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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.

Chester Dale Fellowships

Intended for individuals whose fields of study are related to the fine arts of the western worlds and who are preferably American citizens under the age of forty. The grants, which typically cover periods from three months to one year, are for research at the Metropolitan Museum.

J. Clawson Mills Scholarships

Awarded for one year's study or research at the Museum in any branch of the Fine Arts relating to the Metropolitan Museum's collections, and carry the possibility of renewal for a second year. These scholarships are generally reserved for mature scholars of demonstrated ability.

John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to American citizens, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color, who aim to make art their profession. The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.

Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowships

Awarded for study, work or research to students of the fine arts whose fields are related to the Museum's collections, with preference to be given to students in the decorative arts who are under forty years of age. The fellowship carries the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Spirit Square Center For Arts and Education Scholarship Fund

Description: Provide scholarships to undergraduate students with demonstrated aptitude and career potential in the arts. Minimum Eligibility: Have demonstrated talent and a declared major that indicate potential for a significant career contribution to the arts Be a rising college junior or senior in good academic standing with his or her institution

Elk Grove Quilt Guild/Fashion Fabric Design Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityVocational College, Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying: Interest in Fabric DesignAttendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Interest in interior design, fabric fashion design, 3-D art, collage, fine arts design with fabric element, with final goal to work in field of fabric design by designing or teaching.Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 2 - School officials

Outstanding Junior and Senior Scholarships

The awards are made possible by a generous donation from the Susan and John Turben Foundation. They are bestowed upon current Fine Arts’ students, performers or technicians who have participated or studied an arts discipline at The Fine Arts Association for a minimum of three years. The students should also intend to pursue artistic studies at an accredited college, university, or arts institute upon graduation.

Achievement Scholarship

Eligibility:1. Applicants should have been enrolled in classes or lessons at The Fine Arts Association within the past year. Applicants new to Fine Arts may apply, though priority will be given to currently enrolled students.2. FAA Achievement Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying all registration fees.3. FAA Achievement Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for financial-need scholarships.4. Full and partial scholarships are awarded based on the individual’s achievements relative to his/her age, without regard for race, sex, religion, age, disability or national origin.5. Recipients of partial scholarships may not apply another FAA discount or special offer to the remaining tuition due for the class for which the scholarship was granted. Balance of class tuitionmust be paid before the first class. For balances over $200, a payment plan can be arranged.6. Partial scholarships are awarded for each session and must be used in the session for which the scholarship application was made. Students must complete a new scholarship application for eachsession.7. In general, Achievement Scholarships will be limited to one class per session for each applicant.

Esther Kanagawa Memorial Art Scholarship

Requirements:Major in Fine Arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics or photography).

Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund

Requirements: Graduates of the East Hawai‘i public schools: Hilo, Honoka‘a, Ka‘u, Kea‘au, Laupahoehoe, Pahoa, Waiakea. Preference given to students pursuing a degree in Fine Arts and Classics. Minimum GPA 2.5.

Other Majors Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

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