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 outside scholarships.

Contact our Financial Aid Office directly for these applications

 
American Association of University Women for women at junior level who are pursuing a bachelors degree after an interruption of studies of at least six months. Contact in Feb.-April to apply for next academic year.
Associated Italian-American Charites of MD (AIAC)
Scholarship for U.S. Citizen with Italian heritage. Contact in Sept. for Oct winner.
Baltimore Rotary Scholarship for MD resident 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 Deadline in April.

 

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Ascent Student Loans Daily Scholarship

November 30, 2019 deadline

$1,000

College Ave Scholarship

Monthly sweepstakes

$1000 monthly award

Discover Student Loan College Covered Scholarship

Open until January 31, 2020

$5,000 - One winner chosen every month

Submit video with this scholarship application

None at this time

Submit art or design with these scholarship applications

3D Hubs Student Grant 2020 application not yet available $1,000 for each category
Academy of Motion Pictures Student Academy Awards 2020 application not yet available for film making students  
Adventographer Travel Scholarship Sept. 1st, and Feb. 1st deadline annually $1,500 bi-annual award
Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship January 1, 2020 deadline $1,000 award
Annual Art & Design Scholarship May 31,  annually $1,000 award
AXA Art Prize 2020 application not yet available / open to undergrad and grad students $10,000 award
CARiD Scholarship Fall deadline October 30th / Spring deadline April 30th $1,000 bi-annual award
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship March 2, 2020 deadline $10,000 award
Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck At Prom" Contest 2020 application  not yet available 3/$1000
FreeLogoServicesScholarship December 31, 2019 deadline $1,500 award
Future Designer Scholarship November 1, 2020 deadline $2,500 award
Goodshop Grant 2019 application not yet available $1,000/$500 gift card toward Blick art supplies
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 April 26, 2020 deadline 5/$10,000
Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship 2020 application not yet available $1,000 award
Influence Print Scholarship December 31, 2019 deadline $1,000 award
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 Americal (KAFA) Open for application for bi-annual award $15,000 award
Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship 2020 application not yet available 5/$1,000
Lestle T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation Scholarship 2020 application not yet available / 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 andd 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 2020 application not yet available $1,000 award
Boomer Benefits Scholarship 2020 application not yet available
Only to adult students age 50+
$1,000 award
Central Scholarship Bureau Application opens January 1, 2020 Varying amounts
Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 $2,500 bi-annual award
Coca-Cola Scholars Program 2020 application not yet available 150/$20,000
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Varying deadline dates Varying award amounts
Dell Scholars Program Application open from October 1, 2019 to December 1, 2019. For under-served and lower income high school seniors.  $20,000 award
ELKS Most Valuable Student Scholarship 2020 application not yet available 2/$50,000 2/$40,000 2/$30,000
14/$20,000 480/$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 March 25, 2020 deadline -
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 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 interships Award amount vary
Hispanic Scholarship Fund varying deadlines varying amounts
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation November 13, 2019 deadline Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program Application available Nov 1, 2019 30 merit-based/$3,000 to $12,000
Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation Scholarship January 31, 2020 deadline -
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 opens Spring 2020 For new American immigrants or child of immigrants pursuing graduate school in US
Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships January 27, 2020 deadline varying amounts
Polish Heritage Association of Maryland

Application available winter 2020

 
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

April 1, 2020 deadline

$1,000 - $5,000 
Rotary Club of Annapolis (District 7620) 2020 application not yer available 4/$1,500

 

Essay Contest

12MonthsLoanBadCredit Scholarship January 31, 2020 deadline $500 quarterly award
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship June 12, 2020 deadline $1,000 award
AES Engineers Scholarship October 5, 2020 deadline $500 award
Ambient Edge Students Affected By Cancer Scholarship December 31, 2019 deadline $1,000 award
American Federation Advertising Baltimore Scholarship 2020 application not yet available $10,000 in scholarship dollars
American Military Veteran's Scholarship Memorial Day (last Monday in May) deadline $500 award
Apartment Guide Scholarship Application available January 2020 2/$2500 award
AutoList Scholarship March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, and Dec. 1 deadline $1,500 quarterly award
B. Davis Scholarship May 22, 2020 deadline $1,000 award
Big Sun Scholarship June 19, 2020 deadline -
for students who played sports in HS
$500 award
Caring.com Scholarship 2020 application not yet available 2/$1,500 bi-annual awards
Child of an American Veteran Scholarship December 15, 2019 deadline $1,500 award
CITIDental Tremont Scholarship 2020 application not available $500 renewed annually
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 addional invite only opportunities $1,000 award
Creative Safety Supply Scholarship December 15 and July 15 annually $1,000 award
DECASO Scholarship Program 2020 application not yet available $2,500 award
Design Contest Students Aid Program Monthy scholarship awards $1,500 monthy award
Diabetes Council Scholarship varying dates
for students with diabetes
varying amounts
Goedekers Scholarship 2020 application not yet available 1/$500 2/$100
Karman Healthcare Scholarship 2020 application not yet available 2/$500 awards
Kidguard For Educations Scholarship October 31 annually $500-$1,000 range
LA Tutors 123 Innovation Scholarship Deadline is the 20th of each month $500 award monthly
Lodlois 2018 Scholarship June 30th deadline  annually $1,000/$250
Maryland Mensa Scholarship Please click on link for more information  
MILK United States Student Scholarship 2020 application not yet available $3,000 plus 1 of 50 Moleskine Photo Books
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
PromoCodeWatch Smart Spender Scholarship 2020 application not yet available $2,000 award
SDL Achievers Scholarship March 28 / June 28/ Sept 28/ Dec 28, 2019 $500 quarterly award
Slickdeals Student Scholarship Program 2020 application not yet available 4/$2,500 award
SonoBoom Annual Scholarship 2020 application not yer available $1,000 award
Student Loan Hero Scholarship 2020 application not yet available 2/$1,000 bi-annual award
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship February 20, 2020 deadline 2/$5,000 1/$10,000
WiseMerchant Scholarship Fund July 15th and Dec 15th annually $500 bi-annual award
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships Application available in February 2020 varying awards
Zip Recruiter Scholarship Dec 31st, March 31st, June 30th, and Sept 30th  $3000 quarterly


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