Scholarships for Visual Arts Majors

Do you aspire to major in visual arts? To avoid the fate of a starving artist, you may want to look for help paying your college tuition and fees. The good news: There are many college scholarships for students interested in mastering the visual arts. Foundations and other nonprofits fund many scholarships for visual arts majors. Others are awarded by groups affiliated with state and local governments. Common requirements to be eligible for these scholarships include academic achievement and financial need. Many also require students to demonstrate some talent in the arts, often through the submission of a portfolio. While some scholarships for visual arts majors require students to study at a specific school, others are made available to students enrolled in any accredited institution, including 4-year schools, community colleges and graduate schools. Find the right scholarship for your situation below.

Showing 1-20 of 34 scholarships
View Details HEEF: Arts Scholarship Orange County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Art|Dance|Performing Arts|Drama|Visual Arts|Video|New Media|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|College|
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The HEEF: Arts Scholarship is awarded to students enroll in a four-year college and major in: Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Performance Art, Video, Visual Arts, New Media or related major
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Melton Art Reference Library Scholarship Oklahoma City Community Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art|Visual Arts|
  • School (College): |Accredited Public University|Accredited Private University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The Melton Art Reference Library Scholarship Applicant is required to complete a questionnaire, and write an essay on why they are applying, including a statement of financial need for the scholarship.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Performing Arts|Visual Arts|
  • Residence: Live in |Kent, MI|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) planning to attend a non-profit public or private college/university. Applicants must be pursuing Fine Arts including all visual and performing art forms.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Sydelle F. and Arthur I. Meyer Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Visual Arts|
  • School (K-12): |Alexander W Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, West Palm Beach, FL|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school senior from Dreyfoos School of the Arts who are planning to pursue a degree in music or visual arts. Applicants must have involvement in extracurricular activities to support the major and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Visual Arts|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Loy Norrix High School, Kalamazoo, MI|Kalamazoo Central High School, Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was created in memory of Melissa Wroblewski, a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit graduating seniors from Kalamazoo Central or Loy Norrix High School pursuing a two- or four-year degree in the visual arts as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and ability/accomplishment in the visual arts.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Vivian Klemz Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Performing Arts|Visual Arts|Creative Language Arts|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established by Virginia Weber on April 4, 2006 to honor and in memory of her mother, Vivian Klemz. Vivian was a gifted artist in many disciplines (painting, crafts, quilting, designing and making clothes) who never had the opportunity to attend college. This fund aims to provide scholarship support to students in the field of Arts.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Visual Arts|
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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The scholarship was created through a gift from the estate of Ann N. MacGregor. It is available to graduating seniors or graduates Kalamazoo County resident who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program. Applicants must provide photocopies, photographs or digital media with samples of your original visual art.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Terry Copple Fund Blue Mountain Community Foundation
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  • 542
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Visual Arts|
  • School (K-12): |Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla, WA|
  • Residence: Live in |Walla Walla, WA|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to high school graduates of Walla Walla High School who are seeking an education in visual arts at the college level or at a special art school.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Emile H. Mathis II Scholarship Fund Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Visual Arts|
  • School (College): Attend |University of WisconsinSuperior (WI)|
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The scholarship was established financial assistance to students who are seeking a degree in visual arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Ted Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Adams County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Interior Design|Visual Arts|Photography|Graphic Design|Illustration|Art Education|
  • School (K-12): |South Adams High School, Berne, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Adams, IN|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to graduating high school senior of South Adams High School who wishes to study visual arts, art education, illustration, interior/graphic design or photography.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,600
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Visual Arts|Photography|Graphic Design|Drawing|Painting|Printmaking|Fiber arts|Sculpture|Ceramics|Digital Art (computer)|Film-making/video Production|
  • School (College): Attend |University of HawaiiManoa (HI)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The Native Hawaiian Visual Arts Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate student from the University of Hawai`i-Mnoa. Applicants must be majoring in Visual arts
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 17,000
  • 50 awards
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Business Administration|Nursing|Mathematics|Business|Agriculture|Health Sciences|Computer Science|Performing Arts|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Psychology|Visual Arts|Arts and Sciences|Marine Biology|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Florida (FL)|Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL)|University of Central Florida (FL)|Florida Atlantic University (FL)|Florida Institute of Technology (FL)|University of Miami (FL)|Florida International University (FL)|University of South Florida (FL)|Florida State University (FL)|
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The fellowship is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. Applicant must intend to pursue Ph.D. degrees in one of the disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, Mathematics, Business or Engineering.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Decorative Arts|Architecture|Interior Design|Visual Arts|Photography|Graphic Design|Illustration|Drawing|Painting|Ceramics|Film-making/video Production|Fashion|Sketching|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established to recognize students pursuing a major and career in visual arts. Applicants must exhibit leadership and community service and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Studio Art|Visual Arts|
  • Residence: Live in |Richmond, NC|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Sally Cole Visual Arts Scholarship Program - Sponsored by The Cole Foundation is awarded to an undergraduate student in Richmond County North Carolina. Applicants must be students with talent and career interests in the visual arts.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Culinary Arts|Drama|Vocal|Instrumental Music|Visual Arts|Industrial Arts|Speech|
  • School (K-12): |Northeast High School, IA|
  • School (College): |University|Community College|College|Technical School|Post-Secondary Education|
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The scholarship is for Northeast High School students pursuing post-secondary education at, but not limited to, community colleges, occupational programs, technical schools and colleges and universities.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Leo and Madeline Hughes Memorial Fund Scholarship Community Foundation of Jackson County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Agriculture|Fine Arts|Culinary Arts|Visual Arts|Theatre|Industrial Arts|
  • School (K-12): |Maquoketa High School, Maquoketa, IA|Jackson, IA|Northeast High School, IA|
  • Residence: Live in |Clinton, IA|
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This scholarship is for Maquoketa and Northeast High School students pursuing post-secondary education at, but not limited to, community colleges, occupational programs, technical schools and colleges and universities.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • Residence: Live in |South Carolina|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Accredited Four-Year|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate or students planning to attend an accredited four-year institution. Students pursuing a two-year professional degree are also eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Members of Hopewell Baptist Church, Blacksburg, South Carolina are preferred.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • School (K-12): |Providence High School, Charlotte, NC|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating senior at Providence High School planning to attend a four-year college or university located in the state of North Carolina. Applicants must be residing in Mecklenburg County, NC.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Jennifer Strietelmeier Memorial Scholarship The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Visual Arts|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Bartholomew, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Post-secondary|
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The scholarship was established in 1993 in memory of Jennifer Strietelmeier, a dedicated supporter of the arts in Bartholomew County. It is designed to support students who are residents of Bartholomew County and pursuing post-secondary school studies in the visual arts.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Peg Bond Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Performing Arts|Visual Arts|
  • School (K-12): |Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|Rosary High School, Aurora, IL|Batavia High School, Batavia, IL|Aurora Christian Schools, Aurora, IL|Marmion Academy, Aurora, IL|Parkview Christian Academy, Yorkville, IL|Yorkville Christian High School, Yorkville, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |Batavia, IL|
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The scholarship is established to provide assistance to graduating senior high school of Batavia who demonstrated outstanding service to the community and pursuing studies within the fields of visual or performing arts in a full-time four-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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