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

Collaborative Design

Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Chairish is offering two scholarship awards 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 $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    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
    • 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.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Digital Art and Design

    Travel Film Scholarship from WorldNomads.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 10, 2018

    Win a 12-day travel film making trip to Tanzania!

    This year, we want to send one passionate individual to capture the diverse people, places and wildlife that make Tanzania an adventure hot-spot. You could be filming in the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro and exploring the landscape with the locals to tell the stories of community, sustainability and tourism in this unique part of the world.

  • How to apply?
    • Make a 3-minute documentary

    Our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story around one of the following themes:

    • 'Courage'
    • 'Kindness'
    • 'Acceptance'
    • Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo

    Please make sure your video is publicly accessible.

    • Complete the application form

    In 1500 characters or less tell us why you should be the scholarship recipient and what winning this opportunity would mean to you. Your answer will hold considerable weight in the judging process.

  • The Prizes
    • Free flights: Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Tanzania.
    • 12-day filmmaking trip: Capture the wildlife and communities of the Serengeti with help from adventure experts, OneSeed Expeditions.
    • Professional Mentorship: Improve your skills on the field and during post-production under the mentorship of professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey.
    • Audio gear: Record superior sound for your film with new microphones courtesy of Rode Microphones.
    • Protect your gear with style with specialised camera bags and accessories from Langly.
    • Travel insurance: As always, we've got your back. You'll receive travel insurance for the duration of your trip from World Nomads.
    For more information, please visit the World Nomads website.

    BECK Digital Web Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2018

    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 the creation of a $500 Web Design/Development Scholarship for the Fall 2018 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 August 1, 2018 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 August 10, 2018.

    For more information, please visit the BECK website.

    Women in Animation Phyllis Craig Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2018

    Women in Animation (WIA) is pleased to announce an expanded Scholarship Program launching in 2018. Since its inception under the guidance of founding member Phyllis Craig, known for her commitment to young people interested in learning the art and techniques of animation, WIA has been supporting its future generations. The new Women In Animation Scholarship will expand that commitment further, with the annual award going from one scholarship to five deserving animation students who demonstrate artistic talent, a passion for animation, and promise for the future. Each scholarship award provides $1000 per recipient. WIA renews its early organizational commitment to supporting the next generation with this new Women In Animation Scholarship Program.

  • Who May Apply:
    • Open to Women (or those identifying as female) who are full time students at an institute of learning, offering courses in animation, accredited by a recognized accreditation organization
    • Sophomore – Seniors
    • School must be located in North America
    • Student must have a GPA of 2.85 or higher
    • Student must be a current member of WIA
  • Submissions Must Include:
    • Student must submit one or a combination of the following: examples of fine art illustration, life drawing, photography, sculpture, character design, storyboards, animation class work, or an animated film as a link – content can not exceed 3 mins of material to view
    • Student must submit a photograph of themselves at a minimum of 72dpi resolution (300dpi preferred)
    • Student must submit 2 letters of recommendation
    • Student must submit 1 essay minimum number of words is 500
    • Student must submit proof of enrollment as a full time student (copy of class schedule) and School Picture ID.
    For more information, please visit the Women in Animation website.

    CrazyGames.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2018

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

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

    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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Fashion Studies

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Furniture Design

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards 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 $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    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
    • 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.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    American Society of Furniture Designers - Outside Competition

    Deadline: July 31, 2018

    The ASFD Pinnacle Awards Committee and the Board of Directors announce the ASFD Student Pinnacle Award, continuing the mission to support, motivate and inspire the designers of tomorrow. The Pinnacle Awards were created in April 1995 by the ASFD Board of Directors to promote design quality and encourage the recognition of furniture designers within the retail home furnishings industry.

  • Competition Category
  • The 2018 Student Pinnacle Category is a selected piece from the student's body of work. Any piece selection from the bedroom, dining, occasional, home office, seating or entertainment category may be entered.

  • Eligibility
    • The competition is open to students majoring in Furniture Design at an accredited college or university.
    • Seniors graduating in May, 2018 are eligible. Graduate students are eligible.
    • Students are limited to a total of one (1) entry in the competition.
    • Descriptive Data/Product Information: Include a typed description of the product, including noteworthy features and materials.
    • The project may be hand drawn, completed with computer aided design, or a harmonious combination of both. A final rendering must be submitted.

    The Student Pinnacle Award winner will be announced at the 2018 Pinnacle Awards banquet during the High Point Market in the IHFC Ballroom. The winner will receive the Pinnacle Trophy, Winner’s Certificate, free admission to the Pinnacle Awards banquet and a free student membership to ASFD.

    For more information, please visit The American Society of Furniture Designers website.

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2018

    Furniture Design Competition

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

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

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

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

    Interior Design Competition

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

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

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

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

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

    International Furnishings and Design Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the IFDA website

    We have had a winner of the Ruth Clark Scholarship!

    Graphic Design

    FreeLogoServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    The Most Promising Logo Design Scholar will be awarded to one deserving applicant who has completed at least 1 year 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, 2018

    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 2018 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 31, 2018

    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 the creation of a $500 Web Design/Development Scholarship for the Fall 2018 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 August 1, 2018 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 August 10, 2018.

    For more information, please visit the BECK website.

    DesignMantic Logo Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2018

    Win $3000* worth of scholarship and become one of the most outstanding logo designers of the year if you:

    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Submit logos in editable files such as .AI or .EPS
    • The Scholarship is open to rising college juniors and seniors for the semester duration 2017-18 who are currently enrolled in an accredited graphic design degree program in the United States.
    • Has successfully completed 1 semester of coursework in marketing, brand design or graphic design
    • Design 3 original logo design concepts for any industry that is listed on the website
    • Apply by sending an official copy of your transcripts from your university or college
    For more information, please visit the DesignMantic website

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

    Deadline: November 30, 2018

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

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

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

    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Flyer

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

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

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

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

    Illustration

    Women in Animation Phyllis Craig Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2018

    Women in Animation (WIA) is pleased to announce an expanded Scholarship Program launching in 2018. Since its inception under the guidance of founding member Phyllis Craig, known for her commitment to young people interested in learning the art and techniques of animation, WIA has been supporting its future generations. The new Women In Animation Scholarship will expand that commitment further, with the annual award going from one scholarship to five deserving animation students who demonstrate artistic talent, a passion for animation, and promise for the future. Each scholarship award provides $1000 per recipient. WIA renews its early organizational commitment to supporting the next generation with this new Women In Animation Scholarship Program.

  • Who May Apply:
    • Open to Women (or those identifying as female) who are full time students at an institute of learning, offering courses in animation, accredited by a recognized accreditation organization
    • Sophomore – Seniors
    • School must be located in North America
    • Student must have a GPA of 2.85 or higher
    • Student must be a current member of WIA
  • Submissions Must Include:
    • Student must submit one or a combination of the following: examples of fine art illustration, life drawing, photography, sculpture, character design, storyboards, animation class work, or an animated film as a link – content can not exceed 3 mins of material to view
    • Student must submit a photograph of themselves at a minimum of 72dpi resolution (300dpi preferred)
    • Student must submit 2 letters of recommendation
    • Student must submit 1 essay minimum number of words is 500
    • Student must submit proof of enrollment as a full time student (copy of class schedule) and School Picture ID.
    For more information, please visit the Women in Animation website.

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

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

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

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

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

    KCAD has had a winner!

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Industrial Design

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards 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 $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    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
    • 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.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    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.

    Interior Design

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards 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 $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    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
    • 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.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    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 18 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.

    Lamps Expo - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Lamps Expo website.

    Teton Lighting.com Architectural & Engineering Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2018

  • 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.

    NEWH Design Scholarship sponsored by Seura - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 11, 2018

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

  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must have financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be an Interior Design major with hospitality career focus.
    • Must be able to attend the awards event: Séura celebration + Boutique Design Power Players Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast and Panel Discussion in New York City, November 11-12, 2018, with travel/airfare and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Ken Schindler Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 11, 2018

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

  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must have financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be an Interior Design major with hospitality career focus.
    • Must be able to attend the awards event: Platinum Circle Awards in New York City, November 13, 2018, with travel/airfare and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Clifford R Tuttle Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 11, 2018

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

  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must have financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be an Interior Design major with hospitality career focus.
    • Must be able to attend the awards event: Platinum Circle Awards in New York City, November 13, 2018, with travel/airfare and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH - Icon of Industry Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2018

    Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, with 18 chapters and 9 regional groups, which links professionals from every facet of the hospitality industry and related fields. The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry. To date, NEWH has given $5.2+ million USD in scholarships to young people wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry.

  • The $7,500 NEWH Icons of Industry Scholarship Award will be based upon the following criteria:
    • Actively enrolled student: sophomore/second year and above, or graduate level
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Interior design major with hospitality career focus
    • Must have participated in an internship program or similar position

    Must be able to attend the Gold Key Awards Gala on November 12, 2018, at Gotham Hall in New York City with travel and lodging provided by NEWH.

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Chicago Chapter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 29, 2018

    The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry and related fields. To that end, NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
    • Must have completed half the requirements/credits for an undergrad degree or be a graduate student
    • 3.0 GPA (cumulative)
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, architecture, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)
    • International students may apply

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    PAVE Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2018

    Furniture Design Competition

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

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

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

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

    Interior Design Competition

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

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

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

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

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

    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!

    MA in Visual and Critical Studies

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

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

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Master of Architecture

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards 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 $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    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
    • 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.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    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 18 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.

    Lamps Expo - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Lamps Expo website.

    Teton Lighting.com Architectural & Engineering Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2018

  • 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.

    NEWH Chicago Chapter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 29, 2018

    The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry and related fields. To that end, NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
    • Must have completed half the requirements/credits for an undergrad degree or be a graduate student
    • 3.0 GPA (cumulative)
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, architecture, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)
    • International students may apply

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

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

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Master of Art Education

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

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

    Master of Arts in Design

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

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

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Master of Fine Arts

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

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

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Metals and Jewelry Design

    My Jewelry Repair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 25, 2019

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the My Jewelry Repair website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Painting

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Photography

    Travel Film Scholarship from WorldNomads.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 10, 2018

    Win a 12-day travel film making trip to Tanzania!

    This year, we want to send one passionate individual to capture the diverse people, places and wildlife that make Tanzania an adventure hot-spot. You could be filming in the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro and exploring the landscape with the locals to tell the stories of community, sustainability and tourism in this unique part of the world.

  • How to apply?
    • Make a 3-minute documentary

    Our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story around one of the following themes:

    • 'Courage'
    • 'Kindness'
    • 'Acceptance'
    • Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo

    Please make sure your video is publicly accessible.

    • Complete the application form

    In 1500 characters or less tell us why you should be the scholarship recipient and what winning this opportunity would mean to you. Your answer will hold considerable weight in the judging process.

  • The Prizes
    • Free flights: Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Tanzania.
    • 12-day filmmaking trip: Capture the wildlife and communities of the Serengeti with help from adventure experts, OneSeed Expeditions.
    • Professional Mentorship: Improve your skills on the field and during post-production under the mentorship of professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey.
    • Audio gear: Record superior sound for your film with new microphones courtesy of Rode Microphones.
    • Protect your gear with style with specialised camera bags and accessories from Langly.
    • Travel insurance: As always, we've got your back. You'll receive travel insurance for the duration of your trip from World Nomads.
    For more information, please visit the World Nomads website.

    Camera Runner Photography Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2018

    Everyone knows how to take a picture with their phone or camera, but only a person who is truly interested in photography can feel if a shot will make a good picture or not.

    Camera Runner has long experience with anything from wildlife to sports photography. We provide reviews of cameras and camera gear to help people take better pictures.

    We are excited to announce a scholarship for students interested in photography to help in their education. The annual scholarship amount is $500.

  • Eligibility
    • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. high school, college or university.
    • Both part time and full time students are welcome to apply.
    • Applicants are not required to study in related fields.
  • How to Apply
  • The following needs to be including in your application:
    • An essay of 500 to 600 words on the topic “What do you like about photography?”
    • Your favorite picture taken by yourself
    • Name of your school and documents that prove that you are a student
    • Your full name and address

    The scholarship will be awarded to the student who writes the best essay. The picture you provide will also be taken into account when we decide whom to award the scholarship to.

    For more information, please visit the Camera Runner website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Printmaking

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Sculpture and Functional Art

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

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