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  • A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    $50,000 plus allowances
    October 15
    Sponsor: National Gallery of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must have held their Ph.D. for five years or less at the time of application and must submit application forms, proposals for the topic of the predoctoral seminar and the university course, three letters of recommendation and publications. Fellows will be in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. During the first year, the fellow will carry out research and writing related to the publication of a dissertation or appropriate articles or book(s). In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the fellow will be expected to teach one course (advanced undergraduate or graduate) by arrangement at a neighboring university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2000B South Club Drive
    Landover, MD 20785

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  • Catherine Jean MacDonald Memorial Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Bay Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit a FAFSA proving financial need and demonstrate an dedication to obtain a degree in fine arts especially public TV or radio. Students must submit two letters of recommendation, a current transcript, a personal essay and an acceptable portrait photo as a JPEG or PNG along with their application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    July 29
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be pursuing a degree in an art or history discipline, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. UNCF students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Community and Folk Arts Scholarship
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County, California and graduating from any Ventura County high school. Students must be enrolling full-time in any accredited four-year college/university and majoring in art (education, teaching or artist).

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Cynthia and Alan Baran Fine Arts and Music Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    March 15
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current students at an accredited college or university, take at least six credit hours and be enrolled in a bachelor's of fine art, bachelor's of studio art, master's of fine art or bachelor's or master's in music program. Art students must major in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography or printmaking. Preference for music scholarships is given to those studying acoustic mandolin or acoustic guitar. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, essay, Student Aid Report and two appraisal forms are required.

    3833 Cleghorn Avenue
    Suite 400
    Nashville, TN 37215-2519

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  • Dodee & Tom D. Morris Memorial Art Scholarship
    Varies
    February 15
    Sponsor: Phelps County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary schooling or be enrolled as a full-time student (in both cases, for at least nine hours). For those in their first college year, the high school minimum GPA earned must be 3.0; for those past their first college year, the college minimum GPA earned must be 3.0.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    424 Garfield Street
    Holdrege, NE 68949

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  • Doris (Chancey) Hale and Fred Hale Memorial Scholarship
    $1,250
    March 6
    Sponsor: Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a Bixby High School student for at least two years, rank in the top 25% of the senior class and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Students must also be a U.S. citizen, plan to attend an accredited college or university and plan to enroll as a full-time college student pursuing a degree in fine arts, history, literature or education. Applicants must supply a detailed description of high school activities and honors and community services, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, a cover letter and an application form.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    109 N. Armstrong
    Bixby, OK 74008

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  • Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Memorial Scholarship Fund for Artists
    $500-$2,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who need financial support to attend college and who excel in fine arts, dance or music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 230415
    Encinitas, CA 92023

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  • Esther Kanagawa Memorial Art Scholarship
    Varies
    January 31
    Sponsor: Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current high schools seniors who plan to major in fine arts at an accredited college or university. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and demonstrate financial need and good character.

    How to apply: To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.

    827 Fort Street Mall
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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  • Ethel Denton Groos Memorial Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Barry Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate strong community ties through extracurricular involvement, work experience and/or volunteer work. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    231 South Broadway
    Hastings, MI 49058

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  • Haddy Harrington Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 15
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Henderson County

    Eligibility: A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must must submit an application detailing their employment history, volunteer experience, extracurricular involvement, academic performance and financial information.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 1108
    Hendersonville, NC 28793

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  • Internship for College Students
    Varies
    January 22
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must be either an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. Recently graduated students are eligible to apply. Students must commit to a minimum of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • Internship for Graduate Students
    Varies
    October 13
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must be either an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. Recently graduated students are eligible to apply. Students must commit to a minimum of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • J. Clawson Mills Fellowship
    $20,000
    November 4
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must have demonstrated their ability in any of the branches within the study of fine art and because of this the fellowship is normally awarded to a mature student.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • James A. Fortmann Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    April
    Sponsor: Arizona Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior graduating from an Arizona high school with preference to those from schools in the Verde Valley. Students must be enrolled full time and major in commercial art, fine art or art education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2201 E. Camelback Road
    Suite 202
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

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  • Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship
    $24,000
    November 4
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in residence at The Met during the fellowship period. The one-year fellowships begin on September 1. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers or senior scholars and must also submit a specific research proposal that makes use of the museum's collection. Fellowships are awarded based on funds and resource availability.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • Jonathan Family Scholarship
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior at Laytonville High School and plan to attend a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Students must pursue studies in the areas of music, art, architecture, building construction and/or design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Karolyn King Carter Scholarship
    $2,400
    February 15
    Sponsor: East Tennessee Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Tennessee residents who are graduating seniors from a Greene County or Greeneville High School or current students at Tusculum College. Students must pursue studies in fine arts, commercial arts or media arts. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Applicants must also submit a statement of their art philosophy and 5 slides/photographs of their work.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    520 West Summit Hill Drive
    Suite 1101
    Knoxville, TN 37902

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  • Lifchez/Stronach Curatorial Internship
    $21,000
    January 22
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must want to continue a career in art history and should have financial need or another hardship. A resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, a list of art history or other relevant courses taken, a list of foreign languages known and an essay are required. Applicants must be current undergraduate seniors, recent graduates from a bachelor's or associate's program or master's-level graduate students. Recent graduates must have completed their degrees no more than twelve months prior to the application deadline.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • LogoMaker Scholarship
    $1,500
    December 31
    Sponsor: LogoMaker

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. students enrolled in undergraduate studies with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must have completed one year of coursework in one or more of the following: graphic design, product design, branding or marketing. Three original logo designs must be submitted.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.


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  • Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Fund
    Varies
    March 15
    Sponsor: Connecticut Community Foundation Center for Philanthropy

    Eligibility: Applicants must be women who plan to study art at an accredited college or university, or in an artist-in-residence program. They must also live in the Connecticut Community Foundation's service area.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    43 Field Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702

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  • Malala Yousafzai Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Online Logo Maker

    Eligibility: Applicants must be women age 30 or older who are starting post-secondary education or returning to school to continue interrupted studies. Students must be pursuing education in the arts and design field.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.


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  • Martha L. Frost Scholarship
    $250
    February 1
    Sponsor: Decatur County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    101 East Main Street
    Suite 1
    Greensburg, IN 47240

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  • Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship
    Up to full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: Minnesota Office of Higher Education Services

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Minnesota residents who have been admitted to a full-time program in an approved Minnesota college or university. Applicants must have demonstrated achievement in one of the following subjects: English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science or social science.

    How to apply: For information about the status of this program, applicants should contact the schools they wish to attend.

    1450 Energy Park Drive
    Suite 350
    Saint Paul, MN 55108-5227

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  • Natalie A. W. Leaf Fund Scholarship
    $2,500
    June 30
    Sponsor: Chester County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Chester County residents who are at least 18 years old with demonstrated financial need. Students must intend on pursuing home improvement arts, crafts or trades through college, trade school, workshops or apprenticeship. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    28 West Market Street
    West Chester, PA 19382

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  • Predoctoral Fellowship Program
    $30,000 plus allowances
    November 15
    Sponsor: National Gallery of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants for predoctoral fellowships must be nominated by the chair of the graduate department of art history or other appropriate departments. Applicants must have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency and general and preliminary examinations. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Applicants should submit nomination forms, supporting letters from two individuals and writing samples. There are various fellowships. The David E. Finley Fellowship requires applicants have a significant interest in curatorial work. The Paul Mellon Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation in Western art. The Samuel H. Kress Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation in European art on a topic before the early nineteenth century. The Wyeth Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation that concerns aspects of art of the United States, including native and pre-Revolutionary America. The Ittleson Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation in the visual arts in a field other than Western art. The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship is for the completion of a doctoral dissertation in cross-cultural studies or in a field other than Western art through the twentieth century. The Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellowship is for research on Northern European art between 1400 and 1700, intended for the advancement or completion of either a doctoral dissertation or a resulting publication. The Chester Dale Fellowships are for the advancement or completion of a doctoral dissertation in any area of Western art, with a preference for modern and contemporary topics. The Center offers a Paul Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for recipients of the David E. Finley, Paul Mellon, Samuel H. Kress, Wyeth, Ittleson, Andrew W. Mellon and two-year Chester Dale fellowships if the dissertation has been accepted by June 1 of the residence year. Several candidates for each fellowship will be invited to Washington for interviews.

    How to apply: Application materials are described online. Contact your dissertation advisor and departmental chair to obtain nomination forms.

    2000B South Club Drive
    Landover, MD 20785

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  • Ritchie M. Gregory Fund
    Varies
    January 31
    Sponsor: Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Students must also plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student.

    How to apply: To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.

    827 Fort Street Mall
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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  • Rome Prize Fellowship
    Varies
    November 1
    Sponsor: American Academy in Rome

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens at time of application. Previous recipients of Rome Prize are not eligible to reapply.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7 East 60 Street
    New York, NY 10022

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  • Roswell L. Gilpatrick Internship
    $3,750
    January 22
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must currently be in an undergraduate program as juniors or seniors, recent undergraduate graduates from a bachelor's or associate's program or master's-level graduate students. Individuals must have completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees no more than one year prior to the application deadline. Current freshmen and sophomores are not eligible to apply. This internship is for ten weeks and has a full-time schedule: five days, thirty-five hours per week.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • Senior Fellowship Program
    Up to $50,000
    October 15
    Sponsor: National Gallery of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants should have held the Ph.D. for five years or more or possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment at the time of application. They must submit application forms, proposals, copies of publications and three letters of recommendation. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center. One Paul Mellon Fellowship, one Frese Senior Fellowship and four to six Ailsa Mellon Bruce and Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year. The Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships support research in the history, theory and criticism of the visual arts of any geographical area and of any period. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships support research on European art before the early nineteenth century. The Frese Senior Fellowship is for study in the history, theory and criticism of sculpture, prints and drawings or decorative arts of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are also accepted from scholars in other disciplines whose work is related.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2000B South Club Drive
    Landover, MD 20785

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  • Sherman Fairchild Foundation Conservation Fellowship
    Varies
    December 2
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must be studying in the fields of arms and armor, Asian art conservation, costumes, musical instruments, objects conservation, paintings conservation, paper conservation, scientific research or textile conservation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028

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  • T. Scott Eaton Scholarship Fund
    $500
    February 3
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the New River Valley

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery or Pulaski county or the city of Radford. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and submit a FAFSA demonstrating financial need to be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 6009
    Christiansburg, VA 24068

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  • Tombow's Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Tombow

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomore students in the U.S. Students must be enrolled or accepted into a U.S. university, college or art school and pursuing a visual arts degree. Applicants must submit a portfolio along with their application materials.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    355 Satellite Boulevard NE
    Suite 300
    Suwanee, GA 30024

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  • Visiting Senior Fellowship Program
    $6,000-$8,000
    March 21, September 21
    Sponsor: National Gallery of Art

    Eligibility: Applicants must have held their Ph.D. for five years or possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment at the time of application. Applications are considered for research in the history, theory and criticism of the visual arts of any geographical area and of any period. Applicants must submit application forms, proposals, copies of a publication and two letters of recommendation. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center. Applications are also accepted from scholars in other disciplines whose work is related. The Center awards up to twelve short-term Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. The deadlines are March 21 for the fellowship from September to February and September 21 for March through August.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2000B South Club Drive
    Landover, MD 20785

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  • Wayne State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Endowed Scholarship
    $500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Wayne State University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be college students enrolled at least half-time majoring in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. Students should demonstrate a commitment to LGBT issues.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5104 Gullen Mall
    Detroit, MI 48202

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  • Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
    $500-$5,000
    April 20
    Sponsor: Worldstudio/AIGA

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interactive design/motion graphics or photography. They must have a GPA of at least 2.0 and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minority and economically disadvantaged students will be given special consideration.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    233 Broadway
    17th Floor
    New York, NY 10279

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  • Zana Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    February 10
    Sponsor: Grand Island Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates of Grand Island High School.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1811 West 2nd Street
    Suite 365
    Grand Island, NE 68803

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