Art Scholarships and Internships

Find art scholarships to fuel your passion!

Elizabeth Hoyt

May 13, 2015

Art Scholarships and Internships

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

Wallpops Scholarship for the Arts

Deadline: 5/27/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $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.

Learn more about the Wallpops Scholarship for the Arts.

Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/16
Available to: High School Seniors through College Sophomores
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $1,000

The Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship is open to high school seniors (graduating before July 1, 2016) and college freshmen and sophomores in the U.S. and Canada.

You must be majoring in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing or sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).

An artist’s statement, letter of recommendation, transcript and portfolio of 3-6 images of artwork on CD, as well as a thumbnail or full-sized printout of images is required.

Portfolios will be accepted on CD only; DO NOT submit originals as they will not be accepted.

Get more information on the Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship.

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/16
Available to: College Freshmen 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.

Web Design Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/16
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Web Design Scholarship is available to high school seniors and students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must demonstrate a passion for design by submitting an original sketch with a minimum 250 word essay describing the sketch and your future in design to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Web Design Scholarship.

Ula Baker Seecha Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,800

The Ula Baker Seecha Scholarship is available to graduates of Kamehameha Schools who are pursuing a career as an artist.

Preference will be given to students focused on the visual arts such as drawing, watercolor painting, and graphic design.

Get more information on the Ula Baker Seecha Scholarship.

Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors
Award Amount: $4,000

The Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship is available to continuing full-time students at the University of California, San Diego majoring in visual arts.

This award is based on merit.

Get more information on the Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship.

Talent Grant – Western Illinois University

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $400

The Talent Grant is open to art majors at Western Illinois University.

Get more information on the Talent Grant – Western Illinois University.

Dutchess Heritage Quilters Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: $1,200

The Dutchess Heritage Quilters Scholarship is available to full-time non-traditional students at Dutchess Community College.

You must be enrolled in either the performing or visual arts programs or the communications program to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Dutchess Heritage Quilters Scholarship.

Art Scholarship – Oklahoma City University

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Art Scholarship is available to students at Oklahoma City University.

You must demonstrate talent in art (studio, graphic or photography) to be eligible for this renewable award.

Your selection is based on a portfolio assessment.

Get more information on the Art Scholarship – Oklahoma City University.

Baton Rouge Art League Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $250

The Baton Rouge Art League Award is available to junior, senior and graduate students at Louisiana State University.

You must be majoring in art and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Baton Rouge Art League Award.

Charles Craig International Travel Award Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000

The Charles Craig International Travel Award Scholarship is available to students at Louisiana State University.

You must be majoring in art to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Charles Craig International Travel Award Scholarship.

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.

Art Competition – College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $3,000

The Art Competition is open to incoming first year and transfer students at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Students with artistic talents may submit a portfolio to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Art Competition.

Robie Robison Visual Arts Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Robie Robison Visual Arts Award is open to visual arts students at Idaho State University.

You must be an Idaho high school graduate and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

You must also be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Robie Robison Visual Arts Award.

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
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

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.

National Gallery of Art Conservation Fellowship

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

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.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen 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 Freshmen through College Seniors

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 .

Social Media Marketing Internship – The Strong National Museum of Play

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

The Social Media Marketing Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students with experience in digital photography desired.

You must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to work with staff and museum guests to be considered for this position.

As an intern, your duties include writing social media content for multiple platforms; photography; researching, and reporting on best practices; benchmarking other institutions; and assisting with other activities as necessary.

Learn more information on the Social Media Marketing Internship – The Strong National Museum of Play.

Graphic Design Internship – The Global FoodBanking Network

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 2

The Global Hunger Conference Planner is available to current undergraduate and graduate students.

Intern duties may include translate existing educational information about hunger, food waste, food banks and other relevant topics into compelling visual images for use on GFN website and social media to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Graphic Design Internship – The Global FoodBanking Network.

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