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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.

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship for Professional Artists

This award is for U.S. professional artists who have been residents of Virginia for at least 24 months. The applicant must not currently be a degree-seeking student.

Total: $8000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  November 01

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

This scholarship is available for U.S. female high school students who have a demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/computing. Students must have a good academic history, typically a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Total: $500 Awards:  32
Deadline:  November 05

James Alan Cox Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college sophomores, juniors and seniors who have taken courses in photography or photojournalism. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and must have at least one year of school remaining at the time the award is disbursed.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 15

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Art Competition Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who have attended at least four of the six secondary grade school years at a southern Santa Barbara County school and will be seniors graduating from a southern Santa Barbara County high school . Applicants must plan to major in art or an art-related field and be willing to submit a portfolio of their works.

Total: $1600 Awards:  13
Deadline:  November 15

'Make It With Wool' Contest

This award is available to high school and undergraduate students 24 years of age or younger who have an interest in sewing, knitting or fashion design. The applicant must live in or attend school in a state that has an American Sheep Industry Association.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 15