Major-specific Scholarships

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This full list of major-specific scholarships is a great place to start — whether you are entering college undecided or know exactly what your future career should be. This Scholarship Directory gives you an idea of available financial aid based on a chosen majors to help you either make a decision on what to study or perhaps find even more ways to help fund your college education.

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 2
2018

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 2
2018

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 2
2018

Annual Sphinx Competition

This competition is open to African-American and Hispanic students who play violin, viola, cello or double bass. Applicants must be 26 years of age or younger at the time of the competition.

Total: $50000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 5
2018

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 5
2018

Dr. Robert B. Dewhirst Scholarship

This scholarship is available to predoctoral dentistry students at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California USC.

Total: $20000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 9
2018

Xernona Clayton-Brady Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate African-American students, majoring in journalism (or a related subject) with a grade point average of 2.9. Students must be attending a college or university in the metro Atlanta area.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 10
2018

Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship

The Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship is open to Women in Aviation International (WAI) members who are working toward a career in aviation and are enrolled in an accredited aviation-related program. Applicants for this award must have experience volunteering at WAI events and/or aviation-related events in the previous year.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2018

Yukiko Howell Memorial S.T.E.M. Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students pursuing higher education toward a STEM career or continuing education STEM classes (including, but not limited to, science, engineering, air traffic controller, avionics technician, dispatch certification, aircraft mechanic, meteorologist, or educator for STEM). Students must be members of Women in Aviation, International (WAI); both men and women are eligible to join WAI.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2018

Signature Flight Support Corporation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. women who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an aviation-related field, preferably FBO management. Applicants must be members of WAI as of Nov. 1, and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2018

Dare to Dream Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international women who are working toward an instrument or multiengine rating, or a commercial or CFI certificate. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of merit, career aspirations, and dedication, as well as contributions to her community.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 12
2018

Ted Mallory Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international members of Women in Aviation, International who plan to pursue a private pilot certificate or instrument rating.

Total: $250 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2018