The Art Institute of California Technology Student Association Competition - First place in the competition for high school student is $5,000 to the Art Institute program of their choice.
The Savannah College of Art & Design Scholarships - Two scholarships available for prospective students to the school totaling $15,000. The college also offers online classes for remote students.
Web Warrior - One of the more popular scholarships available as it is offered to anyone in the nation regardless of their chosen school. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the winner of a submitted essay.
ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship - 30 Scholarships of $3,000 each awarded to high school students pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts. Applicants must be women or minority students with at least a 2.75 GPA.
Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship - One award of $2,000 for applicants that have interest in the document management and graphic communications industry. The scholarship is for current full time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with preference being given to students attending the Universality of Central Florida.
Joel Cartun Scholarship - Similar to the Wayne Alexander Scholarship, this one award of $1,000 for full time college students pursuing a degree in graphic communications, web design, electronic publishing or content management. Minimum 3.0 GPA is required and applicants can be international as well as domestic.
Hoods Memorial Scholarship - One time grant of $2,000 to a current student with an academic focus of graphic communication or web design with an emphasis given to those with pursuits in marketing and public relations fields.
Microsoft Imagine Cup - Microsoft sponsored worldwide technology competition with three areas of focus: Software Design, Game Design-Windows, and Game Design-Phone. Top team prize is $50,000 for the winner in each category. Open only to current college students with technology design aptitudes.
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships - Up to 300 awards for individual students interested in graphic communication fields. Open to current high school or full time college students, applicants are judged on the basis of their academic records and recommendations from faculty. The awards are open to any area of study.
Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic - Applicants must be studying within a communications related field including advertising, communications, and new media. Award recipients will also have the opportunity to receive a paid internship with Scholastic company in New York.
Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship - A $6,000 award to students in religious journalism that can also come from electronic and broadcast media design fields. Applicant must be affiliated with the United Methodist church to be considered.
CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Ten awards of up to $3,000 each for students majoring in any visual art discipline. Minimum GPA is 2.5 and applicants must complete an online application and submit previous design examples.
HEEF Arts Scholarship - Awards available to Orange County CA high school students who have lived in the area for at least 6 years. Eligibility based on financial need. Applicants can major in any art related field.
American Institute of Graphic Arts - Awards to minority and financially challenged students look to pursue a degree in graphic design or interactive design. Multiple awards available ranging from $2,000-$5,000 depending on merit of design example entries.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award - Up to $50,000 per year awarded to college seniors with demonstrated financial need to pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, including graphic and web design. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty representative.
SkillsUSA Championships - National competition for multiple disciplines including graphic communication. Multiple contestant levels culminating at the national championships. Awards for college tuition between $2,500 and $20,000 are available for eligible participants.
AP-Google Scholarship - Scholarships designed for the journalism students with a technology background including digital media and design. 6 awards of $20,000 each are given out each year. Minimum GPA for prospective applicants is 3.0.
Corcoran College of Art and Design Scholarships - Multiple awards for prospective students with approved applications to attend the school. Scholarships vary from $1,000 for outstanding submitted work examples to $8,000 for first year Presidential awards.
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Randy Pausch Scholarship - Awarded to students interested in pursuing education in the interactive entertainment field. Two $2,500 scholarships are available each year. Minimum GPA of 3.3 is required for prospective applicants.
Iowa State College of Design Scholarships - Offered to prospective students that are approved for admittance. Several awards are available open to all design majors regardless of discipline. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500 and are renewable for multiple years.
National Endowment for the Arts Design Grants - Multiple grants available for students of the design arts including visual and graphic design arts. Grants can be used to fund secondary education or existing project based work. Grants can range from $10,000 to $100,000 for qualified applicants.
Gravure Association of the Americas Scholarship Programs - Nine scholarships of $1,500 awarded each year for full time students enrolled at any of the GEF funded colleges. Acceptable majors include graphic arts or graphic communications.
eSchoolView Scholarships - For students in the web design and development programs, eight scholarships are available for high school seniors applying to the school. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Hungry Academy Web Development Program - Not a traditional scholarship, the Hungry Academy is actually a job training and placement company that teaches web design and development, then places you with a partner company for employment. Attendees receive a salary while at school and job placement services upon graduation.
General Assembly Web Development Scholarship - In partnership with Rails Bridge Boston, four $3,000 scholarships are available to prospective applicants of the web development twelve week program. The scholarship opportunities open and close in line with the upcoming class schedule.
AP-Google Scholarship Program - For web designers pursuing a career in the online news market, the Associated Press has partnered up with Google to host an annual scholarship program to grant $7,500 to two promising undergraduate or graduate students developing projects in online media at the intersection of journalism and technology. Eligible applicants must be attending an accredited university in the United States with a major in journalism, computer science, new media, web design, or graphic design with the goal of building a career in digital journalism. Preference will be given to emerging digital leaders representing gender, geographic, or ethnic diversity.
CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Since 2006, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation has sponsored the Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship to award up to $3,000 to 10 African American college students pursuing a degree in graphic design, ceramics, drawing, illustration, web design, interior design, painting, video production, and other visual art fields. Qualified candidates must enrolling full-time in an accredited undergraduate program, demonstrate strong artistic talent, possess a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, reside within a CBC member district, and exhibit financial need. Applicants must submit a 1,000-word personal essay, two letters of recommendation, a current resume, and five original design pieces.
Cliffside Malibu Student Scholarships - Ranging in value from $750 to $2,500 each, the Cliffside Malibu Student Scholarships are granted annually for up to five students enrolled in post-secondary education who have a passion for web design, computer programming, digital design, digital journalism, graphic communications, and video graphics. For consideration, aspiring web designers must create a website design, landing page, or compelling infographic expressing factual information on the effects or statistics of drug abuse. Applicants must complete an application form, submit an addiction-related design, and post their content on their own website to rack up shares.
DesignCrowd Scholarship for Innovation - As a virtual team of over 400,000 designers worldwide, DesignCrowd has created the Scholarship for Innovation to give $1,000 to students furthering their education in logo design, web design, print design, or other digital arts. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be enrolled full-time in a regionally accredited institution, be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree, and have a clear commitment to a career in these digital design disciplines. Along with the application, students must attach a current CV/resume, an up-to-date design portfolio, two reference letters, and a 500-word personal statement.
Designed For You Scholarship - For over a decade, Sessions College has offered the Designed For You Scholarship to award $2,000 in tuition assistance to deserving students currently enrolled in the college’s online associate degree programs for graphic design, web design, digital media, illustration, and advertising design. Awards are granted in six different adult learner categories to support career changers, international students, 24/7 parents, bridge students, budding entrepreneurs, and first-generation college students. To maintain funding, recipients must maintain full-time enrollment, carry a minimum overall GPA of 2.0, and have no outstanding tuition balances.
Dialed Web Design Scholarship - Annually, the Dialed Web Design Scholarship is offered by the digital design firm based in Candler to award $500 to full-time college students currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited U.S. institution with a major related to web design. Qualified applicants must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, be actively involved in volunteer community service projects, and write a 300-word personal essay discussing why they deserve the scholarship funding. Final selections will be based on candidates’ academic achievement, professional accomplishments, career goals, extra-curricular involvement, and involvement in positive community efforts.
eSchoolView Web Design Scholarships - As part of the Investing In Our Future program, eSchoolView has established the Web Design Scholarships to grant $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 to eight graduating high school seniors across the United States who are planning to pursue a degree in web design, web development, or graphic design. Eligible students will be asked to create a homepage and one interior page of an original website for any school-related activity. Along with their website design project, all applications must be accompanied by a mock-up budget plan, one letter of recommendation, and a personal essay explaining the processes used to design the website.
Gruskin Group Web Design Excellence Scholarship - Administered through the Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ADCNJ), the Gruskin Group Web Design Excellence Scholarship is distributed annually for up to $2,500 to students who showcase an outstanding web design project that exhibits a high-quality user experience, easy navigation, and good content structure throughout. To apply, candidates must be attending an accredited college or art school in New Jersey, have a declared major related to web design or development, and demonstrate creative talent. Recipients will also receive a two-year ADCNJ membership and present their work at the “Fest of the Best” Annual Student Award Show.
James J. Wychor Scholarship Program - Sponsored by the Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MBA), the James J. Wychor Scholarship Program is designed to grant $1,500 awards annually for 10 college students majoring in computer science, web design, information technology, electronics technology, entertainment programming, or social media development. Qualified candidates must reside within Minnesota, attend an accredited four-year college, possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and be pursuing a career in electronic media communications. Applications must include two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, proof of enrollment, a short 500-word personal essay, and a minimum three-page writing sample.
Joel Cartun Scholarship Fund - In the amount of $1,000, the Joel Cartun Scholarship Fund is administered by the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF) annually to financially support full-time college students with a major in web design, software development, database management, print production, graphic design, electronic publishing, and related fields. All applicants must attend an accredited university anywhere in the world, carry a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have clear career interests within the graphic communications industry. Recipients will be chosen based on their scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, professional recommendations, educational objectives, and essay responses.
Let’s Bury Internet Explorer Scholarship - As a web design and SEO firm serving the Bay Area, Navolutions has created the Let’s Bury Internet Explorer Scholarship to award $500 to college students dedicated to making the Internet a better place. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, attend an accredited two or four-year university, have a declared major related to web design or development, maintain active full-time enrollment, and carry a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Applicants must write a maximum 1,000-word essay or publish a five-minute video describing how they’ve successfully made people switch from Internet Explorer to better browsers.
Louis H. Schilt Memorial Scholarship - In honor of a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in the Pacific theater during World War II, the Louis H. Schilt Memorial Scholarship is granted annually to provide full tuition coverage for injured military veterans pursuing an online art education at Sessions College. Qualified candidates be honorably discharged, be over 18 years old, possess a high school diploma, wish to enroll in the graphic design or web design program, and write a creative essay showing their passion for digital arts. All recipients are also given an Apple iMac computer and Adobe CreativeSuite software at no cost.
Microsoft Imagine Cup Awards - Highly regarded as the world’s premier student technology competition, Microsoft Imagine Cup is hosted annually around the globe to provide $3,000 to challenge winners. Within the Innovation Path, teams of two to three students collaborate to create a five-minute pitch that details a project plan for creating a desktop application using Windows or a browser app using Windows Azure. To compete, participants must be at least 16 years old, be actively enrolled in an accredited educational institution, and meet each challenge’s unique requirements for advancement towards the global grand prize of $50,000.
NYC Web Development Fellowship - Through New York City’s Small Business Services, the NYC Web Development Fellowship is available to provide $15,000 for covering the full tuition costs of attending the 22-week intensive web development program at the Flatiron School in downtown Brooklyn. Eligible fellows must be between the ages of 18 and 26, reside within NYC, have not earned a four-year college degree, have little to no experience in web design or development, earn less than $50,000 each year, and meet federal selective service requirements. Recipients will be taught advanced web development concepts before completing a 12-week paid apprenticeship with a partnering firm.
Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship - As a professional responsive web design firm specializing in developing WordPress websites, Rand Marketing has created the Web Design Scholarship to present $1,000 annually to one college-bound high school senior or current college student pursuing a career in web design. Qualified applicants must attend an accredited U.S. college or art institute, be accepted for full-time enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, and wish to start a career in the digital design industry. Applications must be accompanied by a 250-word personal essay discussing candidates’ creative design goals and an original sketch.
Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund - Established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund is designed to award $2,500 annually to two college students who are specializing their artistic talents in game design, graphic design, web design, game direction, programming, animation, music composition or related fields. Qualified students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college in America, intend to become developers of interactive entertainment, and possess a minimum overall GPA of 3.3. Applicants must submit proof of enrollment, a two-page personal letter, two signed letters of recommendation, and official college transcripts.
Ric Ulrich and Chuck Pischke Scholarship - In memory of two close friends and designers who both died of AIDS, the Ric Ulrich and Chuck Pischke Scholarship is offered through the Pride Foundation to award $1,500 to deserving high school graduates intending to study graphic design, fashion design, interior design, website design, and other design-related visual art fields. Eligible applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington who are pursuing post-secondary education at any accredited U.S. institution. Preference will be given to candidates who are self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) as well as straight allied students.
Vanguard Women in Technology Scholarship - With the goal of removing financial barriers for women who demonstrate academic excellence in computer-related disciplines, the Vanguard Women in Technology Scholarship is awarded each year for up to $10,000 to female college students earning a degree in computer science, computer engineering, web design, information technology, and electronic engineering. Eligible candidates must be entering their junior or senior year, maintain full-time enrollment status, attend an accredited American college, have U.S. citizenship or lawful residency, and boast a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Scholarship funds can only be applied for tuition, academic fees, books, and other educational supplies.
Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship - Sponsored by AXIS Inc., the Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year for $2,000 through the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF) to provide financial support to students committed to becoming web designers, software developers, database managers, materials engineers, graphic designers, art directors, electronic publishers, and other related professions. Qualified candidates must be attending an accredited university full-time, maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, exhibit financial need, be actively involved in extra-curricular or community service activities, and demonstrate a clear interest for a career in the graphic communications industry. Preference will be given to college-level juniors, seniors, and graduate degree students with relevant work experience.
WDI Opportunity Fund Scholarships - Each year, General Assembly (GA) offers the Opportunity Fund Scholarships to provide up to 100% of tuition costs for deserving students selected to participate in the Web Development Immersive (WDI) program with some of the most influential designers of today. Selection will be on the basis of candidates’ demonstrated design potential, financial need, identification with an underrepresented minority group, commitment to community engagement, and evidence of prior interest in the web design/development field. Recipients will benefit from three months of training, access to the GA job preparation program, eligibility to participate in a GA Apprenticeship, and free Codeschool accounts.
Despite periods of leveling off in the world wide web field, the slow down in brick and mortar retail establishments combined with baby boomers adapting to shopping online and the younger generation being app driven the internet is now larger than ever. Along with the changes in the economic world and how people do business there is a need for more efficient and reliable developers and applications. Many of the scholarships offered are not limited to students that are specifically majoring in a computer field as many students do not declare a major until their junior year leaving their availability to almost anyone.
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