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

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

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 22/23 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 22/23  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 3, 2023 deadline $10,000 award
Future Designer Scholarship November 1, 2022 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 April 30, 2023 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
Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship 22/23 application not yet available 5/$1,000
Lesley T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation Scholarship Application available from February 1, 2023 - April 4, 2023 $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 22/23 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 Apply Here through Oct. 21, 2022 - 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 February 6, 2023 deadline 2/$50,000 2/$40,000 2/$30,000
14/$20,000 480/$4,000
Elks LegacyAwards 22/23 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 the attacks on September 11, 2001. Award amounts vary
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund Application will be available in mid-November 2022 $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
Fr. Tom Cerulo Memorial Scholarship 22/23 application not yet available 2/$1,000
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 Application open from August 25, 2022 - Nov. 17, 2022 Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program 22/23 application not yet available 30 merit-based/$3,000 to $12,000
Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Application available in Fall 2022 -
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 27, 2022 deadline For new American immigrants or children of immigrants pursuing graduate school in US
Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships Deadline dates vary varying amounts
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

22/23 application not yet available

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

 

Essay Contest

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship September 30, 2022 deadline $1,000 award
AES Engineers Scholarship October 8, 2022 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, 2023 deadline $1,000 award
Big Sun Scholarship June 19,  2023 deadline $500 award
Child of an American Veteran Scholarship December 15, 2022 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 February 21, 2023 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
PrestigeLinks Digital Marketing Scholarship July 31, 2023 deadline $1000 award
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship February 20, 2023 deadline 2/$5,000 1/$10,000
WiseMerchant Scholarship Fund July 15th and Dec 15th annually $500 bi-annual award
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships 22/23 application not yet available varying awards


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