, 2018

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

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winning applicant who will be honored at HD Expo May 15-17, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with paid airfare and lodging provided. 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Submit a lavatory faucet design presented in polished chrome finish
    • Enrolled student: sophomore/second year and above or graduate
    • Must show financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    • Winner must attend the awards event May 15-17, 2019 at HD Expo in Las Vegas (paid airfare/lodging provided)
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    RoomtoRooms Interior Space Design Success Award Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2018

    Design is integral to the interior spaces people occupy today. From start to finish, the quality of a layout, use of interior décor, and fixtures will have a major influence on how functional the space will be to those who will occupy it. Are you next in creating the ultimate interior green space design?

    With this in mind we want to provide a scholarship for the Interior Designers, Architects of the future. So we have created the Roomtorooms Interior Space Design Success Award Scholarship in the hope of supporting the industry visionaries of the future.

    We would like those with an interest in interior design and architecture to create a 2 minute video discussing their interests, goals and idea in design and interior space. It’s that simple.

    Participation Terms

    The video entry that you submit should be about 2 minutes long and we would like you to touch on a number of areas of becoming a great designer, including:

    • Key characteristics of a great interior space designers?
    • What is your favorite part of becoming an architect or Interior Designer?
    • How advances in technology pertaining to design of interior spaces improved the Interior Design Industry?
    • Who is your inspiration and why?

    The submission that is the best will be awarded a scholarship of $1000 that can be used for education.

  • Eligibility
  • This is an award that is only available for students currently enrolled at a university or college.
  • For more information, please visit the RoomtoRooms website.

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 3, 2019

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

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

  • Adaptive Reuse Hotel Project
    • $7,500 undergraduate scholarship award
    • $7,500 graduate scholarship award
    • Includes: Airfare & lodging to awards event at HD Expo on May 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Open to Interior Design or Architecture students; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students attending an accredited college.
    • Up to (2) students majoring in Interior Design or Architecture (only) may work together as a team. If awarded, students would split the $7,500 scholarship. Each student would receive paid travel and lodging to the awards event.
    • Winner(s) must be able to attend the awards event with travel/lodging provided: May 15, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada at HD Expo. If unable to attend the awards event, the student may select (1) college representative to attend on their behalf.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 28, 2019

    The student-based interiors+sources I Like Design Competition focuses on providing current students with an opportunity to showcase their work and connect with design professionals. The challenge will push students to consider space limitations, the use of materials, and industry standards they will need in the field.

  • The Challenge
  • Office buildings are looking for new ways to attract and retain tenants through the addition of amenity spaces: coffee bars, mix-use rooms, in-building gyms, laundry and salon services, and more. For the 2019 I Like Design contest, students are asked to design a first floor amenity space of their choosing for a corporate building.

    The space is an unused 1,500 square foot office for a building that holds 16 companies that range from a small marketing firm to a mid-sized technology start-up. The amenity space should fulfill the needs of current and future tenants, be able to accommodate a range of users, and retain or add to the building’s overall worth.

    Designs must include a minimum of one (1) product from each of our sponsors (TBD).

  • Eligibility
    • The Student Design Competition is open to students who are enrolled as of January 1, 2019 in an interior design program or institution in North America.
    • No entry fee for student participants. All entry fees have been generously donated by the I Like Design sponsors.
    For more information, please visit the Interiors and Sources Competition website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 29, 2019

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

    Design Problem

    A new urban transit center will be constructed in the heart of a major north eastern city. The Center will bring together all modes of public ground transportation in one facility: bus, trolley, light rail and train. The Developer in conjunction with the City has commissioned you to design a light fixture to illuminate the central hall. The light fixture(s) will be a signature piece, but it will also be functional. The central hall is the heart of the facility and will accommodate ticketing, waiting areas, public art and circulation to the transit platforms: The central hall is a 30’ high, 150’ x 150’ day lit space. The architectural design of the space is up to you.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    International Furnishings and Design Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Its mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities benefiting individuals and institutions engaged in the education of and for the furnishings and design industry as well as those engaged in activities promoting, developing or enhancing the furnishings and design industries and the practice of these professions.

    The scholarships require undergraduate students to be majoring in Interior Design or closely related design/furnishings program.

  • Scholarships offered:
  • IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship - $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

  • Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

  • IFDA Student Member Scholarship - $2,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

  • Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

  • Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

  • Window Fashion Certified Professionals Fast Track Scholarship -One Full Registration ($1,000)
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Two or Three Year Interior Design or Related Program Students

    For more information, please visit the IFDA website

    We have had a winner of the Ruth Clark Scholarship!

    Plum Goose Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Plum Goose is a prominent furniture and lighting store offering top of the line furniture, lighting, and home décor products. We have a huge selection of products for customers to choose from to decorate their home how they want and we pride ourselves on giving customers an easy way to find everything they need for their space.

    At Plum Goose, we understand how costly paying for a higher education might be. To help with these costs, we are offering a $500 scholarship to students studying interior design or a related subject and who are attending an accredited college or university.

    Today, there are more options than ever before when someone wants to redesign their space and make sure it fits with what they need. Interior designers often start with nothing and work to put together everything needed to create the perfect room or home.

    Along these lines, applicants interested in applying for this scholarship should write a 1,000-word essay about how they would redesign their current living space, whether it’s a dorm, an apartment, or a home. What types of furniture or décor items might you need and why would you choose them? What colors would you use, and why?

  • REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY
    • You must be accepted into a college or university
    • GPA must be at least 3.0
    • You must be in good standing at your college or university
    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    • Any class student may apply
  • APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Submit an essay no longer than 1,000 words to scholarship@plumgoose.com
  • We encourage personal stories and anecdotes to illustrate your points. Your essay should include excellent grammar and show a thorough understanding of the topic.

    For more information, please visit the Plum Goose website.

    MA in Visual and Critical Studies

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active, or you are awaiting renewal of your DACA status, or you had DACA status, but because the program was rescinded by the US Government, you no longer have DACA status.
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2019, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2018

    CAA’s Professional Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

    One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a free, one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

  • Eligibility:
  • CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; will receive their MFA or PhD degree in the calendar year 2019, following the year of application (2018 for the current fellowship cycle); and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in approach, technique, or perspective in their contribution to art history and the visual arts. A jury of artists, curators, and other professionals will review all applications in fall 2018 and announce the recipients in January 2019.

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

    Master of Architecture

    IIDA-IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 26, 2018

    In partnership with the IIDA Foundation, the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship seeks to recognize that creating a diverse design community is paramount in making the world of design a more inclusive and innovative place.

    With the understanding that the design profession is enriched by increasing diversity at all levels, IA Interior Architects established the scholarship to recognize outstanding students who represent the future of the industry. IA also believes that interior design students will be a major force leading the way so the design industry has a well-defined voice in the diversity discussion. Every student, with their varied backgrounds and inherent differences, will help push the profession to be better and champion this important movement. IA is looking forward to hearing what the next generation of designers has to say.

  • Eligibility:
  • This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

    Students will submit a 500-word essay that expresses their point of view on the world of design through different lenses, and how diversity and innovation are interrelated.

  • Awards
    • One $5,000 scholarship
    • One $3,000 scholarship
    • Four $500 scholarships
    For more information, please visit the IIDA website.

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active, or you are awaiting renewal of your DACA status, or you had DACA status, but because the program was rescinded by the US Government, you no longer have DACA status.
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2019, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2018

    CAA’s Professional Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

    One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a free, one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

  • Eligibility:
  • CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; will receive their MFA or PhD degree in the calendar year 2019, following the year of application (2018 for the current fellowship cycle); and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in approach, technique, or perspective in their contribution to art history and the visual arts. A jury of artists, curators, and other professionals will review all applications in fall 2018 and announce the recipients in January 2019.

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

    Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 1, 2018

    This creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions recognizes alumna Kate Neal Kinley's dedication to the arts.

    Are you seeking advanced study in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning? We invite you to apply for the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship.

  • 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.

    Gensler Brinkman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 9, 2018

    Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $300,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 20 years.

    Gensler Diversity Scholarship

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

  • Eligibility:
    • An underrepresented or minority student
    • Enrolled in a NAAB-accredited architecture program
    • Entering into the final year of their current academic program in the Fall of 2019
  • Process:
    • Complete the online application form
    • Resume
    • Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic program
    • One advanced-level architecture project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Work done with a single partner may be submitted, but it must include a description of the applicant’s specific contribution and a letter of support from the applicant’s collaborative partner.
    GENSLER BRINKMANN SCHOLARSHIP

    Awards students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Enrolled in a CIDA-accredited interior design program
    • Entering into the final year of their current academic program in the Fall of 2019
  • Process:
    • Complete the online application form
    • Resume
    • Letter of nomination from dean or chair of academic institution
    • One advanced-level commercial interior design project with written description (500 words and 10 pages, maximum). Group projects will not be considered.
    For more information, please visit the Gensler Brinkman website.

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 12, 2018

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

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winning applicant who will be honored at HD Expo May 15-17, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with paid airfare and lodging provided. 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Submit a lavatory faucet design presented in polished chrome finish
    • Enrolled student: sophomore/second year and above or graduate
    • Must show financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    • Winner must attend the awards event May 15-17, 2019 at HD Expo in Las Vegas (paid airfare/lodging provided)
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    RoomtoRooms Interior Space Design Success Award Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2018

    Design is integral to the interior spaces people occupy today. From start to finish, the quality of a layout, use of interior décor, and fixtures will have a major influence on how functional the space will be to those who will occupy it. Are you next in creating the ultimate interior green space design?

    With this in mind we want to provide a scholarship for the Interior Designers, Architects of the future. So we have created the Roomtorooms Interior Space Design Success Award Scholarship in the hope of supporting the industry visionaries of the future.

    We would like those with an interest in interior design and architecture to create a 2 minute video discussing their interests, goals and idea in design and interior space. It’s that simple.

    Participation Terms

    The video entry that you submit should be about 2 minutes long and we would like you to touch on a number of areas of becoming a great designer, including:

    • Key characteristics of a great interior space designers?
    • What is your favorite part of becoming an architect or Interior Designer?
    • How advances in technology pertaining to design of interior spaces improved the Interior Design Industry?
    • Who is your inspiration and why?

    The submission that is the best will be awarded a scholarship of $1000 that can be used for education.

  • Eligibility
  • This is an award that is only available for students currently enrolled at a university or college.
  • For more information, please visit the RoomtoRooms website.

    Society of Architectural Historians - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 31, 2018

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

    HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship

    The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field the opportunity to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2019. The Fellow will prepare a written history that focuses on a significant U.S. building or site for the permanent HABS collection at the Library of Congress. The Fellow’s research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected for documentation by HABS staff. The Fellow is usually stationed in the HABS Washington, D.C., office. The Fellow will be selected by a jury of two SAH members and one HABS representative.

    The award consists of a $12,000 stipend and SAH conference registration and travel expenses up to $1,000. The successful applicant will be notified in late February and will be recognized at the SAH 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island (April 24–28, 2019). The award includes travel, hotel accommodation, and registration for the SAH Providence conference up to $1,000. The award will be announced in the May 2019 issue of the SAH Newsletter.

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

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

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

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

    The committee will award the fellowship by February 1, 2019, at which time the recipient will choose from the pre-defined list of available topics. The fellowship grant of $2,500 will be contingent upon the recipient's completion of the project, which is expected to require 150 hours of work. A portion of the award ($500) will be paid in early June to cover the recipient's immediate expenses. The balance of the award ($2,000) will be payable upon completion of the project. The completed project must be submitted to SAH by August 31, 2019.

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

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

    NEWH Green Voice Design Competion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 3, 2019

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

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

  • Adaptive Reuse Hotel Project
    • $7,500 undergraduate scholarship award
    • $7,500 graduate scholarship award
    • Includes: Airfare & lodging to awards event at HD Expo on May 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Open to Interior Design or Architecture students; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students attending an accredited college.
    • Up to (2) students majoring in Interior Design or Architecture (only) may work together as a team. If awarded, students would split the $7,500 scholarship. Each student would receive paid travel and lodging to the awards event.
    • Winner(s) must be able to attend the awards event with travel/lodging provided: May 15, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada at HD Expo. If unable to attend the awards event, the student may select (1) college representative to attend on their behalf.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 29, 2019

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

    Design Problem

    A new urban transit center will be constructed in the heart of a major north eastern city. The Center will bring together all modes of public ground transportation in one facility: bus, trolley, light rail and train. The Developer in conjunction with the City has commissioned you to design a light fixture to illuminate the central hall. The light fixture(s) will be a signature piece, but it will also be functional. The central hall is the heart of the facility and will accommodate ticketing, waiting areas, public art and circulation to the transit platforms: The central hall is a 30’ high, 150’ x 150’ day lit space. The architectural design of the space is up to you.

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

      Prizes will be awarded annually:

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

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

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active, or you are awaiting renewal of your DACA status, or you had DACA status, but because the program was rescinded by the US Government, you no longer have DACA status.
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2019, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • 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.

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

    Deadline: December 31, 2018

    The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.

    One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks.

    Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.

    The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the Institute’s work. Applicants must also:

    • Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in a college or university Department of Education program and the potential of a successful application for a teaching license; and submit a transcript of grades.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by submitting an original typewritten essay of approximately 500 words.
    For more information, please visit the National Institute for Labor Relations Research website.

    Master of Arts in Design

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active, or you are awaiting renewal of your DACA status, or you had DACA status, but because the program was rescinded by the US Government, you no longer have DACA status.
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2019, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2018

    CAA’s Professional Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

    One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a free, one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

  • Eligibility:
  • CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; will receive their MFA or PhD degree in the calendar year 2019, following the year of application (2018 for the current fellowship cycle); and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in approach, technique, or perspective in their contribution to art history and the visual arts. A jury of artists, curators, and other professionals will review all applications in fall 2018 and announce the recipients in January 2019.

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

    Master of Fine Arts

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
      1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
      2. 2.) Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
      4. 4.) Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
      5. 5.) DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active, or you are awaiting renewal of your DACA status, or you had DACA status, but because the program was rescinded by the US Government, you no longer have DACA status.
    • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
    • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2019, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
    • 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, 2018

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

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

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

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

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2018

    CAA’s Professional Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

    One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a free, one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

  • Eligibility:
  • CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; will receive their MFA or PhD degree in the calendar year 2019, following the year of application (2018 for the current fellowship cycle); and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in approach, technique, or perspective in their contribution to art history and the visual arts. A jury of artists, curators, and other professionals will review all applications in fall 2018 and announce the recipients in January 2019.

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

    Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 1, 2018

    This creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions recognizes alumna Kate Neal Kinley's dedication to the arts.

    Are you seeking advanced study in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning? We invite you to apply for the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship.

  • 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, 2018

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

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • Upload six digital images of your work to DropBox (300 dpi, jpeg preferred)
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    • Students need not be OPA members to apply
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters of America website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or 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 July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    My Jewelry Repair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 25, 2019

    At My Jewelry Repair, we believe in the value of a good education. Our WOSTEP certified watchmakers take a methodical, calculating, and precise approach to watch repair and jewelry repair services. We support students who convey that same sense of passion and meticulous in their academic work. As part of our commitment to helping students advance in their career of their choice, we are proud to offer the My Jewelry Repair scholarship. This award will be renewed yearly and awarded to the winning entrant of our scholarship essay contest.

  • Amount: $1000
  • Requirements:
    • U.S. citizen
    • Full- or part-time enrollment in a university, community college, or other accredited academic program
    • Email your application to info@myjewelryrepair.com. The application includes your essay, contact information, and school ID number.
  • Essay Prompt:
  • Please explain what inspired you to enter the jewelry repair industry and what innovations you hope to bring to it.

    At this time, only students from jewelry repair training or similar technical schools will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. All essays should be no more than 1000 words, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, and double-spaced paragraphs.

    For more information, please visit the My Jewelry Repair 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 July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 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, 2018

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

  • Please submit:
    • cover letter
    • one page resume
    • Upload six digital images of your work to DropBox (300 dpi, jpeg preferred)
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    • Students need not be OPA members to apply
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters of America website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or 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 July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Photography

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2018

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

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

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Lightroom has changed Photography
    • Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
    • How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
    • How to apply a cinematic look to photographs using Lightroom
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • High school seniors and currently enrolled College students may apply
    • Employees and their immediate family members of LightroomPresets.com are not eligible to participate.

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

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    PhotographyTalk Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 15, 2019

    At PhotographyTalk, our mission is to help people become better photographers. That includes helping amateur and professional photographers expand their skill set to take better photos and build more successful photography businesses. Now, we’re expanding our footprint to help a whole new group of people - students - to use photography to better their place in the world.

    Whether you’re studying to be an auto mechanic, a teacher or the next Jeff Bezos, photography does not discriminate. These days, we all carry around cell phones that have amazing cameras, which means anyone can master the art of photography. We want to help the next generation of photographers realize their educational dreams by supporting students in their college studies.

    Each year, one college-bound student will receive a $1,000 PhotographyTalk Scholarship that can be used for tuition, fees, and related educational expenses.

  • Scholarship Eligibility
    • Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States.
    • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Applicants for the PhotographyTalk Scholarship must be accepted or enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.
    • Students must be enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • There are two ways to apply for the scholarship:
    1. Write an essay (1,000 words or less) that answers the questions outlined in the next section.
      • Post the essay on medium.com
      • Title the essay “PhotographyTalk Scholarship”
      • Include a link back to the PhotographyTalk Scholarship page in the body of the essay.
    2. Produce a 3-5 minute video that answers the questions outlined in the next section.
      • Post the video to YouTube
      • Title the video “PhotographyTalk Scholarship”
      • Include a link back to the PhotographyTalk Scholarship page in the video description
  • Answer the Following Questions in Your Essay or Video
    • Provide a concrete example of how photography has impacted your life.
    • Identify your greatest photography strength and weakness.
    • Why do you deserve this scholarship?
    • Where do you see yourself in five years, and how will this scholarship help you get to that point?
    • How do you intend to use photography to improve the world in which we live?

    Once you’ve posted your essay or video, email us at scholarship@photographytalk.com. In the email, please include the following:

    • In the subject line, write “PhotographyTalk Scholarship Submission”
    • In the body of the email, include a link to your essay or video, and your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, as well as the name and website of the college, university or vocational school to which you’ve been accepted or are currently attending.
    • Attach documentation showing that you’ve been accepted or are currently attending a tuition-based college, university, or vocational school.
    For more information, please visit the PhotographyTalk website.

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or 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.

    Pretty Photoshop Actions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2019

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 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, 2019

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or 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 July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 1-April 30

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art or 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 July 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit October 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit January 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit April 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!