Financing Options

Private Scholarships

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

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

Contact our Financial Aid Office directly for these applications

Associated Italian-American Charities of MD (AIAC)
Scholarship for U.S. Citizen with Italian heritage. Contact in Sept. for Oct winner.
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

$1,000

College Ave Scholarship

Monthly sweepstakes

$1000 monthly award

Discover $5000 Monthly Scholarship Sweepstakes

Open until January 31, 2022

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

The Earnest Scholarship Fund 2021 Not currently available

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 2022 application not yet available  
Adventographer Travel Scholarship Sept. 1st, and Feb. 1st deadline annually $1,500 bi-annual award
Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship January 1, 2022 deadline $1,000 award
Annual Art & Design Scholarship May 31,  annually $1,000 award
AXA Art Prize 2022 application not yet available $10,000 award
CARiD Scholarship Fall deadline October 30th / Spring deadline April 30th $1,000 bi-annual award
Chelsy Tomashoff Memorial Scholarship 2022 application not yet available - Open to grad and undergrad students $1,500 award
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship March 22, 2022 deadline $10,000 award
Future Designer Scholarship November 21, 2021 deadline $2,500 award
Graphic Design Degree Hub Scholarship Fall deadline October 31st annually
Spring deadline July 31st annually
$1,500 biannual award
Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship March 1st annually $10,000 award
HonorsGradu Multimedia Scholarship May 28, 2022 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) 2022 application not yet available $15,000 award
Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship 2022 application not yet available 5/$1,000
Lesley T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation Scholarship Application available between February 3, 2022 to April 4, 2022 / for Grad students with a painting or sculpture undergrad degree $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
UncommonGoods Art & Design Scholarship Fall deadline July 15
Spring deadline Dec. 15 annually
$1,000 bi-annual award

 

Application needed for these scholarships

2+2 Transfer Scholarship Must be a Maryland Resident $1,000 award
Boomer Benefits Scholarship 2022 application not yet available -
Only to adult students age 50+
$1,000 award
Central Scholarship Bureau Application is open from January 1st through April 1st each year Varying amounts
Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship January 1 and June 30 annually $2,500 bi-annual award
Coca-Cola Scholars Program February 7, 2022 deadline - 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 November 15, 2021 deadline 2/$50,000 2/$40,000 2/$30,000
14/$20,000 480/$4,000
Elks LegacyAwards 2021 application not yet available
For HS senior and child or grandchild of current lodge members in MD, DC, & Delaware
6/$4,000
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund May 15th annually - For dependents directly affected by attacks on September 11, 2001. Award amounts vary
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund 2022 application not yet available -
For civilian federal and postal employees, and their spouses and dependents.
$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 November 18, 2021 deadline Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program Application opens November 2021 30 merit-based/$3,000 to $12,000
Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Application opens October 1, 2021 -
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 28, 2021 deadline For new American immigrants or child of immigrants pursuing graduate school in US
Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships Application open from November 1, 2021 - January 26, 2022 varying amounts
Polish Heritage Association of Maryland

2022 application not yet available

 
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

May 1, 2022 deadline

$1,000 - $5,000 
Rotary Club of Annapolis (District 7620) 2022 application not yet available 4/$1,500

 

Essay Contest

12MonthsLoanBadCredit Scholarship June and December annually $500 Bi-annual awards
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship September 30, 2021 deadline $1,000 award
AES Engineers Scholarship October 8, 2021 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, 2022 - April 12, 2022 2/$2500 award
AutoList Scholarship March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, and Dec. 1 deadline $1,500 quarterly award
B. Davis Scholarship May 21, 2022 deadline $1,000 award
Big Sun Scholarship June  2022 deadline -
for students who played sports in HS
$500 award
Child of an American Veteran Scholarship 2022 application not yet available $1,500 award
College Jumpstart Scholarship October 17 and April 15 deadline annually $1,000 bi-annual award
Commaful National Annual Scholarship March 31st every year. Applications before Dec 31st will be eligible for additional invite-only opportunities $1,000 award
Creative Safety Supply Scholarship December 15 and July 15 annually $1,000 award
DECASO Scholarship Program January 31st and June 30th annually $2,500 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
Lodlois 2018 Scholarship June 30th deadline  annually $1,000/$250
Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship February 21, 2022 deadline $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
Patio Furniture Covers.com for U.S. Veterans January 1st deadline each year $500 award
SDL Achievers Scholarship March 28 / June 28/ Sept 28/ Dec 28, 2019 $500 quarterly award
Student Loan Hero Scholarship Summer/Fall: Opens Feb 24, 2021 and closes 4/16/2021
Spring 2022: Opens August 9, 2021 and closes Oct 4, 2021
2/$2,000 and 4/$4,000 offered each semester
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship February 20, 2022 deadline 2/$5,000 1/$10,000
WiseMerchant Scholarship Fund July 15th and Dec 15th annually $500 bi-annual award
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships Application opens in February varying awards
Zip Recruiter Scholarship Dec 31st, March 31st, June 30th, and Sept 30th  $3000 quarterly


Database Search Engines

12 Amazing Full-Ride Scholarships You Can Win
AffordableColleges.com
Best College Scholarships
Best Scholarship Search Platform of 2017
Big Future
BrokeScholar
Campus Discovery Scholarship
Cappex
Careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholsrships.aspx
College Board's BigFuture
College-Scholarship.com
College Scholarships for Asian/Pacific Islander Students
College Scholarships for Black Students
Education and Teaching Scholarships
Explore Scholarships at Baltimore Community Foundation
FastWeb
First Generation Scholarship Guide
Go Abroad Scholarship
Guide To Paying For College For Students With Disabilities

GradPath with Thrivent
GradPath is a new crowdfunding platform created to connect college students with their community of family and friends to help offset the cost of college to help students graduate with less debt and/or help with unforeseen costs that may come up throughout the school year.

How To Build Good Credit
I'm First Generation Scholarship
International Education Financial Aid
LendEDU's Guide To College Scholarships
Open Education Database
Resources For Hispanic Students
SallieMae.com
Scholar Snapp
Scholarship America Scholarships
Scholarship Experts
Scholarship Guidance
Scholarship Opportunities for Minority Students
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Minority Students
Scholarships.com
Scholarships For First Generation and Underrepresented Students
Scholarships For Graduate Students
Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges
Scholly
Studentaid.ed.gov
Student Scholarship Search
TheBestColleges.org - 10 Best Scholarships in the World
Tuition Funding Sources
UNCF