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“Outside Scholarship” Disclaimer:

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

Art Education

Michigan Art Education Association - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 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

    Collaborative Design

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Digital Art and Design

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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.

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    The Foundation For Outdoor Advertising Research and Education - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 12, 2019

    The FOARE Scholarship Program supports the education and career goals of those who are part of the outdoor advertising industry family (billboards, digital boards, bus wraps, kiosks, etc.) along with other students pursuing a course of study related to the industry. The Foundation awards scholarships on an annual basis, including a Creative Arts/Design Scholarship consisting of $3,000.

  • Creative Arts/Design Scholarship ($3,000)
  • FOARE has designated a scholarship for a student enrolled in a creative arts or design program. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be enrolled or accepted for an accredited design school program or pursing a course in graphic design studies or a related field and seeking an Associates of Arts (AA) degree, an undergraduate degree, or a graduate degree; or have been accepted into a Master’s or Doctoral program in graphic design or a related field at an accredited design school or other accredited institution.

  • Eligibility for Creative Arts/Design Scholarship:
    • Must be enrolled in a creative arts or design program pursuing a course in graphic design or a related field and seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Must submit 3 copies of a work sample/portfolio in digital form. The portfolio should not exceed two pieces. Portfolios cannot be returned.
    • Must include one letter of recommendation
    • Must submit official transcript
    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Advertising Association of America website.

    BECK Digital Web Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2019

    At BECK Digital, we thrive on redefining the digital space. We recognize the importance of nurturing web design and development talent, and believe investing in young scholars betters the entire industry.

    To promote education and growth for those choosing to pursue a degree or profession in web design and/or development, we are pleased to announce our second $500 Web Design/Development Scholarship for the Spring 2019 semester.

  • Who Should Apply
  • Highly-motivated college students in web design and/or development are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by January 1, 2019 at any accredited U.S. College, university or technical college.

    Please complete the on-line application, attach your resume and feel free to include any portfolio, website or applicable links for review. Also, please provide a description of:

    • What inspired you to pursue web design and/or development
    • How you expect your education or college experience to be enhanced by this scholarship
    • Why you deserve this scholarship

    A panel of BECK team members who are experts in web design, programming and development will review all applications and make a decision by July 31, 2019.

    For more information, please visit the BECK website.

    KCAD has had a winner!

    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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2019) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form (attached), portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Against the Grain Lyly Koenig Mendez Memorial Artistic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 6, 2019

    #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

    This memorial artistic scholarship was created in Lyly Koenig Mendez's honor specifically to support talented emerging Asian American graphic or fashion design students like her and dedicated with love as a reminder of her unique spirit and legacy to #LiveLikeLyly.

  • Awards: $1,000 to be applied towards school tuition and fees
  • General Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
    • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
    • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, associate/bachelor/master degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in fashion or graphic design.
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

    • Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
    • Academic performance
    • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Phone/in-person committee interview

    Please note that Scholarship Winners will be required to submit a short 1 minute “thank you” video to be uploaded to our social media.

    For more information, please visit the Against the Grain 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!

    Furniture Design

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Kendall Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 22, 2019

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Kendall Design Scholarship ($1000) is available to a junior or senior-level interior or industrial design student at Kendall College of Art & Design. This scholarship is only available to KCAD students.

  • Students must:
    • Be in the Interior Design or Industrial Design major at KCAD
    • Must maintain full-time uninterrupted study during the subsequent school year
    • Students are required to submit an essay outlining academic strengths, why the student is applying for the award, personal and professional goals, career objectives as well as current and past demonstration of leadership abilities.
    • Must submit a transcript reflecting a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better

    Please submit applications to Tara McCrackin, Interior Design faculty member at KCAD. Her office is in the Fountain St building, Office 525.

    For more information, please visit the Trendway 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.

    Madbury Road Design Success Award Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    Design is integral to great outdoor furniture. From aesthetics to function, great outdoor 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 Madbury Road Design Success Award Scholarship in the hope of supporting the industry heroes of the future.

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

    The person who wins this scholarship will receive $1,000 to go towards higher education.

  • Eligibility
  • This is an award that is only available for students currently enrolled at a university or college.

  • 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?
  • Applications Process
  • The video should not be longer than two minutes. To enter, all you have to do is upload the video on YouTube and use Madbury Road Design Success Award Scholarship as the title. It is also necessary for you to put a link to this scholarship page within the description portion on YouTube.

    Once you have done all of the above steps, you can email us at scholarship@madburyroad.com providing us a link to your video and the following information:

    • Your full name, telephone number and mailing address.
    • The name of the college or university that you currently attend or will be attending.
    • Proof that you have, either been accepted, or are currently attending the college or university that you specified.
    • The area that you study.
    For more information, please visit the Madbury Road website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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!

    International Casual Furnishings Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    The ICFA / Richard Frinier Design Scholarship was established in 2016 and is endowed by the renowned designer and his wife and partner, Catherine, to inspire design students in the creation of innovative outdoor living spaces for residential, contract and hospitality environments. The annual scholarship is awarded to the winner of an online competition in which college-level students submit their original designs for outdoor living products.

  • Eligibility:
    • The competition is open to junior- or senior-level students of design, M.A. or M.F.A. students of design.
    • Students must be full-time residents of the United States and/or full-time students at an accredited university in the United States at the time of entry submission, and must be available to participate in related activities should their entry win the competition.
    • Student designers must work individually on their product design submission wholly and completely independent of others, meaning it must be their sole and separate design concept, sketches, images, story and content. Students may consult with professors or material providers in their design process, so long as the design is one of their own and not a product or result of collaborating with anyone else.
    For more information, please visit the International Casual Furnishings Association website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Graphic Design

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute Inc. - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 5, 2019

    Investing in the education and success of our workforce is an important priority to our organization. TLMI provides scholarships in three categories: two-year college degree program ($1,000), four-year college degree program ($5,000), and full-time employees of member companies ($5,000).

    Scholarship selection is based on academic achievement, a demonstrated interest in the tag, label and package printing industry, a statement of goals, a personal interview and a letter from the applicant’s employer verifying the applicant’s employment status (if applicable).

      Criteria
      • The applicant must demonstrate interest in employment in the tag, label industry and package printing industry.
      • Major course work should include courses which are relevant to the tag, label and package printing industry. These courses can include (but are not limited to) Management, Sales/Marketing, Graphic Design or Fine Arts, or Production.
      • The applicant must submit an official transcript and maintain a minimum of a 3.00 GPA.
      • The applicant must attend, full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
      • The four-year college program scholarship is reserved for junior and senior year students only.
      For more information, please visit the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute website.

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    Against the Grain Lyly Koenig Mendez Memorial Artistic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 6, 2019

    #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

    This memorial artistic scholarship was created in Lyly Koenig Mendez's honor specifically to support talented emerging Asian American graphic or fashion design students like her and dedicated with love as a reminder of her unique spirit and legacy to #LiveLikeLyly.

  • Awards: $1,000 to be applied towards school tuition and fees
  • General Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
    • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
    • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, associate/bachelor/master degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in fashion or graphic design.
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

    • Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
    • Academic performance
    • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Phone/in-person committee interview

    Please note that Scholarship Winners will be required to submit a short 1 minute “thank you” video to be uploaded to our social media.

    For more information, please visit the Against the Grain website.

    The Foundation For Outdoor Advertising Research and Education - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 12, 2019

    The FOARE Scholarship Program supports the education and career goals of those who are part of the outdoor advertising industry family (billboards, digital boards, bus wraps, kiosks, etc.) along with other students pursuing a course of study related to the industry. The Foundation awards scholarships on an annual basis, including a Creative Arts/Design Scholarship consisting of $3,000.

  • Creative Arts/Design Scholarship ($3,000)
  • FOARE has designated a scholarship for a student enrolled in a creative arts or design program. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be enrolled or accepted for an accredited design school program or pursing a course in graphic design studies or a related field and seeking an Associates of Arts (AA) degree, an undergraduate degree, or a graduate degree; or have been accepted into a Master’s or Doctoral program in graphic design or a related field at an accredited design school or other accredited institution.

  • Eligibility for Creative Arts/Design Scholarship:
    • Must be enrolled in a creative arts or design program pursuing a course in graphic design or a related field and seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Must submit 3 copies of a work sample/portfolio in digital form. The portfolio should not exceed two pieces. Portfolios cannot be returned.
    • Must include one letter of recommendation
    • Must submit official transcript
    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Advertising Association of America website.

    FreeLogoServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

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

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

    Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

    The team at Indy Displays is proud to help further the education of tomorrow’s professionals in graphic design and visual arts. The work of great designers is crucial to the production of each outstanding display we deliver to our clients. Indy Displays believes in supporting talented artists and is offering a $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Applied Arts.

  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000, awarded to one student per year
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Any high school senior entering U.S. accredited university or college Fall 2019 and planning to pursue a major in Graphic Design or Applied Arts OR any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in U.S. accredited university or college pursuing a Graphic Design or Applied Arts degree.
    • Legal U.S. resident at least 18 years of age.
  • Application Guidelines:
  • Using the image file on their website, create a unique visual design displayed on the blank trade show display. Submissions are not required to follow the typical trade show display design and applicants are encouraged to think outside of the box. This is an opportunity to showcase your individual creativity and talent! *Indy Displays will never use scholarship application submissions commercially.*

  • Essay:
  • Submit a short essay answering the following prompt:
  • Why are you passionate about pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Applied Arts? (200-300 words)
  • How to Apply:
  • Email a file of your design and essay answer to: scholarship@indydisplays.com Please include your name, age, major, and accredited university or college

    For more information, please visit the Indy Displays website.

    BECK Digital Web Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2019

    At BECK Digital, we thrive on redefining the digital space. We recognize the importance of nurturing web design and development talent, and believe investing in young scholars betters the entire industry.

    To promote education and growth for those choosing to pursue a degree or profession in web design and/or development, we are pleased to announce our second $500 Web Design/Development Scholarship for the Spring 2019 semester.

  • Who Should Apply
  • Highly-motivated college students in web design and/or development are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by January 1, 2019 at any accredited U.S. College, university or technical college.

    Please complete the on-line application, attach your resume and feel free to include any portfolio, website or applicable links for review. Also, please provide a description of:

    • What inspired you to pursue web design and/or development
    • How you expect your education or college experience to be enhanced by this scholarship
    • Why you deserve this scholarship

    A panel of BECK team members who are experts in web design, programming and development will review all applications and make a decision by July 31, 2019.

    For more information, please visit the BECK website.

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Illustration

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2019) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form (attached), portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    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

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Kendall Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 22, 2019

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Kendall Design Scholarship ($1000) is available to a junior or senior-level interior or industrial design student at Kendall College of Art & Design. This scholarship is only available to KCAD students.

  • Students must:
    • Be in the Interior Design or Industrial Design major at KCAD
    • Must maintain full-time uninterrupted study during the subsequent school year
    • Students are required to submit an essay outlining academic strengths, why the student is applying for the award, personal and professional goals, career objectives as well as current and past demonstration of leadership abilities.
    • Must submit a transcript reflecting a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better

    Please submit applications to Tara McCrackin, Interior Design faculty member at KCAD. Her office is in the Fountain St building, Office 525.

    For more information, please visit the Trendway 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.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Two Ten Footwear - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 5, 2019

    Two Ten provides scholarship opportunities to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear. Applicants are evaluated by financial need and design potential.

  • Footwear Design Scholarships:
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Studying design with a focus on footwear.
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school
    • Applicant must submit three design drawings from their portfolio
    For more information, please visit the TwoTen Footwear Foundation webpage.

    IDSA Industrial Designers Society of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 20, 2019

    IDSA, through the Design Foundation—a public charity supporting design education—grants an undergraduate scholarship that recognizes excellence in design education. The recipient earns $1,500 USD to be used for undergraduate course tuition fees in the completion of an industrial design degree. Awards are based solely on the excellence of the work students have submitted.

  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and pursuing an industrial design degree.
    • Applicants must have completed their freshman year of college, have at least one semester of undergraduate studies remaining prior to graduation and must be earning a “B” or better cumulative GPA.
    • Applicants must be a student member of IDSA.
    For more information, please visit the IDSA website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    The Automotive Hall of Fame serves as administrator to over $20,000 in combined college scholarships annually to students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive career.

      To be eligible for a scholarship you must:
    • Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career.
    • Provide an official transcript of all academic work.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests.
    • Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program.
    • Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application.
    • Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa.
    • Must be enrolled full-time.
    • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
    For more information, please visit the Automotive Hall of Fame website.

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Interior Design

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Kendall Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 22, 2019

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Kendall Design Scholarship ($1000) is available to a junior or senior-level interior or industrial design student at Kendall College of Art & Design. This scholarship is only available to KCAD students.

  • Students must:
    • Be in the Interior Design or Industrial Design major at KCAD
    • Must maintain full-time uninterrupted study during the subsequent school year
    • Students are required to submit an essay outlining academic strengths, why the student is applying for the award, personal and professional goals, career objectives as well as current and past demonstration of leadership abilities.
    • Must submit a transcript reflecting a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better

    Please submit applications to Tara McCrackin, Interior Design faculty member at KCAD. Her office is in the Fountain St building, Office 525.

    For more information, please visit the Trendway 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.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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!

    ASID American Society of Interior Designers Education Foundation Inc - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 17, 2019

    At ASID, we know education matters. That’s why the ASID Foundation, in partnership with our ASID Industry Partners, provides a number of annual scholarships and grant opportunities available to expand research and knowledge around the impact of interior design on behavior, health, and well-being.

  • Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates - $4000
  • The Legacy Scholarship is open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year accredited program of interior design. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. The jury will evaluate entries on academic record, presentation skills, design and planning competency, and conceptual creativity.

  • Application Requirements:
    • Design portfolio featuring 8-12 examples of work which demonstrates design solutions that positively impact occupant’s well-being.
    • Portfolio statement (500 word maximum)
    • Personal statement
    • Transcript (An unofficial copy will be accepted)
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Biographical statement
    • Headshot
  • Joel Polsky Achievement Award - $5000
  • The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding interior design research project or thesis project conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student. This project or thesis should be related to wellness and design. Research papers or theses should address such topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Entries will be judged on quality of content, breadth of material, comprehensive coverage of topic, innovative subject matter, bibliography, and references.

  • Application Requirements:
    • Abstract (maximum of 250 words)
    • Thesis, dissertation, or research project
    • Transcript
    • Biographical statement
    • Headshot
  • Joel Polsky Prize - $5,000
  • Given annually, the Joel Polsky Prize recognizes outstanding academic contributions to interior design through print or digital communication. This year the ASID Foundation is seeking submissions focusing on the impact of design on health and wellness. Submissions should address the needs of the public, designers, and students on topics such as, educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Types of entries can include, but are not limited to, books, whitepapers, blogs, and videos. Entries will be judged on innovation of subject matter, comprehensive and original coverage of topic, organization, graphic presentation, bibliography, and references.

  • Application Requirements:
    • Description of the publication or visual communication (250 word maximum)
    • Copy of Publication or Visual Communication
    • Biographical Statement
    • Headshot
    For more information, please visit the ASID Foundation website.

    National Kitchen and Bath Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 6, 2019

    A winning entry in this competition increases industry visibility, peer recognition, and offers valuable publicity opportunities. The NKBA Student Design Competition acknowledges the talent of student kitchen and bath designers. Students must plan beautiful, safe and functional spaces on a budget, incorporating creative design statements and aesthetically pleasing design solutions.

    NKBA student members may enter the kitchen competition, the bath competition, or both competitions. Entrants must design a kitchen and/or bath based on the client requests and plans provided.

    The winners in both the kitchen competition and bath competition will be recognized by their peers and industry professionals at a ceremony held during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®) 2020. The winning designs will also be featured in NKBA's Inspiration + Innovation magazine, and awarded the following:

    • First Place: $5000 Scholarship
    • Second Place: $2500 Scholarship
    • Third Place: $1000 Scholarship

    Award-winners will receive a complimentary registration to KBIS® 2020 which includes admission to the awards ceremony, hotel accommodations and airfare.

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

    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.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    Apply to win $2,500 for your education. We’re excited to announce the Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and construction management. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in residential design world.

    • Women in Architecture Scholarship - Open to female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level.
    • Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design professionally.
    • Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design professionally.
  • Who can apply?
  • We welcome all students 17 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada to apply for one of our three scholarships. This is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

  • How to apply?
  • Applicants are required to complete a survey about your education, career goals and an essay question. You will also be required to include a link to your Houzz profile, complete with images from your portfolio.

    For more information, please visit the Houzz website.

    Teton Lighting.com Architectural & Engineering Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

  • Who's Eligible to Apply?
  • Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is already attending or will attending an accredited college or university.
  • How to Apply for Our Scholarship
  • Create a 1-2 minute video about why you are passionate about becoming an architect, designer, or engineer and submit it to us (before submitting the form you will need to upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo). Please note that the quality of the video will not be a ranking factor, only the content of the video will be considered.
  • Amount: $500
  • For more information, please visit the Teton Lighting.com website.

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Master of Architecture

    David W Lakamp AIA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 20, 2019

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

  • Eligibility
    • First year students in a NAAB accredited M.Arch/D.Arch degree program for students with undergraduate degrees in another discipline, or
    • Fourth-year student of a four-year pre-professional degree program in architecture accepted for direct entry to a two-year NAAB accredited M.Arch/D.Arch program
    • Eligible applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and, if applicable, a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0.
    • Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest/or concentration in practice or risk management.
    For more information, please visit the American Institute of Architects 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.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Michigan Architectural Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2019

    The Michigan Architectural Foundation Scholarship Program provides assistance to college students admitted to, or currently pursuing a graduate professional degree in architecture at Michigan universities, and who have demonstrated leadership in design, professional, community, or political activities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Students who are completing or have completed their Bachelor Degree program and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a professional program in architecture leading to a Master of Architecture degree.
    • Residents of the State of Michigan and enrolled and attending the University of Michigan, University of Detroit/Mercy, Lawrence Technological University, Kendall College of Art and Design, or Andrews University.

    Applications must be digital-only and submitted via email to tcasai@tmp-architecture.com in PDF format. File sizes should be no greater than 15MB. The files must be PC compatible with type no smaller than 10 point. Photos must be in .jpg or .pdf format.

  • Entry Requirements:
    • An application form downloaded from the Michigan Architectural Foundation website.
    • A transcript of all college records.
    • a.) A personal statement outlining the candidate's interest, experience and plans related to architecture; b.) A statement describing leadership, design and or community accomplishments of the candidate and c.) An outline of extra curricular and public service activities.
    • A PDF copy of the student’s design portfolio that was submitted for acceptance by the university to their graduate program.
    • Two reference letters from individuals familiar with your accomplishments. One of the reference letters must be by a faculty member of your university.
    • School costs and personal financial information as requested on the application.
    For more information, please visit the Michigan Architectural Foundation website.

    We have had winners of this scholarship in the past!

    American Institute of Architects Grand Rapids Chapter - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 8, 2019

    Announcing the American Institute of Architects Grand Rapids Chapter Student Scholarship that recognizes a deserving junior, senior, or master degree architecture student having the characteristics and qualities necessary for achieving success and leadership in the architecture profession.

    The recipient of the scholarship will receive $1,000 to be applied to the cost of attending an architecture program at one of the following; Andrews University, Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Lawrence Technological University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan, or a NAAB accredited program in Architecture for tuition, books, and other educational related fees.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in Architecture Degree program at one of the aforementioned schools or NAAB accredited Masters of Architecture Degree program.
    • Must be a junior, senior or master degree candidate with at least one year left to complete the architectural degree.
    • Must be a resident of West Michigan and living in one of these counties: Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, or Ottawa.
    • Should demonstrate enthusiasm and participation in areas of the built environment. Participation in school activities or leadership roles in other organizations may be considered.
    For more information, please visit the AIA Grand Rapids website.

    KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    Friends of Polish Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship (Architecture)

    Deadline: April 15, 2019

    Frank Filipek Scholarship

    Through the largesse of Mr. Frank Filipek, the Friends of Polish Art is proud to announce five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500. The scholarships will be awarded annually for academic studies in such areas including: law, medicine, architecture, engineering, sciences and the liberal arts with the exception of the fine arts.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicant must be a U. S. Citizen and a resident of the State of Michigan
    • Applicant must be of Polish ancestry
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a minimum of six(6) credit hours per semester in a college or university in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Master degree or a matriculated High School senior who will graduate in the year the application is submitted.
    • Applicant may apply for only one of the scholarships( Frank Filipek or Mitchell Fine Arts).
    For more information, please visit the Friends of Polish Art website.

    Grand Rapids Chapter of CSI - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 26, 2019

    The Grand Rapids Chapter of CSI provides scholarships for students pursuing an education that directly relates to our construction industry. Each year, the CSI Grand Rapids Chapter awards students with scholarships, to help with their education expenses, in amounts varying from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.

  • Eligibility:
    • You are currently or will be enrolled full-time in the 2019-2020 academic year in a College or University within the State of Michigan with a current minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • You are or will be pursuing course of study directly related to the commercial construction industry i.e., Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (pertaining to HVAC and Plumbing/Fire Protection), Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management/Technology, Facilities Maintenance.
    For more information and the application, please click here.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
    • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    Apply to win $2,500 for your education. We’re excited to announce the Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and construction management. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in residential design world.

    • Women in Architecture Scholarship - Open to female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level.
    • Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design professionally.
    • Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design professionally.
  • Who can apply?
  • We welcome all students 17 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada to apply for one of our three scholarships. This is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

  • How to apply?
  • Applicants are required to complete a survey about your education, career goals and an essay question. You will also be required to include a link to your Houzz profile, complete with images from your portfolio.

    For more information, please visit the Houzz website.

    Teton Lighting.com Architectural & Engineering Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

  • Who's Eligible to Apply?
  • Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is already attending or will attending an accredited college or university.
  • How to Apply for Our Scholarship
  • Create a 1-2 minute video about why you are passionate about becoming an architect, designer, or engineer and submit it to us (before submitting the form you will need to upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo). Please note that the quality of the video will not be a ranking factor, only the content of the video will be considered.
  • Amount: $500
  • For more information, please visit the Teton Lighting.com website.

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    Master of Fine Arts

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA 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!

    Medical Illustration

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2019) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form (attached), portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Society of North American Goldsmiths - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 10, 2019

    Founded in 1969, SNAG formed to create an organization of “designer craftsmen in the metal arts field” and to produce a conference of professional jewelers. Today, the organization seeks to support advancement in the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths. Through education, innovation and leadership, SNAG provides access to a vibrant and passionate community.

    SNAG awards three student scholarships with at least one award given to a student that is currently an undergraduate. These scholarships are for tuition towards the students’ degree granting programs. The scholarships are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1500 award and one $1000 award; each includes a one-year SNAG membership.

    • All applicants must be current SNAG members.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in a Jewelry or Metals program for the upcoming year.
    • Awards will be based on the strength of applicants work, intended course of study, and reference.
      APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE ONE OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • Resume - Including name, address, contact information, educational history, and work history. Include any awards, exhibitions or other scholarships you may have received.
    • Artist Statement - Please limit this to one type written page.
    • Images - Applicants may submit a MAXIMUM of 8 digital images (including details), with a MINIMUM of 5 images. Images MUST represent a minimum of 4 completed pieces.
    • Reference - The reference section should have your name at the top followed by the information of the person indicated as a reference. Include that person's name, work position, academic affiliation, address, email, and telephone number.
    For more information, please visit the SNAG website.

    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.

    Women’s Jewelry Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2019

    The Women's Jewelry Association Foundation, Inc. offers a variety of scholarships and grants to support the professional growth and educational endeavors of women in the jewelry and watch industries.

    The WJA Foundation provides scholarships to female-identifying students enrolled in jewelry or metalsmithing programs at an accredited college, university, or training school between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020. Recipients are selected by a jury in early June and are awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000.

  • Scholarships are awarded in three categories:
    • Designer/Creator (based on images of finished pieces that are designed and created by the student)
    • Designer (based on designs by the student, includes CAD and drawings)
    • Non-Designer (essay-based for those studying to be a gemologist, appraiser, watchmaker, bench jeweler, or retailer)
  • Application Criteria:​​
    • Female or female-identifying student
    • Enrolled in a jewelry or metalsmithing program at an accredited college, university, or training school within the United States

    *Student applicants are NOT required to be members of WJA but are encouraged to join for free

    For more information, please visit the Women's Jewelry Association website.

    ***KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    Manufacturing Jewelers and Supplies of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Every year, talented students from across the United States look to MJSA for help in realizing a shared dream: to have a successful career in designing and making jewelry. And thanks to the MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Group, the association can provide the financial support they need. Several awards of $500 to $3,000 are given every year.

    Any student enrolled in a jewelry program, who intends to pursue a career in the jewelry industry and can demonstrate financial need, is eligible to apply. Applicants are assessed on the basis of course of study, academics, career plans, recommendations, and industry experience. Students must be U.S. citizens. Applicant need not be Rhode Island resident.

    For more information, please visit the MJSA website.

    We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2019) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form (attached), portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    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.

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA 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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019/Spring 20209 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Today's art students are tomorrow's fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.

    Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to:

    • High school seniors (graduating before June 30, 2019) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

    The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form (attached), portfolio flash drive, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript(s).

    For more information, please visit the Krylon website.

    **Kendall has had past winners from this scholarship**

    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

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

    The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal.

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

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at (800)430-1320.

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 29, 2019

    What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is designed to meet the needs and qualifications of a variety of students. At the time of submission, scholarship applicants must: have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree OR be 1) enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university, and 2) pursuing an acceptable design-oriented degree.

    The following are acceptable degrees: architecture, interior design, facilities management, home builder/remodeler/design-build, M/E/P, space planning, and structural engineering, audio/visual, event planning, exhibition design, lighting design, scenic design, and TV/film, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape design/build, and nursery, manufacturing, furniture design, industrial design, machine design, and woodworking.

    Individual entries are accepted. We also encourage multidisciplinary team entries with no more than six members per team. All team members must be eligible under the terms. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits, or must have graduated no earlier than 2017.

    To submit, simply visit our website and answer a few questions in 150 words or less about your best individual or group project, then attach your work. From there, you can relax until we reveal winners on October 16.

    First-round winners will receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for a chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. This year, award funds can be used as winners see fit, although it’s certainly encouraged to use these funds in ways that further bolster budding design careers.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks 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!