Scholarships in Art, General

Distinguished Scholar Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicants are nominated by their high schools during junior year (with achievement of unweighted 3.7 academic FIPA or higher). Talent in the arts (dance, drama, visual arts, vocal & instrumental music) or by being named a finalist by the National Merit Corporation.

Art Scholarship for Mature Women

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be a female U.S. citizen who is at least age 35 and must submit description of background, proposal for use of money, and three prints (4x6 or larger) of work in any medium: oil, water color, original works on paper, sculpture, or photography. Photographs should be submited as 4x6 or larger prints.

Cleveland Institute of Art Grant

Award: $8,000, Deadline: March 15

Advanced Level Internship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Summer Internship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Art, Music, and Theatre Award

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA for the music or theatre awards; minimum 2.5 GPA for the art award. Nomination by selected department is required.

Vollmer Scholarship in the Arts

Award: $18,306, Deadline: January 15

For music, award is based upon the audition for acceptance. For art, award is based upon a portfolio that must be presented to the department. For theatre, the award is dependent upon previous acting experience and a written statement. For dance, award is based upon the audition for acceptance.

Dean's Scholarship in the Arts

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 15

For music, award is based upon the audition for acceptance. For art, award is based upon a portfolio that must be presented to the department. For theatre, the award is dependent upon previous acting experience and a written statement. For dance, the award is based upon the audition for acceptance.

Merit Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Selection is based upon portfolio review, 15 slides of work, two letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores, and artist's statement.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has recently graduated or is about to graduate from an institution which is a member of or affiliated with AUCC. Applicants presently studying in the U.S. are not eligible.

Mary Baker Emerick Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Talent Award

Award: $12,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must audition or submit a portfolio for review.

Paul Collins Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate artistic talent, and be a resident of Kent County, Mich. Selection is based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal statement, and financial need.

Vermont Alliance for Arts Education (VAAE) Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Vermont who will pursue a degree in the arts at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need, academic achievement and significant skill and talent in an artistic medium must be demonstrated.

Research Grant

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must submit five copies of application and research proposal, including budget. Award is to further the knowledge and use of herbs and to contribute the results of research and study to the records of horticulture, science, literature, history, art, and/or economics. Award is for research only. Interview required.

Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College who plans to pursue further study or research abroad or in the U.S. Preference is given to music applicants and to those who have not previously held the award. Other applicants must have undergraduate background in art history. Selection is based upon merit and need.

TELACU Arts Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 6

Applicant must come from a low-income household, be a first-generation college student, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a permanent resident of unincorporated East Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, Montebello, Monterey Park, or South Gate.

ARIT/NEH Fellowships

Award: $50,400, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen or three-year resident affiliated with the U.S. who has completed formal training in their field of study (in the areas of humanities or interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history).

Art Special Skills Scholarship

Award: $1,253, Deadline: November 12 (fall); March 11 (spring)

Applicant must have a minimum grade average of "B" in art courses. Selection is based upon portfolio.

Community and Folk Arts Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: Varies

Applicant must have graduated from a Ventura County high school, be enrolled at an accredited college or university, and demonstrate an interest in the arts.

Vivian Klemz Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a resident of Ventura County, pursuing a major in visual, performing, or creative arts, and demonstrate financial need. Preference given to female applicants.

Department of Art Alumni Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 7

Portfolio required.

J. Clawson Mills Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 4

Applicant must submit typed application, full resume of education and employment, official transcripts, and a two-part statement not to exceed 1,000 words. Preference is given to mature scholars of demonstrated ability. Award is for study or research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Art and Design Department Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Selection is based upon portfolio and academic record.

Creative Arts Award

Award: $1,800, Deadline: October 31

Selection is based upon academic and artistic performance.

Dean's Special Talent Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Selection is based upon talent and academic qualifications.

Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art

Award: $8,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must have completed three years study of the Chinese language.

Ben Barnett Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time student in the Sch of Art and have a minimum 3.0 GPA and an outstanding portfolio.

Pennies for Art Scholarship

Award: $800, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must attend a Massachusetts high school and must submit a letter of endorsement from the president of the sponsoring GFWC of Massachusetts club in the community of legal residence, a recommendation from high school art teacher, a letter stating goals, and portfolio of three examples of original work. SASE required.

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January

Applicant must have outstanding talent in art, creative writing, dance, music, or theatre. Audition may be required. Contact the awarding department for application information.