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

 
American Association of University Women for women at the junior level who are pursuing a bachelor's degree after an interruption of studies of at least six months. Contact in Feb.-April to apply for the 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 the deadline in April.

 

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Ascent Student Loans Daily Scholarship

one winner is chosen weekly

$1,000

College Ave Scholarship

Monthly sweepstakes

$1000 monthly award

Discover Student Loan College Covered Scholarship

Open until January 31, 2021

$5,000 - One winner is 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 June 28, 2020 deadline $1,000 for each category
Academy of Motion Pictures Student Academy Awards June 1, 2020 deadline  
Adventographer Travel Scholarship Sept. 1st, and Feb. 1st deadline annually $1,500 bi-annual award
Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship 2020 application not yet available $1,000 award
Annual Art & Design Scholarship May 31,  annually $1,000 award
AXA Art Prize varying deadlines $10,000 award
CARiD Scholarship Fall deadline October 30th / Spring deadline April 30th $1,000 bi-annual award
Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts April 30, 2020 deadline $5,000 award
Chelsy Tomashoff Memorial Scholarship July 15, 2020 deadline - Open to grad and undergrad students $1,500 award
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship 2021 application not yet available $10,000 award
FreeLogoServicesScholarship Application open from April 1, 2020 to July 21, 2020 $1,500 award
Future Designer Scholarship November 1, 2020 deadline $2,500 award
Goodshop Grant 2020 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 May 15, 2020 deadline 5/$10,000
Influence Print Scholarship 2020 application not yet available $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) 2021 application not yet available $15,000 award
Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship May 31, 2020 deadline 5/$1,000
Lesley T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation Scholarship 2021 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 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 August 15, 2020 deadline -
Only to adult students age 50+
$1,000 award
Central Scholarship Bureau 2021 application not yet available 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 2020 application not yet available. 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 2021 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 2020 application not yet available Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program 2021 application not yet available 30 merit-based/$3,000 to $12,000
Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation Scholarship 2021 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 October 29, 2020 deadline For new American immigrants or child of immigrants pursuing graduate school in US
Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships 2021 application not yet available varying amounts
Polish Heritage Association of Maryland

2021 application not yet available

 
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

May 1, 2020 deadline

$1,000 - $5,000 
Rotary Club of Annapolis (District 7620) 2021 application not yet available 4/$1,500

 

Essay Contest

12MonthsLoanBadCredit Scholarship June 30, 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 2020 application not yet available $1,000 award
American Military Veteran's Scholarship Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) deadline $500 award
Apartment Guide Scholarship 2021 application not yet available 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, 2020 deadline $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
Design Contest Students Aid Program 2021 application not yet available Two $1,250 awards per year
Diabetes Council Scholarship varying dates
for students with diabetes
varying amounts
Earnest Scholarship Fund May 31, 2020 deadline 50 / $5,000 awards
Karman Healthcare Scholarship September 1, 2020 deadline 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 the 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
SDL Achievers Scholarship March 28 / June 28/ Sept 28/ Dec 28, 2019 $500 quarterly award
Student Loan Hero Scholarship April 24, 2020 and August 10, 2020 deadline 2/$5,000 and 2/$2,000 offered each semester
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship February 20, 2021 deadline 2/$5,000 1/$10,000
WiseMerchant Scholarship Fund July 15th and Dec 15th annually $500 bi-annual award
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships 2021 application not yet available varying awards
Zip Recruiter Scholarship Dec 31st, March 31st, June 30th, and Sept 30th  $3000 quarterly


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