Financing Options

Private Scholarships

The following privately administered scholarships are separated below according to their application process.

You may contact Heather Steall,,  in our Financial Aid office if you have questions concerning private scholarships.

Contact our Financial Aid Office directly for these applications

Baltimore Rotary Scholarship for MD residents in their Junior or Senior year
who do community service. Contact in Oct. for Dec. winners.
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) Scholarship for Anne Arundel County residents.
Contact in Jan. for the deadline in April.

Take a survey and enter a drawing for these scholarships

Ascent Student Loans Daily Scholarship

One student is chosen monthly


College Ave Scholarship

Monthly sweepstakes

$1000 monthly award

Discover $5000 Monthly Scholarship Sweepstakes

Currently accepting applications

For graduate and undergraduate students/ One $5000 scholarship is awarded each month

Submit video with this scholarship application

none at this time    

Submit art or design with these scholarship applications

Academy of Motion Pictures Student Academy Awards Application opens March 20,2024 and closes June 1, 2024  
Adventographer Travel Scholarship Sept. 1st, and Feb. 1st deadline annually $1,500 bi-annual award
Annual Art & Design Scholarship June 1st  annually $1,000 award
American Hat  Makers Scholarship 24/25 application not yet available 1st place $500
2nd place $300
3rd place $200
CARiD Scholarship Fall deadline October 30th / Spring deadline April 30th $1,000 bi-annual award
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship 24/25 application not yet available $10,000 award
Future Designer Scholarship Application opens in June 2024 $2,500 award
Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship May 1st annually $10,000 award
HonorsGradu Multimedia Scholarship 24/25 application not yet available 5/$10,000
John F. and Anna Lee Stacy Scholarship Fund Application accepted November 1st - February 1st annually $500-$5,000 awarded at the discretion of the committee may be awarded in quarterly installments.
Korea Arts Foundation of America (KAFA) Offered bi-annually/Application not available until 2026 $15,000 award
National Sculpture Society Scholarship varying deadlines varying award amounts
Pretty Lightroom Presets Bi-Annual Scholarship April 15th annual deadline $500 bi-annual award

Application needed for these scholarships

2+2 Transfer Scholarship Must be a Maryland Resident $1,000 award
Boomer Benefits Scholarship August 27, 2024 deadline -
Only to adult students age 50+
$1,000 award
Central Scholarship Bureau Varying deadlines Varying amounts
Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship January 1 and June 30 annually $2,500 bi-annual award
Coca-Cola Scholars Program 24/25 application not yet available - for students who will be high school seniors at that time. 150/$20,000
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Varying deadline dates Varying award amounts
Dell Scholars Program Application open from October 1st through December 1st. For under-served and lower-income high school seniors.  $20,000 award
ELKS Most Valuable Student Scholarship Varying deadlines Varying amounts
Elks LegacyAwards 24/25 application not yet available -For HS senior and child or grandchild of current lodge members in MD, DC, & Delaware $4,000 award
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund May 15th annually - For dependents directly affected by the attacks on September 11, 2001. Award amounts vary
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund 24/25 application not yet available $1,000 - $5,000
Foster Care To Success Scholarship Accepting applications January 1 - March 31 annually. For students in foster care or adopted. $2,500 - $5,000
Gates Millennium Scholarship Please click on the link for more information  
Gilman International Scholarship For US citizens who are planning on studying abroad Over 2800 for up to $5,000 each
Global Experiences Scholarships Deadline dates vary. For students interested in study abroad internships Award amount vary
Hispanic Scholarship Fund varying deadlines varying amounts
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 24/25 application not yet available Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
Leslie T. and Francis Posey Scholarship Fund 24/25 application not yet available - Must demonstrate financial need, be accepted to or enrolled in graduate school pursuing either painting or sculpture and have an undergraduate degree in either painting or sculpture Award amounts vary
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program 24/25 application not yet available 30 merit-based/$3,000 to $12,000
Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation Scholarship 24/25 application not yet available -Offered to Greek American Students 20/$10,000 each based on academic achievement and financial need
20/$2,500 each based solely on academic achievement
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Application now open For new American immigrants or children of immigrants pursuing graduate school in US
Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships 24/25 application not yet available varying amounts
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

24/25 application not yet open

$1,000 - $5,000 
PRINT IT  Scholarship for Aspiring Content Creators January 11, 2025 deadline $1,000
Rising Black Designers Scholarship & Design Challenge 24/25 application not yet open 5/$10,000
Rotary Club of Annapolis (District 7620) 24/25 application not yet open 4/$1,500
SAA Native American Scholarships Application opens Oct 1st each year and deadline is January 31st.  
William Lee Scholarship Trendspot 24/25 application not yet open - For Ceramic arts majors Amounts vary from $1,000-$5,000

Essay Contest

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship June 7, 2024 deadline $1,000 award
AES Engineers Scholarship October 8, 2024 deadline $500 award
American Military Veteran's Scholarship Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) deadline $500 award
Apartment Guide Scholarship Application open from February 16 - April 12 annually 2/$2500 award
B. Davis Scholarship May 21, 2024 deadline $1,000 award
Big Sun Scholarship June 19,  2024 deadline $500 award
Child of an American Veteran Scholarship Application opens June 15, 2024 $1,500 award
College Jumpstart Scholarship October 17 and April 15 deadline annually $1,000 bi-annual award
Creative Safety Supply Scholarship December 15 and July 15 annually $1,000 award
Diabetes Council Scholarship varying dates
for students with diabetes
varying amounts
KidGuard For Educations Scholarship October 31 annually $500-$1,000 range
LA Tutors 123 Innovation Scholarship The deadline is the 20th of each month $500 award monthly
Maryland Mensa Scholarship Please click on the link for more information  
OppLoans Scholarship Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, and June 30 annually $2,500 quarterly
PrestigeLinks Digital Marketing Scholarship July 31, 2024 deadline $1000 award
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship February 20, 2024 deadline 2/$5,000 1/$10,000
WiseMerchant Scholarship Fund July 15th and Dec 15th annually $500 bi-annual award
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships 24/25 application not yet available varying awards

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