External Scholarship Resources
This collection of external scholarship and funding resources is a work in progress. As the department finds resources that interested students may wish to look into, we will post the information here. Visit the granting organization’s website for details on eligibility and steps to apply.
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
The objective is to promote, by charitable activities carried on by the Foundation, an appreciation of the traditional expression in painting, drawing, sculpture and the graphic arts, by aiding worthy art students, artists or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years. The foundation is neither a school nor a gallery. It does not conduct classes or organize exhibitions. Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries–not through other organizations. Each grant is $10,000 (Canadian). To be eligible for a grant, the candidate must: have already started or completed training at an established school of art; and/or demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to make art a lifetime career. The foundation welcomes applications throughout the year. www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/main.html
No deadline to apply.
Emergency Grant For Artists Of Color, Wheeler Foundation
Grants of at least $250 to aid visual artists of color with urgent financial needs such as housing, medical costs, fire, and flood damage. Applicants must live in the greater NYC area (including certain counties in CT & NJ), and must be actively working artists of at least 21 years of age. For more information on eligibility requirements, deadlines and to receive an application, write to the Foundation. www.artistsfellowship.com/home.html
No deadline to apply.
World Studio AIGA scholarships
Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships receives hundreds of applications from young people in this very predicament – desperate to influence the world with their amazing talents but without the financial means to do so. Fortunately, with the support of generous individuals, organizations and corporations, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or in possession of a Green Card. www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship
Deadline: All required materials must be submitted or postmarked by March 28.
The John F. And Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund For Art Education
The scholarship, known as “The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund,” is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color. The age range is 18 and 35 years. Appointments will normally be for one year, and the amount available for distribution will be approximately $5,000. At the discretion of the committee, this may be awarded in quarterly installments to one or more applicants. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/m_stac.html
Deadline: All required materials must be submitted or postmarked by February 1.
Pulaski Scholarships For Advanced Studies
The Pulaski Scholarships for Advanced Studies Program, which was initially endowed by the Conrad R. Walas family, is administered solely by the American Council for Polish Culture. Amount of award: $5,000 (Subject to change) www.polishcultureacpc.org/schol/PulaskiSch.html
Deadline: All required materials must be submitted or postmarked by March 15.
Roothbert Fund Scholarships
The Fund is a small, nearly all-volunteer scholarship fund based in New York City, which awards yearly grants and works to foster fellowship among grant recipients. Once a year, the Fund accepts applications for grants, which include essays, transcripts and recommendations. From these written applications, the Fund identifies a group of finalists to be invited for a brief personal interview. On the basis of this interview, the Fund typically selects about 20 new scholarship recipients each year. Open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. For information, applicants should read with care the Founders Prologue in the www.roothbertfund.org/aboutus.php.
Deadline: February 1.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grant-makers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include artists, art students, grant-seekers, grant-makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grant-makers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs. The Center offers free and paid subscription rates that enable you to customize and enhance your scholarship searches. Some of the award opportunities have deadlines range from once a year to various times throughout the year, so you are strongly encouraged to research this resource for potential external grants and scholarships.
For more information, please visit: foundationcenter.org
International Students, please visit: grantspace.org/funding-for-international-students
Financial Guide for Higher Education in the Americas
The Financial Guide for Higher Education in the Americas is a compilation of data (description, phone number, e-mail, and website), by country, for study abroad. It includes scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans available for Latin American and Caribbean students. www.oas.org/en/rowefund/FinancialGuideForHigherEducation.pdf
Artist Residency Support for SVA Students and Graduates
SVA Career Development, with the generous support of the Provost’s office, is now able to fund two SVA students or alumni for each of two prestigious residency programs: Anderson Ranch Art Center and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
All the information on these two awards can be found on the SVA Career Development website, where one can also download the full guidelines for each award.
Both programs are open to students and alumni, U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. Please refer to each program’s website for further details on eligibility. Visit www.sva.edu/students/career-development/residency-awards for full details on these awards and how to apply.