Architecture, Arts, Social Science

Alexia Foundation Student Awards (Deadline early February)

The Alexia Foundation offers helps to provide the financial ability for students to improve their knowledge and skills of photojournalism and to increase their own knowledge and understanding of other cultures by providing scholarships to study photojournalism at Syracuse University in London, England. The Foundation also provides cash grants to enable student photographers to have the financial ability to produce a picture story that furthers the Foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Applicants must be duly enrolled full-time students in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in a degree program at the time of application. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full time professional experience is eligible.

American Political Science Association Program Minority Fellows Program (Deadline October) 
The APSA Minority Fellows program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science. The APSA Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs. Fellows with stipends receive a $4,000 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000 payments - one at the end of their first graduate year and one at the end of their second-provided that they remain in good academic standing. Additional eligibility criteria include: 

  • Applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal and state recognized tribes)
  • Applicants must be college/university seniors, college/university graduates, or students currently enrolled in a Master’s Program applying for doctoral study at another political science program/institution
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen at time of award

American Psychological Association - database of scholarships, grants and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology 

Beebe Fund for Musicians (Deadline December)
The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. A strong, well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant's life in music must be proposed. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless such study is an essential part of the project. Applicants must demonstrate a solid base of accomplishment in order to be considered and must not have reached the age of 30 by July 1 of application year. The Fund provides financial support for round trip transportation, living and other expenses. An all-inclusive grant of $22,000 will be offered. Fellowships are for one year and are generally not renewable.

DAAD Study Scholarship for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance (Deadline November) 
This scholarship aims to provide highly qualified students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture with an opportunity to complete a program of additional studies, with or without earning a formal degree, at a German institute of higher education. 

  • Students in their last year of undergraduates studies at an accredited North American university
  • Recent BA or MA graduates who completed their last degree no longer than 6 years ago by the application deadline date
  • Graduates students enrolled full-time at an accredited North American university
  • PhD candidates must have achieved ABD status no longer than four years before applying. Postdocs may apply until two years after completion of their PhD
  • Students who are in the first year of Master’s programs in Germany may apply to fund their second year
  • By the time of application deadline, applicants may not have been living in Germany for more than one year.
  • Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application.
  • Applicants may not hold a DAAD grant and a grant from another German or German-American organization/German-Canadian organization concurrently for the same project. Prior recipients of a DAAD grant should contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility status.

Daughters of the American Revolution National Society (Political Science, HIstory, Government, and Economics)
The following scholarships are available in the areas of political science, history, government, and economics:

  • The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. This award is intended to promote the study of our country's history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter. The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is an award of $2,000 each year for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.
  • The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in either political science, history, government, or economics. This is a one-time award in the amount of $1,000.
  • DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation. This award has been made possible through J.E. Caldwell & Co., official jewelers of the NSDAR in honor of the DAR Centennial. This scholarship is funded directly by Caldwell and is awarded during Continental Congress. This is a one time award in the amount of $2,000.
  • A one-time $2,000 awarded to graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the United States.  The applicant must have a GPA of 3.25. 

Fulbright-mtvU Awards (Deadline February) 
Up to four Fulbright-mtvU awards will be available. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Applications will be accepted for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Academic and Arts fields. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates. Applicants are encouraged to consider all aspects of the power of music in developing their proposals. Along with the study of music in a specific cultural context, proposals will be considered in other music-related fields, including music and social activism, music in learning, music and the community, and musical performance. Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates who meet all host country requirements, including those related to language, affiliation and program start dates.

Gettyimages Grants for Editorial Photography (Deadline early May)
Since 2005, gettyimages have awarded five Grants for Editorial Photography annually to professional photojournalists. Each grant provides $20,000, plus editorial, logistical and promotional support. gettyimages also award four student grants of $5,000 per year to photojournalism students at accredited schools.

Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award (Deadline March)
The Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement. 
Fifteen winners will be selected from candidates across the country. Awardees will attend specially arranged meetings with leading American historians and VIP behind-the-scenes tours of archives. The recipients will be reimbursed for up to $600 for travel expenses to New York, and room and board will be provided during the award weekend.

  • Must be considered graduating seniors in an accredited college or university in the United States. (Must have already graduated or expect to graduate by the end of the spring semester).
  • Must be a history or American studies major with an American history concentration.

Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for graduate students (Deadline in January) 
The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is a private grant awarded annually to up to four graduate and post-graduate American students in the visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, photography) and music (composition, instrumental or vocal performance). The scholarship is not intended for research in art history, musicology, or composition, nor for dance or theater. Successful candidates propose a unique and detailed project related to their study which requires a one-year residency in Paris. As this project should include enrolment in a recognized French art school or music conservatory, it is strongly suggested that the candidate establish a significant contact with a teacher or institution prior to arriving in France and to show evidence of this contact in his/her application dossier. Each of the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarships carries a stipend of 10,000 € paid in four installments throughout the academic year (October 1st – June 30th).

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (Deadline in September) 2012 Competition has been canceled due to luck of funds.
This fellowship is for students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  • will be entering a doctoral program and/or who, at the time of application, have not yet completed their first full year of study in the doctoral program for which they are seeking support;
  • will be entering a Master of Fine Arts program where the master’s is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study.
  • Be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship (Deadline in early December)
This fellowship recognizes students in the arts, including music, architecture design and history, art and design, theater, dance, art education, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. Fellowships rage between $6,000 and $20,000.

  • Be a graduate student with A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Art, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theatre, or Urban and Regional Planning is required.
  • preference will be given to applicants who are under twenty-five years of age.

Milotte Scholarship
 (Deadline March)
Milotte Scholarship Fund offers one-year grants of up to $4,000 to individuals who share their enthusiasm for exploring, chronicling and spreading the magnificence of the wilderness through artistic communication.

  • 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

Music Scholarships
MusicScholarships.US provides Free Music Scholarships, Grants, Competitions and Awards resources for students preparing for an exciting career in music. This website includes dozens of Music Financial Aid and Scholarship informational links to various institutions and organizations.

National Press Photographers Foundation College Scholarship (Deadline early March)
The National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) offers various scholarships for undergrad and graduate students in photojournalism every year.

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship (Deadline April)
The Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship as a one-time preferred amount of up to $5000 which shall be given annually to a male or female music student who is pursuing an education in piano or voice. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. A performance CD (compact disc) must be submitted with the application. This substantial scholarship is for one year, and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year, for four years based on maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

Opera Foundation Scholarship (Berlin, Munich, and Turin Scholarships) (Deadline January) 
The Opera Foundation was originally launched in 1985 as the American Berlin Opera Foundation. Its purpose is to support young American opera singers abroad via scholarships and study grants, to foster cross cultural ties between Europe and the United States. The first scholarship program was established in 1986 with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, thanks to the late Professor Götz Friedrich. In 2008, a second scholarship program was established with Teatro Regio Torino, thanks to Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and the initiative of Fiorenza Scholey-Cohen. Scholarship recipients will travel to Berlin, Munich and/or Turin to start his or her professional training with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio Torino, and the Bayerische Staatsoper. The term of scholarship is 10 months (September to June) for Berlin and Turin, and 11 months for Munich (September to July).  The scholarship competition is open to American citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 30 who are beginning their professional careers. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in New York auditions. 

Photojournalism Links provide a long list of awards, grants, and scholarships opportunities for Photojournalists.

Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship Program (Deadline in March 1)
The purpose of the Traveling Fellowship is to enable students in graduate degree programs in the history of art, architecture and the decorative arts to travel to England to pursue research projects related to any aspect of the work of Sir John Soane or Sir John Soane's Museum and its collections. Annually, the Foundation entertains and reviews grant proposals with the possibility of making an award of $5,000 to a qualified candidate.

In order to be eligible, an applicant must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in the history of art, architecture, the decorative arts, interior design or in a field appropriate to the Foundation’s purpose.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund/McNamara Family Creative Arts Project Grant (Undergrad/Grad) (Deadline in December)
The HSF/ McNamara Family Foundation Creative Arts Project Grant is designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts related field:  mediafilmperforming artscommunicationswriting, etc.  This grant is only intended to assist students in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $15,000.

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands the upcoming academic year
  • Be majoring in the Arts, including but not limited to media, film, performing arts, communications or writing
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)