Researching Scholarships and Grants

The Scholly Service

NYU now also offers students free access to the scolarship platform Scholly, which matches students to potential scholarships after they create a profile to indicate their majors, interests, background and qualifications. The average award is between $500 and $1,000. Once matched, students can navigate out of the Scholly platform to apply for scholarships directly from the organizations listed. For free access, NYU students must use their NYU-issued email address to register.  If you have any questions related to Scholly or NYU's Affordability work, please feel free to reach out to Ellen Schall at

Additional Resources

 There are a number of comprehensive websites and search engines with information about thousands of scholarships. The Sallie Mae Corporation has created Wired Scholar; Another resource is Peterson's College Quest.

Others include:
• Gates Millennium Scholarships:
• Sallie Mae’s Scholarship Search: 
• College Funds Online:
• Fastweb scholarship database:
• Match 25 scholarship database:
• The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation:

In addition, the Department of Education has information about loans, financial aid, grants, state based aid, and more.

For students planning to enter the not-for-profit or government fields, the Department of Education also runs the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To qualify for this program, you must be employed by a government or not-for-profit organization for about ten years, having paid "120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer." If you are qualified, the Office of Federal Student Aid of the U.S. Department of Education forgives your remaining student loan amount after these 120 qualifying monthly payments.

Finally, your local library will have books and information with scholarship details. If you reside in New York or New Jersey, consult the Foundation Center Library at 79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street. Please also see their specific informational guides:

Funding for undergraduate students:

Funding for graduate students:

Grants from local New York and New Jersey arts councils like the Brooklyn Arts Council and Queens Council on the Arts are not available to students. However, each state has its own arts council funding and it's certainly worth it to call up your local council and check into what grants (both private and public) might be available in, not only your particular state, but also your city, county and maybe even neighborhood.

NYU Financial Aid Contacts
NYU Financial Aid Office                 
Aid for Graduate Study

For information on making an appeal to receive more Financial Aid, stop by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs or contact Jeanne Bannon, (212) 998-5058 (undergrads) or Yvette Brown, (212) 998-5353 (graduate students).

In addition to the below, please learn about other national prestigious scholarship competitions requiring NYU endorsement by visiting

Also visit this link:

Scholarships and Awards

This listing is a work-in-progress and does not present an exhaustive source of financial aid opportunities; it offers a broad overview of the many kinds of sources of funding available.  Efforts have been made to insure that this information is up-to-date.  You should contact any funding source of which you may be eligible prior to applying in order to verify award information, deadlines, and protocols as all information is subject to change and must be verified by the individual seeking each opportunity.

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards 
Academy Theater, Lighthouse International
111 E. 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 821-9250
Award levels for filmmaking are Gold ($5,000), Silver ($3,000), and Bronze ($2,000). The purpose of the competition is to support and encourage filmmakers without previous experience who are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities. Awards are given in four categories: documentary, animation, alternative, and narrative.  Film must be made at an accredited U.S. school.  Funds may be used for any purpose.  Applicants must be full time students at an accredited school.  Film must have been made in a teacher/student relationship within the curricular structure of that institution. 40 minutes max. No minimum. No entry fee.

Note: This is not a scholarship program:  awards are for finished films only. Seventeen awards form $1,500 to $50,000 with an average of $5,000 are given annually to artists, writers, and composers who are not members of the Academy-Institute. Dramatic films are also eligible for the Director’s Guild Award: $1,000 cash prize and a directing internship of up to thirteen weeks on a feature motion picture, including a stipend for living expenses and travel allowance.  A downloadable application can be found online. 

Adolph Van Pelt Foundation Memorial Scholarship
966 Hungerford Drive, Ste. 12B   
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 314-7155
The foundation provides financial assistance to young Native Americans who are pursuing higher education.  Applicants may be from all fields of study. Students must be at least one-fourth Native American ancestry and submit proof of tribal enrollment.  Awards start at $500 and are renewable. Applications can be downloaded from their website.

Affordable Colleges: Scholarships & Financial Aid for Women
A guide to show prospective undergraduate and graduate students the many financial opportunities available for them.

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship         
8260 Willow Oaks Corporation Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031  
(703) 205-3400
This scholarship provides financial assistance to members of the NAACP who are attending undergraduate or graduate school.  Applicants must be members of the NAACP (of at lest 1 year). Undergraduates must have a 2.5 GPA.  Graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA.  Recipients may not be on NAACP Board of Directors, SCF trustees, or close relatives of people holding these positions. They must be under the age of 25 years and be U.S. citizens.  The stipend is $2,500(graduate) and $1,500 (undergraduate) and may be renewed. Graduate applicants may be part-time students. One page essay and one recommendation required. 

233 Broadway, 17th Fl.
New York, NY 100279
(212) 807-1990
AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and university in the US. Among our primary aims are: to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow. To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Basic scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000 to $3,000. Grand prize awards are also given each year in amounts up to $5,000 at the jury’s discretion, these awards are paid directly to schools to be applied towards tuition. In addition, honorable mention prices in the amount of $500 cash are awarded. 

All-Ink College Scholarship Program
The College Scholarship Program is available to students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this award. To apply for this scholarship, you must submit a 50 to 200-word essay on who has had the greatest impact on your life, and a 50 to 200 word essay on what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Five awards are available, minimum  $1,000-$5,000. Online application and complete instructions on website.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Mini-Grants
5656 South Stony Island
Chicago, IL 60637
(800) 653-6528
These grants provide funding to individuals and organizations wishing to undertake projects consistent with the goals of Alpha Kappa Alpha (a traditionally black women’s sorority).  The program is open to individuals and organizations wishing to embark on a specific civic, academic, orservice project or endeavor. Proposals must address one of the sorority’s programmatic thrusts:  the family, education, arts, health, economics and leadership development. 

Amelia Kemp Memorial Scholarship
The 8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 380-2747
Stipends range up to $1,000. The purpose is to provide assistance to women of color who are at least 21 years of age, have experienced an interruption of at least 2 years in their education since high school, are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregates, and wish to pursue post-secondary education on the undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational school level. Candidates must demonstrate high academic potential, Christian commitment, realistic goals and significant financial need.  This program is only available to U.S. citizens who are studying for a career other than ordination, the deaconate or church-certified professions.

American Indian Scholarships, Inc.
American Indian Graduate Center
3701 San Mateo NE #200
Albuquerque, NM 87110   
(505) 881-4584
AIGC provides several programs to aid American Indian/Alaska Native students in pursuit of higher education. Native Americans must be members of federally recognized tribes or Alaskan native groups, and at least one-fourth Native American ancestry.  Awards range based on need. Graduate Fellowship is offered for 2 academic years; MFA for 3 years; Doctoral for 4 years. 

American-Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation          
American-Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation
380 Lexington Avenue, Ste. 4400
New York, NY 10168
The foundation offers scholarships for study in the U.S. to citizens of Indonesia with genuine financial need and a superior academic record.  

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlingburg, TN
556 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5860
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The School offers weekend, one- and two-week workshops for the beginner to advanced artist, taught by national and international practicing studio artists and university faculty. Students work and learn in professionally equipped studios on a 14-acre residental campus in Gatlingburg, TN. A series of weekly classes are also offered for residents of the local community. Workshops and classes are offered in ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, mixed media, books and paper. One major in either the BFA or MFA Studio Art program is selected by the Department of Art and Art Professions to receive Arrowmont's Windgate Charitable Foundation Scholarship, a full scholarship for a one-week workshop including stipend for travel/materials fee, for a Smoky Mountain artist residency in Gatlingburg, Tennesse. This opportunity is renewed annually.

Artists Book Residency Grants
Women’s Studio Workshop
P.O. Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472  
(845) 658-9133
This six - eight week program in Rosendale, New York, provides a stipend of $2,000, $3,000, a $750 materials grant and housing to women book artists in which selected artists are involved in all aspects of the design and production of their new books. Artists should submit proposals for new books that are in an edition between 50 and 100.  Women of color are encouraged to apply.

ArtTable Summer Mentored Internship for Diversity in the Visual Arts Professions
1 E 53rd Street, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 343-1735
ArtTable, the leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts, invites female college seniors, graduate students and recently graduated college and graduate students with an interest in arts administration to apply. Through one-on-one mentoring relationship with ArtTable members, interns have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field and gain exposure to a range of professional activites. ArtTable will provide a $3,000 stipend for each selected intern for an eight-week commitment, paid in two installments.

Asian Cultural Council Individual Grants
6 West 48th Street, 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 843-0403

The Asian Cultural Council provides grants to those working in the arts and humanities or those doing graduate work in similar areas. The guidelines of the grant require applicants to conduct their work outside of their country of origin. Countries in which applicants may conduct their work include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States.

The Bay and Paul Foundations
17 West 94th Street, 1st Fl.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 663-1115
Our service learning Grantees assure student participation in the design and implementation of all phases of a project and provide rich, meaningful opportunities for reflection throughout, with the knowledge, skills and dispositions acquired by the students aligned with curricular goals and relevant state standards. Our arts-in-education grants most often support projects that are integrated with other curriculum and that include a professional development component for classroom teachers. First time grants are geographically restricted to the greater New York City metropolitan area.

The Beinecke Scholarship Program
Program Director
8240 Peach Lane
Fogelsville, PA 18051
(610) 395-5560
The Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 550 college juniors from 100 different undergraduate institutions for support during Graduate study at any accredited university, each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering Graduate school and $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with research grants.  Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of Undergraduate studies.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Gilman Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
1800 West Loop South, Ste. 250
Houston, TX 77027
(832) 369 3487
The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education.  The Gilman Scholarship Program is celebrating 10 years of helping nearly 6,500 Gilman Scholars study abroad and during the academic year 2010-2011, over 2,300 scholarships will be awarded!  In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution; United States citizen; Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad; Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks and no more than an academic year; Receiving academic credit for their study abroad program; Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba. 

Best Colleges: Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Best Colleges: Scholarships for African American Students
P.O. Box 52755
Houston, TX 77052
Best Colleges provides extensive listings of financial aid options.

Brickfish African American Icons Scholarship 
209 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60606
(855) 281-4500
The Brickfish African American Icons Scholarship is available to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. There are three awards available with amounts ranging from $250-$500. To be eligible for this award, you must submit a blog, photo with a description, or a video telling about an African American or black person from a different country who has had a profound impact on your life.  Blogs must be no more than 1000 words and videos are not to exceed two minutes. Scholarship 
(828) 919-8589
The Scholarship is available to students who are enrolled or planning to participate in a college, university, or graduate school program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. You must submit an essay of no more than 150 words on the following topics: What is the perfect career for you, and why? Awards available are varying but amounts are equal to $500.

Catwalk Arts Residency, Catskill, NY
4 Route 385
Catskill, NY 12414
Alumni from the MFA in Studio Art program at NYU Steinhardt are invited to apply for a summer or fall artist residency of two-four (2-4) weeks duration at Catwalk in Catskill, NY. Steinhardt joins other schools in facilitating the opportunity for alumni to participate in one of these residencies.  Please note that the Artist Residence Program at Catwalk is an independent program and is not sponsored by NYU. Catwalk Arts Residency is an Artist Residence Program established in 2004 by James and Purcell Palmer at the Palmer's residence known as CATWALK in Catskill, New York. The mission of the Catwalk Arts Residency is to establish Catwalk as a special retreat for art making, collaborative projects and scholarly discourse in a visually stimulating part of the country that has historically provided and continues today to provide significant inspiration to artists, cultural historians, writers and scholars. The Catwalk Arts Residency is intended to brand the participating institutions with a footprint in an important cultural corridor of contemporary art. In addition, the goal is for the School of the participating institutions to develop a dynamic interaction with its widespread Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) alumni and through that reconnection to leverage the participating institution’s rich legacy in the arts.  The Palmers envision this as a developing concept and intend for NYU alumni through the Catwalk Arts Residency program to have wide latitude in developing the artist colony in a manner that is meaningful for the participants and enhances the recognition of the excellence of NYU. If selected, please note that residents cover the cost of travel to/from the residency, any artist materials and/or equipment needed for their work, shipping costs, food and other personal expenses.

The Center for Photography of Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498-1236
(845) 679-9957
Fellowships to photographers and artists who use photography and reside in New York State. One $2,500 fellowship is given each year. NOTE: They don't accept students but encourage students on their way out to apply.

College Photographer of the Year
101B Lee Hills Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 884-2188
Recognizes and rewards the outstanding photographic work of college students. Student currently working on an undergraduate degree are eligible to submit work completed during the previous year. Single picture categories are: sport news, general news, feature sport action, pictorial, illustration, personal vision.  Multiple picture categories are: picture story, sports portfolio, documentary, portfolio and online multimedia photo story or essay. For award information see website. 

Community College Opportunity Program (CCTOP)
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-5065
If you are a community college student from the tri-state area, you could well be eligible for Steinhardt's Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP), potentially a $20,000/year scholarship. 

Creative Arts Scholarship
JACL National Scholarship Program
Masao W. Satow Memorial Building
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 921-5225
This award is to encourage creative projects by student members of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).  The award ranges from $1,000 to $5,000.  The program is open to JACL members who are interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate education in the creative arts.  Professional artists may not apply. Selection is based on academic record, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.  Preference is give to students who are interested tin creative projects that reflect Japanese American experience and culture. 

Creative Capital
15 Maiden Lane, 18th Fl.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 598-9900
Provides grants to individual artists for specific projects, with an emphasis on experimental work. Disciplines rotate, meaning that media grants are given every other year. Grants up to $20,000.

Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship     
The Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship is open to anyone aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary educational program.  The scholarship amount is $1,000 and is offered 4 times annually.  In addition, eligible students may not have already been receiving or awarded full tuition scholarship or waiver from another source.  International students are welcome to apply.  The criteria for the scholarship is to write an essay of fewer than 1,000 words explaining why he/she deserves the award, based upon 1) an exceptional work ethic, 2) a demonstrated commitment to excellence. Applicants may demonstrate these 2 criteria any way they choose, but you must follow the rules: 1) there is no application, only the essay, please do not contact our corporate office to ask for one 2) the scholarship is open to future, current and international students 3) essays accepted via online form only 4) essays must be emailed to, subject line must read “Fridell Scholarship Essay” 5) essay must be placed in the body of the email 6) essay must be in English 7) essay must be received by mid-night(PST) on the deadline date.

Davis Putter Scholarship
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
This fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. 

The Dedalus Foundation
25 East 21st Street, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 220-4220
The Dedalus Foundation awards two annual fellowships to students in painting or sculpture who are entering their final year in an MFA degree program at an American college, university, or art school. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $20,000. Applications are solicited annually from MFA programs throughout the country, with each program nominating two candidates. The fellowship awards are made by a committee of distinguished artists and critics. 

Education Endowment Scholarship
P.O. Box 1355
Eugene, OR 97440
(541) 345-5689
The Snag Educational Endowment was founded in 1992. Its sole focus is awarding graduate and undergraduate educational scholarships each year. These are out most prestigious and highly competitive student scholarship awards. A selection committee of three independent jurors determines the awards. The Endowment awards three scholarships each year, and each scholarship recipient receives the following:

  • $1,000
  • One-year complimentary Snag Membership
  • Their work featured on a postcard sent out to hundreds of museums, galleries, and schools.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
555 Madison Avenue, 20th Fl.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 490-7788
To recognize and reward outstanding essays on a topic related to ethics.  Eligible to compete are full time juniors and seniors at accredited colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Essays must be reviewed by a faculty sponsor and three copies of the essay must be submitted.  Essays must be 3,000 and 4,000 words in length and on a theme of the student’s choice.  Readers look for adherence to design format, carefully proofread essays, well thought out essays that do not stray from the topic and eloquence of writing style.  First prize is $5,000, second prize is $2,500 and third prize is $1,500.  Two Honorable mentions are awarded, $500 each.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship Program/Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, Connecticut.
Yale/Norfolk is a six-week intensive summer program. There is a one thousand five hundred dollar registration fee that covers everything except transportation and art supplies. Nominees must have completed their junior year and plan on returning to their academic studies after the summer.  Up to 12 credits may be earned.  Selected art colleges and universities are invited to nominate one or two students who are currently enrolled in their junior year.  Nominated candidates should be the strongest young artists in their current state of development, who exhibit the greatest feel for and command of their mediumin painting, drawing, three dimensions or digital photographyand who show the greatest curiosity both about the history of art and about art making now. The program focuses on painting and sculpture (3-D/mixed media/video), with additional courses in printmaking/drawing, digital photography, and critical theory.  All students are expected to create independent studio based work. Students working in 3-D should be aware that there will be no access to power tools.

This is an intensive program and we expect nominees to be promising, strongly motivated and able to thrive in a close social environment.  In evaluating applications, the resident faculty of the Art Division seeks committed students with diverse points of view, as well as educational and ethnic backgrounds. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Minority Students
Online Colleges's website provides minority students from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds with access to an online financial aid and scholarship directory. The directory lists each scholarship and financial aid opportunity with a corresponding deadline and description. Opportunities for female students are included in this online resource, as well. 

Finlandia Foundation Scholarships
Finlandia Foundation National
470 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA  91103
(626) 795-2081
Scholarships are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland. Candidates must have achieved sophomore or higher status prior to receiving the award and must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. Some of the criteria the FNN Scholarship Committee uses in evaluating applications are the following: financial need, course study, and U.S./Finnish citizenship. Students studying subjects related to Finish Culture receive special consideration. Scholarship applications are evaluated in the Spring and are two consecutive years but may reapply after an unfunded year. 

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
820 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 807-7077
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts provides grants in five categories: dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. Grants are awarded annually to outstanding or unusually promising artists and arts organizations which create, present, or support work of an imaginative, contemporary nature and need this kind of assistance. Grants of not more than $5,000 are awarded annually. Grants are made for a specific project or for general operating support. Grants for individual artists amount to $30,000 per individual.

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 687-5800
Franklin Furnace awards grants between $2,000 and $10,000 to performance artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York. Artists from all areas of the world. 

Frameline Film and Video Completion Fund
Frameline Film and Video Completion Fund
145 Ninth Street, Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 703-8650
Grants up to $5,000 are provided fund lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender artists who are in the last stages of production of a documentary, educational, animated, or experimental project about or of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people and their communities.  Applicants must be involved in the completion or post-production work, including subtitling or conversion of video to film (or vice versa).  In particular, women and people of color are encouraged to apply. A $10 processing fee is required.  Applications are available in August, grants are awarded in December.

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia)
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
(212) 984-5542
Designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning on studying overseas in East or Southeast Asia.
In the past, there have been few funding opportunities for study abroad in Asia.  However, with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, the Institute of International Education (IIE) now administers the Freeman-ASIA Awards in order to give more American undergraduate students the means to study in East and Southeast Asia. 

Friends-In-Art Scholarship
521 Oxford Circle
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 942-1987
This program is open to blind or visually impaired students who are currently majoring or plan to major in music, art, drama or creative writing.  Selection is based on achievement, talent, and excellence in the arts.  Stipend amount is $1,500. 

Fulbright Student Program
Contact: Dr. Kim Germain, NYU Fulbright Program Adviser – Undergraduate students
100 Washington SQ East
Silver Center, Rm. 909C
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-8140
You could be on of more than 1,500 students who receive a Fulbright Grant each year to go overseas. The U.S. Student Fulbright Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide; grants are available in all fields of study. For detailed information on your eligibility, awards available, and the application process, please review the pages on the website.

Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Gates Millenium Scholars
1805 7th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(877) 690-4677
This program is meant to reduce the financial barriers of African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American/Alaskan Native and Asian Pacific American students with high academic and leadership promise that are at a significant economic disadvantage. A 3.3 GPA is required, along with a demonstrated financial need.

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
275 Madison Avenue, 33rd Fl.
New York, NY 10016-1101
(212) 687-0011
Modest grants are available for projects related to the history of the book, book culture, printing history, and related programs.

Golden Key Visual and Performing Arts Achievement Award 
Golden Key National Honor Society
1040 Crown Pointe Parkway, Ste. 900
Atlanta, GA 30338
(800) 377-2401
To recognize and reward members of the Golden Key Honor Society who submit slides of their work in nine categories: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, computer-generated art/graphic design/illustration, mixed media, instrumental performance, vocal performance, and dance.  All entries must be original work and submitted on slides, photographs, or DVD.  Award amount is $500. 

Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc.
Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc.
124 Gateway Drive
Staten Island, NY 10304
These fellowships are for one academic year in the amount of $1,500, awarded to women who are registered in graduate studies and within two years of completing the degree program requirements at an accredited New York college or University. Applicants must be permanent residents of New York state and citizens of the United States. Evidence of scholastic ability and need for financial assistance are required

The Henry Luce Foundation, Luce Scholars
51 Madison Avenue, 30th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 489-7700
Contact: New York University
Campus Liaison: Dr, Richard J. Kalb, Associate Dean
The Luce Scholars program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had no prior experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts. The program provides stipends and internships for eighteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year.  

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
1411 W 190th Street, Ste. 700
Gardena, CA 90248
(877) 473-4636
General eligibility requirements:  Be of Hispanic heritage; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have plans to enroll as a full-time student. 

IFDA Educational Foundation Student Scholarships
IFDA Educational Foundation
112 Hidden Lake Circle
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 378-7221
Provide assistance to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in design.  Program is open to full time students in fields related to design.  Applicants must submit a 200-400 word essay on their future plans and goals and why they believe they deserve the scholarship. Selection is based on the essay; the applicant’s achievements, awards; letters of recommendation from a designer educator, a mentor of practitioner in the field.  Amount of the award ranges from $1,000 - $3,000. 

Institute for Humane Studies
3434 Washington Boulevard, MS 1C5
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 993-4880
The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded more than 100 scholarships to outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, law students, and professional students who are interested in the "classical liberal tradition."

International Communications Industries Foundation AV Scholarship           
The International Communications Industries Foundation AV Scholarship offers various awards equaling to the amount of $1,200 to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. You must be majoring in an audiovisual related field, including, but not limited to, audio, video, audiovisual, electronics, telecommunications, technical theatre, data networking, software development or information technology in an accredited post-secondary program. You must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and submit letters of recommendation to be eligible for this award. (Applicants are encouraged to check the website periodically for any announcements of awards).

International Sculpture Center, Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award     
14 Fairgrounds Road, Ste. B
Hamilton, NJ 08619-1061
(609) 689-1051, ext. 301
Educational institutions with current ISC University memberships are eligible to submit up to three (3) student nominations. There are no additional fees to participate in the student awards program. Nominees must be students working towards a B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A, or Certificate from an established and reputable art school. The ISC reserves the right to decline entries from schools deemed inappropriate for this program. The member number for the NYU Art Department is 81801. 

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
US Dept of Education
1990 K Street, N.W. Rm. 6089
Washington, DC 20006-8524
(202) 502-7542
This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and master of fine arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities and social sciences.

Jack Goodman Scholarship in Art and Technology
Three tuition scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to currently enrolled BFA or MFA students at NYU/Steinhardt, whose work is of the highest quality in the area of art and technology (digital, photography, video).

Application Criteria:

  • Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled BFA or MFA students at the time of the deadline in the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Selection is based on the quality of students' work for all scholarships/awards.
  • Since scholarship awards will be applied to the following academic year's tuition, students must have 6 or more credits remaining to complete their degrees.
  • Previous recipients of this award are not eligible to reapply.
  • Students with full tuition scholarships or tuition remission are not eligible to apply.
  • The scholarships are for one year only and they are not renewable.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships
44325 Woodridge Parkway
Landsowne, VA 20176
(703) 723-8000
Nomination must come from the student’s community college of origin.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer’s Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their Bachelor’s Degrees at the Nation’s top four-year colleges and Universities.  The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 50 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country. 

Jackie Robinson Foundation
Education and Leadership Development Program
75 Varick Street, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10013-1917
(212) 290-8600
Through its Education and Leadership Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. You must be a U.S. citizen in order to quality for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award. In addition, you cannot possess a 2 or 4 year degree when apply for this scholarship.

James D. Phelan Art Awards 
The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Ste. 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 733-8500
The foundation awards funds to young California-born artists in various fields of art. Birth certificate required in application.  Odd year awards are given in printmaking and photography; even year awards in film and video.  One $15,000 award is awarded every year.

Japan Foundation           
Japan Foundation
1700 Broadway, 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 489-0299
The foundation offers the “Performing Arts Japan” program; performance art that presents Japanese culture to America. Touring grants and collaboration grants are available. The Japanese Foundation New York Grant aims to support projects that will further the understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Grants of $2,000 to $5,000 will be awarded for projects in southern/midwestern states. 

Japanese American Citizens League
National Scholarship Awards
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Fellowships are awarded to help defray the cost of entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate education.  In addition to general awards, a specific program supports creative projects that reflect Japanese-American experience and culture. Applicants must be Americans of Japanese ancestry and must be an active JACL member at individual/student/youth level.

Joan Mitchell Foundation
545 W 25th Street, 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 524-0100
The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in 1993 to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell to aid and assist the needs of painters and sculptors. The Foundation seeks to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities. To further this mandate, the Foundation annually awards grants to painters and sculptors, supports outside programming such as workshops and residencies serving individual artists, and provides free art education opportunities for New York City Youth. 

By encouraging the ambitions of developing artists, the Foundation celebrates the unique legacy of Joan Mitchell as an American artist and seeks to emphasize and draw attention to the important contributions of artists working today. 

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 514-1600
Award amount of $5,000
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to United States High School Students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12). You must write an original essay of no more than 1,000-words on one of these topics found on the website provided.

Joseph Ehrenreich Scholarships           
Mike Smith, Picture Desk
3200 Craosdaile Drive, Ste. 306
Durham, NC 27705
To be eligible, students must have completed 1 year at a recognized 4 year college or university having courses in photojournalism.  They must be full time students with at least half a year of undergraduate studies remaining, have satisfactory scholastic grades, be able to demonstrate financial need, and intend to pursue a career in photojournalism. Nominations and applications may be made by students, interested instructors, or members of the National Press Photographers Association. Nominees and applicants need not be journalism majors, but they must show aptitude and potential in making or use of photographs in communication. Applications must be accompanied by representative examples of the applicants work. For student photographers, a minimum of six 8x10 prints are required.  For students working in picture editing, at least 3 examples of recent work should be included. This program is not limited to minority students but their applications are given special attention. $1000 award, 5 total.

Josephine De Karman Fellowship 
Joseph DeKarmen Fellowship Trust
P.O. Box 3389
San Dimas, CA 91773  
(909) 592-0607
Provide assistance to outstanding college seniors or students in their last year of Ph.D. program. Program is open to students in any discipline who will be entering their senior undergraduate year or terminal year of a Ph.D. program in the fall of the next academic year.  Foreign students may apply if they are already enrolled in a university in the United States. Applicants must be able to demonstrate exceptional ability and seriousness of purpose.  Special consideration will be given to applicants in the humanities and those who have completed their qualifying examinations for the doctoral degree.  Amount of the award is $22,000 per year for graduate students, and $14,000 for undergraduate seniors.  Payable in two installments to recipient’s school. No funds may be used for travel.

Kodak Student Scholarship Program
The Kodak Student Scholarship Program is open to film, film production and cinematography students at U.S. and Canadian universities. Students will be awarded an amount ranging from $1,000-$5,000. You must be attending an eligible institution as an undergraduate or graduate student to be eligible for this scholarship. To enter the program you must submit a short film that communicates a story or theme in some fashion; clips and short vignettes are not eligible. A faculty nomination is required with your submission.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships 
Lagrant Foundation
600 Wilshire Boulevard., Ste. 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(323) 469-8680
The awarded scholarships provide financial assistance to minority high school seniors, college students who are interested in majoring in communications, business, or related fields. Applicants must be African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Native American.  A 2.75 GPA is required.  Applicants must be majoring or planning to major in communications or business (including public relations, journalism, mass communication, marketing and advertising). Interested students must complete an application form, submit a resume, attach an official transcript, submit a paragraph on how they will finance their education, submit a list of college and community activities, a list of awards and honors, and writ a 1 page essay describing their career goals, accomplishments and why they should be selected.  Must be full time student at an accredited school. Need one letter of recommendation from a professor or internship advisor. 

Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship
551 5th Avenue, Ste. 3000
New York, NY 10176
(212) 692-0191
The Foundation grants approximately 200 awards each year to undergraduates and graduate students up to a maximum amount of $8500. Applicants must be of excellent character and demonstrate substantial scholastic ability and financial need. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.  Age limit for graduate students is forty years of age. Age limit for undergraduate students is thirty years of age. Applicant must be in the U.S. at the time of application.  Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Personal interview is required.  Written request for a formal application must be made after June and later than November 30 for the ensuing academic year and should include a statement by the student of his/her education to date, year in school, the length of the course of study, vocational goal, and financial need, age, citizenship, interview availability in NY and current name and address.  Graduate applicants should include a resume and an outline of the perspective program.  High school seniors are ineligible.

Lesbian Writers Fund           
The Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation
116 East 16 Street, 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-8021 ext. 22
Recent awards of $11,000 have been given to support the work of lesbian writers. Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation is the first nationwide lesbian foundation. The Lesbian Writers Fund is open to emerging lesbian writers of poetry and fiction. Applicants must have published at least 1 piece of their writing (in any genre) in a newspaper, magazine, journal, or anthology but no more than 1 book. Submissions may consist of up to 30 pages of fiction (a novel or collection of short stories) or at least 10 pages, or no more than 15 pages of poetry. All work must incorporate some lesbian content.  Requests for applications must be accompanied with a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

The Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund for Independent Video
112 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 345-3550
Awards grants for criticism and production. 

Martin Wong Scholarship
The Martin Wong Foundation
San Francisco, CA
Two to three tuition scholarships of between $1,000-$2,500 each will be awarded to currently enrolled BFA or MFA students at NYU/Steinhardt, whose work demonstrates exceptional promise.  Students working in painting or ceramics are invited to apply. 

Application Criteria: 

  • Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled BFA or MFA students at the time of the deadline in the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Students must be enrolled fulltime in the following year (the year in which funding is awarded).
  • Selection is based on the quality of students' work.
  • Previous recipients of this award are not eligible to reapply.
  • Students with full tuition scholarships or tuition remission are not eligible to apply.
  • The scholarships are for one year only and they are not renewable.

May and Samuel Rudin Foundation Multimedia Technology Scholarship
One or more tuition scholarships may be awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and/or graduate studio art majors at NYU/Steinhardt, who show evidence of extraordinary potential for artistic achievement in current and developing technologies (may also include traditional and mixed media). This award is dependent on renewed yearly funding, to be determined at a later date.  Applicants must also demonstrate financial need (as determined by the NYU Office of Financial Aid).

Application Criteria: 

  • Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled BFA or MFA students at the time of the deadline in the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Selection is based on the quality of students' work for all scholarships/awards,
  • Since scholarship awards will be applied to the following academic year's tuition, students must have 6 or more credits remaining to complete their degrees.
  • Previous recipients of this award are not eligible to reapply.
  • Students with full tuition scholarships or tuition remission are not eligible to apply.
  • The scholarships are for one year only and they are not renewable.

Money for Women Fund Grants
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 717
Bearsville, NY 12409
Grants of up to $1,500 to poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and for a mixed-genre category (illustration and text) to feminist women in the arts. Application fee is $20. Fund does not maintain email, phone, or website. To request application materials, write to the postal address and be sure to include a SASE. 

National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506-0001
(202) 682-5400
The NEA is a federal organization supporting organizations, individuals, and partnerships in the arts throughout the United States.

National Asian American Journalists Association
Asian American Journalists Association
5 Third Street, St. 1108
San Francscio, CA 94103
(415) 346-2051
Stipends up to $25,000 are awarded to Asian American students interested in careers in broadcast, photo, or print, journalism.  Selection is based on scholastic ability, commitment to journalism, sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement, journalistic ability and financial need. 

National Asian American Telecommunications Association Media Fund Grants
National Asian American Telecommunications Association
Attention:  Media Funds
145 Ninth Street, Ste. 350
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-0814
This grant ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 is awarded to producers who are interested in developing and finishing public television programs on Asian Americans issues.  5 to 10 grants are awarded each year.  This program is funded by the Corporation of Public Television.  Multiple awards for production and completion.

National Association of Black Journalists 
1100 Knight Hall, Ste. 3100
College Park, Maryland 20742
(301) 405-0248
Provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) who are majoring in a field related to journalism.  Students must be attending an accredited 7 year college or university and majoring: broadcast (radio or television), print, photography, or journalism and have a GPA of 2.5.  They must submit 6 samples of their published or broadcast work, an official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, a résumé and 500-800 word essay describing their accomplishments as a student journalist, their career goals, and their interest in the field. Amount of award is up to $2,500.  All scholarship winners must become members of the association before the grants are awarded. 

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Attention: Scholarships
National Press Building
529 14 Street NW, Ste. 1000
Washington, DC 20045
(202) 662-7143
Hispanic American high school seniors, undergraduates and first year graduate students are eligible to apply. Awards range from $1,000-$10,000.  Applicants must be interested in majoring in print, photo, broadcast or online journalism; students majoring in other fields must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism.  Applications may be submitted in either English or Spanish, include an autobiographical essay of 500 words to describing some aspect of the relationship between Hispanic Americans and the press.  Selection is based on academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in journalism as a career, and financial need. Visit website for application and further information. 

National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Scholarship     
National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts
1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, 10th Fl.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-8330
This program is designed to provide financial assistance to Hispanic Americans who are enrolled full time in disciplines that include, but are not limited to acting, costume design, film, lighting design and theater.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens of Hispanic origin residing in any of the 50 states or U.S. territories and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.  They must be able to demonstrate financial need, defined as family income at or below 60 percent of the area’s median family income, based on family size.  Preference is given to students who can demonstrate special talent in arrears related to the entertainment arts and industry. They may submit portfolios and /or video/audio tapes of their work.  More information is available on website.  (Applications on-line only) Multiple scholarships

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs Margaret Yardley Fellowships
Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund
New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs
55 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 249-5474
This fellowship is awarded to a female New Jersey resident who is a graduate student of marked ability pursuing further study.  Selection is based on high standards of character, scholarship, ability, purpose, potential service to career field and financial need. Only women from New Jersey or attending a NJ college will be considered.  Send a self addressed envelope for application.  Between six and eight $1,000 fellowships are available each year.

National Sculpture Society Scholarship
75 Varick Street, 11th Fl.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 764-5645
Scholarships of $2,000 each are available for students of figurative or representational sculpture. Scholarships are paid directly to the academic institution through which the student applies. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the NSS Education Committee, which is comprised of professional sculptors. All scholarship moneys are awarded directly to the educational institution through which the student applies, to be credited towards that student’s tuition. The educational institution the student attends has to be an accredited American institution. Minority Scholarship Database provides information on scholarships for minority students promoting diversity in colleges and universities. also provides advice and guidelines for financial aid, school and career planning, and skill development for women, African Americans, Hispanics, and other minority groups.

Organization of American States Fellowships 
17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 370-5000
Fellowships are available for study in member countries of OAS with the exception of the country of which the candidate is a citizen or in which he /she maintains a permanent residence.  There are two kinds of fellowships; advanced study, or training and research. The applicant must have advanced training in his/her field, know the language of the country, be in good health, be accepted at an institution, and plan to return to his/her country.  Applicants must submit a detailed plan of study or research. Stipend is enough to cover travel expenses, registration, tuition, fees, study materials and subsistence allowance.

Organization of American States Leo S. Rowe Pan-American Fund
Secretariat of the Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund
17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 370-5000
Interest free loans are provided to help citizens of Latin American and Caribbean member states of the OAS study and carry out research at U.S. universities and colleges. The loan is $7,500 per semester for the last two years of study and must be repaid with five years of completion of studies.  Selection is based on academic and personal record as well as financial need.  Applications accepted continuously, there is no deadline.  Decisions are made within four to six weeks.

P.E.O. Sisterhood – PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund
P.E.O. Sisterhood – International Peace Scholarship Fund
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312  
(515) 255-3153
This support for study is designed to help women students from other countries carry out graduate work in the U.S. or Canada.  Upon graduation the student will return to her country within 60 days. The maximum award for study is $10,000.  Applicants may be from any field of study.  The award is renewable, only one time, and the candidate must reapply.  Citizens of all countries except the United States and Canada are eligible.  Candidates must have a non-academic sponsor who is a citizen of the U.S. or Canada.  Awards are announced in May. Students may download eligibility form from PEO website.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
224 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 547-6926
Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow. For first-generation Americans and new Americans that still feel a sense of "commitment" to their country of origin.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program is a program run by the Office of Federal Student Aid of the U.S. Department of Education. To qualify for this program, you must be employed by a government or not-for-profit organization for about ten years, having paid "120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer." If you are qualified, the Office of Federal Student Aid of the U.S. Department of Education forgives your remaining student loan amount after these 120 qualifying monthly payments.

Puffin Foundation Ltd.
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111
(201) 836-8923
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. makes grants that encourage emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater, dance, photography, and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. Average grants are: $1,000.00 - $2,500.00. 

Raymond Davis Scholarship 
7003 Kilworth Lane
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 642-9090
Provides financial assistance for students interested in continuing their studies in photographic or imaging science or technology.  Program is opened to full time undergraduate and graduate students who have completed or will complete 2 academic years at an accredited institution before the term of the scholarship is up. Grants are made for academic study or research in photographic or imaging science or engineering. Graduate students must provide an abstract of their plan for advanced study, research, and thesis. All applicants must outline their career objectives and indicate how the academic work they propose to undertake will further their objectives. Amount of award is $1,000-$1,500. A total of two awards will be given. 

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
39 Art School Road
Madison, ME 04950
(207) 474-9345
136 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 529-0505
Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction and growth. Matching Fellowship for NYU Steinhardt MFA Studio Art student/s, towards covering partial tuition costs, is available if accepted students admitted to the residency program. Interested students must apply directly to Skowhegan by their February 1 deadline. If supported, students are responsible for the reminder of expenses for their residency. 

Taraknath Das Foundation
South Asian Institute
Columbia University
606 West 122nd Street, Rm. 213
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-3616
The foundation provides grants and loans for Indian students, scholars and writers, including undergraduates and doctoral candidates.  Must be an Indian passport holder and have completed at least 1 year of graduate study.  Four $3,5000 scholarships. 

Terra Foundation for American Art
120 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-3939
The Terra Foundation supports exhibitions that increase the understanding and enjoyment of American art, and has a particular interest in exhibitions with venues that are outside the US or in its hometown of Chicago. The foundation also makes grants to support exhibition projects that encompass multi-national collaboration or interpret American art within a global context. In addition, the foundation funds scholarly, small-scale exhibitions that include loans from the Terra Foundation’s collection.

Third Wave Fund
P.O. Box 1159
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(917) 387-1262
The Scholarship Program is available to all full-time or part-time young women and transgender activists, artists, or cultural workers age 30 and under who are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an accredited university, college, vocational/technical school or community college. Scholarships range in amount from $500 and $5,000 each. Students applying for grants should be involved as activists, working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality.

USA Funds to Access Education Scholarships
P.O. Box 6028
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6028
Awards to students demonstrating financial need.  Will award up to 3 million in renewable scholarships. The degree program offers $1,500 scholarships to qualified full time undergraduate and graduate students for the academic year.  Applicants who are not selected will be considered for the Help America Learn Corporation. The program, sponsored in part by Corning Incorporated, Fluor Corporation and Sara Lee Foundations, will provide up to $547,500 in one-time awards of $1,500 to qualified full time undergraduate students.  To qualify, applicants must have annual adjusted gross family incomes of $35,000 or less and be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two to four year college, university or vocational/technical school beginning with the upcoming fall term.  Applicants from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and all the US territories and commonwealths are eligible for this program.

U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education Grants Office
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202
(800) 872-5327
About forty grants of an average of $15,000, including the cost of tuition, are available to first time graduate students in the arts, humanities and social sciences. 

Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Award amount of $30,000.  The voice of Democracy National Audio Essay Contest is open to students in grades 9-12.  You must write and record an essay of between three and five minutes. Essay themes are announced annually and are listed on the website. Each state winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they will compete for national scholarships, including a $30,000 First Place Scholarship. 

Windgate Fellowship Award
67 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 785-1357
The Windgate Fellowship Award program is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.  The Windgate Fellowship Award program was established to encourage and advance the development of serious, innovative artists in the United States whose work is in some way related to, or informed by, the process, material, traditions and/or sensibilities of craft.  

Each year, the Center invites approximately 100 Colleges and Universities across the United States to participate in the program.  These institutions are invited to nominate two undergraduate graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. Students should be graduating between December of the current and August  of the following and will be eligible for one of ten $15,000 Windgate Fellowships awarded during April.  

The Zankel Scholar Program
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 838-2560
The Society of Illustrators invites art colleges and universities to nominate junior level students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in illustration.  Over $60,000 in cash awards and other prizes are awarded in amounts ranging from $100 to $5,000.  All accepted work will be reproduced in a full-color catalog that is distributed within the industry.