Special Interest Scholarships - Art / Design

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Antonio Cirino Memorial Art Education Fellowship


Sponsored by: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: $2,000-$10,000
Apply by: June 15
Description: Applicants must demonstrate an interest in learning about and practicing art. Preference will be given to visual artists. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a master's or doctoral program that will lead to a career in art education.
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Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program


Sponsored by: South Carolina State Department of Education
Amount: $2,000
Apply by: February 3
Description: Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
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Art Awards


Sponsored by: Scholastic
Amount: Varies
Apply by: December
Description: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in American or Canadian schools and must submit artwork in one of the following categories: art portfolio, animation, ceramics and glass, computer art, design, digital imagery, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, photography portfolio, printmaking, sculpture or video and film. There are regional and national levels.
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