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

The Earnest Scholarship Fund Currently accepting applications

Enter to win one of 50 Earnest Scholarships/$5000 each

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 23/24 application not yet available  
Adventographer Travel Scholarship Sept. 1st, and Feb. 1st deadline annually $1,500 bi-annual award
Annual Art & Design Scholarship May 31,  annually $1,000 award
AXA Art Prize 23/24 application not yet available $10,000 award
CARiD Scholarship Fall deadline October 30th / Spring deadline April 30th $1,000 bi-annual award
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship March 1, 2024 deadline $10,000 award
Future Designer Scholarship December 21, 2023 deadline $2,500 award
Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship May 1st annually $10,000 award
HonorsGradu Multimedia Scholarship March 1, 2024 deadline 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 2024 $15,000 award
Lesley T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation Scholarship 23/24 application not yet available $5,000-$7,000
National Sculpture Society Scholarship varying deadlines varying award amounts
Pretty Lightroom Presets Bi-Annual Scholarship June 15 and December 15 deadline annually for photo majors $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 August 1, 2023 to October 2, 2023 - 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 February 5, 2024 -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 application available mid-November 2023 $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 Applications open August 24, 2023 and closes November 16, 2023 Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program 23/24 application not yet available 30 merit-based/$3,000 to $12,000
Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation Scholarship application opens October 1, 2023 -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 October 26, 2023 deadline For new American immigrants or children of immigrants pursuing graduate school in US
Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships Application opens September 19, 2023 - December 5, 2023 varying amounts
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

23/24 application not yet available

$1,000 - $5,000 
Rising Black Designers Scholarship & Design Challenge 23/24 application not yet available 5/$10,000
Rotary Club of Annapolis (District 7620) 23/24 application not yet available 4/$1,500
SAA Native American Scholarships Application opens Oct 1st each year and deadline is January 31st.  

Essay Contest

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship June 7, 2024 deadline $1,000 award
AES Engineers Scholarship October 8, 2023 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 December 31, 2023 deadline $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
Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship 23/24 application not yet available $1,000
Maryland Mensa Scholarship Please click on the link for more information  
Nice Beasts Veteran's College Scholarship Veteran's Day deadline annually $1,000 award
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 23/24 application not yet available varying awards

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