Fine Arts Scholarships

The academic field of art features many concentrations within its domain. Within this field you can study everything from art history to photography. While there are art scholarships for many of these concentrations, you'll first need to determine if it's the visual or the performing arts that interest you. After you've made that determination, you should be able to focus your art scholarship search so as to make the most of your efforts.

The major of visual arts is also referred to as fine arts or studio arts. In this field you generally choose a type of studio art, such as painting, and concentrate on that mode of expression. Examples of other concentrations include sculpture, print making, ceramics, animation, glass blowing, metalsmithing and textile arts. Classes in this major are not like the traditional college courses found in majors such as English or history. In the place of lectures and didactic instruction, you'll have studio time where you'll work on projects, develop your portfolio and learn the subtleties behind receiving and issuing criticism.

The performing arts include concentrations such as drama and theater arts, music performance and dance. These programs are offered in a wide range of formats and styles. Initially, you'll have to choose between a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program. When it comes to the performing arts, the BFA is generally more rigorous and the BA programs provide you with a broader, more well-rounded educational experience. Which style of program will work best for you depends on what you plan on doing after you graduate.

The employment prospects for these varied fields is hardly a concise picture. Job opportunities vary dramatically depending on what you study. Clearly, fields such as digital art and graphic design feature a rosier employment picture over the coming decade than a major such as dance. But even this intuitive fact is not set in stone. When it comes to graphic design the current trend is to farm out the basic design work to oversees firms. And while the field of dance is overcrowded with talented graduates, there are a growing number of job opportunities is areas such as dance education and arts administration.

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F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship

QUALIFICATIONS In the granting of scholarships, preference shall be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Applicants should reside or have resided in the northeast region of Pennsylvania and be a citizen of the United States. Grants are made without distinction as to race, color, creed, or sex. The applicant need not be a graduate student, nor formally trained in any academic or professional program. The applicant must show that the scholarship will aid them in their development into professional artists. The granting of the award and the amount awarded is a matter of discretion of the Grant Selection Committee. PROCEDURES Applicant must furnish the Selection Committee with proof of exceptional ability in his or her chosen field and give evidence that this chosen field is intended to be his or her life's work. This ability must be demonstrated through a selection process which is initiated by completing an official application form. The application form must be supported by letters of recommendation from recognized artists, experts or judges in the pertinent field. Additionally, the application requires a detailed proposal for the use of the grant including a projected budget. TERMS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP The recipient may use the award only to finance an individual program or proposal which has had prior approval by the Selection Committee and the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House, Inc. The grant, awarded annually, is in the sum of up to $12,000. The proceeds of this grant represent taxable income in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service Code Section I 17, as amended. The grantor will file the necessary reports with the IRS concerning the award. The recipient is required to make two progress reports to the Administrative Chairperson. These reports are then presented to the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House. Failure to comply with these reports may result in the termination of the grant. There is no requirement that the award be made if in the judgment of the Selection Committee there is no qualified candidate. TIMETABLE Completed applications and proposals must be in the office of the Waverly Community House, Inc. on or before December 15th of each year. If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday the applications must be postmarked on or before the 15th. All applicants will be informed within 90 days as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee for a final presentation of their work and for an interview. Each finalist will be notified of their status within one week of the presentations as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee. On or before November 1st, a progress report, including photographs and/or other suitable documentation of the work in progress, must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson. On or before May 1st, a more complete and detailed report must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson.

Arts Scholarship Program

The Arts Scholarship Fund, founded in 1999, awards scholarships to high school students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing an education and/or career in any of the various fields of the arts including the performance of music, drama, dance, and the creativity of visual art such as fine art and graphic design. Award Amount: $1,000 Max. Projected # of Awards: 1 - 2

Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship In The Arts

* One scholarship awarded annually worth up to US$10,000 per annum * For study at the undergraduate and graduate levels with preference given to the latter * Approved fields of study are the fine, visual and performing arts, as well as arts education * Samples or work and/or auditions and interviews are required * Candidates must fill out the Academic Scholarship Application Form as well as the Arts Supplement Form Giving primarily in the Bahamas.

Fine Arts Scholarship

The recipient must have and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

YOWO: You Only Write Once

#YOLO and "classy" are two phrases we rarely hear together--but that's about to change. At Power Poetry we think it's time to class up #YOLO, so we're launching a new scholarship slam called #YOWO: You Only Write Once (for this scholarship slam). Of course we hope you won't ONLY write once! By #YOWO, we mean you should make your words count. Write about anything in your life, school, community, country or the world that matters to you. This is about being heard--for the chance to win $1,000 for your education. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag You Only Write Once Scholarship Slam.

University Art Center Gift Certificates

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Art & Design $100 to each area: (1) any undergraduate art student, both B.A. and B.F.A. programs; (2) any graduate student, both M.A. and M.F.A. programs; (3) any graphic design student; and (4) any illustration student.

Joyce Anne Vitelli Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: * Description: Established in memory of Joyce Anne Vitelli (Chi/Syracuse) by her loving husband to honor Joyce’s love of Theta and devotion to her work as chairman of the Foundation’s scholarship committee * Open to: All Thetas * Additional Criteria: Preference may be given to students majoring in music or fine arts

Thespian Scholarship Program

This program is open to graduating high school seniors who participate in the annual International Thespian Festival. Applicants must be member of the society, have a minimum grade point average of 2.7, and intend to use the funds to further their education in the communicative arts (theater, film, speech, radio, television, broadcasting, music or dance). They may participate in 1 of the 4 categories: 1) performance, with a solo presentation of a 2-minute song or monologue; 2) technical theater, with a portfolio of renderings, sketches, models or illustrations of scenic or costume designs; 3) theater educator, with an essay on why they want to be a theater teacher, their most inspirational teacher or the most important issue facing high school theater today; or 4) playwriting, with a manuscript of a play. Only 2 students from each troupe may participate. Selection is based on involvement with the thespian troupe at their school and their audition performance, portfolio, essay or manuscript.

Goodwin Estate Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance for students of the arts.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Worldstudio Foundation Acting on the belief that creativity holds enormous power for social change, Worldstudio established the Foundation in New York City in 1993 as a vehicle for the company to give back to the creative community. Since its inception, the Foundation has launched several initiatives dedicated to helping the next generation of artists, architects and designers realize their dreams while being pro-actively involved in their communities. The focal point of these efforts is a scholarship program aimed at increasing diversity in the creative professions and building a more socially responsive creative studio of the future. The scholarships are implemented in partnership with AIGA, the professional association for design. The first non-profit in the US devoted exclusively to encouraging social responsibility in the design and arts professions, Worldstudio Foundation dares young artists to dream – of new lives, new careers and new solutions for the world in which we live. Each year Worldstudio donates a portion of its profits to the Foundation. For students with scholarship inquiries, contact us at:, if you send an e-mail please be patient, it will take us a few days to respond. or write us at: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships AIGA 164 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010

Get Showcasd Performing Arts Scholarship

The Get Showcasd Performing Arts Scholarship is for any and all performing artists. Just answer this question: How have the performing arts impacted your life? You may submit videos, audio files, photos, documents, or typed text. The winners will be chosen based on creativity, originality, and the quality of their answer. For more information, please see the website.

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