Visual Arts Scholarships

Here are some of the Visual Arts scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts offers assistance to students who are training for a ministry in the United Methodist Church in the areas of music, worship, drama, dance, visuals and other liturgical arts. Applicants must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application, giving strong evidence of Christian character and participation in Christian activities of the church and/or campus. Applicants must be full-time music degree candidates in an accredited university, college, or school of theology, or pursuing an education in worship or the arts related to worship. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional musical/artistic talent, effective leadership ability, and outstanding promise of future usefulness to the Church in the areas of music and/or worship. Attn: Scholarship PO Box 24787 Nashville, TN 37202 phone: 800-952-8977 or (615) 749 -6875

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students with exceptional talent in vocal music, instrumental music, drama, or art. Scholarship amount is $500-$10,000.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship - Visual Arts and Art History

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such has awarded nearly $5 million to Virginia’s artists since the program’s creation over 70 years ago. The VMFA Fellowship program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Offered through VMFA Statewide, Fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment, and supplemented by annual gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic, Jr. Scholarship Fund. The Fellowship program has a long and established history of supporting Virginia’s artistic talent and has helped to further the careers and studies of many distinguished individuals, including recent recipients Rick Alverson of Richmond, Michelle Erickson of Hampton, and Megan Marlatt of Orange. VMFA offers $8,000 awards to professional artists, $6,000 awards to graduate students, and $4,000 awards to undergraduate students. Applicants may apply in the disciplines of Crafts, Drawing, Film/Video, Mixed Media, New/Emerging Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Art History (graduate students only). All applicants must be legal residents of Virginia and student applicants must be enrolled full-time in degree-seeking programs. Applicants’ works are reviewed anonymously by distinguished jurors and awards are made based on artistic merit. The deadline for Fellowship applications is Friday, November 7, 2014. We ask that you please encourage interested students and professional artists to apply. Full eligibility criteria, an application, and a printable PDF flyer can be found at

Taewoong and Soonja Oh Kim Scholarship

This scholarship provides an award to a student majoring in the Art Department in the College of Arts & Letters at CSUSB, has a minimum 3.2 GPA, demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career in the Visual Arts. Financial need is considered but not essential. The most recent award was $500.

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.

Megan Anne Beatty Art Scholarship Fund

Intend to pursue a degree in art or an art-related field. Limited to residents of central Indiana region.

Susie Qimmiqsak Bevins Endowment Scholarship Fund

Established in 1990 through the CIRI Golf Classic in appreciation of Ms. Bevins, a renowned Inupiat artist and proponent of Alaska Native heritage preservation. General semester scholarships are available for post-secondary visual, performing and literary arts students.

John Paul Miller Scholarship in the Visual Arts

A fifth year student at the Cleveland Institute of Art will be selected by the scholarship committee at the school for the John Paul Miller Scholarship in the Visual Arts.

John C. Santistevan Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is available to deserving high school seniors majoring in visual arts from the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area.

Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Fund

Provides scholarship support to women who are actively pursuing, or would like to pursue, an artistic career, with preference to artists in the visual arts of painting and design. Annual awards have ranged from $500-$4,000.

Art Scholarship Alert

Art Scholarship Alert is a juried art exhibition and scholarship competition for grades 9 through 12, from over twenty Lansing area communities. This program is designed to give recognition and financial assistance for outstanding art students, encourage artistic growth and to provide an opportunity to participate as artists in a professional setting.Young artists learn commitment to a goal and gain self-confidence as they aspire to artistic excellence. Their successes establish them as significant role models for younger students. Students are required to submit a portfolio of five original works of art to be juried by a team of professional artists and educators.Acceptance to the exhibition is determined by the consistency of excellence in each portfolio (not each individual piece) and is judged exclusively within its own grade level. Since 1984 Art Scholarship Alert has awarded over $80,000 to young artists to help further their creative endeavors.In addition to the portfolio competition, students at the senior level may apply for the Sara Jane Venable Scholarship.To qualify for this $1000 award the student must demonstrate an exceptional record of achievement and involvement in the visual arts, prove a commitment to advanced study, write an essay for review, and present a portfolio of artwork including slides. A special panel of jurors selects one senior each year to receive this prestigious award.

Susan Hirschfield Memorial Scholarship Fund for Visual Art

The family and friends of Sue Hirschfield established this fund in 2003 to honor her talent in the visual arts. Qualified candidates are students of Northport Public School who seek advanced training in the visual arts.

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