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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.

Esther Kanagawa Memorial Art Scholarship

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

The Anthony Quinn Foundation

About the Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn’s vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program focuses on the Visual Arts & Design, Performing Arts, Media Arts, and Literary Arts for young adults in high school. Scholarship recipients can apply Foundation funds to any recognized pre-college, summer or after-school arts education program. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the pre-college, summer or after-school arts education program designated by the student. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship cannot be used for secondary school or college tuition. Criteria The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit verifiably from financial support. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: Visual Arts & Design, Performing Arts, Media Arts, and Literary Arts. Scholarships are awarded competitively. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges in order to select scholarship recipients. Judges are practicing artists, arts educators, and experts in the various fields of focus, completely independent from the Foundation’s Board/staff, and geographically dispersed throughout the United States. Additional information may be sought directly from the applicant. How to apply for funding The Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program and is for young adults in high school for use towards a recognized pre-college, summer or after-school arts education program which emphasizes study in the following areas: Visual Arts & Design Performing Arts Media Arts Literary Arts Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000. The applicant and the nominator (a teacher, advisor, or other adult outside the applicant’s family) will work on the application together and will provide by the deadline a completed Application Form. To nominate a student, please fill out an Application Form.

Bates Scholarship

Female students who are U.S. citizens, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater and are majoring in Science, (Biology/Math), Liberal Arts, Education, Fine Arts (Humanities) or Business are eligible to apply.

NSU - Art Scholarships

A limited number of scholarship awards are available for new students (entering freshmen or transfer students) The application period is March 2-31. The application will be available on March 1. Please submit a portfolio that includes 10-12 examples of your original artwork. You may submit original artworks (drawings, photos, etc.) or high-quality digital reproductions of original work; web portfolios or a CD portfolio of your artwork are acceptable. All portfolios will be returned. Also submit: • ACT scores • Transcript(s) of your grades • A letter of recommendation • An application letter that discusses your art interests and career plans New student application packets must be received no later than March 31, for scholarship award consideration. Applications missing any aspect of this process will not be considered. Mail application materials and portfolios to: Northern State University Attn: Art Department 1200 S Jay Street Aberdeen, SD 57401 Requirements for Recipients Art Department scholarship winners are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major courses. If this standard is not met, the award is subject to withdrawal at the discretion of the Art Department faculty.

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.

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.

Spartan Bookstore Gift Certificates

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Art & Design 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.

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.

John and Reiko Kuga Phillip Scholarship

 Applicants must be a Hawai`i island, public high school graduate  Must be a declared art major to include, but not limited to focuses in art history, ceramics, drawing and painting, electronic arts, fiber, glass, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture General criteria: • Must be a classified undergraduate student • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, unless specifically noted • Enrolled in a two- or four-year, accredited* college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S. • Full-time status, unless specifically noted • Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community. *See website for accrediting bodies that are recognized by the Foundation. Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Upperclass Scholarships

Art majors who are currently enrolled at Ball State are eligible to apply for scholarship money each year. To be eligible for scholarships, students must be currently enrolled as an art major and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall and a 3.5 GPA in their major in art. Applications are reviewed on the basis of a portfolio of work, essay, resume, and academic record. Scholarship applications are updated yearly and made available in April. Award winners are notified in June.

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