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Due to writings diversity in career options and it's continuous evolving in technology the scholarships are wide open to many different types of applicants. Definitely do not shy aware from applying to as many of these as possible as they often do not require you to be a major in any specific writing discipline.

Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship - Family Travel Forum (FTF), the trusted vacation planning resource, and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a non-profit organization that promotes responsible journalism, are offering scholarships to encourage teens to share travel experiences in words and images.

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships - These scholarships are for students studying fine art, graphic design, illustration, or photography. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA, display financial need, and submit a portfolio of their work. Minority status is a significant factor in award decisions. Award Amount: Up to $6,000

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program - South Carolina high school seniors may apply if they have attended a public high school in South Carolina for at least two years and plan to attend a college or university in South Carolina as well. Award Amount: $2,000

Beall Scholarship - Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements: Female, Between the ages of 16 and 36, Member of the Presbyterian Church, Resident of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. Applicants must be art majors. Award Amount: Up to $3,000

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship - College students majoring in art or art history may apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or above and submit unofficial transcripts. The application includes a one-page essay. Award Amount: Up to $5,000

Cynthia and Alan Baran Fine Arts and Music Scholarship Fund - Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university, be taking at least six credit hours, and be enrolled in a BFA, BA in Studio Art, MFA, or BA/MA in Music program. Students must be studying painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, or printmaking. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. 

Esther Kanagawa Memorial Art Scholarship - Applicants must be Hawaii residents and current high school seniors who plan to major in the fine arts at an accredited college or university. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and demonstrate financial need and good character.

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts - This award is for high school seniors who are Iowa residents and excel in the arts. Students must be accepted to an Iowa college or university and plan to major in the fine arts. Award Amount: $1,500

Lois Livingston McMillen Fund - This scholarship is for women from Connecticut who are studying the fine arts. Preference is given to those studying the visual arts of painting or design. Award Amount: Ranges from $500 to $4,000

Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship - This scholarship is for Minnesota-based high school seniors who are planning to attend a college or university in Minnesota. Applicants need to show excellence in an academic subject, which can be fine arts or creative writing.

Ritchie M. Gregory Fund - Applicants must be current Hawaii residents who are majoring in art and have a GPA of at least 2.7 at a two- or four-year university or college. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, character, and financial need.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships - Applicants must be residents of Virginia; they also must complete an online application and turn in a resume, a sample of their artwork, and an artistic statement (visual arts only). Award Amount: Undergraduates (including high school seniors) win $4,000, and graduate students win $6,000

Vivian Klemz Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is for college students (sophomore and above) who are from Ventura County, CA, graduated from a Ventura County high school, and are currently pursuing an education in the arts, including performing, visual, fine, or language arts. Preference is given to female applicants. Award Amount: $1,500

YOWO: You Only Write Once - This scholarship is aimed at students aged 25 and younger and who will attend (or are already attending) college in the US. Applicants must be registered on the Power Poetry website before they can submit an original poem. There are no minimum or maximum word requirements. Award Amount: $1,000

Gold Medal Portfolio 

Our highest honor, Gold Medal Portfolio, is given to sixteen graduating seniors–eight writers and eight artists–whose portfolio of work exemplifies the Scholastic Awards’ core criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice.

Scholarships of $10,000 are presented to 16 students earning a Gold Medal for their portfolio.

Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio

A Silver Medal with Distinction is given to art and writing portfolios of thirty graduating seniors whose exceptional works received recognition at the national level.

Scholarships of $1,000 are presented to select students earning this award.


Only graduating high school seniors may submit portfolios.

Art Portfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation. The works

Writing Scholarships

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