Scholarships in Design And Applied Arts, Other

Rome Prize Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least three years at the time of application.


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.


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.


Art and Design Department Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Selection is based upon portfolio and academic record.


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.


Art Portfolio Scholarship

Award: $11,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be enrolling in the School of Art and Design. Art portfolio is required to be submitted in order to be considered.


John and Ida Mincher Theatre Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be enrolled as a design or technical theatre major, must have completed a minimum of one semester and must submit resume and three letters of recommendation.


Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 4

Applicant must be studying in a field related to a collection of the museum. Preference given to applicant in the decorative arts who is under the age of 40. Award is for research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Out-of-State Fee Waiver for the Performing Arts

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have outstanding performance ability in art, forensics, music, theatre, or dance.


Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Award is to recognize outstanding undergraduate or graduate interior design research or thesis project. Research paper or thesis should address such interior design topics as education research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Selection is based upon actual content, breadth of material, comprehensive coverage of topic, innovative subject matter, and bibliography and references.


Iowa Arts Council Scholarship for the Arts

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school and who has been accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university with a major in at least one of the following arts areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, folk/traditional arts, or visual arts.


Dana Griffin Soaper Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a full-time student(s) in the second year of Environmental Design who will return for the third year the following regular semester. Selection is based on proven academic performance, personality and character, contribution to coll, and professional potential.


Polaire Weissman Fund

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 3

Applicant needs to present a typed application, full resume, statement (not to exceed 1,000 words), and three letters of recommendation.


Sherman Fairchild Foundation Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: December 2

Applicant must be a qualified candidate from the United States and abroad who have already reached an advanced level of training or experience.


Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA audition with the School of Visual and Performing Arts or have a portfolio. Awarded to recent high school graduates only.


Skills USA Championship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: End of June

Students who are members of SkillsUSA may compete in local, state, and national championships. The winners of the national championships are awarded the following scholarships. Winners of the Advertising Design, Culinary, Photography, and Web Design championships will be awarded a $20,000 tuition scholarship. Winners of the 3-D Visualization and Animation as well as the Television Production championships will be awarded a $10,000 tuition scholarship. Each Art Institute has a limited number of scholarships. Winners are permitted to choose The Art Institute location of their choice and scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition

Award: $25,000, Deadline: February 9

Typed designer's statement in Microsoft Word explaining the design concept and why the student wishes to enter the graphic design field required.


Chih-Chun Chang Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be an international student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is involved in community activity and has financial need.


Integrated Project Solutions Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate majoring in animation, broadcast design and motion graphics, interactive design and game development, sound design, or visual effects. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


GDC Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 22

Applicant must be enrolled in the second year of the Design Honors program.


Kelly Franklin Memorial Bursary

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 22

Applicant must have at least 60 credits.


Achievement Scholarship for Art, Design and Crafts

Award: $9,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum SAT score of 1800 (minimum composite ACT score of 26), have a "B+" average, and be enrolled in an art or design and crafts program. Applicant must be admitted and enrolled at RIT full-time immediately following graduation from high school.


Walter Blackburn Scholarship Fund

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a resident of Marion County who will major in design and/or architecture. Financial need and minimum 3.0 GPA required.


Design Grant

Award: $4,000, Deadline: December 16

To apply for one of the two student scholarship grants, applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in an art or design program. To apply for the one open grant, anyone may apply, with the exclusion of those applying for student grant (alumni and other majors are welcome).


Modern Abstract Decor Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a graduating senior or current college student pursuing a degree in an arts program in the United States. Business plan between 500-1000 words required.


Creative Arts/Design Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: June 16

Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate, master's, or doctoral student pursuing a degree in graphic design with a relationship to outdoor advertising. Work sample/portfolio required. Financial need, extracurricular activity, and academic performance must be demonstrated.


Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: July 30

Applicant must be pursuing a design-oriented degree full-time at an accredited college/university. Must create own design with software of choice.


Influence Print Award for Design Excellence

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident who is a current student that has taken either the ACT or SAT test. Minimum 2.5 GPA and original digitally created design required.