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You think in colors and images. You find it easy to express yourself through paintings, drawings, photographs, design, or other creative forms. Art is your passion, and for artists who are passionate about their art, a career path rich with creative and colorful opportunities is waiting for you. And it’s this passion and love for whatever medium is your calling that helps push artists into taking their talents to the next level. Thus, if you decide to pursue an art degree – art majors include drawing, sculpting, painting, design, photography, performing arts, and more – you can find several scholarship opportunities that might help with your college cashflow.

American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship

New Mexico college juniors or seniors who plan to pursue a career in advertising are eligible for this award. Students must attend a New Mexico postsecondary institution full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1400 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 29

Manuel & Jane Zuniga Scholarship

The Manuel & Jane Zuniga Scholarship is available for Hispanic undergraduate students in Texas who demonstrate a significant potential for leadership.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30

Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in education with the intent to teach. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30

Dr. Janis Guerrero-Thompson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in education at University of Texas, Austin.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30

George Mason University NVTC-Bannister Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international students who are currently in their junior year at George Mason University. Students must major in a technology discipline and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  April 30

Educators for Maine Program

This forgivable loan program is available to Maine graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who are pursuing initial certification as a teacher, including speech pathology or child care provider qualifications. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  83
Deadline:  May 01

KHEAA Teacher Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Kentucky undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing an initital teacher certification. Priority is given to Juniors, seniors, and graduate level students.

Total: $5000 Awards:  650
Deadline:  May 01

Erin Elizabeth Sperrey Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Aroostook, Maine who plan to major in early childhood education or liberal arts.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

NFMC Lucile Parrish Ward Veteran's Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are military veterans and pursuing a degree in the field of music. Preference will be given to veterans who served overseas.

Total: $2250 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

American Art Therapy Association Anniversary Scholarship Fund

This award is available to a student member of the American Art Therapy Association with a current GPA of at least 3.25. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate art therapy program. Students receiving this award are also strongly encouraged to attend the association's annual conference.

Total: $900 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund for Art Therapy

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are members of an ethnic minority group. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association (AATA) approved art therapy program.

Total: $900 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

Myra Levick Scholarship Fund

This award is available for student members of the American Art Therapy Association with a current GPA of at least 3.00. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate art therapy program. Students receiving this award are also strongly encouraged to attend the association's annual conference.

Total: $900 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01