Scholarships for Art Majors

Having a passion for art and a desire to major in the subject does not mean you need to resign yourself to being a “starving artist” as you complete college. There are plenty of scholarships available to help students with a love and talent for the arts fund their educations. Many scholarships for art majors are provided by local community foundations. Others are provided by national organizations that seek to advance the arts in society. Scholarships for art majors generally look for applicants with good academic standing and a demonstrable talent in a particular art form. Some scholarships ask for the submission of artwork, along with letters of recommendation and personal statements. Look through the list below to find a scholarship to fund your degree in the arts.

Showing 21-40 of 364 scholarships
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  • 35,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|History|American Studies|Political Science|Literature|Music History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society offers the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship. The scholarship is provided to scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. The program aims to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The awardee will receive a $35,000 twelve-month stipend.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Horticulture|Landscape Architecture|Irrigation Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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The Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing major in landscape architecture, horticulture, or irrigation science. Applicants must be in their final two years of undergraduate study.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Violin|Viola|Violoncello|Bass Violin|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Master's-level study|
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Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship is offered to a student of violin, viola, violoncello, or the bass violin in an undergraduate or graduate level. The scholarship does not require residency or financial need to qualify.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 12,000 - 18,000
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Sacred Music|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|
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The scholarship is available to organists, other instrumentalists, vocalists, directors, and conductors preparing to engage in a course of study in the performance of sacred music at an accredited institution.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 52,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Photograph Conservation|Conservation|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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A fellowship offered to individuals with a graduate degree conservation of photographs.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Curatorial Research Fellowship Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • 54,636
  • 2 awards
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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A fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation offered to individuals with a doctoral degree to provide scholarly support for the Museum's curatorial program through focused art-historical research and cataloguing of the permanent collection.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Design|Urban Design|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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SOM Travel Fellowship for Architecture, Design, and Urban Design is a fellowship given to a student or graduate of architecture, urban design or design. The amount of the fellowship is $20,000 wherein the awardee is given an opportunity to expand their education through travel.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Landscape Architecture|
  • School (College): |LAAB-accredited school|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College junior|College senior|
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The scholarship is established to recognize a student who has high potential in the design of play environments. Candidates must be landscape architecture students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude in the design of play environments who are enrolled in graduate or the final two years of undergraduate study in LAAB-accredited schools. Key qualities in the student receiving the scholarship are creativity, openness to innovation, and a demonstrated interest in park and playground planning.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 35,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Architecture|Science|Materials Science|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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The Portland Cement Association Research Fellowship Program provides a $35,000 stipend to students completing their master's and doctoral degree. The program aims to support educational activities that will enhance the knowledge of public. The focus of the student's research must be on the uses of cement and concrete.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 52,425
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|Urban History|American Studies|Decorative Arts|Architectural History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship is a two-year fellowship at the Museum of the City of New York. This fellowship is for recent PhD's in the urban history, American studies, decorative arts, architectural history, or related fields who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and pursue an independent research project related to MCNY’s collections or programs.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Math, Science, and Arts Scholarship Orange County Community Foundation
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  • 2,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Art|Mathematics|Science|
  • School (K-12): |San Clemente High School, San Clemente, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to benefit graduating high school seniors from San Clemente High School. Applicants must be planning to study math, science or art at an accredited four-year university or college.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Photojournalism|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing major in photojournalism. Applicants must demonstrate professionalism and leadership
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 590
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art|Fine Arts|Dance|Drama|Vocal|Instrumental Music|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduate Student|
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Lillian Thomas Hull and Charles M. Hull Fine Arts Scholarship is Created by Charles to honor his wife Lillians love of the arts, this fund provides support to Hancock County students in the form of scholarships.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Connecticut ASLA Student Scholarship Landscape Architecture Foundation
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  • 1,500 - 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Landscape Architecture|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College| in |Connecticut|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduate Student|College|
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The scholarship is awarded to encourage awareness and education in the field of landscape architecture. It is open to students who are legal residents of the State of Connecticut and enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program at the college or university level.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Maine|Accredited Music School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |18 Years or Older|
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The Emily K. Rand (now instrumental) Scholarship Fund is awarded to student residents of the State of Maine. Applicants must perform at least two contrasting musical periods for a total of ten to fifteen minutes.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • School (College): |University|College|Maine|Accredited Music School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |18 Years or Older|
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The Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship is awarded to student residents of the State of Maine. Applicants must perform at least two contrasting musical periods for a total of 10 to 15 minutes.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Santa Ana Unified School District, CA|Laguna Beach Unified School District, Orange County, CA|Santa Ana Unified School District, Orange County, CA|Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Accredited College or University|
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Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship provides an educational fund of $1,000 to $4,000. The program aims to support graduating high school students of Laguna Beach Unified School District and Santa Ana Unified School District. The applicants must demonstrate an interest in and a marked aptitude for writing or music.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |U.S. Architectural History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) created the Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship. This fellowship allows the recipient to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer. Applicants must be a graduate student in architectural history or a related field. A stipend of $10000 will also be awarded.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Jewelry-Related Curriculum|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing jewelry-related curriculum. Applicants need not be Rhode Island residents.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details EDSA Minority Scholarship Landscape Architecture Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Landscape Architecture|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The EDSA Minority Scholarship (LAF) is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Landscape Architecture. Applicants must be entering their final two years of undergraduate study
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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