Scholarships for your education
Scholarships are available from more sources than you can possibly imagine, but the bad news is that you are going to have to invest some considerable time in sifting through the opportunities and then demonstrate that you're the best candidate for the money.
So where to start? Perhaps the best place to start looking is close to home. Your high school will keep a list of scholarships available to its students. Some will be specific to the school (perhaps financed by alumni), will be specific to the place and some will be more general. Clearly, the more specific the scholarship to your circumstances, the less competition there will be.
The second place to look should be the college or university you wish to attend. All have departments dedicated to helping students in all matters related to financial aid, and these departments will know of scholarships specific to your school and even to your degree program.
Widen the net
For studying abroad, check out the excellent American Institute for Foreign Study website. Also, StudyAbroadFunding.org is a useful place to start for specific Fashion Design, Graphic Arts and Design, Interior Design, Photography, and Visual Arts grants and scholarships.
Pick a niche
For scholarships specific to art and design schools, here is a helpful list to get you started. If you know of any more that should be added to this list, or if you find any broken links or outdated information, let us know.
- Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation
- Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Scholastic Art and Writing Awards New Scholarship
- American Architectural Foundation
- Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) - Computer Graphic Design Scholarships
- ARTSawards - National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
- Art Instruction Schools (AIS) Scholarships
- ASCAP Foundation
- Association for Women Journalists
- Beinecke Scholarship Program
- Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation
- Durrant Foundation
- Fashion Group Foundation
- International Furnishings and Design Association
- Jacob Javits Fellowship Program
- Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts
- Milotte Scholarship Fund
- National Endowment for the Arts John Renna Art Scholarships New Scholarship
- National Gallery of Art
- National Press Photographers Association
- North American Nature Photography Association
- Princess Grace Awards
- Robert P. Scripps Graphic Arts Scholarships
- Royal Academy of Arts - Starr Foundation Scholarship
- Samuel H. Kress Foundation
- School of Photography.com
- Society of Illustrators and Hallmark Corporate Foundation
- Stained Glass Association of America
- Straight Forward Media Art School Scholarships New Scholarship
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
- TwoTen Foundation
- Women in Film
- Women's Studio Workshop
Schools Offering Training Programs in Graphic Design
- Computer Animation (MFA)
- Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
- Curriculum focus on preparing students for a creative career by teaching them the fundamentals of advertising and design
- Students can choose from courses that cover areas such as advertising concepts, art direction, experience design, and online marketing
- Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow
- Flexible Scheduling
- Financial Aid
- Transferable Credits
- Campus-based and online degrees include Computer Animation (BS), Digital Arts and Design (BS), Graphic Design (BS), and more
- Students take ongoing portfolio courses that allow them to build and refine their design portfolio
- Courses teach skills such as advertising, branding, visual messaging, and concept design
- Curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement
- Online Courses
- Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
- Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
- Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
- Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
- Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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- An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
- Holds A+ certification from CompTIA.
- Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
- Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
- Helping students start a career in technology within 3 - 9 months.
- Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
- Military friendly school.
- Flexible Scheduling
- Financial Aid
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