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Annual Create-a-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest
Submit original artwork for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school plus have a card made from your design sold online.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Students with ambition, respectfulness, and the ability to succeed in college can receive awards of $2,500, $10,000, or $25,000 plus $1,000 for their schools.
BMI Foundation John Lennon Scholarships
Three original songs are chosen each year to share a total of $20,000 in scholarships.
CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship
Each applicant must be an African American or black student with a 2.5/4.0 GPA who has leadership ability, is active in community service organizations, and is currently enrolled in or will be applying to a full-time degree program in the performing arts.
Collegiate Inventors Competition
Entrants must be enrolled in a full-time degree program for at least part of the year prior to submission.
Donna Reed Performing Arts Scholarships
The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts bestows merit awards and scholarships for students seeking educations or careers in the performing arts.
Doodle 4 Google
Open to students in grades K–12, the contest offers awards for state and territory winners and a grand prize that includes a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 school technology grant, and millions of pageviews.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Seniors and recent college graduates, candidates for advanced degrees, young professionals, and artists may apply for this program that offers personal development and international experience.
Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition
Instrumentalists or vocalists who plan to pursue a career in music may apply for scholarships that range from $1,000 to $3,000.
Illustrators of the Future Contest
Amateur science fiction and fantasy artists submit three black-and-white original works illustrating a science fiction or fantasy story for awards ranging from $500 to $5,000.
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships
The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships are given in conjunction with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival to outstanding student performers interested in additional education in the arts.
Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship
Five promising art students receive a $1,000 scholarship, a collection of Krylon artist products, and a $500 grant plus additional supplies for their schools.
National Make It with Wool Competition
Create garments made from wool or other fibers and compete for scholarships and cash awards.
National 10-Minute Play Contest
Young playwrights may enter a single work of no more than 10 pages long for a chance at a $1,000 prize and production of the piece.
$1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Currently enrolled high school or college students or those with plans to enroll within 12 months are eligible.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Teens submit work in 29 categories of art and writing and can earn scholarships, get published in national magazines, and have work exhibited in national galleries.
Support is offered for students pursuing cinematic arts, classical music, dance, design arts, jazz, photography, theatre, visual arts, voice, and writing.
Youth Free Expression Film Contest
Students must be 19 years old or younger to enter for a chance to win cash prizes and a trip to New York.