Undergraduate Outside Scholarships Below is a list of outside scholarships researched by SAIC staff members. This list contains scholarships for which

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826 VALENCIA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Every year 826 Valencia awards multiple $30,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors who have participated in 826 Valencia programs.

Scholarship applications open in February.

For more information, please visit:

https://826valencia.org/programs/college-and- career-readiness/


Each year, Affinity Plus awards several $3,000 scholarships for freshman, upperclassmen, and non-traditional students. Applicant must be a primary member in good standing of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, or meet membership eligibility requirements and join the credit union prior to submitting a scholarship application.

For more information, please visit:

affinityplusfoundation.org/Scholarship/Annual- Scholarship


The AGF was established by photographer Arthur Griffin to provide scholarships for young visual artists and enhance the beauty of the Winchester, MA community. The Student Scholarship Award of $5,000 is given each year to an exemplary current Winchester student seeking to further their education or pursue a career in visual arts such as photography, graphic design, photo- journalism, or visual digital media.

For more information, please visit:


student-scholarship/student-scholarship- application/


BAGSF foundation awards $2,000 scholarships to low-income, underserved and underrepresented students who are pursuing a college education.

AB540 recipients, undocumented, and first- generation students are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should reside in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara. The scholarship contest is open to high school seniors expected to graduate this academic year, high school graduates, GED recipients, and students attending college.

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UNIGO ART SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH Art is your passion, and for artists who are passionate about their art, a career path rich with creative and colorful opportunities is waiting for you. And it’s this passion and love for whatever medium is your calling that helps push artists into taking their talents to the next level. Thus, if you decide to pursue an art degree – art majors include drawing, sculpting, painting, design, photography, performing arts, and more – you can find several scholarship opportunities that might help with your college cashflow.

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unigo.com/scholarships/by-major/art-scholarships THE CANADIAN WOMEN ARTISTS’ AWARD The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is a $5,000 grant designed to provide financial support to emerging or early career women artists working in any discipline, and can be used to further their artistic goals. In 2021, two $5,000 awards will be distributed. It is open to Canadian citizens between the ages of 25 and 40 who are current residents of New York. The application is open to students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs and is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC) of New York.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/canadian- women-artists-award/


The Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students who are blind or visually impaired, and to Chicago Lighthouse employees, especially those who are disabled and/or Veterans.

Scholarships are submission-based and awarded to outstanding students within the visually impaired or blind population across the United States who demonstrate financial need, are pursuing higher education, and are able to attend the Chicago Lighthouse Scholarship Ceremony.

The 2021 ceremony will be held virtually.

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CHICAGO URBAN LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIPS The Chicago Urban League is at the forefront of creating opportunities for African American students to empower themselves and their communities. The Chicago Urban League annually awards scholarships to provide financial assistance for college students through a competitive application process. Any person pursuing an undergraduate degree at an institution of higher learning is eligible to apply.

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000, depending on availability of funds.

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COMMERCE BANK ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES Register now for a chance to win one of eight

$1,000 college scholarships from Commerce Bank! Commerce will pay $1,000 to each winner’s school to be applied to their education expenses.

For more information, please visit:


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This scholarship program consists of separate scholarship funds created by individual donors who establish specific criteria for the administration of their scholarships. Applicants must attend an accredited institution of higher education on a full-time basis, maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher and, maintain a permanent address located within the Community Foundation Scholarship Program service area (a few exceptions apply).

Undergraduate Outside Scholarships

Below is a list of outside scholarships researched by SAIC staff members. This list contains scholarships for which you may be qualified to apply. This information was gathered by conducting a scholarship search through one or more of the online scholarship search sites, as well as information received at SAIC from organizations offering scholarships. It is not limited to organizations through which SAIC students have received funding.



The CBCF is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the global black community through leadership, cultivation, community education and civic engagement that awards 10 applicants $5,000 awards via the Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship. In order to be eligible, applicants must be pursuing an education in the visual arts at an accredited college or university. Preference is given to African- American students residing in CBC member districts.

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Hosted annually by the Gallery Collection, the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship is an opportunity for a student to create an original greeting card design and win $10,000 plus

$1,000 for their school. The contest is open to all high school, college, and university students enrolled in a degree-granting program for the latter half of the year who are legal residents of the U.S. and its provinces (as well as international students with student visas).

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DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. The maximum grant available is $15,000 per year.

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Education First offers this scholarship program to select participating high schools in Austin, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. Eligible seniors compete for two $5,000 scholarships in each of the chapter cities.

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This contest encourages undergraduate full- time juniors or seniors to engage and grapple with an issue in ethics that they feel strongly about.

The contest is open to registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Prizes range from $500 to $5,000 dollars.

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THE EOD WARRIOR FOUNDATION The EOD Warrior Foundation awards education scholarships to EOD family members, with priority given to family members of fallen, wounded EOD warriors, Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star children and spouses. The scholarships are between $1,000-$4,000 and intended to assist with tuition, books and fees at two and four-year colleges. Scholarships are competitively awarded based on merit in categories that include academic standing, community involvement, letters of recommendation, and essays.

For more information, please visit:

eodwarriorfoundation.org/scholarship-program EQUALITY SCHOLARSHIP

For graduating high school seniors and recent high school graduates, the eQuality Scholarships are meant to honor students who demonstrate dedicated service to the LGBTQ community.

Applicants may be of all sexual orientations and gender identities and must be residents of northern or central California; have completed or expect to complete high school or equivalent;

plan to attend or begin attending an accredited post-secondary institution for the first time.

Undocumented students welcome to apply.

In 2021, they expect to award 10–15 scholarships to high school seniors and 1 or more scholarships to a community college transfer student to assist with educational expenses.

For more information, please visit:

equalityscholarship.org/apply.html ESA FOUNDATION AWARD FOR VIDEO GAME DESIGN

The ESA Foundation—dedicated to supporting the next, increasingly diverse generation of video game creators and players—now offers The ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, for students pursuing careers as video game creators, as well as The ESA Foundation LGBTQ+ support scholarship, for students pursuing video game arts degrees while actively supporting their LGBTQ+ communities. Works are original playable games or conceptual designs of playable games that make use of gameplay and digital media (e.g., visual art, sound design, digital storytelling, etc.). This award is open to women &

minority U.S. citizens enrolled in a university with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

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This foundation provides financial assistance for senior students and current undergraduate students who have graduated from or have a connection to one of the following Greater Bridgeport area cities or towns: Bridgepoint, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull or West Port, either as a native resident, high school graduate or current resident.

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The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance for postsecondary study to financially needy dependents (children, spouses, domestic partners etc.) of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the 9/11 attacks and rescue efforts. Award amounts are calculated on a case-by-case basis based on financial need.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.familiesoffreedom.org/eligibility- guidelines/


FC2s is an organization dedicated to providing guidance, support, and funding to college-bound youth aging out of foster care. Students must have been in foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday or have been adopted or placed in legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday or must have been orphaned for the last one year at the time of their 18th birthday.

They also must be accepted to accredited, Pell- eligible college and be under the age of 25 on March 31. Students must have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S.

citizenship is not required. Awards range from

$2,500 - $5,000 based on a combination of need and merit per academic year.

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FRAME MY FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP Frame My Future Scholarships are given to legal U.S. residents attending a U.S. college or university full-time for the upcoming academic year. To apply, students submit an original and creative digital piece communicating what they hope to achieve in their personal and professional lives after college; submissions are evaluated by Church Hill Classics Judges and public voting.

Grand Prize winners will receive a scholarship of

$5,000, 2nd place $1,000 and 3rd place $500.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.diplomaframe.com/conte sts/frame-my-future-scholarship.aspx


GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:

Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need.

Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented.

Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

For more information, please visit: gmsp.org GOOD TIDINGS FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

This $10,000 scholarship is presented to 10 graduating high school seniors in need who have dedicated themselves to extraordinary community service projects and also demonstrate financial need. Eligible applicants must reside in one of the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Yolo.

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The Doodle for Google Competition is designed to encourage eligible U.S. school students to use their creativity to create their own interpretation of the Google logo. Students must be US residents and enrolled in grades K-12. The national winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship, national finalists receive a $5,000 scholarship.

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HIAS Chicago, a service organization dedicated to helping Jewish people and other immigrants, offers a number of scholarships for high school seniors, students enrolling or continuing their undergraduate study, students pursuing helping vocations, or those strongly committed to volunteerism. Some scholarships are particularly geared toward women.

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THE HEMOPHILIA FEDERATION OF AMERICA EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS The HFA is a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the evolving needs of the bleeding disorders community. Several scholarships are listed for those with bleeding disorders, or a caregiver or family member of someone affected by a bleeding disorder. Scholarships range from $500 -$4,000 to promising students within that community who are also seeking a post-secondary education from a college, university, or trade school.

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The HDF Scholarship awards college scholarships to Hispanic high school and college students from the Kansas City metro area to provide better educational and economic opportunity for Hispanic people. In order to qualify, Hispanic students living in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area must have attended a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high school for the last three years prior to graduation, exhibit proven academic merit, financial need, and community involvement and also be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students.

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HEEF Scholarships are based on a combination of low-income family background, academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities, community volunteer work, church service, or employment. HEEF serves US Citizens, Permanent Residents and Dream Act/ AB 540 students who live in Orange County, California.

HEEF offers competitive academic scholarships for OC high school and community college transfers who qualify for need based financial aid and who enroll at a 4-year college or

university. Individual awards range from $1,500 –

$5,000. Dream Act/AB540 applicants are welcome to apply.

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In keeping with their mission to improve the quality of life for Hispanic and Latino people through promoting community inclusion, education, health and multicultural understanding, the Hispanic League has established this program to provide scholarships for deserving students.

Eligible applicants must: be high school seniors, high school graduates (including GED) who have been accepted into an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.; be past or present Forsyth County, NC, English Language Learner students; be of Hispanic/Latino origin; be in good academic standing, and fulfill additional criteria listed at the website below. Citizenship is not a requirement for this program.

HUMANE EDUCATION NETWORK A VOICE FOR ANIMALS CONTEST The contest is open to all high school students under the age of 18. Entrants in the 16-18 year old essay section are invited to write an essay that addresses either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering; or the preservation of one endangered species, occurring anywhere in the world, and potential solutions to alleviate animal suffering; or that addresses the impact of climate change on the animal population and discusses how one animal species has been affected by climate change and presents ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it. Students may choose to write an essay, submit a video essay or an essay with photographs. Prizes range from $200–$500.

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ILLINOIS DREAM FUND SCHOLARSHIP The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further the growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow. The Illinois Dream Fund provides scholarships to undocumented students, who are incoming freshmen or current undergraduates who possess at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4 point scale). Applicants must be eligible under the Illinois Dream Act.

For more details and application please visit:

https://www.ildreamfund.org/2021app INLAKS SHIVDASANI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation identifies exceptionally talented young Indian students and provides financial support for them to develop their special skills and talents.

Scholarship applicants must be Indian citizens who are residents in India at the time of application with admission to a top American, European or UK institution who are under 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application.

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COOKE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses — including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.

Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships the student may receive.

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The JVS Scholarship is awarded by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to eligible Jewish college and graduate students. Awards range up to $8,000, and are renewable. Students must be full-time (either entering their junior/

senior year of an accredited bachelor’s or graduate degree program), legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, and demonstrate financial need as well as promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers.

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Each spring, the Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund awards two-year scholarships of $5,000 per year to students who transfer in the fall or spring following the award from Contra Costa County community colleges to junior standing in four-year accredited institutions. To qualify, students must belong to a minority group under-represented in the California College and University system, principally those that identify as socially, economically, or educationally disadvantaged; be enrolled for the fall semester prior to the award at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges; be eligible to transfer to a four-year institution with junior standing for the next fall term; and provide evidence of financial need.

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The LIVE MÁS Scholarship is for the innovators, creators and dreamers who want to share their passion and receive support to pursue this passion through a higher educational outlet.

This is not need or obstacle based; it is a passion based scholarship program. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, at least 16 years of age and no older than 24 years of age, located in the United States or D.C. and on track to apply for or currently enrolled in an accredited post-high school/post- secondary educational program located in the United States or D.C. The Taco Bell Foundation will award $1 million in Live Más Scholarships to new applicants.

For more information, please visit:

tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship 10,000 DEGREES MERITUS COLLEGE FUND Together, Meritus and 10,000 Degrees continue to enrich, support, & strengthen partnerships, to help students from low-income backgrounds in the San Francisco area get to and through college.

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THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP National Merit Scholarships are given by the National Merit Organization to recognize and honor academically talented students of the United States. Students must take the PSAT/

NMSQU in high school, no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12; be enrolled in a high school and planning to enroll full-time in college no later than the fall following the completion of high school; and be citizens of the United States. Scholarship amounts can be up to $2,500.

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OAKLAND PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP The Oakland Promise Scholarship, offered by the East Bay College Fund, provides up to $4,000 a year four-year scholarships, mentoring, on-going college counseling, and life skills training to East Bay (primarily Oakland) public high school students from low income families and communities with historically low college attendance rates.

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OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB FOUNDATION The Overseas Press Club Foundation offers 16 scholarships or fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students studying at American colleges and universities (or Americans studying abroad) who aspire to become foreign correspondents. Students win either a $3,000 grant or funding for their overseas experience at foreign bureaus.

For more information, including eligibility, please visit: overseaspressclubfoundation.org/apply.html PHI DELTA KAPPA PROSPECTIVE


The PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK such as a family member, teacher, or Future Educators Association membership. Awards range from

$500 to $2,000. Eligible individuals are high school seniors intending to major in education with a connection to PDK or undergraduate members of FEA or a PDK chapter enrolled in a college education program.

For more information, please visit:

pdkassociation.org/scholarships-for-current- undergraduate-students

POINT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS The Point Foundation, established in 2001 to nurture the next generation of LGBTQ leaders, awards scholarships to help fill gaps and provide funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, etc.. Applicants must be LGBTQ students enrolled full time at an accredited degree-granting program based in the United States for the upcoming academic year. Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community. The Point foundation also offers scholarships for the BIPOC community.

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Princeton University annually sponsors this award in order to encourage young people who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts. Prize recipients recieve a cash prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a national symposium on race at Princeton University. Applicants must be enrolled in grades 9–12.

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The Public Relations Student Society of America annually assists and recognizes young scholars for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded every year to communications students. Recipients should be members of the BIPOC community and be registered as a full-time, undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college or university.

Applicants should be at least at junior status, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

For more information, please visit:

prsafoundation.org/scholarships-awards/prsa- diversity-multicultural-scholarship

QUE LLUEVA CAFÉ SCHOLARSHIP CORE — the Chicano Organizing & Research in Education organization — provides this scholarship with the intent of providing a direct response to the unfair immigration system that continues to deprive aspiring new scholars from continuing their education in the only country they have ever known, the U.S. Applicants must:

be undocumented students who are graduating high school or have the GRE who will enroll for the first time in an accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico; and demonstrate financial hardship, extra-curricular involvement, and academic promise.

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The Ray Greenly Scholarship provides financial support to students pursuing a degree in fields most relevant to digital retail such as engineering, computer science, marketing, business, e-commerce and economics. This $25,000 award is given by the National Retail Federation and awards students across the country who have the creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and forward- thinking to create new ways to connect retail customers to brands and products. Recipients are ambitious, curious, adaptable and have the potential to impact the future of digital retail.

For more information, please visit:

https://nrffoundation.org/college-and-student- programs/scholarships/technology-supply-chain/

ray-greenly-scholarship SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA

Scholarship America is a foundation that awards various scholarships to help students find success in their postsecondary education. Eligibility and amounts vary.

For more information, please visit:

scholarshipamerica.org/open_scholarships.php THE TELACU EDUCATION FOUNDATION COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM

TELACU is an organization dedicated to the belief that future leaders of our community must be engaged in meaningful careers that will change the face of our world; to that end, TELACU offers scholars financial resources, personal and professional development opportunities, college advisement and career advice as well as financial support.

For more information, please visit:

telacu.com/telacu-education-foundation/college- success-program/

THE TOZER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS The Tozer Foundation grants scholarships to residents of Kanabec, Pine, and Washington Counties in Minnesota. Students must show that they have financial need and above average scholastic performance as well as community and school involvement. Amount can be up to

$2,750 per year.

For more information, please visit:

http://tozerfoundation.com/the-scholarship- program/


WU Scholars are students from across the globe, who want to build a better world and who share the values of perseverance, aspiration, and are community-minded.

Eligible applicants must be: pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship, and must be 18-26 years of age on June 1 of the application year, and pursuing education within the U.S. Scholarship value is $2,500.


1st Art Gallery wants to enable Art and Liberal Arts students (all disciplines) to further their education with a $1,000 annual scholarship.

Art students need to submit a piece of art that makes them proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art. Liberal Arts students should apply with a recent sample of their writing, on any subject, limited to 2000 words. The yearly deadline for submission is June 1st and the winner will be selected in the month of June.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.1st-art-gallery.com/scholarship.html ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE, AND DESIGNED OBJECTS


The Legacy Scholarship, an award of $4,000, is awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. All students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year accredited program of interior design are eligible to apply. The jury will evaluate entries on academic record, presentation skills, design and planning competency, and conceptual creativity.

For more information, please visit:

asid.org/resources/awards/scholarships-and-grants JOEL POLSKY ACADEMIC


The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award of

$5,000 is given to recognize outstanding academic contributions to interior design through print or digital communication. This year, the ASID Foundation is seeking submissions focusing on the impact of design on health and wellness.

Submissions should address the needs of the public, designers, and students on topics such as, educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects.

For more information, please visit:

asid.org/resources/awards/scholarships-and-grants SME EDUCATION FOUNDATION


The SME Education Foundation annually awards millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing two-year, four- year or advanced degrees in manufacturing or engineering. Award amounts vary.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.smeef.org/sme-education- foundation-scholarships/scholarship- opportunities/



Offers an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who recently migrated to Illinois. Deadline must be postmarked by April 1.

For more information, please visit:

unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/illinois- scholarships/aurelio-larry-jazo-migrant- scholarship/1004030



The GUCCI CHANGEMAKERS X CFDA SCHOLARS BY DESIGN AWARD is a deeply impactful award celebrating diversity, inclusion, and equity within fashion. The $20,000 scholarship award is earmarked for one woman of color or a person who identifies as a woman entering her senior year of design school. Applicants must be seeking to attain an undergraduate BFA degree within any specialization of fashion design.

For more information, please visit:

cfda.com/programs/students/gucci-changemakers- x-cfda-scholars-by-design-award


NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY NSS sponsors programs and awards for those demonstrating a commitment to sculpting.

Awards range up to $5,000 for various styles of sculpture and age groups.

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The ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is a professional organization of 660,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, owned and run by its members, and the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators.

Amounts of scholarships vary.

For more information, please visit:


ascapfoundation/programs/awards/young- composer-awards




The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented students interested in graphic communication careers. Scholarship acceptance and renewal is contingent on the student maintaining full-time status, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, enrollment in a 2–4 year accredited graphic or printing program at a college within the U.S. and pursuit of a career in graphic communications, printing technology, printing management, or publishing.

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The Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships each year to amateur screenwriters who have not earned more than $25,000 while writing fictional work for film or television.

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AYN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought- provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over

$2.2 million in prize money to contest winners!

This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

For more information, please visit:

aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#rules BARBARA MANDIGO KELLY PEACE POETRY AWARDS

Awarded by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, the Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award is given annually for a poem that explores

“positive visions of peace and the human spirit.”

Split into Adult, and Youth categories with prizes from $200 to $1,000. This contest is open to people worldwide writing original unpublished poems.

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To enter the VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program, young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities are asked to explore the disability experience through the art of script writing for stage or screen. Eligible applicants are high school students in U.S. grades 6-12, or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. Students. Winners aged 15-18 receive a trip to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to participate in a multi-day intensive with distinguished theatre professionals.

For more information, please visit:

kennedy-center.org/education/opportunities- for-artists/competitions-and-commissions/vsa- playwright-discovery/

GEORGE RAMOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The CCNMA — an organization for journalists, media professionals, employers and students

— awards the George Ramos Memorial Scholarship to qualified Latino students who are planning to pursue a career in journalism.

Scholarships are awarded based on commitment to the field of journalism, scholastic achievement, and financial need. Applicants must be enrolled full time for the academic year in which they apply and be California residents.

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The Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 non-renewable award, is given by the Alpha Omega council to honor its late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle, Peter Agris. Eligible students must be of Greek- American descent and: a U.S. citizen; enrolled full-time as a journalism/communications major at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited college or university; active participants in their school communities;

and at a minimum 3.0 GPA with demonstrated financial need.

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The RTDNF awards scholarships and fellowships to young journalists as part of its mission to provide visibility, advocacy, training, resources, networking and awards for electronic journalists.

Scholarships are open to college students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism who are officially enrolled, full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors in good standing.

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WORLDSTUDIO AIGA SCHOLARSHIPS Ranging from $500 - $3,000, AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.

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SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS From the Society’s endowment, generous contributions from private and corporate donors, and proceeds from an annual auction of member-donated artworks, scholarship awards are granted to about 25 students whose work is deemed the best of the best. In the last 30 years, the Society has awarded over $1,500,000 to deserving students. Each spring the Student Scholarship Exhibit is held in the galleries of the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, where awards and certificates are given to the students during an Opening Reception.

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ED FUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The Ed Fund has managed a college scholarship program benefiting low-income graduating seniors of the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Since 2005, over $1.6 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 550 students. This year, our scholarships were supported by the Freggarrio Family Foundation, Contra Costa Chorale and the Norma and Arthur Schroeder Family Foundation.

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