These scholarships are specific to each program of study. The designated area is listed under the title/link to each.
For students in: Animation, Architecture, Cartooning, Crafts, Environmental graphics, Film/theater design, Film/Video, Fine arts, Furniture design, Graphic design, Illustration, Industrial/product design, Interior design, Landscape architecture, New media, Photography, Surface/Textile design, and Urban planning.
Complete the Financial Aid information on the scholarship application and have it signed an your aid officer. Students must have financial need to be considered for this scholarship.
For graduate students in the history of art, architecture, interior design or related fields, this $5000 annual grant is for students’ travel to England to research any aspect of Sir John Soane’s work or his museum and collections.
Interior Design or Architecture
For full-time students at a college, university, or technical school.
Interior Design or Architecture
For full-time students who have completed four design courses in a post-secondary Interior Design or closely related program. The IFDA Educational Foundation will award at least one $1,000 scholarship for the academic year.
Interior Design or Architecture
Open to part-time students enrolled in a continuing interior design or related program at an accredited school, who have completed four design courses in a post-secondary Interior Design or closely related program. Students must be currently enrolled in two or more courses at an accredited school, college or university.
Interior Architecture or Architecture
Offered to current IFDA student members in good students who have completed four courses in interior design or related field. An additional letter of recommendation from an IFDA Professional Member is required. The IFDA Educational Foundation will award a $2,000 Scholarship for the academic year to a full -time student member.
Graduate Students - Interior Architecture or Related Field
Available to IFDA student members enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program in interior design or related field at an accredited university. Applicants must have completed four design courses in a post-secondary interior design or related program at an accredited school, college or university.
Offered to full-time students who have completed four courses in a post-secondary, accredited design program. This scholarship was established by the Carolinas Chapter to honor one of the chapter's founding members.
Open to outstanding undergraduate or graduate student to recognize an interior design research or thesis project.
Open to all students in their final year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year program of interior design. Award is designed to encourage students to seriously plan their portfolios.
Open to graduate landscape architecture students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude in the design of play environments. Applicants may also be in their final two years of undergraduate study in LAAB-accredited schools.
Offered to graduate landscape architecture students in the U.S.; Up to three $10,000 fellowships are awarded each year. Recipients are also awarded ESRI software, technical training access, and travel costs to conferences. All members of a project team are required to be graduate students with at least one member majoring in landscape architecture.
For U.S. citizens in their final two years at a Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board accredited school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum grade point average of “C.”
For U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are third-, fourth-, or fifth-year undergraduates at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs of landscape architecture.
Open to African American, Hispanic, Native American and minority students of other cultural and ethnic backgrounds to support landscape architecture education in the final two years of undergraduate study.
Horticulture or Irrigation Science Student - Landscape Architecture
Open to outstanding landscape architecture, horticulture or irrigation science students in their final two years of undergraduate study (third-, fourth-, or fifth-year students) who have demonstrated commitment to the profession through participation in extracurricular activities and exemplary scholastic achievements.
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition
Awarded annually to 15 emerging artists and 15 scholars (working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and early Modern, or Modern Italian Studies). Rome Prize winners receive room, board and a study or studio. Six- and 11-month fellowships are awarded, with stipends of $10,500 and $21,000.
Awarded to the top ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer age 18 or under, this scholarship is supported by The Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation and is named in memory their daughter, Charlotte, a lover of classical music. The scholarship is to be used for music study at an accredited college or music conservatory.
Recent Graduates of the School of Music
Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents aged 18 – 30 who have completed all schooling and are beginning their professional careers. Awardees receive a $15,000 stipend and round-trip flight to Germany to study at Deutsche Oper Berlin for 10 months (August –June.) Students will also receive honoraria for their roles in productions throughout the year.
Open to pre-professional singers under 30, studying voice and with financial need, and a “sincere desire to pursue a vocal career similar to that of Ms. Auger.” Scholarships range from $500 to $2500 and are awarded based on a board of directors’ review.
For Asian students in the visual and performing arts seeking grants to conduct research, study, do specialized training or pursue creative activity in the U.S. The Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S.
For women in four-year undergraduate programs in literature or music. Two $1000 scholarships are awarded to deserving students.
Competition for female composers between 20 – 30 who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. The winner receives a $5,000 commission to create a new work. For each competition, the Foundation partners with a different world-class performer, ensemble or presenter, who presents the premiere performance.
Competition for young (under 26 on last day of year before competition deadline) classical music composers from the Western Hemisphere in accredited public, private or parochial secondary schools, accredited music colleges or conservatories, or be in private study with established teachers.
Open to young (15 – 25) songwriters in any genre. Entries are solicited from a select group of schools and from the National Association for Music Education/MENC. Over $160,000 have been awarded in the last nine years.
High School Seniors applying to the School of Music
Open to U.S. citizen or permanent resident high school seniors. Applicants must submit a three-minute video and attend workshops held the third week of June in Donna Reed’s hometown of Denison, Iowa. Awards range from $1000-$2000.
For graduating high school seniors or first-year college students who intend to make music a central part of their future. Two scholarships of $1200 and $2400 go to instrumentalists, with two others of $1000 and $2000 for vocalists.
For native-born or naturalized American citizens who are members (or become members) of the NFMC by individual or group affiliation before applications are accepted. The NFMC offers more than $750,000 in competition and award prizes.
The biennial Young Artist and Ellis Duo-Pianists competitions award a total of $50,000 in awards and two years of performance bookings.
Open to full-time student percussionists enrolled in an accredited college or university of music. This annual $2000 award seeks to create more learning opportunities for today’s musicians in contemporary and classical music.
Offered to a full-time student in an accredited college or university school of music. These annual $1000 scholarships are supported by proceeds from sales of Hudson Music’s “Classic Jazz” series DVDs.
Awarded to an incoming college freshman percussionist enrolled in the School of Music at an accredited college or university. This $1000 annual scholarship honors Fred Hoey, author, clinician and percussion industry innovator.
Offered to promising drummers in honor of Larrie Londin, one of the world’s leading studio drummers. A total of $3000 is awarded annually.
Offered to full-time students (must be PAS members) in an accredited college or university school of music, this $1000 scholarship is awarded each year in honor of legendary jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.
Open to students who play the violin, viola, cello or bass, have financial need, academic merit and a record of community service. This $3000 scholarship is offered each year.
Open to female college students studying instrumental music and aspiring to be band directors. Five $300 scholarships are offered each year by Women Band Directors International - three for upperclassmen, and one scholarship open to all levels--freshmen to graduate students.
Offered to high school seniors or students in the first three years of college studying jazz music.
Offered to undergraduate members of Sigma Alpha Iota for instrumentalists and vocal performance. Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded based on taped auditions in Voice; Keyboard and Percussion; Strings; Winds and Brass. Winners perform at a Mini-Musicale at the National Convention.
Open to undergraduate or graduate music student members of Sigma Alpha Iota with sensory or physical impairment. Each chapter may nominate one senior member for one of 12 scholarships at $1500 and three Holt winners at $2000.
Offered to graduate student (emphasis in conducting) members of Sigma Alpha Iota. Applications must include a videotape of a performance to be eligible for this $2500 award.
Open to Sigma Alpha Iota members in good financial standing. This $1500 scholarship must be applied to a music degree with an emphasis in Jazz Studies.
Offered to Sigma Alpha Iota members who have completed a Music Education undergraduate degree or have been accepted into an accredited masters or doctoral degree in Music Education. This $1500 scholarship is in memory of Mabel Biever.
Applicants should have at least one year of teaching experience in a private or public school. In lieu of experience, students may include a video of student teaching experience with references from the students’ professor and student teacher advisor.
Open to students of figurative or representational sculpture. Scholarships ($2000) are paid directly to the student’s academic institution.
Offered to blind or visually impaired students in college or entering college in the fall with an art, music, drama or creative writing major. These $1000 awards recognize achievement, talent and excellence in the arts.
Open to undergraduates in the first three and a half years of college or to students planning to pursue graduate work. Award is $2000.
Offered to undergraduate students with at least one year completed at a recognized four-year institution. To be considered for this $2000 award, students must have taken photojournalism courses and have at least a year and half of undergraduate work remaining at time of award.
Open to students studying technical theater in college.
Offered to students planning on pursuing an education major in theater, technical theater, playwriting, or English in college.
Open to aspiring dancers to support participation in dance education. All types of dance are eligible: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Street Dancing, Belly-Dancing, Folk Dancing, Irish Dancing.
Open to students in postsecondary education at an accredited non-profit school to study dance in the United States. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and do not have to be enrolled in a degreed program.
Theater, Dance, and Film
Open to theater, dance, and film students. Apprenticeships for emerging theater artists at non-profit companies and fellowships for theater and dance artists at non-profit companies also offered, along with a fellowship for an individual playwright at New Dramatists.
Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Child Psychology, Film, Television Production, Music or Animation
Available to juniors, seniors and graduate students at accredited colleges or universities who show a commitment to working in children’s media. These $10,000 awards will support research on the relationship between children’s use of media and learning.
All Fields of Study in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties
Offered to U.S. citizen students attending private, public or accredited high schools in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties. Students can apply in one or ten categories in the largest private scholarship program in South Florida – 220 scholarships for $1000 each are available.
All Fields of Study
Open to high school juniors and seniors and undergraduate students. $10,000 award.
FIU also maintains a database of general scholarships. These are posted at http://www.fiu.edu/scholarships.