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Designers can help make the world a more attractive place. With their eye for beauty, designers can create striking ads, decorate extravagant rooms, and make the simplest things look gorgeous. Studying design in college can help students hone their talent and turn their creativity into a successful career, such as graphic design, interior design, fashion design, product design, and more. If you plan to improve your skills, this list of scholarships for design majors can help alleviate the stress of paying for college.

Scholastic Art & Writing Award

This award is for students attending U.S. or Canadian schools, or American schools abroad. Students must be in grades 7-12 and submit a written work or original work of art.

Total: $10000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  December 1
2018

UR Richmond Scholars Program - Artist Scholars

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Richmond. Students must display extraordinary artistic talent and plan to major or minor in the visual or performing arts.

Total: $50000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  December 1
2018

University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who will graduate from a state-approved Maine high school and plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 1
2018

Mark S. Smith Scholarship Program

This scholarship contest is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in marketing, graphic design, or related fields. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 7
2018

Bienenstock Furniture and Interior Design Competition

This scholarship contest is available for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are majoring in a design program. To be considered for this award, applicants must submit an original work of interior or furniture design.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 10
2018

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

This award is available for students who are U.S. citizens pursuing a career in human services, health sciences or visual arts. Eligible applicants must have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT students and straight allies who are studying art or humanities at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Preference is given to students residing in Kitsap County or Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship

This award is for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), or students who are children of GLBT parents. The student must be a resident of Oregon or Clark County, Washington and must be accepted to a postsecondary program in the arts.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Jack D. Motteler Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens who are residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska and majoring in visual arts. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Larry McDonald Scholarship

This undergraduate and graduate award is for adult students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT). The student must be seeking to make a significant change in his/her life by taking classes in the arts and/or humanities. The student must also reside in Oregon, OR Clark County, WA.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Paul Arnold Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens who are residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska and are studying interior, fashion, or graphic design. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Ric Ulrich and Chuck Pischke Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a postsecondary program studying visual arts and design. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019