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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Aug 31
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
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$1,000
Deadline
Aug 31
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
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$10,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Unigo
Description
Apply to win one of four $10,000 college scholarship with just 5 Simple Words that illustrate what life will be like 10 years after college graduation. Just answer a few short and simple questions to complete the application for a chance to win $10,000 toward your college education.
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A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program$50,000 plus allowances
Deadline
October 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have held their Ph.D. for five years or less at the time of application and must submit application forms, proposals for the topic of the predoctoral seminar and the university course, three letters of recommendation and publications. Fellows will be in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. During the first year, the fellow will carry out research and writing related to the publication of a dissertation or appropriate articles or book(s). In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the fellow will be expected to teach one course (advanced undergraduate or graduate) by arrangement at a neighboring university.
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Catherine W. Pierce ScholarshipUp to $5,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
P.O. Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. UNCF students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria.
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$1,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Niche Parent Survey
Description
Love it or hate it, tell us about your child's school! A few survey responses will earn you an entry into our monthly $1,000 Parent Survey Scholarship that can be used to finance your child's education.
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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Fine Arts and Music ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
3833 Cleghorn Avenue #400
Nashville, TN 37215-2519
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current students at an accredited college or university, take at least six credit hours and be enrolled in a bachelor's of fine art, bachelor's of studio art, master's of fine art or bachelor's or master's in music program. Art students must major in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography or printmaking. Preference for music scholarships is given to those studying acoustic mandolin or acoustic guitar. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, essay, Student Aid Report and two appraisal forms are required.
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Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation GrantsCAD $15,000-$18,000
Deadline
Rolling
Renewable
No
Offered by
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1814 Sherbrooke Street West Suite #1
Montreal
Quebec, Canada H3H 1E4
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have already started or completed training at an established school of art, and/or demonstrated, through past work and future plans, a commitment to make art a lifetime career. Applicants must be in the early stages of their careers working in painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture. Abstract work will not be considered.
How to apply
Applications are available by phone or written request.
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Esther Kanagawa Memorial Art ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current high schools seniors who plan to major in fine arts at an accredited college or university. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and demonstrate financial need and good character.
How to apply
To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.
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Florence Young Memorial Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
June 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association on American Indian Affairs
Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Scholarship Programs
966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time students from the continental U.S. or Alaska.
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$1,000
Deadline
Aug 31
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
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Laheenae Rebecca Hart Gay ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
February 17
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students may major in any art field except performing arts, film arts or culinary arts.
How to apply
To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.
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Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial FundVaries
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Connecticut Community Foundation Center for Philanthropy
43 Field Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be women who plan to study art at an accredited college or university, or in an artist-in-residence program. They must also live in the Connecticut Community Foundation's service area.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Minnesota Academic Excellence ScholarshipUp to full tuition
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Minnesota Office of Higher Education Services
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Minnesota residents who have been admitted to a full-time program in an approved Minnesota college or university. Applicants must have demonstrated achievement in one of the following subjects: English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science or social science.
How to apply
For information about the status of this program, applicants should contact the schools they wish to attend.
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NAMTA Foundation Visual Arts Major ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
NAMTA Foundation for the Visual Arts
15806 Brookway Drive
Suite 300
Huntersville, NC 28078
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current undergraduate freshmen, sophomores or juniors and major in painting, drawing, sketching, sculpture or some other form of visual art. Selection is based on artistic talent and potential, interest and enthusiasm for the fine arts. Extracurricular activities, GPA and financial need are also considered.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, essay and two to three work samples are required.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSJunior
Description
Open to all high school juniors in the class of 2016.
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Predoctoral Fellowship Program$20,000 plus allowances
Deadline
November 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants for predoctoral fellowships must be nominated by the chair of the graduate department of art history or other appropriate departments. Applicants must have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency and general and preliminary examinations. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Applicants should submit nomination forms, supporting letters from two individuals, and writing samples. There are various fellowships. The David E. Finley Fellowship requires applicants have a significant interest in curatorial work. The Paul Mellon Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation in Western art. The Samuel H. Kress Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation in European art on a topic before the early nineteenth century. The Wyeth Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation that concerns aspects of art of the United States, including native and pre-Revolutionary America. The Ittleson Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation in the visual arts in a field other than Western art. The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation in cross-cultural studies or in a field other than Western art through the twentieth century. The Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellowship is for research on Northern European art between 1400 and 1700, intended for the advancement or completion of either a doctoral dissertation or a resulting publication. The Chester Dale Fellowships are for the advancement or completion of a doctoral dissertation in any area of Western art, with a preference for modern and contemporary topics. The Center offers a Paul Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for recipients of the David E. Finley, Paul Mellon, Samuel H. Kress, Wyeth, Ittleson, Andrew W. Mellon and two-year Chester Dale fellowships if the dissertation has been accepted by June 1 of the residence year. Several candidates for each fellowship will be invited to Washington for interviews.
How to apply
Application materials are described online. Contact your dissertation advisor and departmental chair to obtain nomination forms.
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Richie Gregory FundVaries
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Students must also plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student.
How to apply
To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.
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Senior Fellowship ProgramUp to $50,000
Deadline
October 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants should have held the Ph.D. for five years or more or possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment at the time of application. They must submit application forms, proposals, copies of publications and three letters of recommendation. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center. One Paul Mellon Fellowship, one Frese Senior Fellowship and four to six Ailsa Mellon Bruce and Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year. The Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships support research in the history, theory and criticism of the visual arts of any geographical area and of any period. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships support research on European art before the early nineteenth century. The Frese Senior Fellowship is for study in the history, theory and criticism of sculpture, prints and drawings or decorative arts of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are also accepted from scholars in other disciplines whose work is related.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Visiting Senior Fellowship Program$6,000-$8,000
Deadline
September 21 and March 21
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have held their Ph.D. for five years or more or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment at the time of application. Applications are considered for research in the history, theory and criticism of the visual arts of any geographical area and of any period. Applicants must submit application forms, proposals, copies of a publication and two letters of recommendation. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center. Applications are also accepted from scholars in other disciplines whose work is related. The Center awards up to twelve short-term Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. The deadlines are March 21 for the fellowship from September to February and September 21 for March through August.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSSenior
Description
Open to all high school seniors in the class of 2015.
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Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship ProgramUp to $5,000
Deadline
March 29
Renewable
No
Offered by
Worldstudio Foundation
200 Varick Street
Suite 507
New York, NY 10014
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students of fine or commercial art, design or architecture. They must have a GPA of at least 2.0 and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minority students will be given special consideration.
How to apply
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