College Scholarships for Fine Arts Majors

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Deadline
October 15
Amount
$50,000 plus allowances
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  • 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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Deadline
Varies
Amount
Up to $5,000
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    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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  • 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.
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Deadline
Rolling
Amount
CAD $15,000-$18,000
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    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.
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Deadline
February 20
Amount
Varies
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Deadline
June 2
Amount
$1,500
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  • 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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Deadline
March 15
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Varies
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  • 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.
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Varies
Amount
Up to full tuition
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    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.
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Deadline
June 1
Amount
$500
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    No
  • Offered by
    MVP Visuals Design Scholarship
    215 Mood Road
    Enfield, CT 06082
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be planning to attend or be current undergraduate students at a U.S. university and must major in graphic arts and design or applied arts. Students must create a digital visual design.
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Deadline
November 15
Amount
$20,000 plus allowances
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  • 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.
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Deadline
February 20
Amount
Varies
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Deadline
October 15
Amount
Up to $50,000
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  • 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.
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Deadline
September 21 and March 21
Amount
$6,000-$8,000
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  • 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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Deadline
March 27
Amount
Up to $6,000
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  • 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.
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