Eligibility: Applicants can be Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and/or senior scholars. Fellowships are generally awarded for a maximum of one year. Applicants should have received their doctorate or have completed substantial work toward it.
Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Up to $3,000
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Eligibility: Applicants must be African American students, have at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled at or accepted into a full-time undergraduate degree program. Applicants must show leadership qualities and community service participation.
Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Citizenship Scholarship $500
Sponsor: Student Aid Alberta
Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and residents of Alberta who will graduate from a Sexsmith Secondary School in the current academic year and will be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program related to agriculture, engineering, fine arts or the trades. Students must show high academic standing during their senior year of high school and demonstrate high leadership qualities. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and the overall strength of the application.
Sponsor: Community Foundation of North Central Washington
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Central Washington High School who will pursue art as a career, demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Selection is based on the portfolio of the students' work submitted.
John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund for Art Education Up to $5,000
Sponsor: John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Applicants must aim to make fine art their profession and be between the ages of 18 and 35. Students must submit no more than 6 of their paintings or drawing work for judging along with a letter outlining their ambitions and plans. Submissions should be in the form of digital images on a disk with a dpi of 150. Letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists.
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students or college freshmen or sophomores. Students must be pursing degree programs in teaching or art or must wish to own their own business. Applicants will need to submit a 500- to 600-word essay describing where they plan to or are currently attending school, their desired major, how the student developed an interest in teaching, art or owning their own business and how the scholarship would help them to reach their goals.
How to apply: Applications are available online and must include the essay.
Eligibility: Applicants must be preparing for a career in fine arts which includes painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Applicants must submit applications, transcripts, recommendations, slide portfolios and a list of works.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship $4,000-$8,000
Sponsor: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Eligibility: Graduate students can be either artists or art history majors. Professional artists must not be attending a degree program at the time of application or during the award period. Students and professionals must be legal residents of Virginia at the time of application and have lived in Virginia for 12 consecutive months.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
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