Arts Scholarships

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Central Ohio Watercolor Society (COWS) Student Scholarship

The Central Ohio Watercolor Society (COWS) awards two undergraduate students its Central Ohio Watercolor Society (COWS) Student Scholarship of $500 each to complete their degrees in art.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
November 1

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships – Graduate

The VMFA offers the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships Graduate to graduate students who are professional artists and art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline.

Amount
$6,000
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 4
Winner announcement
February 2023

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships – Undergraduate

The VMFA offers the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships- Undergraduate of $4,000 to high school graduates and undergraduate students enrolled in art-related programs at accredited universities or colleges in Virginia.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
8 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 4
Winner announcement
February 2023

Jon Borowicz Scholarship

The Vermont Philharmonic offers the Jon Borowicz Scholarship of $500 to a Vermont high school student to further their education in music.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 5

CAA’s Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Arts

CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Arts was created to help multicultural artists and artists from underrepresented minority groups and culturally diverse communities in the various aspects of their work.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 15

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist (JKCYA) Award is a $10,000 non-renewable, need-based grant awarded in connection with full participation in From the Top's Learning and Media Lab Fellowship.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
20 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 22

John Lennon Endowed Scholarship

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) offers the John Lennon Endowed Scholarship to deserving students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions who demonstrate financial need.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 13
Winner announcement
February 2023

SMART Scholarship Program for Service

The SMART scholarship program for service awards 300 scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a STEM discipline.

Amount
$25,000–$38,000
Scholarships awarded
300 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 14
Winner announcement
February/March 2023

The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards

The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award offers 10 awards to gifted young jazz composers to help nurture their careers during the earliest stages.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15
Winner announcement
March 2023

Hathaway Scholarships

The Hathaway scholarships are available to high school seniors who perform outstandingly in their academics and need financial assistance to further their education in specific fields.

Amount
$840–$1,680
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.25
Deadline
December 31

Vocal/Choral Music Scholarship

The Arkansas Chamber Singers offers the Arkansas Chamber Singers Vocal/Choral Music Scholarship of $2,000 to two graduating high school seniors in Arkansas to pursue undergraduate music studies.

Amount
$2,000–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 1

College Achievement Awards

Polanki offers College Achievement Awards to undergraduate and graduate students of Polish culture and language, every year. Applicants must be either a Wisconsin residents or attending a Wisconsin college.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 10
Winner announcement
March 27, 2023

Incoming Freshman Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition Scholarship

The Incoming Freshman Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to attend the School of Art at Bowling Green State University (BGSU).

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 18

AAC Scholarship for Ohio Governor’s Exhibition

The AAC Scholarship for the Ohio Governor's Exhibition of $10,000, administered by the Art Academy of Cincinnati, is offered to a high school senior student to pursue a degree in arts.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 1

Arts for Life! Scholarship

The scholarship by the Foundation for Excellence in Education awards 25 Florida students who exhibit academic excellence and are in a creative field of writing, dancing, drama, or visual arts.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
25 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 1
Winner announcement
May 2023

Troy Yost Memorial Scholarship

The Troy Yost Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to Wyoming high school graduates who want to attend the University of Wyoming or other in-state junior and community colleges.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 1

Boren Scholarship

The Boren Scholarship supports U.S. citizens who study abroad during their undergraduate degrees. The winner of the scholarship is awarded up to $25,000 in financial support.

Amount
$8,000–$25,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 2

Marianne Beel Scholarship

The Nebraska Press Women (NPW)awards the Marianne Beel Scholarship worth $1,000 which offers scholarships to female high school seniors in Nebraska.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 9

James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta awards the James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund of $2,000 for undergraduate study in ministry human services, arts, music, and sciences.

Amount
$2,000–$8,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 15
Winner announcement
June 2023

Linfield Music Scholarship

The Music Department of Linfield University offers academic scholarships to its first-year and full-time transfer undergraduate students based on continued participation in music performance and a recommendation from the department.

Amount
$2,000–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 15

Music Committee Scholarship

The Music Committee Scholarship offers $1,000 to talented high school students in Kansas who will major or minor in music at an approved Kansas institution.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 15

The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to eligible students to pursue undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences, human services, music, or ministry at an accredited college.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 15
Winner announcement
by June 30

Beinecke Scholarship Program

The Beinecke Scholarship Program offers a $34,000 scholarship to outstanding college juniors to pursue graduate studies in arts, social sciences, or humanities.

Amount
$4,000–$34,000
Scholarships awarded
16 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 16
Winner announcement
June 15, 2023

BMI Student Composer Awards

The total prize amount is $20,000. Judges determine the number of awards to be given in a particular year.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 25
Winner announcement
May 2023

The Miranda Scholarship

The Rhode Island College offers the Miranda Scholarship, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 to students in Rhode Island pursuing an undergraduate degree in performing arts.

Amount
$3,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
February 28

D. Colman Witte Scholarship

The scholarship, administered by the Philadelphia Foundation – a philanthropic organization, awards 30 scholarships ranging from $500 to $6,000 annually to meritorious students to study art, architecture, or interior design.

Amount
$500–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
March 1
Winner announcement
June 2022

Music Scholarship for Undergraduate

The General Federation Of Women's Clubs Massachusetts awards the scholarship to an undergraduate student currently enrolled in a four-year accredited college, university, or school of music and majoring in voice.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 1

Nickels for Notes Music Scholarship

General Federation Of Women's Clubs Massachusetts offers Nickels for Notes Music Scholarship to college-bound high school seniors who plan to major in music education, piano, music therapy, instrument, or voice.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 1

Pennies for Art Scholarship

The General Federation Of Women's Clubs Massachusetts (GFWC) offers Pennies for Art Scholarship of $500 to one high school student to pursue an undergraduate degree in arts.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 1

AABE National Scholarships

The AABE National Scholarship awards $3,000–$5,000 to 13 graduating high school seniors of Hispanic, African American, or Native American ethnicity who will pursue studies in energy-related fields.

Amount
$3,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
13 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 4
Winner announcement
May 2023

Procter & Gamble STEM Scholarship

Each year, Procter & Gamble offers the Procter & Gamble STEM Scholarship to assist undergraduate students headed toward careers in STEM industries. Preference is given to an African American male student.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 9

Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame offers its Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship to four graduating high school seniors in musical performance to pursue undergraduate degrees in music-related fields.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 15

MTU Visual and Performing Arts Talent Award

Michigan Technological University (MTU) offers the Visual and Performing Arts Talent Award to graduating high school seniors in Michigan, with visual arts or musical talent, to pursue their undergraduate studies.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 27
Winner announcement
April 15, 2023

Art Porter Music Education Memorial Scholarship

The Art Porter Music Education Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Arkansas high school students to pursue undergraduate degrees in music in Arkansas. Applicants must demonstrate musical talent.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
April 30, 2023

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

VFX Auxiliary organizes the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, where one student can win $33,000.

Amount
$20,000–$33,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 31

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

The Iowa Arts Council offers the Iowa Scholarship for Arts to four outstanding high school students pursuing undergraduate studies towards careers in arts at an Iowa college or university.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
April 29, 2022

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

TASF Scholarship

The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund offers $5,000 to 10 high school seniors and first-year college students who plan to attend a university or institution in the United States.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
August 2022

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships

The University of Maryland Department of Art offers fully-funded Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships of up to $20,000 to eight undergraduate students including freshmen and eligible transfer students.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 7

Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi awards the Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship to one high school senior who will pursue a musical arts degree at a junior college or university in Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 11

The William and Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship

The California State University Foundation awards two students the William and Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship of $10,000 each to pursue a graduate program in arts education.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 15
Winner announcement
June 2023

Annabel Lambeth Jones Brevard College Merit Scholarship Fund

The Annabel Lambeth Jones Brevard College Merit Scholarship, ranging from $11,000 to $13,000, is available to a high school senior who is an incoming freshman at Brevard College.

Amount
$11,000–$13,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 18
Winner announcement
August 2023

Antonio Cirino Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduate students from Rhode Island seeking an arts education to teach. The applicant may not be a Rhode Island School of Design graduate.

Amount
$2,000–$12,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 25

MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarship

The Rhode Island Foundation offers the MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarship awards, ranging from $500 to $2,500, to students undergoing jewelry-related studies in the United States.

Amount
$500–$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 15

Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship

The Rhode Island Foundation offers the Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship of $500 to one high school student to pursue art programs at a Rhode Island institution.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 23

Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund

TFEC awards the J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund of up to $60,000 to undergraduate students who need financial aid for their educational goals in arts and recreation.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 1

Gordon Hay Scholarship Fund

It’s awarded to two deserving students with a record of scholarly achievement and commitment to community engagement, intending to pursue a career in community service, visual arts, and performing arts.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 6
Winner announcement
July 1, 2023

Papa John’s Scholarship

The Papa John’s Foundation and UNCF offer 24 scholarships worth $5,000 to African American students.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
24 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
June 8

Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship

The Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship worth $10,000 is available for one musician enrolled full-time in a U.S. university or college music program.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 15
Winner announcement
July 2023

Kia America – HACU STEAM Scholarship

Kia America offers scholarships of $2,000 to undergraduate and graduate students attending HACU member schools. A total of 170 students will be selected with preference given to California and Georgia residents.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
170 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
July 5

MacColl Johnson Fellowships

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Foundation, the MacColl Johnson Fellowship is awarded to emerging and mid-career artists based in Rhode Island.

Amount
$25,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
August 19

Crabby Beach Scholarship in Art

The University of Washington offers the Crabby Beach Scholarship in Art to one deserving undergraduate student, entering freshman year, pursuing programs in art, art history, and design at its premises.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
September 16
Winner announcement
October 2022

YoungArts Competition

The YoungArts Competition is a nationally acclaimed prestigious award given to talented young artists in high school wanting to make an impression in the fields of creative, literary pursuits, and visual arts.

Amount
$100–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
October 15

JanSport Scholarship

Financial aid from UNCF, each valued at $4,400 will be awarded to eligible applicants pursuing a career in social science, liberal arts & sciences, arts, design, or business.

Amount
$4,400
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
October 27
Winner announcement
December 2023

Michael Jackson Scholarship

UNCF offers the Michael Jackson Scholarship of up to $4,000 to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in performing arts or communication at an accredited UNCF-member institution.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
October 27

Arts Scholarships

An arts major goes beyond talent. It is a diversified field of study that influences many industries. Art constantly renovates and modernizes itself. It encourages self-expression, creativity, and builds confidence. A fine arts degree can land its students in a number of industries, including retail, films, theater, and in gaming and digital media. Scholaroo provides college-bound, undergraduate, and graduate students with 58 scholarship, fellowship, and scholarship contest programs to fund their arts degree pursuits in the U.S. and abroad.

Frequently asked questions

How many scholarships for arts students are there?

Scholaroo features over 58 scholarships, fellowships, and contests for arts majors, including fine arts, performing arts and music, and liberal arts across the U.S. and abroad. Two of the most popular scholarships currently available are the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships – Graduate and the FA Visual Arts Fellowships – Undergraduate awarding $6,000 and $4,000 respectively in Virginia.

Are there arts scholarships in Georgia?

If you are enrolled or intend to enroll in an arts major based in Georgia, be sure to check out Scholaroo’s listed scholarship for undergraduate and graduate programs. We have at least 19 scholarships that you may be eligible for, 14 of which are for any student in the U.S. and 5 of which are for students in Georgia. The Southeastern Theatre Conference provides many arts scholarships, such as the $5,000 William E. Wilson Scholarship Award for theater students. Georgian high school seniors can apply for the Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship of $5,000 annually to pursue their undergraduate studies.



How many arts scholarships are in California?

Scholaroo offers aspiring arts students over 10 scholarships to pursue their undergraduate or graduate programs in arts and its various related fields. Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award of $10,000 is one example of an art scholarship available in California. Every year, 25 students are awarded to further or complete their studies. Visit our California Scholarships page for more scholarships.

What is the Arts for Life scholarship?

If you are a high school senior based in Florida who exhibits academic excellence and talent in creative writing, dance, drama, or visual arts, check out the Arts for Life scholarship program of $1,000 on Scholaroo. This scholarship can be used to pursue an undergraduate study in arts. There are 20 scholarships up for grabs every year. 

How many art contest scholarships are there?

If you want to exhibit your talent for a chance to win a scholarship program to either pursue or complete your studies, Scholaroo provides six contest scholarships for arts majors annually. One of the most popular scholarship contests available is the YoungArts Competition with a scholarship award of up to $10,000 to fund your education. The scholarship can be used at accredited postsecondary institutions across the U.S.