College Scholarships for Visual and Performing Arts Majors

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
How to apply
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 17
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away more than $100,000 in scholarships this year including this $10,000 scholarship!
How to apply
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
+U
Description
Apply to win one of five $10,000 college scholarships by telling +U how you picture your success after college. Just answer a few short and simple questions and you may be selected to win $10,000 toward your college education. +U matches students to colleges that their life, goals and finances - join today!
How to apply
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American Architectural Foundation and Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship$5,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Architectural Foundation
1799 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in graduate programs focusing on the history of art, architecture, decorative arts or interior design.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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AWA Scholarships$1,000
Deadline
April 16
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association for Women in Architecture
22815 Frampton Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501-5304
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be female residents of California or attend a California school and must be enrolled in one of the following majors: architecture, landscape architecture, urban and/or land planning, interior design, environmental design, architectural rendering and illustrating, civil, electrical, mechanical or structural engineering. Applicants must also have completed a minimum of 18 units in their major by the application due date. The award is based on grades, personal statement, financial need, recommendations and submitted materials. Applicants must be able to go to Los Angeles for interviews. Applications, two recommendation letters, transcripts, financial statements, personal statements and self-addressed stamped envelopes are required.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
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!
How to apply
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Bill Gove Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
June 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Speakers Association
1500 S. Priest Drive
Attn: Scholarship Committee
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.
How to apply
Applications are available online or by written request.
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Cavett Robert Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
June 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Speakers Association
1500 S. Priest Drive
Attn: Scholarship Committee
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.
How to apply
Applications are available online or by written request.
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Community Scholarship 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 demonstrate accomplishment, motivation, initiative, vision and intention to work in Hawaii and major in the arts, architecture, education, humanities or social science.
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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Davidson Fellows Scholarships$10,000-$50,000
Deadline
February 12
Renewable
No
Offered by
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Drive
Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be under the age of 18 and be able to attend the awards reception in Washington, DC. In addition to the monetary award, the institute will pay for travel and lodging expenses. Three nominator forms, three copies of a 15-minute DVD or VHS videotape and additional materials are required.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$2,500
Deadline
Apr 17
Offered by
CollegeWeek Live
Description
Don’t just find your college match – ask them your questions in real time, and enter a scholarship while you’re at it. Login to CollegeWeekLive for the All Access Virtual College Fair on Thursday April 17th, visit three colleges while you're logged in, and you'll be automatically entered in our $2,500 College Match Scholarship!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
Robert A. Schilling
4702 Graceland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3504
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time music students pursuing a career in sacred music who are either entering freshmen or already enrolled in an accredited college, university or school of theology or pursuing an academic education in worship; be members of the United Methodist Church or be employed in the United Methodist Church for at least a year before applying and show Christian character and participation in Christian activities. Students must also demonstrate musical or other artistic talent and leadership potential. Applicants must submit applications, transcripts, personal statements and three reference letters.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art$25,000 plus up to $2,000 travel allowance
Deadline
October 23
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6795
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates in an art history department in the U.S. who are working on dissertations about American visual arts history. All the Ph.D. requirements should be met except the dissertation before taking the fellowship. Applicants should submit an application, a proposal, a bibliography, illustrations (optional), a publications list (optional), three reference letters and an official transcript of graduate record. The fellowship lasts for a year.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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HSF/McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant ProjectUp to $15,000
Deadline
February 28
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
55 Second Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, be of Hispanic descent and be full-time undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking students who are enrolled at a U.S.-accredited institution located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam. They must be studying the creative arts (communications, media, performing arts, film, writing, etc.) and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other supporting materials are required.
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IFEC Scholarships Award$500-$4,000
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC)
P.O. Box 491
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled at a post-secondary, degree-granting educational institution and must demonstrate training, skill and interest in the foodservice industry and communication arts. Eligible majors from foodservice and communications areas include culinary arts, hotel/restaurant/hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science/technology, journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts and related studies.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CP HS Survey
Description
Take a short survey about your high school for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Iowa Scholarship for the Arts$1,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Iowa Arts Council
600 E. Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Iowa residents and graduating high school seniors and show proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts or visual arts. Students must be accepted full-time to an accredited Iowa college or university and must major in one of the aforementioned areas.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation and an essay are required.
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Japanese American Citizens League Creative and Performing Arts AwardsVaries
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be National JACL members and must be attending a college, university, trade school, business school or any other institution of higher learning. A personal statement, letter of recommendation, academic performance, work experience and community involvement are considered. Professional artists are not allowed.
How to apply
Applications are available online or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
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Morton Gould Young Composer AwardVaries
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
ASCAP Foundation
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be composers who have not turned 30 before January 1 of the current year. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must submit an original composition.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Nido Qubein Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
June 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Speakers Association
1500 S. Priest Drive
Attn: Scholarship Committee
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.
How to apply
Applications are available online or by written request.
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$500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Dailybreak
Description
Sign up for Dailybreak and enjoy a little fun away from your studies. Plus, take any 3 Challenges, and you'll be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Optimist International Oratorical Contest$1,000-$2,500
Deadline
Late March and June 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Optimist International
4494 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.
How to apply
Contact your local Optimist Club.
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Playwright Discovery AwardUp to $750
Deadline
June 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
VSA Arts
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants themselves need not be disabled, but the script must address the issue. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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STA Travel Inc. ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Foundation for Global Scholars
12050 North Pecos Street
Suite 320
Westminster, CO 80234
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens who are attending a North American college or university. They must be able to apply transfer credits from studying abroad to their current degree program. They must be majoring in foreign language, international business, travel, tourism, international studies, film, art or photography. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and essay are required.
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Vernon Davis Visual Arts Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
February 4
Renewable
No
Offered by
San Francisco Arts Commission
25 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 345
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must attend a school in the San Francisco Unified School District and attend a higher education institution to study fine arts by the year following application.
How to apply
Application information is available online, and materials may be emailed to tyra.fennell@sfgov.org. A purpose statement illustrating how the arts have impacted your life, a portfolio or link to an online gallery and a letter of recommendation are required. Selection is based on the overall quality of the application.
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$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CaptainU
Description
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How to apply
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Visual and Performing Arts Achievement Awards$1,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Golden Key International Honour Society
Scholarship Program Administrators
Golden Key Scholarships/Awards
P.O. Box 23737
Nashville, TN 37202
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate members who are currently taking classes at a degree-granting program. Selection is based on the work submitted. For the visual arts, students must submit a slide or slides of their artwork. For the performing arts, students must submit a videotape or DVD of a performance up to 10 minutes. The competition categories are: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, computer-generated art/graphic design/illustration, mixed media, instrumental performance, vocal performance and dance.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Youth Free Expression Network Film ContestUp to $1,000
Deadline
December 13
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
275 Seventh Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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