Department of Art and Art Professions


Student Resources

Researching Scholarships and Grants

Every possible effort has been made to insure that the information included in this guide 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.

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.  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: or

• 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.

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

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Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards
Academy Theater, Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59
th Street NY, 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, Suite 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.

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.

164 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010 (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
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, or
service 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, 4520 Montgomery Blvd., NE, Suite 1-B   Albuquerque, NM 87109   (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.

A. Patrick Charnon Scholarship

The Center for Education Solutions, Box 208 San Francisco, CA 94104
Open to full-time undergraduate students who have been accepted to or who are currently enrolled in a four-year college or university.  Students who value tolerance, compassion and respect for all people in their communities, and who have demonstrated their commitments to these values by their actions will be considered for this award. In addition to an official transcript and three letters of recommendation, you must submit a 2-4 page (double spaced) essay explaining how community services have shaped your life and how you will use your college education to build communities. Only the first 250 applicants are considered. Award minimum: $1,500. Recipients can reapply for up to four years.

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlingburg, TN
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. 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
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.

The Bay and Paul Foundations
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
The Sperry Fund
Contact: Director of Scholarship Programs, MFA Nomination
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 Program, (713) 621-6300 ext. 25;
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.

Brickfish African American Icons Scholarship 
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 
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
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. This year, 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

University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri School of Journalism, 109 Lee Hills Hall, Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 822-2198;
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
Contact:  Bart Grachan, (212) 998-5139

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 Capital
65 Bleecker St 7th floor, New York NY 10012 (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

555 West 57th St., Suite 1222
New York, NY 10019
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.

Eastman Scholarship Program
The Eastman 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.

Education Endowment Scholarship

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 Ave, 20
thFloor New York, NY 10022
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 medium- in painting, drawing, three dimensions or digital photography- and 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.

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
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.

The James E. Davis Arts Building, 80 Hanson Place #301, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1506
(718) 398-7255;
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, Inc.
145 Ninth Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94103-2636 (415) 703-8650
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film and videomakers are encouraged to apply to Frameline for the Frameline Film & Video Completion Fund. Grants in up to $5,000 are available once annually for projects in the final stages of production.

Frameline Film and Video Completion Fund

Frameline Film and Video Completion Fund 146 9 Street, Suite 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) 
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
Friends-In-Art, 402 East French Broad Street, Brevard, NC 28712
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.

Gaia Community Scholarship

The Gaia Community Scholarship is available to students aspiring to be the change they wish to see in the world, live authentically and make a difference. There are two awards available with the combined amounts equal to $1000. You must answer the questions listed on the sponsor’s website, one in under 25 words and two under 250 words per question. Applicants who wish to apply online must register as members on the site for processing purposes, but you can also apply via regular mail without registering.

Gates Millenium Scholars Program

Gates Millenium Scholars P.O. 1434, Alexandria, VA 22313  (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

521 Fifth Ave, Ste. 1612 New York, NY 10175-1699 (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
, 621 North Avenue NE, Suite C-100, Atlanta, GA 30308 (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
BPW/NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, P. O. Box 200 Johnstown, NY 12095-0200
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

Henry and Chiyo Kuwahara Creative Arts Award

JACL National Scholarship Program, c/o Chicago JACL CAAPT, 5415 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 (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.

The Henry Luce Foundation, Luce Scholars

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
55  Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
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, 16171 Jasmine Way, Los Gatos, CA 95032-3630
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.

Indonesian Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Indonesian Cultural Foundation, Inc. 60 East 42 Street, New York, NY 10165
The foundation offers scholarships for study in the U.S. to citizens of Indonesia with genuine financial need and a superior academic record.  Awards range from $600 to $14,000.

Institute for Humane Studies

3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440, Arlington VA 22201 (800) 697-8799; ihs@gmu.ed
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
(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. Room 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:

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

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
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, 225 Bush Street Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104.
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, 152 West 57 Street, 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

Japanese American Citizens League JACL National Scholarship Program  c/o Chicago
JACL Chapter, 5415 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640   (415) 921-5225
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 Floor, 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
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, Suite 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. 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.

Kenji Kajiwara Memorial Scholarship

Japanese American Citizens League
, National Scholarship Awards, 1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to student members of the Japanese-Americans Citizen League JACL).  It is open to JACL students currently enrolled or planning to re-enter a college or university, trade school, business college or other institution of higher learning.  Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 depending upon funds and are awarded on academic basis in conjunction with extra curricular activities and community involvement.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships

Lagrant Foundation, 626 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, 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 5
thAvenue Suite 3000 New York, NY 10176
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
Recent awards of $11,000 have been given to support the work of lesbian writers. The Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation, 116 East 16 Street, 7
thFloor, New York, NY 10003 (212) 529-8021 X22
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
P.O. Box 3514, Church St. Station, New York, NY 10007
Awards grants for criticism and production.

Martin Wong Scholarship:
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:

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:

The Mayer Foundation, Arts and Culture Grant, Scholarship Program

The Mayer Foundation, 300 East 74th Street, Suite 35A, New York, NY 10021
The core mission of the foundation is as follows
To make economic relief grants to needy individuals who are distressed or suffering as a result of poverty, low income, or lack of financial resources, including as a result of natural or civil disasters, or from temporary impoverishment, loss of employment, death or incapacity or a family wage earner or damage to home and property; to provide health care to those who cannot afford health care or whose heath insurance or financial resources are insufficient to cover medical needs; To award scholarship benefits and student aid to high school, college or graduate school students to enable the recipients to complete an undergraduate or graduate education in the field of their choice at the college or graduate school of their choice Grant sizes vary but generally range from $2,500 to $5,000 per grant

Money for Women Fund Grants

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc. P.O. 309, Wilton, NH 03086
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
(202) 682-5704

National Asian American Journalists Association
Asian American Journalists Association, 1182 Market Street Suite 320 San Francisco, CA 94102   (415) 346-2051 X102, Student Programs Coordinator, (415) 346-2051 x 102 

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, Attn:  Media Funds, 145 Ninth Street, Suite 350 San Francisco, CA 94103

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 
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, Suite 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
1010 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20007
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 or (732) 249-5485
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 ad
dressed envelope for application.  Between six and eight $1,000 fellowships are available each year.

Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship Awards

Northwest Journalists of Color, 33 Dexter Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 448-3853
Eligibility is limited to minority students from Washington State.  Stipends are up to $1,000 a year. Interested students must be planning to have a career in broadcast, photo, or print journalism.  Applicants may be high school seniors or college undergraduates from Washington State but may be attending or planning to attend a school anywhere in the country.  Students are not required to major in journalism but must have a strong interest in the field.

National Sculpture Society Scholarship
Scholarships National Sculpture Society, 237 Park Avenue, Ground Fl.
New York, NY 10017
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.

Organization of American States Fellowships

General Secretariat of the Organization of American States Department of Fellowships and Training, Trainee Selection Division, Washington, DC 20006
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, Organization of American States
1889 F Street NW 7
thFloor, Washington, DC 20006 (202) 458-6208
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

400 West 59th 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.

Puffin Foundation Ltd.

20 East Oakdene Avenue, 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

Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 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, Skowhegan, ME
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 student/s 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.

Starr Foundation Fellowships

Asian Cultural Council, 6 West 48
thSt. 12thFL.  NY, NY 10036 (212) 843-0403
Assistance is provided to artists and arts specialists from Asia for creative activity, research, training, and observation in the U.S. in the fields of art criticism, design, and film.  Assistance is provided for periods ranging from three months to one year.

Talbot’s Women’s Scholarship Fund 
Scholarship Management Services, 1 Scholarship Way, P.O. 297 St. Peter, MN 56082.   (507) 931-1682. The Talbot’s Women’s Scholarship Fund was established by Talbot’s Charitable Foundation, established by clothing retailer Talbot’s.  A  scholarship program that awards one $30,000 scholarship and thirty $5,000 scholarships to women seeking a bachelor’s degree or associates degree later in life.  Since its inception in 1997, the program has awarded college scholarships to nearly 280 women, ranging in age from their late 20’s to their early 60’s.  Applicants must be women currently residing in the US or Canada who earned a high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago, be seeking a degree from an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational-technical school,and have at least two full time semesters or twenty four credits remaining to complete their undergraduate degree.

Taraknath Das Foundation

South Asian Institute, Columbia University, 420 West 118 Street, 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
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 Foundation

511 W 25th St. Suite 301, New York, NY 10001 (212) 675-0700; 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

(800) 537-4180
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, ROB-3 Mail Stop 3327 Washington, DC 20202 (202) 708-5514

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
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, NY, NY 10065
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.