Pagel Graphic Arts Scholarship

The Gene Frett Visual Art Scholarship (Pewaukee Scholarship Fund)
More to be shared shortly about this annual $1000.00 scholarship awarded through the generosity of donor Lauree and Terry Frett in honor of Terry's dad Gene. It is managed through the PHS Visual Art Department and the Pewaukee Scholarship Fund

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Lists a variety of art contests and exhibit opportunities, many of which, have cash prizes and awards.

Portal Wisconsin

Lists a variety of fine arts opportunities, exhibits, jobs, grants and scholarships.


Scholarship Name: The Scholastic Art Awards
Description: For high school aspiring artists, the Scholastic Art Awards are a great way to gain recognition for your talent as well as get free money for college. Young artists can submit works in animation, ceramics and glass, computer art, design, digital imagery, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video & film. A full body of eight works is required of all graduating seniors seeking scholarship funding, and scholarships are distributed by region. All national award recipients attend a ceremony at New York’s Carnegie Hall, which is held in their honor. Submission of works to the Scholastic Art Awards also be considered for a number of other private arts scholarships.

Awards: Up to $10,000
Awards per Year: varies
Award is Open to: Students enrolled in grades 7-12
Major/Field of Study: Art
How to Apply/Contact: For information about deadlines and application forms, please visit


About the Scholarship To enter the "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2011, you need to create an original entry piece that shares what you want to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Below are some examples of the types of entries that can be submitted:

  • photograph *

  • collage *

  • poem *

  • drawing *

  • painting *

  • graphic design piece *

  • short, typed explanation

The contest is not limited to the above ideas, but it must be submitted online, within one image, and must be the entrant's own work. Be creative and follow the theme: This is how I "Frame My Future"!

View full scholarship details and rules at and enter here!

Art Scholarships (Variety)

The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition

Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who are full or part-time high school seniors scheduled to graduate in 2009 with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average or the equivalent thereof (based on either a 4.0 scale or 5.0 scale) as of date of entry and prize award who are planning to attend a participating Art Institutes.

Amount of Award: Local prizes: $3,000/first place and $2,000/second place; National: $500 - $25,000
Application Deadline: February 6th
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: 1 year

Contact Information:
The Art Institutes International LLC
210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

WorldStudio AIGA Art Scholarships

Organization Name: Worldstudio AIGA

Description: Worldstudio AIGA annually provides art scholarships for minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the design/arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. The scholarship committee aims to increase diversity in creative professions and foster a feeling of social and environmental responsibility among artists. Recipients are therefore selected not only on the basis of their need and talent, but also on their demonstrated commitment to give back to the community through their work. Scholarships range from $2,000, up to a grand prize of $6,000. Honorable mention prizes of $200 are also allocated. Awards are paid directly to your school to be applied to tuition.

Amount: $2,000-$6,000
Awards Per Year: varies
Award is Open to: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, enrolled (or planning to enroll) in a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Minority status is a significant factor for the committee. Student must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and demonstrated financial need.

Major/Field of Study: Fine Arts

How to Apply/Contact: The application, including digital images of your work, must be submitted online. A second copy must be sent by mail.

Sculpture and Western Art Scholarships: National Sculpture Society

Scholarships Name: National Sculpture Society Scholarships
Description: It isn’t very often that you find a scholarship that is specific to an art like sculpture, which sees relatively few full time students enrolled in programs. To make up for the need for visual arts scholarships in sculpture, the National Sculpture Society awards select students of figurative or representational sculpture with $2,000 to help pay for college. They are really looking for artists who are inspired by nature in their work, and those who have a body of work behind them – it is highly recommended that you include 8-10 images of your work along with your application. The National Sculpture Society also holds annual sculpture competitions at various art schools across the country.
Award: $2,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Sculpture
How to Apply/Contact: Application information is available on the National Sculpture Society website.
See Also: Scholarships for the Visual and Performing Arts

National Liberty Museum

Scholarships Name: Caretoon Contest
Description: In the wake of an incident in Denmark in which a cartoon managed to cause the country to erupt in violence, the National Liberty Museum created the Caretoon Contest to encourage young “cartoonists” to express peaceful messages in the form of cartoons. The annual contest is sponsored by the L.W. Pierce Family Foundation, and is open to both children and adults. Cartoons are submitted on the regional, national and international level and the contest names a number of winners and runners up, each of whom will have their cartoon published on the National Liberty Museum website, and shown in the museum itself.
Award: $1,000
Awards per Year: 3
Award is Open to: Everyone
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Details of the contest these, as well as submission directions are available at the National Liberty Museum website, where you can also see the cartoons of last year’s winners. The website also has information about the National Liberty Museum’s other awards that can help students pay for college.

Princess Grace Foundation

Scholarship Name: Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship Program
Description: This prestigious scholarship program seeks the best students in Theater, Dance and Film and awards them with up to $25,000 for their study of the arts. The program is a collaboration between the Princess Grace Foundation and individual colleges, universities and non-profit organizations. The Foundation recognizes the limited sources of funding for individual artists, and the program was created to allow for both the artists and organizations to benefit. The organization also coordinates internships and apprenticeships in certain disciplines. Students must apply with a nomination from the Dean of his or her department; students and universities collaborate on the application process.
Award: $25,000
Awards per year: 6 (Theater), 6 (Dance), 1 (Playwright), 6 (Film), 3 (Choreography)
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Professionals
Major/Field of Study: Theater, Dance, Film
How to Apply/Contact: Download full application instructions from the Princess Grace Foundation website. You can also see past winners, and find out about the Foundation’s internships and apprenticeships. It is also a good idea to talk to your Dean about any past experience he or she might have with the Princess Grace Foundation.

Red Vines

Scholarship Name: Red Vines Drawing Contest

Description: Do you love red licorice? Even if you’re not a licorice junkie, you can still win a cool $5,000 if you can create an original drawing incorporating those little red vines. There are three categories – for children, teenagers and adults – and everyone gets to submit one drawing in any single color. Check out the official entry form using the link above.

Details: Whether you are a fan of the product or not, this is a great opportunity to win $5,000! Entering is Easy! Submit an original drawing, using any single-color medium (one color), and … must feature the Red Vines logo as well as the Red Vines packaging or Red Vines candy product.

Award: $5,000
Awards per Year: 1
Award is Open to: Anyone
Major/Field of Study: Art
How to Apply/Contact: All drawings must be submitted on an Official Entry Form at

List of Art Scholarships

  • Film and Fiction Scholarship — $3000 to $10000 awarded each year to varied number of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Arts, Filmmaking,Writing.

Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarships specifically for those pursuing art.
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:
  1. Visual Arts & Design
  2. Performing Arts
  3. Media Arts
  4. 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.
The application period is currently closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2012 Scholarship Program in the fall. Please check back for details.
Completed applications are accepted from November 1st, 2012 until the deadline of January 15, 2013. Funds awarded must be expended by the end of the calendar year in which funds are awarded.