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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.

Concordia College Theatre Performance and Production Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have exhibited proficiency in theatre performance or production are eligible for this award. Students must plan to attend Concordia College.

Total: $8000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 16

NATAS Northwest Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. or international college freshmen, sophomores and/or juniors who attend college in one of the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must pursue a career in television or film, such as broadcasting, production, editing, etc.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 16

Michael Vergauwen Fund Scholarship

U.S. students who are the spouse, child, stepchild or grandchild of an employee of an InfoComm member organization or an employee of an InfoComm member organization are eligible for this award. Students must be current second, third or fourth year students with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher in an audiovisual related program of study.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 16

T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan (TIL)

This tuition waiver program is available for Utah students who are high school seniors; high school juniors who will have completed the requirements for an Early Graduation Program, including the ACT, during the current fiscal year; or current undergraduate students. Students must attend a Utah postsecondary institution and plan to enroll in courses leading to a degree in teacher certification.

Total: $4815 Awards:  303
Deadline:  February 22

Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing

This scholarship is available for currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in mystery writing (fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and/or screenwriting).

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 28

Humane Studies Fellowship

The Humane Studies Fellowship is available for international and U.S. students who will be college juniors or seniors or graduate students in the upcoming academic year. Students must have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.

Total: $15000 Awards:  180
Deadline:  March 01

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

This scholarship is available for Iowa students who have graduated this year and will be attending an Iowa college. Students must have proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts, or the visual arts, and major in one of those areas.

Total: $1500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 01

Drane and Steele Music Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in music. Students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a permanent residence in one of the eligible central Pennsylvania counties.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 01

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Illinois resident undergraduate and graduate students who are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin and planning to become preschool, elementary or secondary school teachers. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  500
Deadline:  March 01

WV Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program

This award is available to college juniors, seniors and/or graduate students who are residents of West Virginia and are enrolled at a West Virginia college or university. Students must pursue a course of study leading to teacher certification at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or secondary level, and agree to teach at the public pre-school, elementary, middle or secondary school level in West Virginia upon graduation.

Total: $5000 Awards:  40
Deadline:  March 01

West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. students who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in the fields of engineering, science, or technology and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority is given to West Virginia residents.

Total: $3000 Awards:  175
Deadline:  March 01

'Nickles for Notes' Music Scholarship

This scholarship is for Massachusetts high school seniors who are majoring in piano, instrument, music education, music therapy or voice.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01