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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.

Pretty Photoshop Actions Bi-annual Scholarship

The Pretty Photoshop Actions Bi-annual Scholarship is available for U.S. and Canadian students who are currently accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college or university. To apply, applicants must submit an original photoshop tutorial of approximately 800 to 1,000 words in length. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Sessions College First-Generation Student Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. students applying to Sessions college planning to major in graphic or web design. Applicants must be in the first generation of their family to attend college.

Total: $3000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Sessions College International Student Scholarship

This award is for international students who apply for admission to Sessions College. Applicants must be planning to major in web design or graphic design.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

Students who are 16 years of age or older who are interested in pursuing the development of their talents in an art discipline may apply for this award. Students must have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2019

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship for Graduate Students

This award is for U.S. full-time graduate students who have been residents of Virginia for at least 12 months. The applicant must demonstrate artistic ability in one of the following categories: crafts, drawing, film/video, mixed media, new/emerging media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or art history.

Total: $6000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 1
2019

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

This award is for U.S. full-time undergraduate students who have been residents of Virginia for at least 12 months. The applicant must demonstrate artistic ability in one of the following areas: crafts, drawing, film/video, mixed media, new/emerging media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture.

Total: $4000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  November 1
2019

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 1
2019

Harvey Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. and international Christian graduate students. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and commitment to Christian values.

Total: $12000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  November 1
2019

'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
2019

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
2019

Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S undergraduate and/or graduate students who are majoring in the field of technical communication (technical writing, editing, graphic design or multimedia art). Students must attend the University of Central Florida.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 26
2019

Bienenstock 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
2019