Scholarships in Studio Art

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.

Studio Art Scholarships

Award: $12,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicant must be majoring or minoring in studio art.

Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be nominated by an instructor at his or her institution, must have completed at least one semester of graduate study, and must have at least two semesters remaining before graduation. Artwork submitted must have been completed within the past two years.

Alfred T. Granger Student Art Fund Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a Vermont resident pursuing a degree in architectural engineering, architecture, interior design, lighting design, mechanical drawing, or studio art at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Academic achievement and financial need must be demonstrated.

John and Ruth Maciag Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Rutland County, VT who will pursue education or training in architecture, architectural engineering, computer graphics and animation, fine arts, interior design, studio art, or a related field. Financial need must be demonstrated.

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.

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.

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.

Performing and Creative Arts Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must have a minimum 90 unweighted grade average and a minimum combined SAT I score of 1150 and must complete the audition process.

Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Creative Arts Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Award is to encourage creative projects reflecting the Japanese-American experience and providing cultural representation. Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Professional artists are not eligible.

Chester Dale Fellowship

Award: $26,000, Deadline: November 3

Applicant must be studying fine art of the western world. Preference given to American citizens under the age of 40. Award is for research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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.

Internship for College Students

Award: $3,250, Deadline: January 1 (contact office)

Applicant must have a broad background in art history. Resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, list of art history or other relevant courses taken, list of foreign languages known, and essay are required to be submitted. Award is to work on departmental projects, give gallery talks, and work at the Visitor Information Center for ten weeks.

Internship for Graduate Students

Award: $3,500, Deadline: January (contact office)

Applicant must submit a resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, list of art history or other relevant courses taken, list of foreign languages known, and an essay. Award is to work on project related to the museum's collections or special exhibits for ten weeks.

Roswell L. Gilpatrick Internship

Award: $3,750, Deadline: January 29

Applicant must be interested in a museum career. Applicant must submit a resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, list of art history or other relevant courses taken, list of foreign languages known, and an essay.

Six-Month Internship

Award: $11,000, Deadline: January (contact office)

Applicant must submit a resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, list of art history or other relevant courses taken, list of foreign languages known, and an essay. Award is for work on projects matching recipient's academic background, skills, and career goals. This internship is designed to promote diversity in the future pool of museum professionals.

Lifchez/Stronach Curatorial Internship

Award: $21,000, Deadline: January 29

Applicant must want to continue a career in art history and should have a background of financial need or other disadvantage that might jeopardize his or her pursuing a career without the internship. Resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, list of art history or other relevant courses taken, list of foreign languages known, and an essay are required to be submitted. Award is for work on projects appropriate to academic background, skills, and career goals.

Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must demonstrate ability, talent, and dedication to the theatre arts, be pursuing an education in theatre arts, and have worked in the Grand Rapids, Mich.. area community theatre. Preference is given to theatre arts majors. Selection is based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal statement, and financial need.

Moss Fairly Wagler Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to music majors.

Art Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: January 5

Applicant must have participated and excelled in art. Review of photographic slide portfolio and interview required.

Doc Tate Nevaquaya Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: November 15

Applicant must be a Native American.

Illustrators of the Future Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: December 31; March 31; June 30; September 30

Applicant must be an amateur illustrator who has not had published or been payed, in media distributed nationally to the general public, more than three black-and-white story illustrations or more than one process-color painting. Entry should consist of three science fiction or fantasy illustrations done by entrant in a black-and-white medium, each representing a different theme and none having been previously published.

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.

J. Sayer Minas Entrance Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be an outstanding student entering the Faculty of Arts. Award is in Canadian dollars.

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.

Fine Arts General Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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.

Art Scholarship Graduate Level

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an Alberta resident and be enrolled full time in a graduate program studying drama, dance, literary art, music, or the visual arts.