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  • Adobe Creativity Scholarships
    Varies
    March 12
    Sponsor: Adobe

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Adobe Youth Voices alumni, Adobe Youth Voices award winners and finalists or Project 1324 Creative Challenge winners. Students must submit high school transcripts, portfolio of creative work and letters of reference. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Institute of International Education
    530 Bush Street
    Suite 1000
    San Francisco, CA 94108

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  • Antonio Cirino Memorial Award
    $2,000-$12,000
    April 28
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate an interest in learning about and practicing art. Preference will be given to visual artists. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a master's or doctoral program that will lead to a career in art education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
    $2,000
    February 24
    Sponsor: South Carolina State Department of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are five categories: creative writing, dance, music, theater and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the dance category, an original, short dance composition of three to ten minutes. For the music category, an original composition of three to ten minutes must be submitted. For the theater category, an original one-act play with a performing time of eight to fifteen minutes. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.

    1429 Senate Street
    Columbia, SC 29201

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  • Art Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 16
    Sponsor: Liberty Graphics

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at a Maine high school and be legal residents of Maine. Students must submit artwork, usually with a theme of Maine and the outdoors.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your high school guidance counselor or on the Liberty Graphics website beginning in late February or early March of each year.

    P.O. Box 5
    44 Main Street
    Liberty, ME 04949

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  • Artadia James D. Phelan Award in the Visual Arts
    $15,000
    July 15
    Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be born in California and must excel in printmaking, film, photography and/or video.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Brady & Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate ability and interest with evidence of participation in community and school activities. Financial need may be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    402 East Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3888

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  • Celebration of Women and their Music Awards
    Varies
    November 22
    Sponsor: Deb Jenkins

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school students with a passion for the arts who are attending school within 100 miles of Fargo. Students must submit the application, written essays, a letter of recommendation and 2-4 work samples.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 5333
    Fargo, ND 58105

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  • Combining Voices Literary Competition
    Varies
    March 14
    Sponsor: Morris Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must be public, private or homeschool students from Augusta, GA in grades 4–12 and must submit either a short story or a poem inspired by one of the pre-selected paintings from the museum.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Tenth Street
    Augusta, GA 30901

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  • Deborah, Leslie and Christopher Bright Achievement Fund
    $1,000
    February 28
    Sponsor: Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of either Morgan or Hampshire County who are currently enrolled in grades 9-12 and are looking to do hands-on experiences in STEAM-based subjects such as science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

    How to apply: Application is separate from the Eastern West Virginia Foundation general application. Application available in December.

    229 East Martin Street, Suite 4
    Martinsburg, WV 25401

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  • Doodle for Google
    Up to $30,000
    March 13
    Sponsor: Google Doodle for Google

    Eligibility: Participants must be elementary or secondary school students in the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia who have registered for the contest. They must be U.S. residents who have obtained parental consent to enter. Employees, interns, contractors and office-holders of Google Inc. and their immediate families are not eligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available from participating schools.

    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, CA 94043

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  • Dream Dorm Design Challenge
    $2,000
    March 31
    Sponsor: Serena & Lily

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling or currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Students must provide a rendering of their dream dorm room including swatches, spatial plans and color scheme. Applicants must provide an outline of their design inspiration and a brief essay.

    How to apply: Application instructions are available online.

    10 Liberty Ship Way
    Suite 350
    Sausalito, CA 94965

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  • Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Scholarship Competition
    Varies
    March 15
    Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in kindergarten to 12th grade and submit their artwork to their state or local department. Students must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. The first place national winner has their art made into the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp and travels with a parent to the next First Day of Sale event for their stamp.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Junior Duck Stamp Program
    5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MB
    Falls Church, VA 22041-3803

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  • Fellowships for Regular Program in Greece
    $11,500 plus housing, board and fees
    January 15
    Sponsor: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

    Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least one to two years of graduate study and must take exams in ancient Greek language, history and either literature or art and archaeology. Students must be able to read French, German, ancient Greek and Latin with an ability to also read modern Greek and Italian considered helpful. Applicants must be graduate students who are preparing for an advanced degree in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies or a related field. The fellowships provide study in Athens or Greece for nine months and may not be used for costs at the student's home institution.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6-8 Charlton Street
    Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

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  • Flora De Mayo Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit a portfolio and a letter of recommendation. Students must demonstrate a passion and aptitude for their field of study in addition to a commitment to their community. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
    $500-$5,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Church Hill Classics

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or current college students who plan to enroll full-time for the following academic year. Students must be residents of the United States, including APO/FPO addresses but excluding Puerto Rico. Employees of Church Hill Classics and affiliated companies, their family members and individuals living in the same household are not eligible.

    How to apply: Applications must be submitted online. An entry form and original piece of artwork are required.

    594 Pepper Street
    Monroe, CT 06468

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  • Hazel E. McClure Commercial Art Educational Fund
    Varies
    February 1
    Sponsor: Bay Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduates and already accepted into a commercial art program, as well as maintain a GPA of at least 2.5. Students must also submit a completed FAFSA form, two recommendation letters, a current academic transcript and a 2,500-3,000-word essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Pere Marquette Depot
    1000 Adams Street
    Suite 200
    Bay City, MI 48708

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  • Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) and submit visual art offering commentary or criticism on current events, social events or political topics. Submissions can be drawings, illustrations, a series of artworks or animated short films.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    557 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012

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  • Illustrators of the Future
    $1,500-$5,000
    December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30
    Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest

    Eligibility: Applicants must not have published more than three black-and-white story illustrations or more than one color painting in national media. Applicants must also submit three original illustrations done in either color or black-and-white medium in three different themes.

    How to apply: There is no application form.

    7051 Hollywood Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

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  • John and Hannah Handy Scholarship
    $2,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate personal integrity, intelligence and motivation to succeed at school. Students must be active in school activities including but not limited to sports, music and art. Applicants must have satisfactory grades and submit a letter of acceptance to a college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1324 Belmont Avenue
    Suite 401
    Salisbury, MD 21804

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  • John D. Wright Memorial Educational Fund
    Varies
    February 1
    Sponsor: Bay Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a Bay County resident and provide evidence of financial need via submission of a completed FAFSA form. Students must also submit two recommendation letters, a current academic transcript and a 2,500-3,000-word essay. Former awardees may reapply.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Pere Marquette Depot
    1000 Adams Street
    Suite 200
    Bay City, MI 48708

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  • Love Your Body Poster Contest
    Up to $350
    March 1
    Sponsor: National Organization for Women Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants may be non-students or may be students of any grade level at a primary, secondary or postsecondary school. They can be residents of any country. They must design and submit an original poster that challenges limiting, stereotypical or negative portrayals of women in the media. Selection is based on poster message and graphical attractiveness.

    How to apply: Entry instructions are available online. A poster is required.

    LYB Poster Contest
    1100 H Street, NW
    Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • M. Josephine O'Neil Arts Award
    Up to $6,000
    January 9
    Sponsor: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents and be sophomores at an accredited community college or current or upcoming juniors at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or the literary arts.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.

    c/o Athena Columbus
    8127 North Oketo Avenue
    Niles, IL 60714-2941

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  • Mark P. Tiner Scholarship
    $1,000
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must intend on enrolling full-time at a an accredited four-year college. Students must have unmet financial need and must have completed a minimum of 300 hours of community service over the last four years. A minimum GPA of 3.75 is required. Applicants must have been involved in visual arts, performing arts or sports during their senior year of high school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • MILK United States Student Scholarship
    $3,000
    May 31
    Sponsor: Milk Books

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending an educational college or university within the United States that have partnered with MILK Books. Students must either write or illustrate what creativity means as part of the application process.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Ironbank
    Suite 404
    150 Karangahape Road
    Auckland, 1010

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  • Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student Award
    $1,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Textile Study Group of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students in a college, school, or university in CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA or VT who create fiber artwork. Students must submit images of their original artwork, artist statement and resume along with their application. This award is available once every three years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 3592
    Grand Central Station
    New York, NY 10163

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  • New York Life Award
    $500-$1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) and submit art or writing works exploring personal grief, loss and bereavement. Submissions can be in any of the listed 28 categories of art and writing. State scholarships are also available to two students from each of the following states: Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and New Mexico. Students must include a personal statement on their work.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    557 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012

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  • One Earth Award
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) and submit art or writing works addressing the serious issue of human-caused climate change. Submissions can be in any of the listed 28 categories of art and writing. Students must include a personal statement on their work.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    557 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012

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  • Poster Contest for High School Students
    $100-$1,000
    February 18
    Sponsor: Christophers

    Eligibility: Entrants must be high school students. Students must work individually to create posters of original content. Posters are judged by a panel based on overall impact, expression of the year's theme, artistic merit and originality.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5 Hanover Square
    22nd Floor
    New York, NY 10004

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  • Pretty Photoshop Actions Bi-annual Scholarship
    $500
    April 15, October 15
    Sponsor: Pretty Photoshop Actions

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or enrolled at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Students must create an Adobe Photoshop tutorial essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.


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  • Quality Bath Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 29
    Sponsor: Quality Bath

    Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 16 years old, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a high school senior or enrolled in accredited U.S. college or university pursuing a degree in the arts or design field. Students must submit a short essay that conveys the beauty of humanity through a good deed, either witnessed or envisioned, that will inspire others.

    How to apply: Applications available online.

    Scholarship Contest
    1144 East County Line Road Unit 200
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

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  • S.F. Humanities Inc.: Leo Hills Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate students, demonstrate financial need and be accepted into or enrolled in an accredited college, university, art or music institution. Students must demonstrate high academic performance in fine arts, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have parents who are permanent residents of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Applicants must submit a personal essay using 1,000 words and preferably be a graduating high school senior from Jewish Community High School, Kehillah Jewish High School, Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy or public school dedicated to arts programs.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Sam K. Oberhausen Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 28
    Sponsor: Perry County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a high interest in the arts and a strong GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    817 12th Street
    P.O. Box 13
    Tell City, IN 47586

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  • Swann Foundation Fellowship
    up to $5,000
    February 14
    Sponsor: Swann Foundation Fund

    Eligibility: Students must be a candidate for a master's or doctoral degree in an accredited graduate program at a university in the United States, Canada or Mexico and working toward the completion of a dissertation or thesis for that degree, or be engaged in postgraduate research within three years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Prints and Photographs Division
    Library of Congress
    101 Independence Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20540

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  • Travis R. Keplinger Memorial Fund
    Varies
    March 12
    Sponsor: Blackford County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in music, art or soccer during their public school education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 North High Street
    Hartford City, IN 47348

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  • UsBundles Scholarship
    $1,000
    June 14
    Sponsor: UsBundles

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students who are incoming freshman must be current students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have taken the ACT or SAT test. Applicants may also be high school or home-schooled seniors. Students who are currently freshman, sophomores, juniors or seniors must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. Applicants must create an infographic showing how technology may have a negative impact on today's students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5202 W. Douglas Corrigan Way
    Suite 300
    Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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  • Wyland National Art Challenge
    $1,500
    December 1
    Sponsor: Wyland Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students in grades kindergarten through twelve in a U.S. school. Students must participate in the painting of a 4x8 foot mural that addresses the theme of conservation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6 Mason
    Irvine, CA 92618

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  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
    Up to $21,000
    March 31
    Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary VFW

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students in the same state as the sponsoring Ladies Auxiliary. They must submit one piece of patriotic art on paper or canvas. Art must have been completed during the current school year and must be accompanied by a teacher's signature. Applicants must participate in a local Auxiliary competition before advancing to the national level.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    406 West 34th Street
    10th Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64111

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  • YoungArts Program
    Up to $10,000
    October 16
    Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2100 Biscayne Boulevard
    Miami, FL 33137

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  • Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest
    Up to $1,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)

    Eligibility: Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    19 Fulton Street
    Suite 407
    New York, NY 10038

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