Scholarship Opportunities!! 

By Katie Lee

Let’s face it. College is expensive. Often times, it can be difficult to find scholarships when you aren’t going to be majoring in the arts or attending an art school. I’ve compiled some opportunities below and it’s worth a shot (no pun intended) to submit some of the amazing artwork that you guys have just laying around at home!


FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies

Available: High School Seniors through College Freshmen

Award Amount: 100% tuition

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarship Competition is open to all U.S high school seniors and graduates who would like to attend FIDM.

To be considered, you must submit a project in one of the following categories: Fashion Executive of Tomorrow, Interior, Designer of Tomorrow, Graphic Designer of Tomorrow, Fashion Designer of Tomorrow, Visual Designer of Tomorrow, and Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow.

Projects are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness and promise.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Deadline: 4/30/17

Available: High School Juniors through College Freshmen

Award Amount: $5,000

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is available to high school juniors and seniors, and entering and current college freshmen. You must be a resident of, or be planning to attend school in Connecticut or the New York City metropolitan area. To be eligible, you must demonstrate how you have solved artistic, scientific, or technical problems in new or unusual ways; how you have come up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by your school, community, or family; or how you have developed an innovative way to save the environment or improve people’s health.

Al Barr Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/17

Al Barr opened his own design studio, Al Barr Design, in 1974 after a 12-year career as a newspaper graphic artist at the Modesto Bee and the Pasadena Star News. Al Barr Design won numerous local and national design and advertising awards.