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    Art scholarship & resources thread

    Here's an online newsletter called Art Deadlines List that looks useful:

    From the site: "A monthly newsletter (via email or paper) with several hundred announcements (every month!) listing art contests & competitions, art scholarships & grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs & internships, call for entries/proposals/papers, writing & photo contests, residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, and other opportunities (including some that take place on the web) for artists, art educators and art students of all ages."

    The newsletter has both a free and a paid version (I guess the paid version has more listings).

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    Great resource, Emmer Thanks!

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    Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition

    The info up on the page right now is from 2006, but I'm guessing the deadlines will be similar next year.

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    Yahoo! - Art Foundations and Trusts

    I see grants as well as scholarships here.

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    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

    "Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities."

    Applications and instructions for 2007/2008 are up now.

    Also, from the FAQs: From students page:
    "Does AIGA offer any scholarships?
    Some AIGA chapters offer scholarships, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Minnesota, New Orleans, San Francisco and Upstate New York. We suggest that you work with your school's Financial Aid office. The Foundation Center is also an excellent resource for this kind of information."

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    Scholarships are offered to Canadian students at Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto. There is a three year scholarship for the animation diploma program, and there are one year scholarships for the illustration program. More to come. The scholarship fund is growing. check the web site, www.maxthemutt.com.

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    Game-industry related scholarships

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    Thanks for the info, Maxine and Seedling!

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    The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts

    Must be a Sr./Jr./Grad student at an accredited school.
    Deadline March 15.

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    The Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Fund

    Requirements from the website:
    *Are profoundly fascinated by nature, have been a careful observer of it and have successfully expressed your observations in an artistic way that engages the everyday person
    *Are a high school graduate or hold the G.E.D
    *Have acceptance at a trade school, art school, two-year or four-year college or university for either undergraduate or graduate studies
    *Have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
    *Have been a resident of the State of Washington for at least five years prior to applying

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    Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

    Requirements from the website:
    * Interested in a career in graphic communications.
    * A high school senior or a high school graduate that has not yet started college.
    * A college student who is enrolled in a two- or four-year college program.
    * All scholarship students must be full-time students. Scholarships are not awarded for part-time study.

    Deadlines are March 1 for High School Students and April 1 for Enrolled College Students.

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    hihi

    hi..what about if we are not from the famous college and diffrend country--iam in south east asia...can i work this application?...or it need more qualifying stage?

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    Vboyz, I'm not sure which application you are refering to.
    Each scholarships has its own requirements.
    I suggest going to the website of the scholarship you are interested in to learn more about it.

    I hope I answered your question,
    emily

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    EMILY!!! You rock!

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    Wow, I just saw this, thanks! Do you guys know about this one?
    http://www.fastweb.com/
    They have a lot of advertising on this one but once you get past the intro pages it's alright. They've also got articles on how to fill out financial aid forms to get the most money, or how to apply if you want to study abroad, on internships, etc etc.

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    Japan Foundation: Artist Fellowship

    Applicant must have an affiliation with a Japanese artist or institution and must submit three letters of reference, including one from the Japanese affiliate. Award gives artists and specialists in the arts the opportunity to pursue creative projects in Japan with their Japanese counterparts. Applicant should contact the Japan Foundation New York Office in September.

    http://www.jfny.org/

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    The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation: Artist Grant

    Funds representational or figurative artists working in the early stages of their careers in painting, drawing, printmaking, or sculpture only. Applicants must have started or completed art school training or must demonstrate, through work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. Funds may be used for any art-related purpose including study, travel, studio rental, purchase of materials, etc.
    Grants: Up to $12,500 (Canadian $)

    greenshields@bellnet.ca
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    Application (pdf)

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    For those of you who want to study in another country, check out The Rotary Foundation.

    "The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies."

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    OMG THANK YOU FOR THAT ROTARY INTERNATIONAL LINK!

    Question...see the scholarship im applying for for this school im going to is either all for it or none. Full tuition and fees. now they require me to submite a portfolio preferabbly on a cd. Now im sending it in a cd in and in an envelope, now my brother suggested i get creative with the packaging and my resume. Any input on that?

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    I say that the most important thing is to be professional. Use high quality paper, have things typed nicely, etc.
    It can't hurt to make the packaging more creative--it could help you stand out from the other applicants.
    But you also don't want to send something that looks really messy or unprofessional which they might find annoying.

    If it were me, I might add a few nice graphic design elements to spruce things up, but not detract. I would use high quality paper and maybe create my own CD envelope that matches my resume. Maybe have a nice label on the CD.
    Depends on your personality, I suppose, but those are just my thoughts.

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    Thanks! I definitely will be pulling out the bucks for this one. that CD envelope is a good idea! Imna go get some info on how to make one from sme friends. Thanks again Emily!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dished
    Thanks! I definitely will be pulling out the bucks for this one. that CD envelope is a good idea! Imna go get some info on how to make one from sme friends. Thanks again Emily!

    Ask what format they want it in as well. Just because it comes across in a CD, you could do a very nice Powerpoint or Adobe Acrobat presentation as opposed to just a huge jumble to JPEGs or TIFFs of your artwork. Also consider the order in which your images are to appear- a Powerpoint or Acrobat presentation can do that for you.

    And the idea that Emily suggested about designing out the entire package is nice too. Design out the jewel case, have an insert, print on the face of the CD itself and make it a solid unified presentation.

    Good luck!

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    Hey Emily great idea for young artist wanting to go to Art school.
    I was going to post in the 'my experience' thread, but I thought more people might look in this thread.
    My 1st year in college I received a Scholarship for the summer at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. And I just recently saw they do a fall Scholarship when I looked on the Utrecht website for art supplies.. Also if you call The Academy, ask them if they still do a portfolio scholarship in the summer as well. That is how I got mine. It is nice if you just want to try out the school or if you know you are going to go there you will save a handful of money.
    Here is the link to the Utrecht Contest in fall http://www.utrechtart.com/contest/
    and the Academy's website http://www.academyart.edu/

    I hope this helps some. I felt I learned a lot at the Academy especially in Illustration. As always if you apply yourself, work hard, and ask around for the good teachers you will get your moneys worth.
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    Thanks Poise!

    Here's some websites with lots of resources to help people find scholarships and get financial aid:
    American Education Services
    U.S. Department of Education
    American Council on Education

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