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Art Scholarships and Internships

Art Scholarships and Internships

Find art scholarships to fuel your passion!

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 04, 2015

When students are work hard to develop passions, both inside and outside of the classroom, organizations take notice. That’s why not all scholarships are based on academic performance. Alternatively, many seek to reward a student’s unique talent — whether it’s athletic, mechanical, art-based, etc.

To help connect creative students with increasing scholarship opportunities, the Fastweb database contains an array of art scholarships and internship opportunities.

Whether your talent is something you hope to turn into a career or is an extracurricular passion that keeps you occupied outside of the classroom, there are art scholarships that you may qualify for.

With the help of art scholarships, fellowships and internships, you can further your passion, create a career path and inspire other aspiring artists like yourself.

Below is a mere sampling of some of the more general art scholarships that exist within the Fastweb database — filling out your profile may match you to single art scholarships at your school of choice.

To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following art awards and internship opportunities are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list.

Art-Related Scholarships & Fellowships

Karen Ingle Memorial Art Scholarship

Deadline: 3/20/15
Available to: College Freshman
Award Amount: Varies

The Karen Ingle Memorial Art Scholarship is available to high school seniors from Miami County who plan to major in commercial art, art history, art education, or fine art.

You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Karen Ingle Memorial Art Scholarship.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award

Deadline: 3/31/15
Available to: Ages 13-18
Award Amount: $10,000

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award is available to home school and high school students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.

You must submit a work of patriotic art on paper or canvas. You must use water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil.

Digital art on paper will also be accepted. In order to submit your artwork, you must be sponsored by your state’s Ladies Auxiliary VFW.

Get more information on the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award.

$4,000 Real Princess Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/15
Available to: Maximum Age 26 Years
Award Amount: $4,000

From 2007 to 2012, only 30.8% of the speaking characters in the top 500 movies were women. Portraying Disney princesses as self-sufficient and complex can lead to other similar representations of women in media.

Wanna Do Something? Draw a new princess urging Disney to show strong women on screen. Submit a photo and you’ll be entered to win a $4,000 scholarship.

Each time you complete the action, you’ll get another ticket into the scholarship pot. Go to www.dosomething.org/campaigns/realprincess to get started.

No essay or minimum GPA required.

Learn more about the $4,000 Real Princess Scholarship.

ArtShare Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/15
Available to: College Freshman
Award Amount: Varies

The ArtShare Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue educational programs leading to a career in the arts.

You must be a member of Veridian Credit Union to be eligible for this award. A 500-word essay is also required.

Get more information on the ArtShare Scholarship.

Kress Interpretive Fellowship

Deadline: 4/01/15
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: $30,000

The Kress Interpretive Fellowship is available to graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in art history, studio art, and museum studies.

Fellows are offered training in interpretation in European art as a museum educator or curator at an American art museum.

Those who have completed an M.A. degree in one of the aforementioned fields are also eligible to apply.

Get more information on the Kress Interpretive Fellowship.

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship is available to high school seniors and full – time college students of Asian and / or Pacific Islander ethnicity.

You must be pursuing a major in the performing / visual arts, journalism, and / or mass communications and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

You must also demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

Get more information on the Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship.

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: $3,000

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate leadership ability and participation in community activities to be eligible for this award.

Preference is given to African-American students.

Get more information on the CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship.

East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest

Deadline: 5/04/15
Available to: High School Freshman through High School Senior
Award Amount: $500

The East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest is available to high school students in the U.S. and Canada who have completed at least five hours of community service.

You must respond to an essay prompt or submit a work of fine art, digital art, photography, or video that inspires service or captures an inspirational moment of service.

Learn more about the East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest.

Maine Graphic Arts Association Scholarship

Deadline: 5/15/15
Available to: College Freshman
Award Amount: Varies

The Maine Graphic Arts Association Scholarship is open to students who desire to continue their education in the field of graphic arts printing technology.

You must be graduating from a high school in Maine with a minimum “C” grade average, and your high school must be a member of the Maine Graphic Arts Association.

Get more information on the Maine Graphic Arts Association Scholarship.

Wallpops Scholarship for the Arts

Deadline: 5/22/15
Available to: High School Freshman through College Freshman
Award Amount: $1,000

The Wallpops Scholarship for the Arts is available to full-time high school students and college freshmen who demonstrate a passion for the arts.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Wallpops Scholarship for the Arts.

Peggy Kent Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 5/30/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000

The Peggy Kent Memorial Scholarship is available to students enrolled in a fiber arts program.

You must be a resident of Washington state, have graduated from high school at least four years prior to applying, and have completed coursework above the 100 level with a minimum GPA of 2.0 to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Peggy Kent Memorial Scholarship.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

Deadline: 6/01/15
Available to: Minimum Age 16 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers is available to migrant farmworker youth who have an interest in creative arts.

You must have a recent history of migration for agricultural employment (or be the child of migrant farm workers) and demonstrate an interest in further developing your talents in visual, performing, media, literary, or craft arts to be considered for this award.

A portfolio and letter of recommendation are also required.

You must also be at least 16 years old, although you need not be currently enrolled in school.

This award may be used for workshops, materials, study with a mentor, course enrollment, mileage, lost wages, etc.

Get more information on the Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers.

National Gallery of Art Conservation Fellowship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate School, Year 1 through Year 5

The National Gallery of Art Conservation Fellowship is open to art conservation graduate students with no more than five years of work experience.

You must be interested in the examination and treatment of works of art.

Fellows will focus on two aspects: treatment of the collection and research that culminates in a published paper.

This is a three-year fellowship.

Learn more information about the National Gallery of Art Conservation Fellowship.

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Senior through College Freshman
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarship Competition is open to all U.S high school seniors and graduates who would like to attend FIDM.

To be considered, you must submit a project in one of the following categories: Fashion Executive of Tomorrow, Interior, Designer of Tomorrow, Graphic Designer of Tomorrow, Fashion Designer of Tomorrow, Visual Designer of Tomorrow, and Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow.

Projects are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness and promise.

Get more information on the FIDM National Scholarship Competition.

Art-Related Internships

MASS MoCA – Visual Arts Internship

Deadline: 3/01/15
Available to: College Junior through College Senior

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) offers a Visual Arts Internship to college students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts. Interns may take part in exhibition design, curatorial work, registration, and education.

You must be able to work full-time for 3 months to be considered for this internship. A stipend and housing may be available.

Get more information on the MASS MoCA – Visual Arts Internship.

Art Institute of Chicago Print and Drawing Internship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through Graduate Student, Year 2

The Art Institute of Chicago offers a Print and Drawing Internship for college-level juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Interns gain first-hand experience in prints and drawings, work under the guidance of curators or department heads and assist in routine departmental work including research.

Possible projects include curatorial research projects, collection cataloging, and study room monitoring.

Candidates must be majoring in art history or studio art and have completed at least two years of college-level coursework in art history and/or studio art.

You must also possess good writing and computer skills, language skills in one or more foreign languages (French, Italian, German), have database experience, and be flexible to fit program requirements (minimum 14 hours per week).

College credit is available.

Learn more information about the Art Institute of Chicago Print and Drawing Internship.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum Internship is open to college and graduate students interested in learning museum operations and about museum-related careers.

Opportunities may exist to work with upper-level supervisors of departments in curatorial, museum education, collections management, or exhibition installation.

Both general and summer internships are available, with summer interns working at least 15 hours per week for a minimum of 3 weeks. Housing may be available for qualified interns.

Get more information on the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum Internship.

Corcoran Museum of Art – Summer Internships

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through Graduate Student, Year 1

The Corcoran Museum of Art offers Summer Internships to junior, senior and graduate students who are interested in learning about museum operations and/or are pursuing careers in arts administration.

Interns must work regular 9am to 5pm business hours for ten weeks and participate in weekly “brown bag” lunch meetings with museum staff to learn more about the museum’s operations.

Opportunities may be available in the following departments: American art, photography and media arts, prints and drawings, contemporary art, European art, education, registrars, public programs, public affairs, and development.

Academic credit may be available.

Learn more information about the Corcoran Museum of Art – Summer Internships.

Graphic Arts Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The AGV Sports Group, Inc. Graphic Arts Internship is open to college students and recent graduates who are interested in the graphic arts field.

You must have a desire to add real-world experience to your educational credentials, have basic computer skills, have experience with print, internet, and multimedia, and be organized, motivated, and enthusiastic.

You must also be able to commit to this internship for a minimum of three months and work between 21 and 35 hours per week to be eligible for this internship.

International students are welcome to apply.

Get more information on the Graphic Arts Internship .

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