Visual Arts – Scholarships

College Art Association

Professional Development Fellowships: $5,000 fellowships are provided to visual artists and art historians in an M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree program and will graduate by the end of the next calendar year..

College Art Association
50 Broadway, 21st floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 691-1051
Fax: (212) 627-2381

Blanche E. Colman Trust

Scholarships to art students in New England.

Blanche E. Colman Trust
c/o BNY Mellon, N.A.
P.O. Box 185
Pittsburgh, PA 15230-0185
Phone: (617) 722-3891
No website.

National Sculpture Society, Inc.

Scholarships of $2,000 each are available for students of figurative or representational sculpture. Scholarships are paid directly to the academic institution through which the student applies. The submission deadline is May 31 every year. Internships are also available.

National Sculpture Society, Inc.
c/o ANS
75 Varick St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Open by appointment only
Phone: (212) 764-5645
Fax: (212) 764-5651
Email: No email address available, but click here for contact form.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship

Funding opportunity for professional artists and full-time students (both graduate and undergraduate) of the visual arts and art history in Virginia. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and must be current legal residents of Virginia. Deadline once a year, in November.

Fellowship Program Coordinator
Art and Education Division
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4007

Worldstudio Foundation AIGA Scholarships

Mission is to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Provides scholarships for undergraduate or graduate art students from minority or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, mostly in the range of $2,000-$3,000.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
164 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Union League Civic & Arts Foundation

Awards to students enrolled full-time in visual arts degree programs at metropolitan Chicago, Illinois, schools. In addition, recipients’ artwork will be displayed.

Union League Civic & Arts Foundation
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: (312) 435-5961
Fax: (312) 427-7624

Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

Several grants and scholarships are available to Guild members for the study of textile arts in academic and non-accredited programs.

Handweavers Guild of America, Inc
1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211
Suwanee, GA  30024
Phone: (678) 730-0010
Fax: (678) 730-0836

*Note: Many community foundations administer scholarship funds for students from their area. Find your local community foundation at: